President Xi Jinping visits an exhibit of artifacts found along the ancient maritime Silk Road and displayed at Hepu Han Dynasty Museum in Behai, during an inspection tour in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Wednesday.Xie Huanchi / Xinhua

Xi says Belt, Road meant to benefit the whole world

President Xi Jinping pledged on Wednesday to boost openness and development under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative amid the country's efforts to provide a valuable public service to the world.


Reforms cut costs and improve services

Wu Weihong hasn't been affected by the medical reforms implemented in Beijing this month, but the new measures have had a big impact on his 61-year-old mother, who has regular treatment for chronic kidney disease.


No party can fulfill peninsula peacemission single-handedly

Even as US Vice-President Mike Pence reiterated the era of "strategic patience" is over. Even as Pyongyang pledges to conduct another nuclear test "at any time", and carry out missile tests on "a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". The most impressive progress so far regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear/missile threats is the United States' latest indication that it, too, prefers a peaceful solution.


Anger, confusion over revival of edict

TOKYO - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.


Debate focuses on security, DPRK

SEOUL - The second TV debate of five major presidential candidates of the Republic of Korea focused on issues related to security and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula.


Wal-Mart aims big in Guangdong

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will continue to increase its investment in Guangdong province, as it plans to add more than 40 new stores and one fresh food distribution center in the province in the next five years.

Weekend Life

High-tech empowers cause of globalization

Gregory Hayes, chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp, believes that globalization will not only increase trade among countries - but will also create global supply chain networks across developed and developing countries.


Peking Opera on big screen

For two days in a row recently, Peking Opera master Du Jinfang used a hearing aid to listen to speeches about the struggling art form at the ongoing 7th Beijing International Film Festival. After the speeches, the 85-year-old artist was a bit tired, but she was excited about the progress made by the Peking Opera Film Project, which brings together top opera companies and movie studios to convert classic shows into feature-length movies.


Mom-to-be Serena finished for the year

CHICAGO - Tennis star Serena Williams' plan to return to competition in 2018 will depend on how quickly her body recovers from giving birth this fall and how hard she trains through her pregnancy, said researchers who study pregnancy in high-performing athletes.

Auto Special

Porsche stays true to brand strengths, adapts to changing market

Porsche AG is to launch three new Panamera models this year in China, with one of them tailor-made for Chinese customers, showing the German premium marque's growing commitment to its largest market worldwide.

IP Special

Forum takes stock of past, future challenges

Experts called on "combined forces" to fight violations of intellectual property rights at the ongoing High-level Forum on China IP Protection 2017 in Beijing on Thursday.