President Xi Jinping grinds soy beans to make bean curd during his visit to Yingxiu, Wenchuan county, Sichuan province, on Monday. Xi said illiteracy and other obstacles can be thwarted by education. Ju Peng / Xinhua

Xi wraps up New Year tour

President Xi Jinping pledged to not leave a single person behind in the process of building a well-off society during his four-day inspection tour of mountainous Sichuan province.

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Beidou positioned to provide global coverage

When cyclists use one of the Mobike or ofo shared bikes that seem to dot almost every major city in China, they probably don't relate the colorful two-wheeler in front of them with a state-of-the-art spacecraft in orbit high above the Earth.

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Britain once again shows it is at US' beck and call

Despite some of them having conflicting territorial claims, countries in the region have been working hard to ensure peace and stability are maintained in the South China Sea, through which a third of global maritime trade passes, and to this effect they recently reached agreement on a framework for a code of conduct in the waters on the basis of consultation and consensus.

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Trump's budget reverses GOP dogma

WASHINGTON - The White House on Monday submitted to Congress its budget plan for the fiscal year 2019, shifting resources from domestic programs to national defence and leading to a mushrooming deficit.

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China and Latin American partners enjoy trade boom

BEIJING - It's among the busiest seasons of the year - and not just in China, where people are shopping for the upcoming Lunar New Year.