President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, meets with a visiting group of officials from the Workers' Party of Korea led by Pak Thae-song, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in Beijing on Wednesday.Yao Dawei / Xinhua

Xi backs DPRK development

China supports the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in developing its economy and improving the people's livelihood, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.


Government moves to lower prices of cancer treatments

Imported drugs are no longer subject to tariffs and VAT has been slashed in efforts to make medication more affordable, as Wang Xiaodong reports.


Battle over Brexit may spread to space

The United Kingdom's pending exit from the European Union will create upheaval in Britain and Europe, and consequences that could reach into space.


'Tragedy' in Gaza condemned

United Nations Security Council members have condemned the killing of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border, with some insisting on an independent probe into the incident.


Companies eyeing B&R opportunities

Companies from China and the United States will discuss details to jointly develop the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in November in Washington as the two governments re-engage in dialogue to resolve trade disputes, business leaders said on Wednesday.


China Telecom offers satellite phone services

Satellite phone numbers offered by China Telecom - the country's leading mobile carrier - are now available on the market, meaning Chinese archaeologists and fishermen can finally enjoy domestic services when working in remote areas.


Making a mark with animation

When Wu Jia, then aged 23, returned from Canada to work for her father's Hangzhou-based Zoland Animation in 2007, she found Chinese animation productions were lackluster.


Minerals and gems expo set to sparkle in Chenzhou

The China (Hunan) International Minerals and Gem Expo - staged each year in the city of Chenzhou, Hunan province - is set to again draw international interest and showcase the city's bright business opportunities, according to local officials.

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Blockchain to play key role in protecting copyrights

New technologies, including blockchain, will be widely used to protect intellectual property in China to improve efficiency and accuracy and lower the costs, experts said.