China, Russia and Mongolia conclude this week's "Vostok-2018" strategic drills with a military parade on Thursday at the Tsugol training range in Russia's Trans-Baikal region.Pan Mengqi / China Daily

US offer for trade talks welcomed

The Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Thursday that China has received an invitation from the United States to reopen trade talks, saying it welcomes the move.


Reform path leads to global opportunities

Continuing on the road of reform and opening-up is the only way to ensure China's national rejuvenation and is a natural choice as the country grows richer and stronger, according to veteran diplomat Liu Xiaoming.


Tax evaders, beware, the taxman's coming

THE STATE ADMINISTRATION OF TAXATION has, for the first time, exchanged information on Common Reporting Standard (Guidelines for Joint Declaration of Overseas Financial Accounts) with the taxation authorities of multiple countries and regions. Beijing Youth Daily comments:


Disasters highlight Japan's vulnerability

TOKYO - Flooded runways, thousands of passengers stranded and a tanker smashing into an access bridge: Last week's typhoon in Japan highlighted the vulnerability of Kansai Airport which serves a region with an economy bigger than Belgium's.


California, China collaborate on climate

California and China, building on their successful partnership on climate and clean energy, have pledged to raise their ambitions to lead the global fight against climate change.

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Apple may face sour response

Apple Inc's dual SIM card design for new iPhones in the Chinese market will resonate well with local consumers, but the lack of a major upgrade is likely to dent their enthusiasm to buy them, experts said on Thursday.

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Opportunity seen in the Middle East

The Middle East economy is going through a transformation from oil-based to knowledge-based, providing new investment opportunities for Chinese technology companies, according to senior executives of the global financial institution HSBC.

Goings On


When Wang Jicai first landed on Kaishan Island there was no fresh water, no electricity, and no trees.


Turn off the TV and e-games and travel through time, space

One of the many good things I have experienced since I moved to China has been an invigorated interest in reading. With my favorite television programs harder or impossible to access, I turned to the (electronic) pages of an e-reader.


Digital economy is the star in first half of 2018

The Hangzhou government recently reported an economic performance in the first half of 2018 that was lifted by the digital economy, whose revenue hit 445.6 billion yuan ($68.47 billion), a surge of 22.8 percent over the same six months last year.


Borgward focuses on safety with autonomous driving prototype

Borgward Group showcased its artificial intelligence-based technology for autonomous driving last week in the United States, reinforcing its commitment to the safety that is the foundation of the Chinese carmaker's development strategy.