British Prime Minister Boris Johnson approaches the podium to speak during an election campaign event for his ruling Conservative Party at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, on Wednesday. British voters will go to the polls on Dec 12.  Frank Augstein / AP

Xi will visit Greece, attend BRICS events

President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Greece and his participation in the BRICS Summit in Brazil will represent China's strong support, along with that of the other four member nations, for maintaining multilateralism and promoting the building of an open global economy, senior diplomats said on Thursday.


Online shops to take e-cigarettes off shelves

China's online marketplace has taken action to remove vaping products after a nationwide ban of online sales and advertising of such products took effect last week.


'Untold suffering' awaits with global warming

One day after the United States officially announced it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries warned of "untold human suffering" caused by global warming.


Small banks' risk control in policy spotlight

China will deepen reform of smaller banks to strengthen their risk management capability and to enable financial institutions to better serve the economy, according to a meeting of the national financial authority.

Global Views

A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near

Over the past seven decades, China has not only witnessed leapfrog development, but also greatly changed the world.


Double whammy of umami

Chef Jason Liu wanted to be a painter when he was growing up in Taiwan, because he never felt any limitations when he set down his ideas on paper.


China makes great strides in protecting IPR

With increasing awareness and improving enforcement of laws, China is making great progress and is rising to be a global leader in the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR).