Global 500: Chinese firms race ahead

Business magazine Fortune published its latest world's 500 largest companies list, or Global 500, on Thursday. This year, China has 120 companies in the list, just behind US, 126 companies, and ahead of Japan, 52 companies.

Changing local tastes driving B&R food imports

Chinese homes had once never heard of exotic products such as African shea butter, Spanish artichokes and Arabic herbs, but all this has changed thanks to increasing trade with economies that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Unusual but true: Fish seeks shelter inside jellyfish

In stories this week, we have fish seeking shelter inside jellyfish, man slicing watermelons on his stomach, cubic houses in Rotterdam, miniature models recreating childhood memories, and the potential first person to set foot on Mars.

Xi's visit a milestone in UAE ties

A series of important agreements in such cooperation areas as the Belt and Road Initiative, production capacity, energy, agriculture and finance are expected to be reached during the visit.