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Xiao Jie, China's Minister of Finance, attends a press conference at Media Center on March 7, 2017 in Beijing, China.
Chinese Finance Minister Skips Trilateral Meeting with Japan, South Korea Due to Emergency Concerns

China's Finance Minister Xiao Jie has canceled a meeting with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts and returned to China citing domestic concerns, Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday.

Taiwan Tech Companies' Revenues Decreased
Taiwan Wants to Maintain Friendly Ties with China

Even though Taiwan is slowly pivoting toward Southeast Asia and the United States, it is still keen to maintain friendly relations with China, its neighbor, Bloomberg reported.

Face-to-face: Tourists gather near the bust of a young Mao Zedong and his wind-blown hair in Orange Isle in Changsha, Hunan Province. The isle loses its 5A tourist attraction rating this month.
In Changsha, Symbol for Christianity Coexists with Mao Landmarks

In a city where traces of Mao Zedong are everywhere, a new landmark symbolizing Christianity in China is being built, dominating the city’s skyline, an article by the New York Times reported.

Part of the efforts is to move some people from one-story hutong houses in the districts of Xicheng and Dongcheng as a means to avoid further damage to architecture.
With More Beijing Hutongs Demolished, Migrant Workers Feel Targeted

In its bid to clean its streets of unsafe and unstable buildings, Beijing is demolishing ancient hutong houses. The migrant workers that live in them feel more targeted by the local government, Channel News Asia reported.

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A U.S. scientist has received recognition from China for his contribution in the country's efforts to research about global climate change.
US Climatologist and University Professor Receives China's Top Science Honor for Foreigners

China has handed out the International Science and Technological Cooperation award to U.S. climatologist and university professor John Kutzbach. The said recognition is the top science honor the country gives to foreigners.

Ancom and ManagePay are teaming up to promote Malaysian tourism to Chinese travelers.
Malaysian Tourism Expects 3 Million Chinese Tourists in 2017

Malaysia projects three million Chinese tourist arrivals for this year as the number of inbound tourists has increased for the first three months of 2017.

One of China's problems is road congestion and loosely implemented traffic regulations.
Polluting Vehicles Removed to Address Beijing’s Congestion and Smog Problem

In the first four months of 2017, Beijing has taken out 180,000 old, polluting vehicles from its streets to cut the city’s problems on traffic congestion and smog.

Hair Dragging Incident
Huachen Foreign Language School Suspends Teacher Caught on Video Dragging Hair of Student

The video of a female teacher dragging a young girl by the hair has become viral in China. The incident happened on Tuesday at the Huachen Foreign Language School in Dongguan, Guangdong Province.

Carrie Lam wins the Hong Kong elections.
China Tells Foreign Groups Not to Interfere with HK Affairs

China is warning foreign institutions who are planning to meddle in Hong Kong affairs in any way, a spokesperson from Hong Kong’s Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday, May 4.

The United States is host to approximately 329,000 Chinese students.
American University Receives Backlash for Inviting the Dalai Lama

The University of California, San Diego, has been on the receiving end of criticisms on Facebook and other social networking sites after it announced that the Dalai Lama will pay the university a visit, the New York Times reported.

A television report about North Korea's missile launch is broadcast at the Seoul Railway Station on April 1, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.
Beijing Remains a Friend to Pyongyang Despite KCNA Issue

The Chinese government has stated that ties with North Korea remain firm, despite the recent critique of China by the North Korean state media, according to an article by Channel News Asia.

Inner Mongolia Forest Fire
Thousands Joined Efforts in Fighting Inner Mongolia Forest Fire

Thousands of firefighters have been sent to extinguish the new forest fire that broke out in Inner Mongolia.

Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen (L) recently made an official trip to China.
China, Denmark to Work on Giant Panda Protection

China said it would be sending two giant pandas to Denmark and work on the animal’s protection during Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen’s visit to Beijing.

China-Philippines Diplomacy
Bilateral Ties, Regional Cooperation Discussed Over Xi-Duterte Phone Call

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed bilateral ties and regional cooperation through a phone call on Wednesday.

Workers install Jiaolong, China's manned deep-sea research submersible, onto its carrier.
China to Build Deep-Sea Research Vessels for 2019

In a bid to improve the country’s capabilities in deep-sea research, China will soon start the construction of two deep-sea research vessels, the State Oceanic Administration announced at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday, May 3, China Daily reported.

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