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China's current account surplus nears 200 bln USD in 2016

China's current account surplus stood at 196.4 billion U.S. dollars last year, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday.

Chinese vice premier meets Thai princess

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Friday.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern.

China's new energy power waste worsens as capacity grows: report

China's capacity for wind and solar power generation continued to grow in 2016, but a larger percentage of electricity from these clean sources was wasted, an industrial report said Thursday.

Moldovan leaders meet visiting CPC delegation

Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Pavel Filip met on Thursday and Friday respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Chinese construction giant begins works on rail line rehabilitation in Serbia

Serbian Railway Infrastructure general director Dusan Garibovic said the project would provide a necessary exit from the Belgrade railway to the south , and connect it with two railways , one leading towards Montenegro and the other to the city of Nis .

<a href='http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/30/c_136171758.htm' target='_blank'>China, Serbia vow to solidify friendship, cooperation</a>

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday, agreeing to enhance cooperation within the Belt and Road Initiative and the "16+1" cooperation mechanism.

Political advisors discuss improving e-commerce regulation

China's political advisors on Thursday discussed ways to improve regulation of e-commerce during a bi-weekly consultation session.

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area

Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

China securities regulator hands out record high fine

China's securities regulator slapped a 3.47 billion yuan (about 504 million U.S. dollars) fine on a company chairman for stock market manipulation, an all-time high for a fine.

Spotlight: The enduring icon bridging New Zealand and China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's just-concluded visit to New Zealand has charted the future of the two countries' "special" relations, and one man will be guiding them towards an even stronger friendship.

Myanmar president pledges efforts in Belt and Road Initiative

Myanmar is studying how to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, as an increasing number of countries are taking part, according to the Myannmar president.

China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries

"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Guangzhou limits sale of homes bought within two years

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has restricted the resale of homes purchased within less than two years to cool the property market.

China, U.S. launch 2 new dialogue mechanisms in economy, diplomacy-security

Senior Chinese and U.S. officials initiated on Friday two newly-installed dialogue mechanisms in economy, as well as diplomacy and security ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's second round of talks with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump.

Xinjiang rolls out China's first law to purge religious extremism

According to the regulation , 15 actions are categorized as extremism , including interfering with others ' religious freedom , forcing others to participate in religious activities , driving believers of different religions away from their homes .

Chinese vice premier attends Arctic forum

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang attended the 4th International Arctic Forum (IAF) here on Wednesday and Thursday, saying China is willing to play a bigger role in Arctic development.

CPC issues document to strengthen theoretical study

The theoretical learning of Party committee core study groups is crucial to enhancing Party governance , and the new document will help improve officials ' theoretical knowledge and leadership skills , according to a statement by the general office .

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China

Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .