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Interview: 'Rule of law' was focus of plenum

And earlier, we spoke to former Deputy Chief of International Business Daily Wang Xuewen, for his thoughts on the meeting of the CPC Central Committee.

Crossover: Protesters in HK still blocking some roads

As the protests continue without signs of abating, our reporter Li Jiejun is standing by in Hong Kong with the very latest.

Crossover: New York health workers tracing infected doctor's close contacts

Our correspondent Jim Spellman in Washington DC says health officials in New York are facing a major challenge in trying to trace all the people who came into contact with the infected doctor.

Communique sets blueprint for rule of law in China

The fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China concluded here in Beijing on Thursday. For the first time ever, the session was soly devoted to the "rule of law".

China Sept. home prices continue to moderate

China's home prices continued to moderate in more cities in September despite easing government restrictions on the market, official data showed on Friday.

China adds 10.82 million new jobs in Jan-Sept

China's job market proved to be quite resilient although the economic growth slowed in the first nine months, according to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) on Friday.

Leaders discuss carbon emissions, Ebola epidemic at EU Summit

European Leaders have agreed a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, by 2030.

Mali confirms first case of Ebola

Health officials in the African country of Mali have confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola.

People in West Africa remain resilient

While Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, many have survived.

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola

Health officials in New York have confirmed that a doctor recently returned from Guinea has

China launches test probe for 2017 lunar landing

China launched a new probe to the moon in the early hours of Friday morning.

US strives to cut off Islamic State fund sources

US security officials say that over the past few years, the so-called Islamic State has grown

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero

Canada is coming to terms with the attack on its Parliament in Ottawa by a gunman.

Crossover: Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola

Health officials in New York have confirmed that a doctor recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.

Dagong Europe lauds post-crisis reaction of EU financial institutions

European financial institutions have reacted to the challenges brought by the financial crisis and are adapting to the changing framework, rating agency Dagong Europe said in a report released on Thursday.

U.S. not to levy punitive duties on steel product from China, Russia, Korea, Czech

The U.S. trade authority ruled Thursday that a U.S. industry is "neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury" by imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from China, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea and Russia.

CPC leadership guarantees China's rule of law: People's Daily

The Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership is "the most fundamental guarantee" for comprehensively advancing rule of law, said a People's Daily editorial to be published on Friday.

CPC decision on advancing rule of law draws worldwide attention

Experts and media outlets worldwide have paid high attention as the just-concluded fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has decided to comprehensively advance the rule of law in the country.

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks in Anbar province as Iran backs Baghdad anti-terror efforts

Iraqi security forces and allied tribal fighters rebuffed an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in a town near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, but were forced to withdraw from another embattled town after two days of fierce clashes in the country's western province of Anbar, security sources said on Thursday.

China, Tanzania celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and visiting Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete attended a reception in Beijing on Thursday celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Canada's B.C. province strenthens security after Parliament Hill shooting

After the shocking shooting attack at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, the authorities across Canada's western province of British Columbia heightened the alert.

Iran president optimistic over nuclear deal before deadline

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he saw a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers within reach before a November 24 deadline, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.

IS earns tens of millions of dollars per month: U.S. official

The Islamic State (IS) group is amassing wealth at an "unprecedented" pace, generating tens of millions of dollars per month, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission with a return to Earth.

CPC sets new blueprint for rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) set a new blueprint for rule of law in the world's second largest economy during a key meeting this week, promising sweeping judical reforms while hailing the overarching role of the Constitution in the country's legal system.

Studio interview: US, S. Korea agree to delay wartime control transfer

Raymond Tanter, Former National Security Advisor

Studio interview: Building legal system with less interference

For more discussion on the topic, we’re joined by Professor Fu Jun from the School of Government at Peking University.

Crossover: Residents voice opposition to 'Occupy Central'

For the latest developments in Hong Kong, we’re joined live by our reporter Han Peng from there.

Guangdong screening travelers from W. Africa

South China’s Guangdong Province has been screening travelers from countries in West Africa struggling to contain an Ebola epidemic.

HK protesters flout court injunctions to clear the streets

Despite injunctions issued by the city’s High Court demanding the clearing of some areas, many protesters have said they would not leave.

Communist Party expels 6 senior officials

The central committee has also decided to expel six senior officials from the Communist Party, after reviewing disciplinary cases against them. Three of the officials were former members of the central committee.

Crossover: Building a well-rounded legal system

For more, we’re joined by our reporter Tang Bo in Beijing. He has been covering the session over the past few days.

Disease affects maize harvest in Kenya

Disease affects maize harvest in Kenya

Egypt and Ethiopia aim to promote cooperation

Egypt and Ethiopia aim to promote cooperation

Nigeria reshuffles cabinet

Nigeria reshuffles cabinet

Kazakhstan hopes for closer ties with APEC countries

Beijing is gearing up for the APEC economic leaders meeting that begins on the 10th of November.

Russia 'goes East' as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite

Russia’s economy has stagnated in recent months as Western sanctions on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine have started to bite.

China's foreign exchange reserves fall $100 bln in Q3

China’s third quarter foreign exchange reserve number came in below expectations. Many were expecting it to be above 4 trillion dollars, but reserve levels have actually fallen in Q3 from Q2.

Promoting rule of law needs CPC leadership: communique

The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) must be ensured amid the country's drive to advance the rule of law, said a key document here Thursday.

Party's leadership 'most fundamental guarantee' for rule of law in China: communique

The Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership is 'the most fundamental guarantee' for comprehensively advancing the rule of law and building a country under the socialist rule of law, leaders said at a key meeting Thursday.

Canada 'not intimidated' by terror attacks: PM

Canada is not immune to terror attacks but not intimidated by terrorism, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday after a gunmen attacked the parliament and killed a soldier earlier in the day.

CPC vows to promote Constitution implementation, interpretation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to promote the implementation, supervision and interpretation of China's Constitution at a key session with a rule of law theme.

Media reactions on strengthening 'rule of law'

Media at home and abroad have been closely following the discussions on how to strengthen the rule of law.

Key meeting on advancing 'rule of law' concludes

The key meeting of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has just concluded in Beijing.

CPC sets blueprint for rule of law at key meeting

The Communist Party of China (CPC) set the blueprint for rule of law in the world's second largest economy during a key meeting this week, which also highlighted the Party's leadership and the overarching role of the Constitution in the country's legal system.

Australia PM: Our anti-Ebola priority is Asia-Pacific region

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the country is 'carefully considering' international requests for them to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but its priority is at home.

Canadian PM Harper addresses nation on shooting case

Canada’s prime minister said on Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and a hit-and-run that killed another earlier this week were grim reminders that Canada was not immune to the 'types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world'.

Highlights of communique of 4th plenary session of CPC Central Committee

The fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced a communique after its closing on Thursday.

Pakistan accuses India of violating ceasefire agreement

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of 'targeting the civilian population' on the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region and working boundary in 'clear violation a 2003 ceasefire agreement.'

CPC key meeting lays down major tasks for advancing 'rule of law'

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which was held in Beijing from Oct. 20 to 23, laid down major tasks needed for comprehensively advancing the rule of law.

CPC should lead China to promote rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) should lead the country's drive to advance the rule of law, said a key document here Thursday.

China criticizes U.S. for X-band radar deployment in Kyoto

China on Thursday criticized countries involved in anti-missile system deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, pointing specifically at a U.S. X-band radar deployment in Kyoto, Japan.

Shanghai FTZ sees 121 bln USD foreign trade in 1st year

Foreign trade in China's Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone reached 747.5 billion yuan (121.7 billion U.S. dollars) in its first year of operation, Shanghai customs said on Thursday.

CPC officials ordered to stop meddling judicial cases

China will establish a mechanism in which officials will be given demerits or held accountable if they are found interfering in judicial cases.

Advancing ‘rule of law’ high on CPC meeting’s agenda

The fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China’s Central Committee has concluded in Beijing today. The session was devoted to the central theme of 'rule of law' for the first time in the Party meeting’s history.

US mistakenly airdrops weapons to ISIL

Islamic State extremists have obtained some weapons that the US meant to airdrop to Syrian Kurdish fighters in Kobane.

Leading newspaper’s article condemns HK protests

A commentary carried by the country’s leading newspaper, the People’s Daily warned that the 'Occupy Central' movement in Hong Kong is actually impeding the region’s democratic development.

Fears grow in Canada that country is being targeted

Following the fatal shooting, fears have grown in Canada that their country is being targeted.

September new energy vehicles sales surge 8 times

China’s new energy car sales jumped to more than 38 thousand vehicles in the first three quarters.

Consumers still prefer hybrid cars over electrics

New energy cars are policy-supported and eco-friendly, but consumers still prefer hybrid cars, a transitional product, rather than pure electric ones.

China to build more car charging facilities

Chinese government is getting down to solving the problems that are hindering growth of the sector.

China needs diversified investments

China holds a huge amount of foreign currency reserves and some worry that that could cause some risks to the country’s economy.

UK joining global efforts against deadly Ebola virus

The chief medical officer for England says Britain is well prepared for an Ebola outbreak, but the best way to ensure the threat to the UK does not escalate is to fight the disease in West Africa.

HK university professor calls for return to order

A music professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has added his voice to the growing calls to end the protests.

3 US teens back home after trying to join ISIL

Three teenagers are back home in the state of Colorado after being picked up by authorities in Germany. The girls were headed for Turkey. Officials say they intended to join Islamic State.

Eye witnesses recall moments of shooting in Canada

Some witnesses say they saw the gunman from a short distance. Their accounts may give more clarity to what happened.

Spokesman: Peshmerga fighters to help defend Kobane

A spokesman for the Peshmerga says that the Kurdish Regional Government will deploy its forces to join Syrian Kurds in fight against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Kobane.

Crossover: Malaysian, Australian officials meet on MH370 update

The Australian agencies leading the search for the missing MH370 flight are attending a bilateral meeting with their Malaysian counterparts in Kuala Lumpur. Our correspondent Rian Maelzer is standing by for us in the Malaysian capital with more details.

Dutch ship joins search for missing Malaysian flight MH370

Search efforts continue for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The plane disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March the eighth, with 239 passengers and crew aboard, including 154 Chinese.

Man arrested after jumping White House fence

A man from Maryland managed entry into the White House....jumping the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last night. He made his way into the North Lawn before being brought down by Secret Service dogs.

Crossover: Key meeting highlights 'ruling the country by law'

A short time ago, we spoke to our reporter Tang Bo, who’s following the key meeting in Beijing. He shared with us key issues the communique would cover. He says the Communist Party of China has promised to follow through on de-administration efforts.

Police arrest eight in Mong Kok district

Hong Kong police have arrested seven men and one woman, aged between 32 to 82 in Mong Kok district, which is now being occupied by protesters.

Crossover: HK residents call for return to order

Our reporter Zhang Nini in Hong Kong says the voices speaking out against the protest are growing louder, but that impatience is growing on both sides.

HK Occupy movement impedes democracy: newspaper

A newspaper commentary warned that the "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong is actually impeding the region's democratic development.

Concern over proposed cost of new ID cards in South Korea

The South Korean government is considering issuing new ID cards to all its citizens. It's an attempt to address the country's spiralling problem of personal data theft.

China's overseas capital maintained net inflow

China has announced the figures of Foreign Currency Balance for the first three quarters this year.

Canadian PM Harper: Shooting rampage a terror attack

One soldier is dead, along with the gunman himself, who was shot by police after he ran into the parliament building, just as Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a party meeting. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Harper called it a terrorist attack.

CPC key meeting to conclude, judicial reform high on agenda

It's the final day of a key meeting of the 18th Communist Party of China's Central Committee in Beijing. It's the committee's fourth plenary session, and is devoted to the central theme of 'rule of law' for the first time in the Party meeting's history.

Stunning dragon-horse performance at Beijing Olympic park

A group of French artists and technicians have created something new and something big. With a twist of Chinese culture and some pretty impressive fire-breathing technology, they’ve brought their equestrian creation here to Beijing.

Nearly 400 cuban medical workers sent to W. Africa

Cuba has sent a second group of doctors to Liberia to help treat Ebola patients.

Ukraine parliamentary elections open over the weekend

Ukrainians will vote this weekend in a key parliamentary elections that will skewed by the ongoing military conflict in the east, because the rebel-held regions are boycotting the vote.

CPC's anti-graft body to hold plenum on Oct. 25

Approved by the central authority, the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China will hold its fourth plenary session on Saturday.

Campaign demands restoring transportation, order in HK

The campaign leader of "Save Universal Suffrage, anti-occupy central" has vowed to support Hong Kong police and start a signature petition starting from this Saturday.

S.Korea-US senior officials meet on security

South Korea’s Foreign Minister and defense minister have started talks in Washington with their US counterparts on security issues.

Crossover: S.Korea-US two plus two meeting

South Korea’s Foreign Minister and defense minister have started talks in Washington with their US counterparts on security issues.

Canadian police confirm gunman killed

Canada is coming to grips with a shooting attack in the capital Ottawa.

Johnson & Johnson may have Ebola vaccine ready by May

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) plans to have 250,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine ready for use in clinical trials in May.

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Leaders discuss carbon emissions, Ebola epidemic at EU Summit

European Leaders have agreed a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, by 2030.

US strives to cut off Islamic State fund sources

US security officials say that over the past few years, the so-called Islamic State has grown to become one of the world’s best funded and most sophisticated terror organizations.

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola

Health officials in New York have confirmed that a doctor recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.

Mali confirms first case of Ebola

Health officials in the African country of Mali have confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola.

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