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Chinese representative calls for including population issue in post-2015 agenda

A Chinese representative on Monday called on the international community to work together to include the issue of population in the post-2015 development agenda.

Market exchange rates in China

The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 10 major currencies announced on Tuesday by the China Foreign Exchange Trading System

Sumo babies having a bawl

Sumo babies having a bawl

Long Island: new destination for Chinese homebuyers

Long Island: new destination for Chinese homebuyers

Guangdong to boost business with California

China-America Economy and Trade Conference held in California

Ukraine's economy taking a beating from fighting

Ukraine’s economy taking a beating from fighting

Mexico City's seafood palace

Mexico City’s seafood palace

Brazilian economy continues to slide

Brazilian economy continues to slide

Young professionals look to emerging markets

Young professionals look to emerging markets

Exclusive interview: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on combating climate change

Exclusive interview: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on climate change battle

Crossover: More than 120 heads of state to attend UN Climate Summit

Crossover: More than 120 heads of state to attend UN Climate Summit

Climate change rally floods Wall Street

Climate change rally floods Wall Street

London Metal Exchange opens new clearing system to add RMB

The London Metal Exchange (LME) launched its new clearing house on Monday, planning to introduce Renminbi (RMB) as cash collateral later this year.

Wall Street slides on global growth worries

U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 suffering the largest one-day decline since early August, on worse-than-expected U.S. housing data and concerns over China's economic growth.

UN chief calls for intensified efforts on sustainable growth

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on international community to step up its efforts to address global development challenges.

China pledges to boost climate cooperation with UN

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said Monday that Beijing will offer 6 million U.S. dollars to support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in promoting South-South cooperation on climate change.

Shiite rebels control Yemen's capital after ceasefire deal

The Shiite Houthi rebels on Monday set up checkpoints and deployed fighters to guard key government institutions in Yemen's capital Sanaa as they overran the city after one-week battles against the army and Sunni militia.

UN Refugee Agency steps up aid to help 130,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey

The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) is stepping up assistance to the Turkish government to aid an estimated 130,000 Syrians who have crossed into Turkey since Friday, a UN spokesman said Monday.

Numbers of rhinos continue to dwindle

World rhino day: numbers of rhinos continue to dwindle

Chinese vice premier urges UN to prioritize climate battle

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli proposed Monday that the United Nations (UN) should strive to forge an international political consensus and develop an effective response to the severe challenge of climate change.

China, Sierra Leone sign protocols to fight Ebola outbreak

The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo on Monday reiterated China's commitment to assist Sierra Leone in forging ahead with the challenges of the Ebola outbreak.

3 missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border

Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. military base in Massachusetts were found trying to cross the Canadian border, a Massachusetts State Police official said on Monday.

Sao Paulo reservoirs at risk of going dry soon

Brazil's largest city could run dry in less than 100 days if the city's government doesn't act. Rainfall substantial enough to help replenish the ailing reservoirs is unlikely to come until the southern hemisphere summer, which peaks December through February.

Ebola outbreak cripples West African healthcare systems

Ebola outbreak cripples West African healthcare systems.

Prosecudor: White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition

A former US soldier accused of scaling a White House fence and running into the mansion with a knife had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, a prosecutor has said in court.

IS-linked group in Algeria claim kidnapping of French tourist

An Algerian armed group claimed on Monday responsibility for the abduction of a French tourist in the central north of Algeria, according to a video posted on the Internet by the group.

Chinese FM to make UN, Mexico, US trip

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start a nine-day trip from Wednesday to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, visit Mexico and the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman announced Monday.

Exclusive: Iranian FM criticizes US-led coalition on Islamic State

Iranian FM criticizes US-led coalition on Islamic State.

China: Countries should fight terrorism together

The Chinese foreign minstry is urging the international community to unite and fight terrorism together.

Army launches new attack on rbels near Damascus

Syrian army launches new attack on rebels near Damascus.

Ukrainian government to create a buffer zone

Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking insurgents have started establishing a weapon-free buffer zone to separate the areas they control from each other, a government military spokesman said Monday.

Turkish Kurds try to cross into Syria to fight IS

The number of Syrian refugees who crossed into Turkey topped 130,000 in the past three days as civilians from northern Syria continue to flee attacks by Islamic State (IS) fighters, Turkey's emergency management agency said on Monday.

Beijing tops list with 5.37 mln cars

As people's living standard continues to improve, cars have become increasingly indispendable in China.

Residents evacuated as E. China coast braces for landfall

A low-level typhoon alert has been issued, and tens of thousands of residents along the coast in Zhejiang province have been evacuated. Typhoon Fung-Wong is expected to make landfall on the coast, between the cities of Wenling and Zhoushan, on Monday evening.

China's next generation of farmers

Traditionally, most new graduates set their eyes on climbing the corporate ladder in a big, bustling city. But recently, many college graduates have been rejecting life in the city, and choosing instead to plant their roots in the countryside.

Beijing tightens rules for foreign teachers

Foreigners who wanna teach in Beiing will have to try harder. They now face higher requirements after the municipal government announced a new employment standard. The new standards raise the bar for working as a teacher in the capital.

President Xi Jinping meets Hong Kong delegation

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met a business delegation from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The meeting comes three weeks after Hong Kong's top legislature adopted a blueprint for election reforms.

Women on Top: Phumzile Van Damme: one of S. Africa's youngest politicians

Women on Top: Phumzile Van Damme: one of S. Africa's youngest politicians

Alibaba raises record 25 billion US dollars

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba raised a record 25 billion US dollars after some shareholders agreed to sell more shares.

Studio interview: Global automakers localize to adapt Chinese market

For more on this, we are getting back to Mr. Wang Jianhui from Capital Securities.

Dongfeng Motor joins forces with Nissan to produce Infinitis

Dongfeng Motor announced Monday that it has established a 50-50 joint-venture company with Nissan to produce Infinitis, the Japanese automaker’s top-of-the-line car.

Seoul installs hydro-powered smartphone charging stations

People walking through Seoul’s city centre can now charge their phones for free using outdoor charging stations that are powered by nothing but water.

UN: Dumping leading to 'environmental time bomb'

Thailand produces 27 million tonnes of garbage each year; much of it ending up in landfill sites like this one.

Japanese PM to attend General Assembly meeting

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left for New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting.

France ready to answer IS threats: interior minister

France did not worry Islamic State (IS) terror threats and was well prepared to abort the cell's eventual attacks at home, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

China expresses enthusiasm to promote cooperation with IAEA

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday sent a congratulatory message to the 58th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) underway in Vienna, expressing China's enthusiasm for promoting cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog in future.

Afghan president-elect vows to work for peace, prosperity, national unity

Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday vowed to work for peace, economic prosperity and national unity with the objective to take the conflict-ridden country towards self-reliance.

Xi meets Hong Kong delegation

President Xi Jinping met with a delegation of Hong Kong's industrial and business circles at the Great Hall of the People on Monday.

Top political advisor urges adherence to China's democracy

Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Monday urged his fellows to study President Xi Jinping's speech on China's brand of "socialist consultative democracy" while vowing to improve the system.

115 confirmed dead in Nigeria building collapse

A total of 115 people have been confirmed killed in a building collapse in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a South African official said Monday.

Typhoon Fung-Wong lands in east China

Typhoon Fung-Wong made a landfall in east China's Zhejiang Province on Monday, local authorities said.

Polish president appoints new gov't

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski appointed the Polish government led by the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz at the presidential palace on Monday.

Chinese premier congratulates John Key on reelection as New Zealand's PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday congratulated New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on winning a third term in office in Saturday's general election.

China hails Afghan presidential election

China on Monday hailed the conclusion of the presidential election in Afghanistan and pledged support for the country's reconstruction.

China congratulates John Key's succession

China on Monday congratulated John Key and his National Party on winning New Zealand's general election on Saturday, and vowed to promote their ties.

Xi stresses military headquarters' loyalty to Party

President Xi Jinping stressed the loyalty of headquarters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at a meeting with PLA chiefs of staff here on Monday.

President Xi, Premier Li back Macao SAR government

President Xi Jinping has met with Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Chui Sai On, in Beijing. Chui was re-elected by a committee last month for a second term as chief executive of Macao SAR.

3 Chinese experts arrive in Guinea to help combat virus

China continues joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, sending more professionals there to help with the combat.

Major cities in China in need of more public transport

Today is Global Car Free Day. But since it falls on a Monday, heavy traffic is inevitable, especially in China’s capital.

Chinese FM to make UN, Mexico, US trip

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start a nine-day trip from Wednesday to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, visit Mexico and the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman announced Monday.

Typhoon Fung-Wong skirts Zhejiang coast

Typhoon Fung-Wong is skirting around the coast of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. Forecasters say Fung-Wong may make landfall in Zhejiang.

China, ROK open new FTA talks

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) kicked off the 13th round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Beijing on Monday.

Premier Li voices support for Macao SAR government

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed support for the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and closer ties between the region and the mainland.

Nasdaq Dubai welcomes the yuan bond

The Nasdaq Dubai is the only international stock exchange in Middle East and North Africa. The Emirate Bond is the first yuan bond listed at the institution.

China launches its first yuan bond in Middle East

China expands its offshore yuan market to a new region, by issuing the first yuan bond in Dubai.

Customs declaration in Hebei province integrated with Tianjin, Beijing

Starting Monday, Hebei province joins the cities of Beijing and Tianjin to integrate customs clearance requirements. Imports and exports would only need the go-ahead from one customs office in the region, making foreign trade easier around the Beijing area.

Japan's PM proposes to hold talks with Putin during APEC on ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Russian President Vladimir Putin that they would hold talks on sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to be held in Beijing in November on bilateral ties, Japan's top government spokesman said here Monday.

China's state firms report 8% y-o-y profit growth in Jan-Aug

China’s Ministry of Finance released some key figures about the state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, in the first eight months.

Lou, Zhou discuss economy at G20 meeting

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan were both on hand for Sunday’s G20 meetings in Cairns, Australia.

G20 nears growth goal

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 nations says they’re close to adding an extra 2 trillion U.S. dollars to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe’s stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

China, U.S. discuss investment pact

The 15th round of talks on a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States began Monday in Beijing.

Japanese business leaders visit China

A delegation of 200 Japanese business leaders arrived in Beijing on Monday for visit. The group, organized by the Japan-China Economic Association, is the largest ever to visit China. It is led by the honorary chairman of Toyota Motors.

13th round of China-S. Korea FTA negotiation held in Beijing

Chinese and South Korean officials have met in Beijing again for another round of FTA negotiations.

President Xi meets Macao's chief executive

President Xi Jinping met with Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, on Monday afternoon.

Water diversion structures await real-time testing

The major constructions of the 14-hundred kilometer central route of China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project have been completed. The massive infrastructure project is designed to ease China's drought-prone areas in the north.

Japanese PM heads to U.S. for UN General Assembly

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday left for New York in the United States to attend the UN General Assembly and is expected to have talks with his counterparts during the trip.

No 'Plan B' for fighting climate change: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday said there is no 'Plan B' for fighting climate change, urging global efforts to galvanize action.

Iran marks 34th anniversary of Iran-Iraq war

Iran is set to hold a military parade to mark the 34th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980.

Yangtze River economic belt integrates customs clearance

Along with the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, the Yangtze River economic belt and Guangdong Province in southeast China both started integrating its customs clearance procedures on Monday.

Crossover: Hebei to share common custom clearance procedure with Beijing, Tianjin

To further explain the policy change, CCTV reporter Ning Hong is standing by in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province.

North China cities enjoy integrated customs clearance procedures

The Chinese government is taking another big step in facilitating foreign trade. Since July, Beijing and Tianjin have started to collaborate on integrating their customs clearance procedures. Starting on Monday, the Hebei Province is also joining the integrated system.

Iran to mark 34th anniversary of Iran-Iraq war

Iran is set to hold a military parade to mark the 34th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980.

Largest rally held in NY ahead of UN Climate Change summit

A march to call for global action on Climate Change brought over 300,000 people out onto the streets of New York Sunday according to organizers.

Sierra Leone ends three-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone has ended a three-day lockdown, which was aimed at stemming the world’s worst ever Ebola epidemic.

Rescuers pull 14 people from ruins, 2 dead in Taiyuan building collapse

Fourteen people have been pulled out from ruins after a building under construction collapsed in North China.

UN Security Council welcomes agreement on new gov't in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council on Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential election process in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on the formation of a national unity government.

Zhejiang prepares for typhoon landing

The central weather bureau in China has continued to issue a yellow typhoon alert. Typhoon Fung-Wong is expected to make landfall around Wenzhou and Taizhou in east China’s Zhejiang Province late Monday afternoon.

Severe tropical storm Fung-Wong hits Taiwan; Fujian, Zhejiang along path

Its the16th typhoon to hit Taiwan this year. It arrived on the southwest coast of Taiwan on Sunday morning and is expected to hit China's provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang as it moves northward.

Backgrounder: UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Ashraf Ghani: Afghanistan's new president-elect

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was born in Afghanistan’s Logar Province in 1949.

The legacy of outgoing President Hamid Karzai

Outgoing Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has led his nation for 13 years. He’s been THE dominant political figure in Afghanistan, since the removal of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Afghanistan declares Ghani as president-elect

Afghanistan’s election commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai the new president of the country.

Yemeni gov't signs peace deal with Shiite rebels

Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels have signed a peace agreement. This comes after days of violence that has left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes.

One more Chinese city scraps housing purchase limit

Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, announced on Sunday to end housing purchase restrictions in a bid to revive local property market.

China supports FSB in reducing financial risks

China supports the efforts of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in improving capital requirement of global-systematically important banks (G-SIBs) to reduce risks, China's central bank governor has said.

IMF's Lagarde lauds G20 countries' progress in lifting growth

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Saturday commended Group of 20 (G20) countries's significant progress in developing growth strategies to lift medium-term growth.

8 dead in northwest China road accident

Eight people were killed in a road accident on Sunday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said.

Russia hopes peaceful dialogue in Ukraine to continue

Moscow hoped that the laws adopted by Ukraine last week would give impetus to the further development of peaceful dialogue in Ukraine, Russian Presidential Administration chief Sergei Ivanov said Sunday.

China marks 65th anniversary of political advisory body

China on Sunday celebrated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an important instrument of socialist democracy in China's political life.

East China braces for approaching tropical storm Fung-Wong

Heavy rain lashed the coastal areas of east China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday as tropical storm Fung-Wong is approaching.

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Ukrainian government to create a buffer zone

Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking insurgents have started establishing a weapon-free buffer zone to separate the areas they control from each other, a government military spokesman said Monday.

Chinese FM to make UN, Mexico, US trip

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start a nine-day trip from Wednesday to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, visit Mexico and the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman announced Monday.

Turkish Kurds try to cross into Syria to fight IS

The number of Syrian refugees who crossed into Turkey topped 130,000 in the past three days as civilians from northern Syria continue to flee attacks by Islamic State (IS) fighters, Turkey's emergency management agency said on Monday.

Exclusive interview: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on combating climate change

Exclusive interview: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on climate change battle

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