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China, CEE countries outline blueprint for further economic cooperation

China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries agreed here on Tuesday to expand trade, investment and economic cooperation, according to a guideline document issued after the third leaders' meeting between China and 16 CEE countries.

Flowers laid at statues on Kim Jong Il's 3rd anniversary

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, late Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Russian Minister: ruble rate doesn't reflect economy health

The Russian Cabinet has held an emergency meeting to discuss ways against the deteriorating economy and the plummeting ruble.

Crossover: Macao pushes forward with diversifying economy

For more insights on Macao's 15 year anniversary of its return to China, Han Peng joins us live from the city.

Studio interview: Chinese delegation attends JCCT meetings

For more we joined in the studio by Liao Fan from Chinese Academy of Social Science.

Macao tries to boost tourism industry

Macao is known globally as one of the gaming capitals, but a recent decline in the fortunes of the industry has raised concerns over the stability of the region’s economy.

New custom policy between Zhuhai and Macao to be adopted

A new custom clearance policy between Macao and South China city Zhuhai will come into effect Thursday ahead of the 15th anniversary of Macao’s return.

Tele interview: Deadly attack killed at least 145, mostly students in Peshawar

For the latest, let's speak to our correspondent Danial Khan in Islamabad.

Indians express outrage over massacre of children in Peshawar

Schoolchildren in India have protested against the Taliban attack on the school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Student Rahul Sharma said that children should not be targeted by militants. He and his classmates say they are also students and share their pain and grief.

China strongly condemns terrorist attack in Peshawar

China has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the school in Pakistan. Foreign Ministry's spokesman Qin Gang said on Tuesday that China was deeply shocked and grieved, and condemns the terrorists in the strongest terms.

132 students among 145 killed in Peshawar

Pakistan is reeling from the shock of a terror attack that has killed 132 children of a school in Peshawar. The attack on Tuesday on the army-run public school in Peshawar by Taliban militants, killed 145 people in all.

US slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China

The US has confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China in a decision that may inflame trade tensions.

China's major holidays dates for 2015 announced

In China, the State Council has announced the dates of official holidays for 2015.

US solar capacity rising thanks to declining prices

With the price of solar panels falling dramatically, the US solar industry expects strong growth. More US states are able to offer consumers the same or better price for their electricity than traditional fossil fuel power.

Chinese delegation attends JCCT meetings in US

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang leads a delegation of officials to the United States this week.

Interest hike fails to stabilize struggling rouble

The rouble has hit new record lows against the US dollar and Euro, as central bank intervention with a dramatic interest rate hike has failed to stabilize the Russian currency.

Premier Li Keqiang meets counterparts ahead of summit

Ahead of the start of the China-Central and Eastern European summit in Belgrade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with his counterparts from Slovenia, Latvia, Montenegro and the Czech Republic.

China to invest $10 bln in Eastern Europe

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Serbian capital Belgrade for the China-Central and Eastern European summit.

132 students killed in Pakistan school attack

Pakistan is reeling from the shock of a terror attack that has killed 132 children of a school in Peshawar.

Burials begin amid shock, outrage

Distraught family members have begun to bury children killed in the attack on the army-run public school in Peshawar.

PM Sharif vows to eliminate terrorism from country

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack in the strongest terms.

15 phrases that sum up Macao's last 15 years (I)

December 20 is the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China. In the past 15 years, Macao has made great achievements in political development, economic prosperity, social stability and the improvement of people's livelihoods, vindicating the "One Country, Two Systems" policy.

China pledges to enhance cooperation with Slovakia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Tuesday to enhance cooperation with Slovakia in various fields and lift bilateral relations to higher levels.

New studies: Sea level could rise more rapidly

Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than was first thought.Scientists believe a previously overlooked side-effect of global warming - the formation of lakes on top of glaciers - could greatly increase the rate of melting of the vast Greenland ice sheet.

U.S. Kerry meets with chief Palestinian negotiator in London talks

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday met the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in London, seeking to ease the diplomatic tensions over a possible Palestinian bid at the UN to end the "occupation" on the territories occupied by Israel.

Lifestyle linked to changes in brain ageing: study

Making basic lifestyle changes could help to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to new analysis by a British health charity the Age UK.

China strongly condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan school

China on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Pakistan.

Wolfsburg complete signing of Zhang Xizhe from Beijing Guoan

Wolfsburg on Tuesday officially announced the signing of China's young talent Zhang Xizhe from Beijing Guoan with a two-and-a-half year contract.

Obama condemns terror attack on Pakistani school

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced a terror attack on a school in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, which killed at least 132 people.

Chinese New Year's Eve resumed as holiday

Chinese people will be able to start their week of New Year celebrations -- Spring Festival -- from lunar New Year's Eve again, a date excluded from the holiday last year.

Jeb Bush says to 'actively explore' U.S. presidential run

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Tuesday announced that he has decided to "actively explore the possibility of running for President of the Unites States" in the 2016 election.

Russia to take measures to stabilize currency market

The Russian government has worked out measures to stabilize the currency market, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Tuesday.

141 killed, 133 injured in Pakistan's Peshawar school attack

At least 141 people including 132 children were killed and 133 others injured on Tuesday in a terrorist attack at the army-run public school at the Pakistan's northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, said a spokesman of the Pakistani army.

China, CEE countries vow to boost practical cooperation

China and six Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries on Tuesday agreed to promote cooperation in extensive areas ranging from infrastructure to energy.

Sierra Leone conducts house-to-house searches to look for hidden Ebola cases

Authorities in Sierra Leone plan to conduct house-to-house searches around the capital, Freetown, to look for hidden Ebola patients. Freetown has become a center of the West African Ebola outbreak, reporting more than 130 new confirmed cases in the first week of December, one-third of the country's total.

World leaders condemn Taliban school attack

World leaders Tuesday condemned the Taliban massacre of Pakistani schoolchildren as 'heinous' and 'an act of horror' in an outpouring of global revulsion at the attack which killed 141 people.

Obama to sign new Russia sanctions bill

U.S. President Barack Obama will sign legislation authorizing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and providing weapons to the Kiev government by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday.

Leung: HK sticks to 'One country, two system' policy

Leung: HK sticks to 'One country, two system' policy

Russian ruble sinks to 16-year low

The Russian rouble has dropped to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.

Jeb Bush announces he will 'actively explore' run for president

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.

Militants known as Tehrik-i-Taliban responsible for Pakistan's school massacre

Militants known as Tehrik-i-Taliban responsible for Pakistan's school massacre

141 killed in Pakistan school attack

At least 141 people including 132 children were killed and 133 others injured on Tuesday in a terrorist attack at the army-run public school at the Pakistan's northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, said a spokesman of the Pakistani army.

Taxi-booking app launches new high-end service

When the taxi-booking app Didi Taxi was launched in 2012 in China, no one predicted it could have over 100 million registered users and drivers.

Studio interview: Chinese manufacturing moves up value chain

Now for more insight into this, we are joined in the studio by CCTV economic and public affairs commentator, Mr. Einar Tangen.

Tourism revenue tops 3 trln yuan for Jan.-Nov.

More economic data has been released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce for the first 11 months of this year.

Leung: HK will strengthen understanding of Basic Law

Hong Kong's Chief Exeuctive Leung Chun-ying has said the government will keep implementing and strengthening the understanding of the Basic Law.

Sub anchor: China to revise 2013 GDP by about 3 percent

A slew of economic data were released on Tuesday about China's manufacturing and services sectors.

November FDI jumps 22.2%, snaps 4-month fall

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in November jumped, breaking four months of declines. For the first 11 months of this year, total FDI rose slightly from last year.

Nigeria oil workers strike for more benefits

Nigeria oil workers strike for more benefits

China expresses mourning for the dead in Sydney cafe siege

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday expressed mourning for the innocent victims in the Sydney cafe siege.

"Belt Initiatives" injects impetus to SCO

Premier Li Keqiang is currently on a march along the Silk Road to promote the China-proposed initiatives regarding the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt along areas covering the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.

At least 126 killed in Taliban attack on army-run school

At the top of the program, we look at some breaking news coming out China’s neighbor, Pakistan.

Death toll of Pakistan's Peshawar school attack rises to 132

The death toll of a terror attack on a school in Peshawar of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has risen to 132, local media reported on Tuesday evening.

Death toll of Pakistan's Peshawar school attack rises to 126

The death toll of a terror attack on a school in Peshawar of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has risen to 126, said a spokesperson of the provincial chief minister on Tuesday afternoon.

84 killed in Pakistan's Peshawar school attack

At least 84 people had been killed and 83 others injured when a group of militants launched an attack on an army-run public school in Peshawar of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday morning, a senior official of the province said.

Crossover: Gunmen hold 500 students hostage in Peshawar

For the latest on the hostage situation, let's speak to our correspondent Danial Khan in Islamabad.

Premier Li to meet with Central, Eastern European leaders

Premier Li has arrived in Belgrade for a leaders' meeting with Central and Eastern European countries, and an official visit to Serbia. 

Gunmen hold 500 students in Pakistani city of Peshawar

Several gunmen have taken hundreds of students and teachers hostage in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar.

Smartphone sales up 20%, Xiaomi muscles into top 5

Report from Gartner research showed on Monday that smartphone sales in the third quarter this year grew by 20 percent, with the boom being led by sales of low-cost Android phones from Chinese suppliers.

Lower taxes for environmentally friendly products from Jan 1

China will tweak its import and export duties from Jan. 1, says the Finance Ministry Tuesday.

High-tech manufacturing grows rapidly

The economic census shows rapid growth in high-tech manufacturing over the last five years.

China's services sector's role grows in economy

China's National Bureau of Statistics released the 3rd National Economic Census results on Tuesday, indicating obvious changes in the economic structure during the past five years.

Crossover: Traffic returns to normal in Admiralty

Our reporter Lin Nan in now standing by in Admiralty, a major site for protests in the past two months. Let's cross live to her.

Tram lines reopen in HK's Causeway Bay

In Hong Kong, traffic has resumed as police removed the last barricades in Causeway Bay.

Efforts on to improve the Macao's gaming industry

This Saturday, December 20th, will mark the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China. Since Macao's return in 1999, its economy has enjoyed strong growth, mainly thanks to its expanding tourism and gaming sectors.

Data for China's 3rd economic census released

China has released its third economic census data, showing an overall picture of the country’s secondary and service sectors.

Crossover: 79-days of protests end as final site is cleared

For more professional analysis, we are now joined by Andre Leung in Hong Kong. Mr. Leung is the China Specialist for International and Independent.

Crossover: Great strides since Macao's returning to China in 1999

For more, let's now cross live to our reporter Tang Bo in Macao.

European foreign ministers support for 'military freeze' in Syria

European foreign ministers have thrown their support behind efforts to negotiate a "military freeze" in Syria and outlined plans to restore basic infrastructure and governance in the northern city of Aleppo.

Li Keqiang arrives in Belgrade for first official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on his first official visit to Serbia. He’s scheduled to attend the third summit between China and the Central and Eastern European nations. Officials are expected to sign several major infrastructure that could lay the ground work for major strategic ties.

Studio interview: Premier Li arrives in Serbia for China-CEE summit, official visit

For analysis on China's relations with the Central and Eastern European countries, we are joined in the studio by Cui Hongjian, Senior Research Fellow in European Studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Chinese assistance to Male demonstrates responsibility

On Dec. 4, the largest fresh water plant in Male, capital of the Maldives, caught fire, leaving 150,000 citizens without drinking water.

Year-ender: China's outbound diplomatic efforts in 2014

In 2014, China consolidated and developed the interaction and cooperation with large powers to stabilize existing cooperative relations and further enhance strategic relations.

129 dead after boat capsizes near DRC

Officials in the DRC have said 129 people have drowned after a boat capsized in Lake Tanganyika in the DRC, AFP report.

Northern white rhino dies at San Diego zoo; only 5 left worldwide

A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.

New round of Iran nuclear talks set for Wednesday

The new round of meetings between the P5+1 group, namely China, France, Russia, Britain, the United States, plus Germany, and Iran scheduled on Wednesday.

China 2015 GDP growth to weaken to 7.1 pct: PBOC working paper

China's GDP growth is expected to slow modestly next year to 7.1 percent, but employment and inflation will remain stable, according to a central bank working paper.

US, Iran hold bilateral nulcear talks in Geneva

Officials from the United States and Iran held bilateral meetings here on Monday over the latter's disputed nuclear program, weeks after the failure to meet a Nov. 24 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal.

Premier Li arrives in Belgrade for China-CEE summit, official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here late Monday for a leaders' meeting of China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, and an official visit to Serbia.

French police raids take down jihadist network

French police launched raids across the country, dismantling a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria.

Netanyahu holds talks with Kerry in Rome

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, local reports said.

Li arrives in Serbia for China-CEE summit, official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here late Monday for a leaders' meeting of China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, and an official visit to Serbia.

Netanyahu holds talks with Kerry in Rome

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, local reports said.

6 dead, suspect on loose in Pennsylvania shooting spree

A man went to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs before dawn Monday and fatally shot six people, authorities said, including his recently engaged ex-wife, who had told neighbors she feared he would kill her.

China, Kazakhstan reach preliminary consensus on 18-billion-USD infrastructure deal

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Masimov on Monday reached preliminary consensus on a capacity cooperation framework agreement worth 18 billion U.S. dollars.

China willing to play constructive role in Afghan reconstruction: PM

China is willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan's reconstruction, national reconciliation and people's livelihood improvement, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here on Monday.

London's RMB business expands rapidly in H1 2014, sees signficant developments

London saw a rapid growth of its foreign exchange activity in the Renminbi, or RMB, products in the first half of 2014, along with the RMB deposit reported its record high. But the total trade financing amount declined slightly on year-on-year basis, said the City of London Monday.

Three dead as Sydney siege ends

Sydney's terror siege ended in tragedy early Tuesday morning with three dead - including the lone gunman - as police stormed the cafe.

HK police restore downtown traffic after clearing all occupy sites

Hong Kong police on Monday cleared the last occupy site to put an end to the Occupy Movement which lasted for more than two months.

Chinese PM: SCO plays key role in keeping peace, stability in Eurasia

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Monday that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) plays a pillar role in peaceful development in Eurasia and its member states should work together to safeguard peace and stability in the region.

Chinese athlete beats subway train in 144 seconds

Pan Hailong, a professional Chinese athlete, who successfully raced against a Beijing subway train from one stop to the other.

China calls for joint efforts to safeguard stability in South China Sea

A Chinese spokesman called for joint efforts to implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) to safeguard peace and stability.

Hong Kong's last remaining protest camp cleared

The site in Yee Wo Street has been occupied for two and a half months and was the last of the three occupation camps cleared by police.

Trains & flights canceled during nationwide strike in Belgium

A general strike paralyzed Belgium's air and rail traffic and idled scores of companies across the country Monday as trade unions capped a month of labor action against government austerity policies.

Studio interview: China: Neither accept nor participate in arbitration

For more discussion, we're joined in the studio by Senior Captain Zhang Junshe, vice-president at the Naval Research Institute.

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UN Climate Conference reaches agreement in Lima

Running into extra time and under pressure to get a deal. Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, presented a new, fourth draft just before midnight. He gave parties just an hour to review it.

Challenges for Macao's economy

Macao has seen rapid economic growth since its return to China in 1999. But the Special Administration Region continues to face the challenges of managing its growing gaming industry and the need to diversify the economy away from heavy dependence on it.

Japan's ruling LDP-Komeito coalition wins landslide victory in election

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner the Komeito Party won 325 seats, a more than two-thirds majority, in Sunday's election for the 475- seat lower house, final results of vote counting showed early Monday.

Former US VP defends CIA interrogation tactics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed the recently released Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques Wednesday, calling it 'full of crap,' and a 'terrible piece of work' that was 'deeply flawed.'

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