60% Of First-Phase Construction Of Gwadar’s Free Zone Completed

BEIJING (China) April 4 (APP): Chinese and Pakistani engineers have completed 60 percent of the first-phase construction of Gwadar’s free zone which was expected to be completed by the end of this year, Deputy General Manager of Gwadar Free Zone Company Hu Yaozong said. “Chinese

Beijing Set to Commission First Made-in-China Aircraft Carrier

The PLAN’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was built abroad in 1985, so the Shandong offers commanders a significantly modernized carrier. The natively built ship promises to be a major source of national pride. The vessel’s construction has taken place in Dalian, a city approximately nine hours drive from Beijing.

New Party Chiefs Named In Four Provinces In China

BEIJING (China) (APP): The central leadership has named new Party chiefs in four provinces in the latest reshuffle of provincial leadership ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China later this year. The changes of the top officials in Heilongjiang, Hainan,

Chinese Internet Giants Eye Artificial Intelligence

SHENZHEN, (APP/Xinhua): Executives at Chinese Internet giants, including Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, are focusing on the development of artificial intelligence and believe the next decades will be a golden age for the industry. “We used to see artificial intelligence only as a way to improve our computing and

China To Increase Mandarin Speaking Rate To 80%

BEIJING, (APP/Xinhua): China plans to increase the rate of nationals speaking standard mandarin Chinese to 80 percent by 2020, according to a plan issued by the Ministry of Education and State Language Commission. The plan calls for improved mandarin speaking abilities among teachers, especially new teachers,

China To Create New Economic Zone Outside Beijing

  BEIJING, (APP/AFP) – China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a bid to boost flagging growth and reduce the strain on the capital. The Xiongan New Area, located some

Warhol Mao Portrait Fetches $12.7m In Hong Kong Auction

HONG KONG, (APP/AFP) – A classic Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong fetched US$12.7 million at auction in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sotheby’s said — well short of the top estimate of more than $15 million. The sale of the 1973 screen

KP Economic Cooperation Road Show To Be Held In China

BEIJING (China) (APP): A three-day “KP Economic Cooperation Road Show” to offer investment opportunities and economic collaboration to the Chinese state-owned as well as private enterprises in more than 100 projects in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province would commence here from April 16. A delegation of KP Government,