New Air Route Links Central China City With Moscow

CHANGSHA, (APP/Xinhua): A direct flight opened Thursday between Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, and Moscow. The flight is operated by Moscow-based I-Fly Airlines. The Airbus 330-300 aircraft will fly between the two cities every Thursday with a travel time of 8.5 hours. On Thursday, the inaugural

Chinese Firm Invests In Argentine Gold Mine

JINAN, (APP/Xinhua): China’s Shandong Gold Mining will pay 960 million U.S. dollars to Barrick Gold Corp. for a 50 percent stake in its Veladero gold mine in Argentina. The agreement was inked Thursday in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province in east China. This is the first cooperation

Chinese Scientists Pioneer New Method To Absorb Oil Spills

HEFEI, (APP/Xinhua): Chinese scientists have found that graphene- wrapped sponges provide an effective and fast way to absorb spilled crude oil when heated with an applied electric current. A research team led by Yu Shuhong, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of

Record Financial Institutions Operate In Tibet

LHASA, (APP/Xinhua): A record 15 financial institutions had opened offices in Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest China, by the end of 2016, the region’s banking regulatory commission said Friday. According to official data, the 15 institutions’ total assets balance was 523.3 billion yuan (75.9 billion U.S.

New Easy To Use Military Drone To Soar On Market

BEIJING (China) April 7 (APP): China is the largest exporter of military drones today, and it is ready to place a new model on the international market. The TYW-1, developed by Beihang University in Beijing, one of China’s top institutes for science and technology, is

Peking University Announces To Open Oxford Campus Next Year

BEIJING (China) (APP): The first Chinese university to own an overseas branch school, Peking University will open its Oxford campus in 2018. The unprecedented expansion has drawn attention from foreign universities and media outlets, with many predicting that the move will promote Chinese academic influence around

Dubai Eyes Tourism Peak By Joining Hands With China’s Xi’an

DUBAI, (APP/Xinhua): Tourism firms from the United Arab Emirates and China’s Shaanxi province have signed deal Monday to boost bilateral tourism at the second annual UAE-Shaanxi Forum. Dubai based tourism firm New Century and China’s Qujiang RuoCheng Cultural Tourism Company from China’s Xi’an signed the cooperation agreement.

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.