Five Years on: China in Progress

2017-05-31 16:10 GMT+8

The 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress report promised to lift everyone out of poverty by 2020, and stressed measures the government will be taking to improve people's livelihood.

2017-10-31 23:02 GMT+8

The cultural industries have become a new engine of growth for China's economy.

2017-10-27 22:21 GMT+8

‍Tuesday marked both the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and China’s fourth annual National Poverty Relief Day. Poverty alleviation has been one of China's core policies since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in late 2012, setting the goal of eradicating poverty by 2020.

2017-10-18 11:03 GMT+8

In the past five years, the most critical change in China’s economy has been the shift from quantity to quality. That’s the so-called New Normal, which means economic growth changes from high-speed to middle-to-high speed, shifting the balance of growth away from heavy-industrial investment and toward domestic consumption. 

2017-10-16 22:04 GMT+8

Science and technology are the primary productive forces that have been playing a key role in Chinese economic development. Much like the US, China needs a technological revolution to make an impact. 

2017-10-13 20:08 GMT+8

China in late September kicked off some of its harshest steel production cuts, to further implement the supply-side structural reform.

2017-10-09 22:27 GMT+8

Opening-up is one of China's basic state policies. The Chinese economy has experienced ground-breaking transformations since it first opened its doors to the outside world four decades ago. Now, the country is blazing a trail of its own.

2017-10-10 21:27 GMT+8

China's top leadership has rolled out a string of tightening measures, targeting shadow banking and other undesirable practices that pose a threat to China’s financial markets. 

2017-10-11 21:33 GMT+8

‍China's state-owned enterprises (SOE) have great influence in the country's strategic sectors such as defense and energy supply. In the past five years, the government has made concrete efforts in market-oriented reforms. 

2017-10-12 20:23 GMT+8

Industrialization in the West and rapid development in China have brought severe punishments down on humanity. 

2017-10-14 17:43 GMT+8

In recent years, while vigorously promoting its overall development, China has also identified scientific and technological innovation as a main driving force.

2017-10-11 21:46 GMT+8

In a country where gaps exist between rich and poor, city and countryside, and one region and another, the challenge in promoting development is to make sure that it is balanced, coordinated, sustainable and healthy. The Chinese system is uniquely suited to achieving such development.

2017-10-13 19:14 GMT+8

A century ago, Sun Yat-sen conceived in his “National Strategy” an excellent blueprint for China’s development: one hundred and sixty thousand kilometers of railways would be built, along with 1.6 million kilometers of motorways and three world-class ports. And new canals would be dug and existing waterways improved, to develop river transport, water conservancy and hydropower stations.

2017-10-10 23:03 GMT+8

Why would a foggy harbor in Shanghai get so much attention from the media? Simply because if a Chinese port is out of service, goods the world buys from China will run short of storage for the time being.

2017-10-12 15:56 GMT+8

During the past 30 years, China has helped 800 million people escape poverty, which accounts for 70% of all people lifted out of poverty worldwide. Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, recognized China’s efforts by saying “China has achieved transformational results in reducing poverty. Many global media outlets also applauded China’s achievements in this field.

2017-10-10 17:16 GMT+8

Bridge construction in China appears to be something of a magic trick. Of the world's 10 tallest bridges, eight can be found in China with five of them built in the last five years.

2017-10-11 23:04 GMT+8

‍The 2016 UEFA European League winter transfer window has just closed. Despite many European large-scale transfers, the Chinese Football Association Super League has won the highest attention-getter.

2017-10-08 21:50 GMT+8

​An apple tree stands on a farmland in Renjiawa Village, central China. The first apple for this year fell onto the ground – not quite as magical as the one that inspired Newton, but powerful enough to change the life of the family.

2017-10-05 14:30 GMT+8

‍November 11, China's so-called Singles' Day, has evolved into an annual massive shopping bonanza.

2017-10-04 13:08 GMT+8

A coin kept its balance aboard a high-speed train hurtling across the Chinese landscape at speeds up to 300 km/h. Was it a magic trick or scientific experiment?

2017-10-03 11:28 GMT+8

Some may wonder how we should read the figure 100,000,000,000,000,000, but they might be stunned as that’s the the frequency China's new supercomputer – the Sunway TaihuLight – can perform in just one second!

2017-10-02 13:08 GMT+8

Over the past five years, China has embraced a life online. Some expats here in China, as well as Chinese themselves, have dubbed the phenomenon, China's Four New Great Internet Invention! 

2017-10-01 16:34 GMT+8

Almost all professional fields have been attacked by hackers before. In fact, there are more than one billion hacked customer accounts so far, which has caused businesses to lose multi-trillions of US dollars.

2017-10-01 12:18 GMT+8

‍Land is the most valuable resource for farmers. And in modern China, as an increasing number of farmers choose to work in urban areas, who will farm and how to farm have long been two difficult issues to solve. However, the government’s approval of the rural land transfer policy four years ago has helped change the situation.

2017-09-24 21:13 GMT+8

Pingtan, once an ordinary small island off the coast of east China's Fujian Province, is now at the forefront of Fujian-Taiwan cooperation and the nation's opening up to the outside world. Within just a few years, it has become the home to a Comprehensive Pilot Zone, a Free Trade Zone and an International Tourist Destination designated by the state.

2017-09-22 21:15 GMT+8