Premier Li Keqiang pledged to use differentiated policies, especially loan-to-deposit ratios, to help private banks alleviate the financing woes of small companies. Full Story

Chinese Premier urges elimination of snail fever

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for comprehensive prevention and treatment measures to wipe out schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease commonly known as snail fever. Full Story

Vice mayor, prison heads under graft probe in China

Two prison heads and a vice mayor in China have been put under investigation for suspected serious discipline and law violations. Full Story

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 p.m. on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center. Full Story

A small group of Hong Kong protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese city escalated following a period of calm. Full Story