Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is encouraging more people to settle in southern Xinjiang by relaxing the conditions required to obtain a household registration, or hukou, in an effort to attract talent and investment to facilitate development in the area. Full Story

China anticipates welcoming Indonesia's new president

China looks forward to welcoming new Indonesian President Joko Widodo at next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Full Story

China traces health condition of face-tattooed women

uthorities are tracking the health records of the last group of women whose faces were tattooed in a southwestern tribal tradition as they seek to preserve the vanishing ethnic culture. Full Story

Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a standstill. Full Story

Landslides trap over 200 in Tibet

2014-10-18 10:45:36 GMT

LHASA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Over 200 people and some 70 vehicles have been trapped in a mountain town after landslides cut off a highway in Tibet Autonomous Region Saturday morning. Full Story

Chinese coastguard ships entered waters off disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japan coastguard said, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine. Full Story