China issued a notice Monday encouraging mergers, cash bonuses and share repurchases by listed companies as part of its efforts to push forward reforms of state-owned enterprises and promote the steady and healthy development of the capital market. Full Story

Beijing reiterates its opposition to South China Sea arbitration

China will not accept and participate in the arbitration case initiated by the Philippines over rights to the South China Sea, and this position is firmly grounded in international law, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Full Story

China proposes medals for outstanding foreigners

China's top legislature is considering awarding medals to foreigners who have made important contributions to national development. Full Story

Tianjin blast death toll rises to 135

2015-08-26 00:57:46 GMT

TIANJIN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Rescue authorities updated the death toll from the Tianjin warehouse explosions to 135, with 38 others missing, on Tuesday. Full Story

KUNMING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been confirmed dead after their bodies were dug out from the debris of a landslide which buried a section of a road in southwest China's Yunnan Province Saturday evening, local authorities said on Sunday. Full Story