The Chinese government is under high pressure to meet its budget target for central fiscal revenue this year, finance minister Lou Jiwei warned on Sunday, citing slowing fiscal revenue growth. Full Story

China's development benefits Japan: foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that the crux of China-Japan relations is whether Japan can sincerely accept and welcome China's revival and rise. Full Story

Hundreds injured in Taiwan park fire

TAIPEI - A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a water park in Taiwan's New Taipei city, injuring more than 400 people, authorities said. Full Story

BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Toksun County, Turpan of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 3:12 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center said. Full Story

Downpours hit southern China

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WUHAN, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain in central China's Hubei Province since Tuesday has led to the deaths of five people and left another four missing, local authorities have reported. Full Story