Syria and Iran joined forces on Saturday to condemn moves by Western powers to aid rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the Syrian leader singling out Britain as a "shallow and immature" power.
Russia's accession to the WTO and the tariff reduction with China implies good opportunities for Chinese firms as border trade between the two is to boom.
Emerging markets charge to the front
Hospitals should improve their efficiency in screening for rare diseases, and the government should work to lower the financial burden faced by sufferers, said doctors and leaders of social organizations.
The deep-sea submersible, Jiaolong, will head to the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean in June for a series of dives. Female oceanauts needed
Many Chinese have been inspired by new Party leader Xi Jinping's idea of the "China dream". The dream for many who are from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds is to have opportunities to earn their daily bread and live a decent life.
The Chinese government should implement a major tax-reduction plan to expand its middle-class population to 600 million by 2020, a senior national political adviser said. Advisers get down to business