High-speed rail remains priority for Indonesia, embassy official says

2016-01-29 15:12:37

The high-speed rail project remains a priority for the Indonesian government and reports that said it had been "halted" did not come through official channels, the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing told China Daily on Friday.

At least three killed in light plane crashes in Australia

2016-01-29 14:09:45

At least three people were confirmed dead after a light-plane crashed off the Victorian seaside town of Barwon Heads on Australia's south coast.

Australian schools evacuated after multiple phone threats

2016-01-29 14:09:26

Schools in Australia's New South Wales state and Victoria state were placed lockdown on Friday after phone threats sparked police search operations, just days after students returned from their summer holidays.

BOJ further eases monetary policy, delays inflation target

2016-01-29 13:32:39

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday following the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting said it would implement new monetary easing measures.

'Exploding' kangaroo part of alleged Australian terrorist attack: police

2016-01-29 10:14:59

A Melbourne teenager accused of plotting a terrorist attack allegedly planned to pack a kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers.

DPRK may have tested components of hydrogen bomb

2016-01-29 09:41:39

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) may have had a failed test of some components of a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, CNN reported on Thursday, citing a US official.

Japan's economy minister resigns over bribery scandal

2016-01-29 09:33:34

Japan's embattled Economy and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari on Thursday offered to step down from his post following allegations he received bribes from a construction company.

Afghanistan's FM upbeat over talks

2016-01-29 03:17:46

A timetable for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could emerge from a roadmap to be finalized at a meeting next month.

Beijing voices concern as media speculate on DPRK missile test

2016-01-28 17:33:50

China voiced its deep concern over the developing Korean Peninsula situation on Thursday after media reports speculated that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea may conduct a missile launch in the near future.

Malaysia to grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists to boost tourism

2016-01-28 15:15:04

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Thursday that the country will grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists as a measure to boost tourism.

China agrees new UN resolution on DPRK, reiterates call for dialogue

2016-01-28 05:22:18

China agrees the United Nations Security Council should take further actions and pass a new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its nuclear test earlier this month.

Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected as Vietnam's communist party chief

2016-01-28 04:43:24

Nguyen Phu Trong has been re-elected as the General Secretary of the newly-elected 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) in its first plenary held on Wednesday.