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Key suspect of Bangkok blast arrested by Thai police

. Thai police on Tuesday morning arrested an important suspect of the recent deadly bombing attack at Erawan Shrine in downtown Bangkok, police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said.

China urges Japan to maintain peaceful development

China urges Japan to maintain peaceful development

Trains in Budapest suspended, stranding hundreds of migrants

Hundreds of migrants have held a demonstration after police evacuated Budapest's main international train station where they were trying to travel to Western Europe.

Band unveils adapted march music for China's V-Day parade

Band unveils adapted march music for China's V-Day parade

Xi meets with former KMT chairman ahead of V Day

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called on people of the mainland and Taiwan to remember history, unite to safeguard peace, and promote cross-Strait relations and national rejuvenation.

Minute of silence for 3 Ukrainian guardsmen killed in Parliament clash

A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine’s parliament were wounded by grenades hurled by protesters on Monday, the Interior Ministry said, as deputies backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

A look inside Belgrade's migrant camps

A look inside Belgrade's migrant camps

Exhibition marking 70th anniv. of V-Day opened in Macao

The exhibition in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression and world anti-Fascist war is officially opened here on Tuesday.

Dow slumps by more than 400 points

U.S. stocks suffered big losses Tuesday, with all three major indices tumbling over 2.8 percent, as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors.

Postwar big events in NE. Asia

70 years ago, on September 2nd, 1945, Japan signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on a US battleship marking the end of World War II. The war now is long over but its influence continues, as a series of changes took place in the postwar international order, especially in Asia.

Chinese military makes final preparations

In two days roughly 12,000 troops, nearly 200 aircraft, and other military equipment will make public appearances in Beijing for the V-Day parade.

President Xi meets with Venezuelan president

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday.

China, Sudan to establish strategic partnership: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and Sudan will issue a joint statement on the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two countries.

President Xi to deliver speech at V-Day parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech Thursday morning before the V-Day military parade as part of China's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Interview: Lawrence Evans on Malaysia Airlines reboot

For more on the Malaysia Airlines reboot, let's chat to Lawrence Evans, CEO at Aviation Consultancy Company, joining us on the line from Brisbane, Australia.

China: an overlooked major ally

Among all the moments of World War 2, the battles in Asia, despite their importance, are perhaps lesser known.

Countdown on V-Day parade in Beijing

China is counting down the days to the V-Day parade in Beijing that will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Highlights of military parade

A quick review now of some of the equipment and troops taking part in Thursday's parade.

Merkel: EU asylum policy must be enforced

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is arguing that the EU's asylum policy must be enforced.

Chinese president meets Vanuatu prime minister

President Xi met with Vanuatu's Prime Minister Sato Kilman.

Papua New Guinea governor-general in Beijing

President Xi met with Papua New Guinea Governor-General Michael Ogio on Tuesday. Both vowed to increase cooperation between the countries. Ogio will attend Beijing's September 3rd V-Day Parade.

Xi meets with former KMT chairman

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has met with Lien Chan, the former Chairman of Taiwan's ruling party, the Kuomintang. Xi called on the people of the mainland and Taiwan to remember history, unite to safeguard peace, and promote cross-strait relations.

Foot formations get ready for upcoming parade

Earlier, CCTV reporter gave us some details on how the preparations are going at the training camp where 11-foot formations for Thursday's military parade are gathering.

Tian'anmen square decked out for celebrations

The Chinese capital Beijing has made preparations around Tian'anmen Square ahead of the military parade on September the 3rd, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

China-made armaments to debut in parade

Most of the armaments that will be in the parade are made in China and in active service. Some will be shown in public for the first time.

Virtual environment of geographic location of parade

The V-day parade will be conducted on Chang'an Avenue, with world leaders inspecting the troops on Tiananmen Square. Before the day comes, we tried to preempt the real military parade with some peeks in a virtual environment.

Armament units get ready for parade

Earlier we spoke to CCTV reporter Xing Zheming, who's at the training base where all the armament units for the parade are gathered. He spoke to Ding Hui, a tank driver to get a sense of the preparations made so far.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (2): US-Turkey...dilemma

“So, what happened between Turkey and the United States? Are they friends again? ” My Chinese friend Yuan Pei asked as if he were continuing a paused conversation. He had just finished explaining to me again the benefits of Panax-Ginseng, which I've started to take upon his recommendation.

Mighty force of national unity

The War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression was the first modern war won by the Chinese nation in fighting the invaders. Hundreds of millions of Chinese united to defend the nation and finally won victory after nearly 35 million war deaths. The resistance against aggression was a heroic undertaking for the Chinese people which embodies the mighty force of national unity.

Russia praises China's war commemoration activities

The upcoming China's Victory Day ceremonies and parade is drawing wide praise in Russia... with Russian experts referring to China as the main battlefield of the anti-fascism war in Asia. The aim of China's commemoration activities is to remember the history while facing toward the future. A military parade held in Moscow in May and China's upcoming victory-day parade both mark the 70th anniversary of victory in World War Two.

Agenda of commemoration activities

Beijing is gearing up for Thursday's commemoration activities.

Xi meets with former KMT chairman

President Xi Jinping has also called on the people of the mainland and Taiwan to remember history, unite to safeguard peace, and promote cross-strait relations and national rejuvenation.

China's top legislator calls for 'building a world of greater justice, democracy' at UN

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Monday called for building a world of greater justice and democracy at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which kicked off at the United Nations headquarters on Monday.

China's non-manufacturing PMI drops in August

New data shows business activity in China's non-manufacturing sector expanded in August at a slightly slower pace from June and July.

Guard killed, 90 injured outside Kiev parliament

Clashes have broken out between police and protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev, after a controversial vote to give greater powers to regions in the east. One of Ukraine's National Guards was killed and at least 90 people were injured. The Ukrainian government has blamed the violence on ultra-nationalists.

EU calls emergency summit to discuss migrant solutions

European ministers have called an emergency summit to discuss the crisis around hundreds of thousands of migrants pouring into European countries. The meeting is scheduled to be held on September the 14th.

Crossover: China to debut new home-grown armament in parade

One to watch on the day is the home-grown fleet of J-15 carrier-based fighter jets which will be flying over Tian'anmen Square. Our reporter Guanyang is near the training base and joins us live.

Swiss archive provides film of Chinese history

77 years ago, Swiss photo journalist Walter Bosshard became the first European reporter to reach the Chinese 'red capital', Yan'an. He recorded his observations in a documentary named 'Journey to Yan'an' . This documentary has never been released in China until now. It is rare footage of Yan'an in the early days of the war.

Crossover: Helicopter pilots get ready for parade

Now let's go to our reporter Xia Ruixue, who's at an airport in Beijing.

Nationwide excitement over parade

Across China, what the parade stands for has struck a chord with both young and old.

Beijing gears up for military parade

With the military parade just around the corner, the capital is gearing up for the big day. As CCTV's Wang Tongxuan reports, people here in Beijing are excited for the special day.

Crossover: Armament formations get ready for parade

Now let's go to our reporter Xing Zheming, who's at the training camp where all the armament formations for the parade are gathered.

Overseas Chinese play key role in Victory Day events

Leaders of overseas Chinese communities will participate in the parade. They briefed the media this morning on the activities they've organized back home to commemorate the war.

More seats set up on viewing stands for parade

Extra seats have been set up in the viewing stands around Tian'anmen Square, to accommodate more people at the military parade on September 3rd.

Xi meets with former KMT chairman, stressing joint marking war anniversary

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called on people of the mainland and Taiwan to remember history, unite to safeguard peace, and promote cross-Strait relations and national rejuvenation.

China's anti-Japanese aggression war, crucial part of world anti-Fascist war

As China is preparing for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, world political leaders, experts and scholars have stressed that the war is a crucial part of world anti-Fascist war and the Chinese people have made great sacrifices and contributions.

Xi Jinping meets with former KMT chairman Lien Chan

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Tuesday met with Lien Chan, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan's ruling party, and others from the island.

Studio interview: Japan's reason for invading China

For more discussion on this, we are joined in the studio by military commentator Ye Hailin from the National Institute of International Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Welcome. Q1. What was the thinking behind Japan's decision to invade China?

Expert: Amnesty in line with Constitution and law

China has announced a special amnesty for war veterans and some prisoners, ahead of a grand military parade on September the 3rd.

China fought 8-year war against Japanese aggression

The military parade on September the 3rd remembers the sacrifice of the millions of Chinese who stood up to the invading Japanese Army. This aggression actually began as early as 1931 in the north-east, but it wasn't until 1937 that the full-scale invasion began.

Exclusive interview with Gen. Chang Dingqiu: Air formations ready for parade

With just three days to go, the troops and hardware are waiting for the big moment. CCTV reporter was granted an exclusive interview with the leader of the air formations, General Chang Dingqiu.

Over 50 PLA generals to lead parade units

More than 50 PLA generals, mostly in their 50s, will lead parade units involving some 12,000 troops.

Authorities held suspects for market violation

Chinese authorities have held several people for stock market violations over the weekend, according to state media reports.

China cuts down payment level for 2nd home buyers

China is lowering the minimum down payment level of accumulated fund loans for second-home buyers in most cities to 20 percent from 30 percent.

China stocks slide in August

China stocks fell sharply on Monday before recovering much of their losses.

China, Kazakhstan pledge stronger ties during Nazarbayev visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Beijing on Monday, agreeing to build stronger ties.

China-Laos ties at historical high: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Lao President Choummaly Sayasone on Monday, saying China's relations with the Southeast Asian country are at an all-time high.

Xi meets foreign leaders attending Sept. 3rd parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with heads of state who've arrived in Beijing to witness the military parade on September the 3rd that mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

New semester starts in N China's Tianjin

The death toll from the Tianjin warehouse explosions has risen to 158, with 15 people still missing two weeks after the blasts.

French PM in Calais for meeting with EU officials

Senior officials of France and the European Unoion will meet on Monday in the refugee point of Calais as increasingly urgent efforts to deal with migration into Europe exposed divisions across the continent.

Chinese president meets Cambodian King

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Beijing on Monday, who is visiting to attend the country's V-Day celebrations on Sept. 3.

Commentary: China's V-Day parade to demonstrate mankind's common aspiration for peace

China's upcoming military parade to celebrate the World War II (WWII) victory is an event that highlights the common aspiration of mankind, among them many Japanese: peace.

Chinese president meets Serbian president

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in Beijing on Monday.

Stories of anti-war Japanese in China, 1937-1945

Wars always mean disaster, not only to victims of aggression, but to the aggressor country itself. While Chinese fought against Japanese invaders over 70 years ago, some Japanese soldiers came to realize the evils of the war.

Chinese in Germany look forward to parade

Ahead of the big day in Beijing, overseas Chinese residing in Germany offer their best wishes for its success.

Japan Defense Ministry asks for record 5.1 trln yen

Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help strengthen protection of a string of southern islands in the East China Sea.

Austria toughens migrant controls on eastern border

Austrian authorities uncover around 200 asylum seekers and arrest five human smugglers as part of a new operation along the country's eastern border.

PM Najib refuses to resign after mass protests

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has refused to resign after mass protests, and called for national unity.

Yingluck in court for rice subsidy case

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has appeared in the Supreme Court, after the Attorney General filed additional evidence in the rice-subsidy scheme case against her.

Brazilian 2016 budget to be in the red

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will send Congress a 2016 budget with a primary deficit after she abandoned plans to reinstate an unpopular tax to raise revenues next year. That's according to reports made by Brazilian media on Sunday.

China plays a crucial role in the World Anti-Fascist War

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese people’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

China listed companies post 8.7% growth in H1 profit

China's listed companies saw profits grow at a slower pace from a year ago in the first half of this year as an economic slowdown continued to weigh on business performance.

Merkel and Hollande on Chinese market volatility

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is confident that China will be able to solve its economic difficulties. Speaking at a joint news conference in Berlin, her remarks were echoed by French President Francois Hollande.

Premier: Growth pace reasonable, despite pressures

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that the country's economy is growing at a reasonable pace and, despite growing pressure, the government can handle the risks.

Stories of Langya Shan Five Heroic Men demonstrate anti-fascist spirit

A press conference for the movie Five Heroes on Langya Mountain convened in Beijing on Friday.

Rainstorms expected in many parts of China

Weather authorities in China say rainstorms will hit many parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday. And an alert has been issued.

Germany and Japan hold different attitudes towards its war history

Germany and Japan hold different attitudes towards its war history

China Compulsory Certificate coming for baby seats

China Compulsory Certificates are safety certificaets for many products sold on the Chinese market. They will be implemented for children safety seats starting Tuesday. Ministry of Communications statistics show that around 20,000 children under the age of 14 die in traffic accidents in China each year.

Flying Tigers veterans to join China's Victory Day events

China's Victory Day events will be joined by representatives of the Flying Tigers, also known as the 1st American Volunteer Group. They played a key role in China's victory, and are highly respected in the country.

Rule of law important to world peace

Just three days to go until China hosts the grand military parade. In China, September the 3rd is known as the Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Activists in Spain call for flexible approach towards migrants

Spain is a country that takes a rather hard line on the migrant issue. Each year, more than 12,000 migrants enter the country illegally. But now, there are calls for a more flexible approach. Spain has long been a country that welcomes migrants. Between 2002 and 2007, Spain was Europe’s largest absorber of foreign nationals.

Crossover: Abe's security bills sparks large-scale protests

To discuss the protests in Japan against Abe's controversial military legislation, we are joined on the phone by Professor Takesato Watanabe from Doshisha University in Kyoto.

Massive rally in Japan against security bills

More than one million protesters across the country have taken to the streets, opposing a security bill proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration.

Family builds museum to honor local defenders

After the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression began in 1937, many young people joined the army or guerilla groups to fight the Japanese invaders.

China's important contribution to WWII victory little known to Europeans: German ex-chancellor

China made a very important contribution to the victory in the World War II (WWII), which was little known to Europeans, former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said.

Spirit of Sunan Battle Brigade lives on

Sunan Battle Brigade is the only commando force formation to march past Tian'anmen Square at the military parade.

S. Korean navy in Shanghai on commemoration cruise

Two South Korean naval ships have arrived in Shanghai on the first stop of their cruise to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Japan’s colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula.

Western media praise China's wartime contributions

The upcoming parade has already gained media attention. One aspect closely watched by foreign media is the armament display.

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Xi meets with former KMT chairman ahead of V Day

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called on people of the mainland and Taiwan to remember history, unite to safeguard peace, and promote cross-Strait relations and national rejuvenation.

Dow slumps by more than 400 points

U.S. stocks suffered big losses Tuesday, with all three major indices tumbling over 2.8 percent, as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors.

Trains in Budapest suspended, stranding hundreds of migrants

Hundreds of migrants have held a demonstration after police evacuated Budapest's main international train station where they were trying to travel to Western Europe.

Key suspect of Bangkok blast arrested by Thai police

. Thai police on Tuesday morning arrested an important suspect of the recent deadly bombing attack at Erawan Shrine in downtown Bangkok, police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said.

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