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Studio interview: China hosts SCO anti-terror drill for the first time

For in-depth analysis, we’re joined in the studio by Mr. Zhang Junshe, Vice President of Naval Research Institute of China.

President Xi meets SCO military chiefs in Beijing

China is advocating more pragmatic security cooperation among members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The aim is to enable the organization to play a more constructive role in maintaining regional peace and stability.

SCO: aim to ensure regional peace, security

It is the 5th military drill under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is a Eurasian organisation covering political, economic and military cooperation.

SCO members conducted coordinated operations

Five of the six Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states wrapped up the 2014 peace mission anti-terrorism drill on Thursday. More than 7,000 soldiers took part in the 6-day exercise, which was the biggest in a decade.

WHO: Ebola death toll climbs to 1,552 from 3,069 cases

Now for an update on the Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization says the death toll has reached 1,552, out of 3,069 cases reported in 4 West African countries - namely Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Premier Li meets with Djibouti's PM in Nanjing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Djibouti's Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, who is here to attend the closing ceremony of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 28, 2014.

Japanese war criminal confessions compiled

Chinese publishers have compiled the written confessions of 45 Japanese war criminals in 11 new books, as domestic authorities continue their drive to raise awareness on China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

China accuses U.S. over 'close-in reconnaissance'

The Chinese Defense Ministry has accused the U.S. military of "close-in reconnaissance" in China's airspace in response to U.S. criticism of a Chinese jet intercepting a U.S. Navy patrol plane last Tuesday.

Crossover: EU countries push for Ukraine-Russia settlement

Our Brussels correspondent Sandra Gathmann is covering the situation from the EU perspective.

Tele interview: Erdogan to be inaugurated as Turkey's President

For more, we now cross live to our correspondent Michal Bardavid in Ayvalik, Turkey.

Premier Li Keqiang meets leaders before closing ceremony

The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will conclude tonight in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with Premier Li Keqiang attending the ceremony.

UNSC adopts arms embargo resolution on Libya

As the Libyan crisis deepens, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to tighten its arms embargo and expand sanctions against those destabilizing the country.

Crossover: Fighting continues in eastern part of Ukraine

For more details on the fighting. We’re now joined by CCTV correspondent Kate Parkinson in Donetsk and Sandra Gathmann in Brussels.

Chinese gov't reaffirms pledge to cut red tape for businesses

The Chinese government has reaffirmed its commitment to pro-business reforms, despite challenges. More red-tape cutting is ahead. Let’s show you what the government is planning.

China's industrial profits slow in July, up 11.7% from Jan to July

In the first seven months of this year, big industrial companies with revenues above 20 million yuan, created about 3.3 trillion yuan profits, rising almost 12 percent year on year.

Business people, entrepreneurs embrace luxury private jet travel

Travelling in style is no longer the preserve of celebrities. Business travellers and entrepreneurs are now turning to private jets for more flexibility and to save flight times.

Lagarde investigation involves decision on 403 mln euros in arbitration payment

The investigation into Christine Lagarde dates back to 2008 when she was finance minister. Tyccon Bernard Tapie is the center of the investigation. He supported conservative Nicolas Sarkozy in the last two elections.

Malaysia Airlines set to report losses Friday

Malaysia Airlines reports second quarter earnings in just over an hour’s time. Malaysia Airlines posted 137 million US dollars of losses in the first quarter of this year, the biggest in two years.

Photos: History video series tells Communist victory in Pingxingguan

The third episode in an ongoing documentary series on the Anti-Japanese War covered the Battle of Pingxingguan, which saw a morale-boosting victory for the Communist army in its fight against Japanese invaders.

IMF's Lagarde denies fraud allegations

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is due to hold talks with the board over a fraud inquiry that’s stepped up a gear.

A look inside Israel's Air Force base

The Israeli military was criticized for its heavy-handedness and for the high Palestinian death toll brought on by airstrikes. The government says it did its best to avoid civilian deaths.

New Ebola outbreak emerges in Congo, killing 13

The World Health Organization has announced a total of 24 suspected Ebola cases were identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including 13 people who’re died of deadly disease.

Landslide in Guizhou kills 6, with 21 missing

At least six people were killed and 21 remain missing after a landslide struck a village in southwest China’s Guizhou Province on Wednesday night.

Crossover: Trial of Takuma Sakuragi enters third day

We are joined by our reporter Wu Lei. He is right at outside the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s court where the trial is taking place.

MH370's disappearance quickly turned into aviation mystery

It has been more than five months since the missing Malaysia Airlines plane vanished in March. Malaysia, Australia and China are still conducting searches to locate the passenger jet.

Japanese politician stands trial for drug smuggling

The trial of a Japanese politician accused of attempting to smuggle drugs out of China has entered its third day.

Crossover: Joint press conf. on missing MH370

CCTV reporter Tao Ye is now standing by in Canberra with the very latest, with the latest from the press conference this morning.

Deep-sea search for MH370 to begin in September

Australian, Malaysian, and Chinese officials have held a meeting in Canberra, during which search strategies and cost-sharing issues were discussed.

China urges Japan to take action to remove obstacles to ties

Chinese Foreign Ministry has called Japan to earnestly reflect on its history of aggression and take tangible actions to get the trust of neighboring countries and the international community.

New private banks to open in China: what to expect

In recent news, the China Banking Regulatory Commission authorized the establishment of three private banks, including Tencent’s WeBank, as it continued its push for greater financial liberalization and a more open banking sector.

German chemical company opens plant in Kenya

German chemical company opens plant in Kenya

South Africa tightens regulations after downgrade of local banks

South Africa tightens regulations after downgrade of local banks

Egypt offers aid to Libyan army

Egypt offers aid to Libyan army

Chinese vice premier in Czech for closer ties

China and the Czech Republic is turning a new page on bilateral relations as Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli arrived here Wednesday evening to forge closer ties with Czech and other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC).

Tomato-rich diet helps prevent prostate cancer

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, a new research by British scientists suggests.

U.S. opens patent probe into noise-canceling headphones

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) said Wednesday it has voted to initiate a patent investigation of certain noise canceling headphones and components thereof from four companies based in the United States, Ireland and China.

Top political advisor calls for more anti-corruption suggestions

China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Wednesday called on advisors nationwide to continue efforts and suggestions to fight corruption.

China urges Japan's tangible action to remove obstacles to ties

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang on Wednesday mid-night urged the Japanese side to take tangible actions to remove obstacles to bilateral relations.

China supports Pakistan's security, development: premier

Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday China supports Pakistan in its efforts to realize national security, stability and economic development.

Israel, Hamas claim 'victory' in Gaza war

Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday both claimed "victory" in the Gaza war, one day after the long-term cease-fire came into effect.

Radical militants seize Syria crossing near Israel: activists

An array of radical militant groups on Wednesday seized a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, killing 20 Syrian soldiers, activists said.

Turkish FM elected as premier, ruling AKP chairman

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday elected incumbent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the sole candidate for the party helm, as premier and party leader.

Seven of Eight Ebola patients discharged in Nigeria

Seven of Eight Ebola patients discharged in Nigeria

Separatists forces enter Novoazovsk

lthough all sides at the Minsk summit have agreed to a peace plan for Ukraine, the first meeting between Russian and Ukraine leaders did not produce a breakthrough in efforts to end the months-long unrest.

IMF chief denies wrongdoing in 2008 deal

The investigation focuses on the decision made by Lagarde, who in 2008 as France's finance minister under Nicolar Sarkozy's administration.

Thousands return to Gaza after long-term cease-fire came into effect

More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, and more than 10,000 have been wounded. In Israel, 70 people were killed, including 64 soldiers and six civilians.

9-year-old accidentally kills range instructor with Uzi

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi.

Spanish town painted in tomato juice

Spanish town painted in tomato juice

Three playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo

Three playful lion cubs made their public debut Wednesday, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Technology makes possible 10 houses built in 24 hours

Ever thought of building a house without even one single brick? It’s been done in Shanghai with a 3D printer.

Microsoft suspected of not being transparent with sales info

Microsoft is grabbing headlines-- but for the wrong reasons. The tech giant is facing an antitrust probe about how it bundles its software in China.

China tightens precautions against Ebola

China is further tightening precautions against Ebola.

Canadian navy ship pays visit to Shanghai

After eight long years since its last visit, a Canadian naval ship has returned to Shanghai on a goodwill tour. The vessel will also take part in a joint naval drill with Chinese ships before setting off to its next destination.

Sixth armored division of Chinese 38th army opens to media

As the 2014 peace mission anti-terror drill continues between five Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states, an armored division of China’s 38th army opens itself to Chinese and foreign media in a confident display from China’s military.

Supreme People’s Court: Zhou Yongkang’s case not entered legal proceedings

On July 29th, the central government announced it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.

China-Russia military ties conducive to regional peace

Military cooperation between China and Russia has strategic significance and plays a crucial role in maintaining regional stability and peace.

China to allow international investors set up hospitals

China will allow foreign investors to run wholly owned hospitals in seven cities and provinces.

Finance and education services go online

A big theme at this year’s conference is -- the rapid crossover of internet technology into traditional industries.

India's new government lifts hopes of economic revival

Indian stocks -- in case you haven’t noticed, are on a roll. Just a year ago, the Indian economy was being accused of being not investor friendly.

MIIT: gov't to build more internet infrastructure

The China Internet Conference kicked off in Beijing Tuesday, this is the biggest internet gathering in the world’s biggest internet market.

China seeing rising numbers of IP lawsuits

Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong Province are the three regions in China with the most intellectual property dispute cases.

Beijing, Shanghai & Guangzhou to establish special tribunals

Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are expected to become the first cities to establish special tribunals for intellectual property.

President Xi bestows military honors

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an order of commendation to honor the crew of the first aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.

China appoints party chiefs in Kunming, Guangzhou

Kunming and Guangzhou, two provincial capitals in southern China, announced appointment of new Party chiefs on Wednesday after their previous leaders went under investigation for disciplinary and legal violations.

Xi warns resurgence of old problems in 'mass line' campaign

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday pledged here long term efforts to improve officials' work style after hearing a report on the progress of the "mass line" campaign in central China's Henan Province.

President Xi's envoy to attend Turkish president's inauguration

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Chen Lei, minister of water resources, will attend the inauguration ceremony of new Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, at the invitation of the Turkish government.

Gaza ceasefire significant step to ease tension: Chinese FM

The indefinite ceasefire in Gaza is a significant step to ease tension and people's suffering in the region, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday.

Xi eyes mended China-Vietnam ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with a special envoy of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee here on Wednesday and called for joint efforts to mend bilateral ties after the country's recent tensions.

Chinese gov't to cut more administrative approvals

China is making efforts to ease market maneuverability by reducing the amount of administrative approvals required for businesses.

NPC to deliberate on HK suffrage

A draft decision on the granting of universal suffrage in Hong Kong will be submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for deliberation before its bimonthly session closes on Sunday, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

Chinese president meets PM of Antigua and Barbuda

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with visiting Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne in Beijing on boosting ties between the two countries.

Chinese Navy marks first Sino-Japanese war

The Chinese Navy is marking the 120th anniversary of the first Sino-Japanese War, commonly known in China as the 'War of Jia-wu'.

China to ease curbs on overseas investment in hospitals

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced that the country will ease curbs on overseas investment in join-venture hospitals, as the central government continues healthcare reform.

Abdullah withdraws observers from audit of votes

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is pulling out of vote audit from the recent election, raising doubts over the first peaceful transfer of power in the country.

Putin, Poroshenko meet in Minsk

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have met in the capital of Belarus, Minsk. But little agreement was made and the two sides remain divided by conflict on and off the battlefield.

President-elect Erdogan asks PM to form new gov't

Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government.

Sudanese FM visits Beijing to strengthen relations

China and Sudan are marking 55 years of diplomatic ties this year. Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with his Sudanese counterpart Ali Ahmed Karti in Beijing.

Israelis, Palestinians hold different views on ceasefire

People on both sides of the border have expressed their opinion on the ceasefire. Some welcome the quiet but don’t think it will last long. Some others are celebrating the long-awaited deal.

Calm in Gaza as open-ended ceasefire holds

Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip, as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians took hold on Wednesday.

HK to officially commemorate China's victory of anti-Japanese aggression

Official ceremonies will be held every year to commemorate the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression and victims who died in the Nanjing Massacre respectively.

China releases 2nd episode of video series on anti-Japanese war

The second episode in a war documentary video series being released by China's State Archives Administration (SAA) has recalled the Battle of Songhu, one of the bloodiest battles during China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

Navy holds sea memorial for Sino-Japanese War

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Wednesday held a memorial ceremony for the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 on a ship anchored in a Weihai port in east China's Shandong Province.

Obama authorizes surveillance flights over Syria

US President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a move that could pave the way for US airstrikes against the extremist group of Islamic State militant targets.

WHO: High death toll of medics hampering Ebola control efforts

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not showing signs of slowing down. The World Health Organization says as of August 22nd, there had been 2,615 cases reported in four West African countries, with 1,427 lives lost to the virus.

Extremist Sunni group militants making $2 mln per day from oil sale

The Islamic State has occupied 7 oil fields in Iraq. As an expert at Iraq’s oil ministry suggests the group is raking in millions of US dollars per day from oil sales on the black markets.

Poroshenko, Ashton vow to bring peace and stability to Ukraine

At the end of the talks, President Poroshenko held a joint press conference with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, about what the meeting achieved.

Studio interview: Ukraine faces challenges in economic ties with Russia and EU

For more analysis, we’re joined in the studio by Professor Wang Yiwei from the School of International Studies at Renmin University.

China commemorates maritime war against Japan 120 years ago

Memorial events are being held in China to mark the 120th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895. The events are staged in Weihai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province.

Pictet denies change of structure is due to U.S tax probe

Swiss private bank Pictet Tuesday opened its books to public scrutiny for the first time in over two centuries. It was one of the two largest Swiss closely-held banks moved to do so lately, pressured by a U.S tax investigation.

Audio reveals clues to Michael Brown case

There’s been a new development in the Ferguson shooting of an unarmed black teenager. US media has released a piece of audio that might have recorded the moment when a white police officer shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th.

Crossover: Japanese politician faces drug smuggling charge in China

The trial of a Japanese politician and two other defendants has entered the second day, three people face charges of drug trafficking by the Guangzhou People’s Procuratorate.

Japanese government turns cautious on factory output

The Japanese government turned cautious on factory output, flagging a risk of of economic slowdown, from a tepid recovery of demand followed the April sales-tax hike.

UN statement welcomes Gaza ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire in Gaza.

Open-ended ceasefire brings halt to fighting in Gaza

An open-ended ceasefire has now taken effect in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. The latest truce has halted a seven-week conflict that has killed more than 21-hundred Palestinians and over 60 Israelis.

French PM to poach wide political base for new cabinet

The French government is expected to form a new team Tuesday, after its PM’s resignation one day ago. The new cabinet is expected to carry on the growth policy, which has yielded a flat economic expansion in 2014.

Ghana holds street art festival

Ghana holds street art festival

Ebola epidemic could 'snowball'

Ebola epidemic could 'snowball'

Libyan parliament hopes to tackle ongoing conflict

Libyan parliament hopes to tackle ongoing conflict

5,000 families affected due to India, Pakistan firing on border in Kashmir

Indian- controlled Kashmir Tuesday said 5,000 families of 45 villages along the international border (IB) were affected due to India, Pakistan border firing.

China, Nepal jointly launch international pre-paid card for Nepalese consumers

China and Nepal on Tuesday jointly launched here the U.S. dollar-denominated International UnionPay pre-paid card, which can be accepted in over 140 countries.

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China urges Japan's tangible action to remove obstacles to ties

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang on Wednesday mid-night urged the Japanese side to take tangible actions to remove obstacles to bilateral relations.

Turkish FM elected as premier, ruling AKP chairman

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday elected incumbent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the sole candidate for the party helm, as premier and party leader.

Radical militants seize Syria crossing near Israel: activists

An array of radical militant groups on Wednesday seized a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, killing 20 Syrian soldiers, activists said.

Israel, Hamas claim 'victory' in Gaza war

Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday both claimed "victory" in the Gaza war, one day after the long-term cease-fire came into effect.

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