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Why is it so hard to make dental appointments in China?‍

It's a general complaint within China, that it's very difficult to make appointments with doctors, especially in large, public hospitals. And dentists are no different.

Studio interview: Massive anti-graft campaign in past two years

Joining us in the studio is Mo Jihong. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Vice President of the Chinese Association of Constitutional Law.

4th meeting of party's central disciplinary commission held in Beijing

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC is being held in Beijing.

U.S., ROK urge Pyongyang to return to six-party talks

The United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Friday urged Pyongyang to return to the six-party talks over its nuclear program.

Chinese gov't follows Party's plan to realize law-abiding governance

The State Council, China's cabinet, met on Friday to implement the blueprint of legal reform adopted by a key Party session Thursday.

China, 20 other countries OK Asia Investment Bank

China, 20 other countries OK Asia Investment Bank

President Xi announces new ebola aid

President Xi announces new ebola aid

Seattle school shooting: Two dead, including shooter

Seattle school shooting: Two dead, including shooter

2-year-old infected with Ebola in Mali

2-year-old infected with Ebola in Mali

Chinese premier meets with Tanzanian president in Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 24, 2014.

Xi Jinping pledges to strengthen cooperation with Tanzania

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strengthen China’s ties with Tanzania in a meeting with his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in Beijing. Kikwete is on a five-day state visit to China at the invitation of Xi Jinping.

China offers new anti-Ebola aid to West Africa

China will provide 500 million RMB (about 82 million U.S dollars) in aid to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and international organizations to fight Ebola, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

Chinese Vice Premier demands cleaner air for APEC meeting

As smog enveloped Beijing, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday demanded temporary factory shutdowns and vehicle controls during next month's APEC meeting to ensure cleaner air.

Ebola fears close China-DPRK cross-border tourism

Tourist excursions between northeast China's Jilin Province and the neighboring Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were suspended on Friday, local travel agencies said.

Fmr. Chief Exec.: 2017 election thoroughly democratic

During the press conference today, Tung Chee-Hwa pointed out that the election for chief executive of Hong Kong SAR scheduled for 2017 is an authentic and valid democratic election.

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Occupy Central

China’s Foreign Ministry says the decision of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Hong Kong’s 2017 Chief Executive election is fully legal and 'unshakable.'

Former HK chief executive calls for end of occupation

Hong Kong’s former Chief Executive, Tung Chee-hwa, has said the Occupy Central protest is tearing Hong Hong’s community apart and is severely affecting the city’s economy and livelihood.

Full text of Chinese FM's signed article on int'l rule of law

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on the international community to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining world peace and international rule of law in a signed article commemorating the United Nations Day.

Xi eyes better global financial governance as MOU signed on new multilateral bank

Chinese President Xi Jinping looks forward to better global financial governance as 21 countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Friday on establishing a new multilateral bank to finance infrastructure projects in Asia.

Xi congratulates newly sworn-in Indonesian president

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday congratulated newly sworn-in Indonesian President Joko Widodo on his assumption of office as the new Indonesian head of state.

Xinhua Insight: Chinese expect CPC's rule-of-law blueprint to better protect rights

With the Communist Party of China (CPC) setting a new blueprint for rule of law during a key meeting this week, people in China are building hopes that their rights and interests will be better protected in a more law-abiding society.

Non-CPC members' opinions heard before rule-of-law decision

The Communist Party of China (CPC) listened to opinions from various non-CPC parties during the drafting of a key decision on rule of law, according to a statement published on Friday.

Spotlight: Experts see CPC's new blueprint for rule of law as guarantee for China's development

A new blueprint for the rule of law set by the Communist Party of China (CPC) during a key meeting this week is of great significance for the development of the world's second largest economy, experts have said.

Chinese finance minister says AIIB open to countries committed to Asian, global development

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Friday that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is open and welcomes all countries that are committed to Asia's development and global economic development.

AIIB authorized capital amounts 100 billion U.S. dollars

The Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) specifies that the authorized capital of AIIB is 100 billion U.S. dollars and the initial subscribed capital is expected to be around 50 billion dollars. The paid-in ratio will be 20 percent, according to Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Friday.

Mixed news for China’s banks

Bank earnings reports are coming in for the third quarters and the news was mixed as China’s economy continues to slow.

Jobless rate steady at 4.07% in China

China’s urban unemployment rate stood at 4.07 percent at the end of September. That’s slightly down from the end of the second quarter.

China's land sales rebound in October

Despite dropping prices of housing, land sales in China continued to climb in October. Nearly 2.4 million square meters of land were sold in Chinese first-tier cities in October.

Smog, snow to hit northern China

Medium to heavy smog will shroud north China, and snowstorms will hit the northeast part of the country over the next three days, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said on Friday.

Spotlight: Experts see CPC's new blueprint for rule of law as guarantee for China's development

A new blueprint for the rule of law set by the Communist Party of China (CPC) during a key meeting this week is of great significance for the development of the world's second largest economy, experts have said.

Non-CPC members' opinions heard before rule-of-law decision

The Communist Party of China (CPC) listened to opinions from various non-CPC parties during the drafting of a key decision on rule of law, according to a statement published on Friday.

Turkish province hosts thousands of Syrians

The fighting in the Syrian border city of Kobane has forced some 200-thousand people to flee into southeastern Turkey.

Making 'rule of law' a habit

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee concluded in Beijing on Oct.23. The Communique issued after the meeting lays out the general objective of building a system serving 'the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics' and a country under 'the socialist rule of law,' in order to fully advance rule of law in China.

China starts a new era of rule of law

As anticipated, the Communist Party of China (CPC) set the blueprint for rule of law at the just concluded Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. This symbolizes the start of a new era of rule of law in the world's second largest economy.

US judge considers whether UN can be sued

A US judge is considering whether or not the United Nations can be sued over allegations that its peacekeepers in Haiti caused one of the country’s worst ever cholera epidemics.

EU leaders reach deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

It's the final day of the two-day EU summit in Brussels, where the 28 member states will try to come to a consensus on many important issues.

Ebola epidemic on top of EU Summit agenda

Ebola is one of the big talking points at the EU summit as leaders discussed developing a much tougher response to the epidemic.

NY officials: Public unlikely to get Ebola on the subway

New York city’s Health Commissioner said it’s "extremely unlikely" members of the public would contract Ebola from the city’s subway system.

DPRK warns against anti-Pyongyang leaflet drop

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has repeated its call for activists in South Korea to stop launching balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets.

Japan revises ODA charter

The Japanese government has completed a draft, revising the charter of its official development assistance, or ODA.

Interview: 'Rule of law' was focus of plenum

And earlier, we spoke to former Deputy Chief of International Business Daily Wang Xuewen, for his thoughts on the meeting of the CPC Central Committee.

Crossover: Protesters in HK still blocking some roads

As the protests continue without signs of abating, our reporter Li Jiejun is standing by in Hong Kong with the very latest.

Crossover: New York health workers tracing infected doctor's close contacts

Our correspondent Jim Spellman in Washington DC says health officials in New York are facing a major challenge in trying to trace all the people who came into contact with the infected doctor.

Communique sets blueprint for rule of law in China

The fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China concluded here in Beijing on Thursday. For the first time ever, the session was soly devoted to the "rule of law".

China Sept. home prices continue to moderate

China's home prices continued to moderate in more cities in September despite easing government restrictions on the market, official data showed on Friday.

China adds 10.82 million new jobs in Jan-Sept

China's job market proved to be quite resilient although the economic growth slowed in the first nine months, according to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) on Friday.

Leaders discuss carbon emissions, Ebola epidemic at EU Summit

European Leaders have agreed a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, by 2030.

Mali confirms first case of Ebola

Health officials in the African country of Mali have confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola.

People in West Africa remain resilient

While Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, many have survived.

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola

Health officials in New York have confirmed that a doctor recently returned from Guinea has

China launches test probe for 2017 lunar landing

China launched a new probe to the moon in the early hours of Friday morning.

US strives to cut off Islamic State fund sources

US security officials say that over the past few years, the so-called Islamic State has grown

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero

Canada is coming to terms with the attack on its Parliament in Ottawa by a gunman.

Crossover: Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola

Health officials in New York have confirmed that a doctor recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.

Dagong Europe lauds post-crisis reaction of EU financial institutions

European financial institutions have reacted to the challenges brought by the financial crisis and are adapting to the changing framework, rating agency Dagong Europe said in a report released on Thursday.

U.S. not to levy punitive duties on steel product from China, Russia, Korea, Czech

The U.S. trade authority ruled Thursday that a U.S. industry is "neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury" by imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from China, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea and Russia.

CPC leadership guarantees China's rule of law: People's Daily

The Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership is "the most fundamental guarantee" for comprehensively advancing rule of law, said a People's Daily editorial to be published on Friday.

CPC decision on advancing rule of law draws worldwide attention

Experts and media outlets worldwide have paid high attention as the just-concluded fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has decided to comprehensively advance the rule of law in the country.

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks in Anbar province as Iran backs Baghdad anti-terror efforts

Iraqi security forces and allied tribal fighters rebuffed an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in a town near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, but were forced to withdraw from another embattled town after two days of fierce clashes in the country's western province of Anbar, security sources said on Thursday.

China, Tanzania celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and visiting Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete attended a reception in Beijing on Thursday celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Canada's B.C. province strenthens security after Parliament Hill shooting

After the shocking shooting attack at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, the authorities across Canada's western province of British Columbia heightened the alert.

Iran president optimistic over nuclear deal before deadline

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he saw a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers within reach before a November 24 deadline, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.

IS earns tens of millions of dollars per month: U.S. official

The Islamic State (IS) group is amassing wealth at an "unprecedented" pace, generating tens of millions of dollars per month, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission with a return to Earth.

CPC sets new blueprint for rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) set a new blueprint for rule of law in the world's second largest economy during a key meeting this week, promising sweeping judical reforms while hailing the overarching role of the Constitution in the country's legal system.

Studio interview: US, S. Korea agree to delay wartime control transfer

Raymond Tanter, Former National Security Advisor

Studio interview: Building legal system with less interference

For more discussion on the topic, we’re joined by Professor Fu Jun from the School of Government at Peking University.

Crossover: Residents voice opposition to 'Occupy Central'

For the latest developments in Hong Kong, we’re joined live by our reporter Han Peng from there.

Guangdong screening travelers from W. Africa

South China’s Guangdong Province has been screening travelers from countries in West Africa struggling to contain an Ebola epidemic.

HK protesters flout court injunctions to clear the streets

Despite injunctions issued by the city’s High Court demanding the clearing of some areas, many protesters have said they would not leave.

Communist Party expels 6 senior officials

The central committee has also decided to expel six senior officials from the Communist Party, after reviewing disciplinary cases against them. Three of the officials were former members of the central committee.

Crossover: Building a well-rounded legal system

For more, we’re joined by our reporter Tang Bo in Beijing. He has been covering the session over the past few days.

Disease affects maize harvest in Kenya

Disease affects maize harvest in Kenya

Egypt and Ethiopia aim to promote cooperation

Egypt and Ethiopia aim to promote cooperation

Nigeria reshuffles cabinet

Nigeria reshuffles cabinet

Kazakhstan hopes for closer ties with APEC countries

Beijing is gearing up for the APEC economic leaders meeting that begins on the 10th of November.

Russia 'goes East' as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite

Russia’s economy has stagnated in recent months as Western sanctions on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine have started to bite.

China's foreign exchange reserves fall $100 bln in Q3

China’s third quarter foreign exchange reserve number came in below expectations. Many were expecting it to be above 4 trillion dollars, but reserve levels have actually fallen in Q3 from Q2.

Promoting rule of law needs CPC leadership: communique

The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) must be ensured amid the country's drive to advance the rule of law, said a key document here Thursday.

Party's leadership 'most fundamental guarantee' for rule of law in China: communique

The Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership is 'the most fundamental guarantee' for comprehensively advancing the rule of law and building a country under the socialist rule of law, leaders said at a key meeting Thursday.

Canada 'not intimidated' by terror attacks: PM

Canada is not immune to terror attacks but not intimidated by terrorism, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday after a gunmen attacked the parliament and killed a soldier earlier in the day.

CPC vows to promote Constitution implementation, interpretation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to promote the implementation, supervision and interpretation of China's Constitution at a key session with a rule of law theme.

Media reactions on strengthening 'rule of law'

Media at home and abroad have been closely following the discussions on how to strengthen the rule of law.

Key meeting on advancing 'rule of law' concludes

The key meeting of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has just concluded in Beijing.

CPC sets blueprint for rule of law at key meeting

The Communist Party of China (CPC) set the blueprint for rule of law in the world's second largest economy during a key meeting this week, which also highlighted the Party's leadership and the overarching role of the Constitution in the country's legal system.

Australia PM: Our anti-Ebola priority is Asia-Pacific region

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the country is 'carefully considering' international requests for them to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but its priority is at home.

Canadian PM Harper addresses nation on shooting case

Canada’s prime minister said on Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and a hit-and-run that killed another earlier this week were grim reminders that Canada was not immune to the 'types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world'.

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Chinese gov't follows Party's plan to realize law-abiding governance

The State Council, China's cabinet, met on Friday to implement the blueprint of legal reform adopted by a key Party session Thursday.

U.S., ROK urge Pyongyang to return to six-party talks

The United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Friday urged Pyongyang to return to the six-party talks over its nuclear program.

Why is it so hard to make dental appointments in China?‍

It's a general complaint within China, that it's very difficult to make appointments with doctors, especially in large, public hospitals. And dentists are no different.

Leaders discuss carbon emissions, Ebola epidemic at EU Summit

European Leaders have agreed a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, by 2030.

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