China is looking forward to a China-Australia free trade agreement being signed this year, President Xi Jinping said when meeting with Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on Monday.
Beijing introduced new rules to deal with air pollution on Monday. According to the city's environmental protection bureau, the new heavy air pollution emergency response program will replace the current version, launched on Oct. 2013.
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday, heading for southwest China's Chongqing. It is the fifth flight of the landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.
While many would argue cherry blossoms originated from Japan or South Korea, according to China's botanists, the plant actually comes from China.