China's GDP grows 6.8% in H1

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China's GDP grows 6.8% in H1

Nation

Xi to promote practical cooperation, global governance reform in first overseas trip after re-election

Xi is to carry out a major diplomatic move from July 19 to 28, paying state visits to the UAE, Senegal, Rwanda and S. Africa, and attending the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
Tech

Vatti refunds consumers after France win World Cup

Vatti promised in June that consumers would be fully refunded for buying related kitchen products if the French soccer team claimed the World Cup crown.
Nation

Rocket technologies adapted for China's cleaner coal use

Technologies gained from developing the "heart" of rockets are helping China, one of the world's major coal consumers, use coal more cleanly and efficiently.
Sport

2019 FIFA Club World Cup has 'big chance' to be held in China, Infantino tells Alibaba founder Jack Ma

The Club World Cup is an annual tournament which features all its six confederations' champions plus the host nation's league winner. 
Entertainment

Fantasy film adapted from popular video game to screen in October

The film is adapted from a popular video game which has developed a large fan base in China since 2010.
Viral

Woman orders food to thank helpful nurse

A woman in east China ordered some food for a male nurse who helped her when she was in need on July 10.
Property

Shanghai new home sales up in first half of 2018

Sales of new homes continued to pick up in the first half of this year, data released today by the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
Property

New home sales dip last week, ending 3-week rally

New home sales retreated last week despite a surge in new supply, ending a three-week rally and dragging the transaction volume below the 100,000-square-meter threshold again.
Viral

Police officer on vacation saves over 20 people trapped in flooding

"I don't need applause or flowers – the only thing I care about was the safety of people."
Economy

Shanghai Pharma enters partnership with Canadian farm

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holdings Shenxiang Health Medicine Co has entered into a strategic partnership with Northland Ginseng Farms in Ontario to source from a standardized site. 
Nation

Missing HK man in Malaysian triathlon found dead

Yuen Chi Yuen was supposed to start the cycling phase after a 1.5-kilometer swimming, but his wife reported to the organizer later that Yuen did not show up at the beach.
Metro

Shanghai police bust World Cup gambling gang

Shanghai police have busted an online soccer gambling gang of 14 involving more than 400 million yuan (US$60 million).
Metro

Pudong police net 91 for telecoms fraud

So far this year, Pudong police have prevented more than 1,600 telecoms scams, officers claim.
World

Croatia welcomes Chinese investment: senior lawmaker

Croatia is open to Chinese investors and companies, board chairman of the foreign policy committee of the Croatian Parliament Miro Kovac told Xinhua in an interview.
World

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.
World

Last body from Thai boat tragedy retrieved

A body that had been trapped under a boat that had gone down in southern Thailand two weeks ago was retrieved yesterday.
World

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month's cease-fire, the United Nations said yesterday.
Metro

Money in question after domestic help firm shuts

Citing financial difficulties, a domestic help service provider shut its doors last week, leaving prepaid card buyers and employees in the lurch.
Sport

France lift 2nd World Cup after winning classic final 4-2

It was the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966.
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