Xi tells Moon talks only way out for Koreas

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Economy

Industrial output slows, retail surges

There were mixed signals of economic growth in November as industrial output and investment continued to slow in China, while retail sales surged, indicating a steady outlook.
Economy

China reports increase in foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 9.8 percent year on year to reach 803.62 billion yuan (US$122 billion) in the first 11 months, data showed Thursday.
Metro

Shanghai to boost cultural and creative industries

The government hopes to build more cultural hubs in Shanghai, offer more incentives for industry startups and attract more international industry names to the city.
Metro

Checks ordered on juice vending machines

Shanghai's food watchdog has ordered the operator of 120 vending machines offering freshly squeezed orange juice to carry out checks following adverse online reports.
Metro

Rule to curb Didi taxi cherry-picking

The local transportation commission has blocked drivers using Didi Chuxing from seeing the destination of passengers before accepting their requests.
Metro

Plaque honors city's WWII 'safe zone'

A memorial plaque – the Nanshi Refugee Zone Monument – in honor of the city's "safe zone" during WWII, which protected around 300,000 people, was unveiled at the City God Temple.
Metro

Woman, 60, gets 3-year jail for selling fake cancer drugs

A 60-year-old woman and her son were punished by a local court for producing fake anti-cancer drugs at their family workshop and selling them online.
Metro

Fake cosmetics ring using real L'Oreal byproducts busted

Nine people have been charged with trademark infringement after they allegedly produced and sold fake L'Oreal cosmetics.
World

2 astronauts, cosmonaut return from 5-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station.
World

Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration.
World

N. Korean defector pleads to return at UN event

A North Korean defector interrupted a United Nations human rights press conference in Seoul on Thursday to plead tearfully to be allowed to go back to her relatives in Pyongyang.
World

Sweden to raise earliest retirement age to 64

Sweden said Thursday it would raise the earliest retirement age from 61 to 64 in order to secure future pensions, following a broad cross-party agreement.
World

Six months on, Grenfell fire survivors weep at London memorial

Survivors of a blaze that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower in west London wept during a multi-faith memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday.
Nation

Hong Kong to have more control points with self-service departure service

Self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong (Smart Departure) will be extended to other control points from Dec. 14.
Sport

City hailed as one of EPL greats

Wednesday's 4-0 win at Swansea took Manchester City clear of Arsenal's 14 consecutive victories under Arsene Wenger between February and August 2002.
Nation

Anxious parents help China's tutoring companies thrive

Twelve-year-old Zhao Di spent all of Saturday in a private tutoring center studying Chinese, math and English. It was the busiest, most exhausting day in his week.
Sport

Froome maintains innocence as rival doubts handling of case

While accepting the case is "damaging" for a sport scarred for years by doping scandals, Froome maintained Team Sky has the evidence to prove he is not guilty of cheating.
Sport

CFA in new push to bolster youth development

The CFA is planning a new policy that will require football clubs to build a tiered-structure before allowing them to take part in leagues starting from 2019.
Metro

Eco-friendly group funeral service held to save space

A group funeral service for seniors who had no spouses or children was held in Qingpu District today with an eco-friendly and land-saving burial.
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