Xi stresses need for innovation

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Xi stresses need for innovation

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.
Economy

US Fed raises interest rate, forecasts 3 hikes in 2018

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, the third such increase in 2017.
Viral

Grandpa employs novel method to keep triplets in sight

A video showing a grandpa's cute way of looking after his triplet grandchildren has gone viral on social media.
Nation

Esteemed Taiwan poet Yu Guangzhong dies

Famous Taiwanese poet, writer and translator Yu Guangzhong died today at the age of 90, according to Taiwan media reports.
Economy

China's industrial output maintains steady growth in November

China's industrial output posted steady growth in November, with progress in structural upgrading, official data showed Thursday.
Art & Culture

Hugo Boss Award more than an aromatic fragrance of expression

An exhibition by the four finalists in this year's Hugo Boss Asia Art Award at the Rockbund Art Museum is running through February next year.
Viral

Woman's two iPhone Xs easily unlocked by colleague's face

A woman in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province discovered a "one-in-a-million" security problem with two new iPhone X phones: both could easily be unlocked with her colleague's face.
Art & Culture

Yan Wenliang: a life in retrospect

A rare exhibition in the artist's hometown, Suzhou, provides a deep insight into a man who made an indelible mark on China's art scene.
Metro

Parks, tourist spots to have new toilets

Tourism authorities will put up 100 new public toilets, mostly at tourist spots, suburban parks and along the 45-kilometer stretch by the Huangpu River.
Metro

5 staffers at Ctrip nursery arrested over child abuse

The Changning District People's Procuratorate yesterday announced the arrest of five staff members involved in a child abuse scandal at a local Ctrip daycare center.
Metro

Shanghai police in a tug-of-war with telecom scammers over potential victims

Since August, about 13,000 police officers have been engaged to talk to potential telecom scam victims in person, and 60 million yuan of loss was prevented this way in November.
Metro

New traffic police cameras target drivers who illegally cut lanes

A total of 479 offenses have been captured by the three cameras since October 22. The errant drivers were fined 200 yuan (US$30) along with two demerits on their driving licenses.
Metro

Never-before-seen beetle species found in Pudong

All members of the genus are very rare insects. They are timid and like hiding in a dark and damp environment like rotten wood, ants' nest and caves.
Metro

City to crack down on 'cloned cabs'

The law enforcement department of Shanghai's transportation commission is aiming to crack down on 'cloned cabs.'
Metro

Overhaul of Yangshupu Road to begin by end of this month

The vehicle and pedestrian lanes of the five-kilometer road in the downtown area's northeast will be widened, and former industrial sites along the road will be preserved.
Nation

Police nab 8 men for poisoned syringes

Poisoned syringes that could be fired at dogs on the street to kill them instantly were sold by a gang in China, allowing pets to be snatched and sold for the dinner table.
Nation

Briton waits to hear fate of murder appeal

Three judges in Hong Kong's Court of Appeal are set to decide the fate of a former British banker who was jailed for life last year for the murder of two Indonesian women.
Nation

Startups' dreams turn reality in Shenzhen

Adriana Vazquez grew up in Mexico City, studied in Pennsylvania and worked in New York. But it was the "Silicon Valley of China" that made her dream a reality.
World

EU warns UK airlines on flying after Brexit

British airlines will lose all flying rights the European Union has negotiated with third countries as well as those negotiated by individual EU states after UK quits the bloc.
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