An installation made of sock textiles is on display at a demonstration hall of the local sock-making industry in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, in February. REUTERS
On growth policies, interest rate cut could be beginning of more
Interest rate cut part of more aggressive policy approach, economists say
Continuing weakness in industrial activity is forcing the Chinese government to adopt more aggressive policies to accelerate growth and increase employment, economists... Read more
The UN Security Council has accomplished its tasks "smoothly" for February due to the joint efforts of all council members, and China has delivered on its promise as the presiding president of the council for the month, said Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the world body.
"As I indicated at the beginning of the month, the Chinese presidency was guided in its work by... Read more
Tourism from China to Los Angeles has nearly quadrupled in the past four years, making the country the largest overseas market for the city's tourism.
The number grew from 158,000 Chinese tourists in 2009 to 570,000 in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp's annual report in 2014.
Another factor that will accelerate travel growth is a visa policy approved by Chinese President... Read more
Editor's note: This article was first published in Science, 31 October 2014
When you arrive in Sierra Leone, things look pretty normal. Life goes on as usual in many respects. In Freetown, the streets are still busy, and people still go to the market. In the villages, people are doing the same things they always do: sitting and chatting, wandering, playing football.
But there is nothing... Read more