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President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin witness the opening ceremony for the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline in a video conference on Monday. Feng Yongbin / China Daily

China, Russia launch pipeline

President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin witnessed via video link on Monday the opening ceremony of the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline, a landmark project that will transport natural gas from eastern Siberia through Northeast China to Shanghai.


Wealth tax debate rages ahead of US election

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, candidates for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in the United States, have posed a fundamental question about the role of taxation.


Sanctions announced for US NGOs

China said on Monday that it had suspended its review of requests for United States military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong and also announced sanctions against several US non-governmental organizations in response to Hong Kongrelated US legislation.


Medical aid website Shuidichou suspends its offline consultants

Online crowdfunding medical aid platform Shuidichou has suspended its offline consultant team after video-sharing site Pear Video reported that the team has targeted hospitals to get as many patients registered with the platform as possible.


Panel set to take reins on Trump inquiry

WASHINGTON-The House of Representatives impeachment report on US President Donald Trump was expected to be unveiled for key lawmakers on Monday, as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first hearing of the Judiciary Committee.


Prudent policy stance to offset headwinds

China will not resort to competitive measures like zero interest rate or quantitative easing, but would instead maintain its conventional monetary policies over the long term and ensure currency stability, a top monetary official said.


Sharper images brighten prospect of smart projectors

With the new UEFA Champions League on, the home of Li Jielin, a 29-year-old software engineer, has become a popular gathering place for his friends.


Natural gas fuels warmth in Sino-Russian relations

Through a video link-up, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the China-Russia east route natural gas pipeline on Monday.


Elections alone do not make democracy

The shortcomings of Western-style democracy have been gradually exposed. In recent years, Western-style democracy has caused socio-political problems in many developing countries, as well as developed European and American economies. China, in contrast, has seen the emergence of socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics in the past 30 to 40 years, which has come to hold a unique value thanks to its emphasis on running democracy through the entire process of exercising public power.


Towering discoveries

In popular culture, there is an unusual expression: "nine-story tower haunted by ghosts." And an online novel that spawned a raft of screen thrillers on the theme of this "haunted tower" on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has grabbed people's imagination in recent years.


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