1. China’s position on Syria aimed at safeguarding Mideast peace, stability
February 14, 2012. By Xinhua news
Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that China's position on Syria is aimed at safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East and is in line with relevant international principles.
Xi made the remarks when he held talks on Tuesday morning at the White House with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, according to a press release issued by the Chinese delegation.
During the talks, Xi expounded China's principled position on Syria. China, he said, is willing to continue its constructive role in easing the tensions in Syria and in safeguarding peace and stability in the region.
2. Twenty-nine Chinese freed from Sudanese abduction set off for home
February 8, 2012. By Xinhuanet.com
The 29 Chinese who were freed from abduction by Sudanese rebels set on their way home Wednesday after a 24-hour stay in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Chinese, aboard a commercial flight, took off from the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 6:30 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT).
They were released by the rebels and taken to the Kenyan capital on Tuesday by a plane chartered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
3. Chinese holidayers splurge on luxury goods overseas
February 6, 2012. By Yang Lina: Xinhuanet.co
"Chinese consumers" have become a hot topic since the beginning of the Year of Dragon as they spent record high on luxury goods overseas during the Spring Festival holiday last month.
They spent 7.2 billion U.S. dollars on luxury goods overseas during the holiday, an increase of 28.57 percent year-on-year, according to a report released by the World Luxury Association.
With an increasingly strong purchasing power, Chinese consumers have become main buyers of luxury goods worldwide.
4. Experts suggest western to understand more about China
February 5, 2012. By Xinhuanet.com
As China is growing stronger and becoming increasingly important in the global arena, western people should learn more about Chinese, while China should adjust its policies for further development, said some British experts on Saturday.
Hugo de Burgh, a professor of journalism and director of the China Media Center at the University of Westminster, shared his experiences visiting China and meeting Chinese journalists with the audiences at the China Forum in the Warwick University.
"We have assumed that every country should take a path as the United States and the United Kingdom to succeed...but it is possible for a society which is not the same as the western to be mobilized quickly," he said.
The professor was also amazed at the growth of new media in China and the increasing openness of media to cover more areas. "As a result, disasters are very thoroughly covered, and officials more and more scared of being naughty," he said.
5. Top Chinese political advisor's visit helps promote friendship, cooperation with AU, Ethiopia
February 2, 2012. By English.news.cn
Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin's just-concluded visit helped boost traditional friendship and cooperation with the African Union and Ethiopia, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said.
During his stay in Addis Ababa, Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, paid an official goodwill visit to Ethiopia and attended the opening ceremony of the 18th African Union (AU) summit.
At various bilateral and multilateral meetings, Jia elaborated China's policies on Africa and put forward a host of proposals for future development of China-Africa relations, Yang said.
The top Chinese political advisor's visit was of profound significance to further deepening a new-type China-Africa strategic partnership and strengthening unity and cooperation among developing countries, he said.