Residents in Perth show support for families of those on board missing Flight MH370



China-Stock Agreement

April 12/15, 2014/File

Opinions diverge on Shanghai-HK mutual stock market access



USA-Fashion Trucks


Fashion container trucks take style to U.S. streets

Economic Watch


Economic Watch-April 11. 2014

Competition is intensifying in China's internet finance market as more banks and Internet-based companies have launched online investment products to vie for a share in the booming industry.


The head of the National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, Ahmad Jarba and a delegation led by him are visiting China from April 15 to 18. Foreign minister Wang Yi and vice minister Zhang Ming will talk with them respectively.


  • USA, Russian, Ukraine and EU are expected to have a meeting on April 17 in Geneva.
  • Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will outline his views on the current situation in Syria on April 17, the National Day of Syria.
  • Beijing: Court on Thursday will announce verdict on Qin Zhijun, who was accused of creating and spreading rumors about several Chinese celebrities.
  • Seoul: A passenger ship with 477 people aboard, mostly high school students, sank in waters off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday morning, leaving at least two dead and 107 others missing.
  • Perth: Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching. The data from Bluefin-21's first mission has been downloaded and analyzed. No objects of interest were found.
  • Borno: The Nigerian police confirmed on April 15 that a girls school in northeast Nigeria was attacked by unidentified gunmen Monday night and over 100 students were hijacked.


Coming Week

  • New Delhi: India's parliamentary elections will be held between April 7 and May 12, with the voting results set to be announced on May 16. CCTV will provide ongoing coverage.
  • Baghdad: Iraq will hold the general elections on April 30. This will be the first parliamentary election after the US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011.
  • Tehran : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will attend the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18.
  • Washington D.C.: High-ranking military officials between South Korea, Japan and the United States will hold a two-day security meeting in Washington from April 17 to discuss defense coordination against nuclear and missile threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • New York: The New York International Auto Show will be held from April 18 to April 27. It has been held each Spring since 1900.
  • "Economic Watch" every Friday offers exclusive and in-depth analysis on the world's second largest economy and its perspective on the global economy.

Coming Month

Months to come


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