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President Xi Jinping and his Laotian counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith shake hands in Vientiane, Laos, on Monday at the signing ceremony for documents to boost cooperation between the countries.       Wang Ye / Xinhua

Laos warmly greets Xi in first state visit

China and Laos agreed to jointly build the Belt and Road and enhance cooperation on multiple issues including agriculture during President Xi Jinping's state visit on Monday.

Xi's Visit

Xi, Trong call trip boost to both

General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the residence of Vietnam's late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam on Monday - a special arrangement made by the Vietnamese side for Xi's state visit to the Southeast Asian neighbor.

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World

China urges more action, unity on climate change

The Chinese delegation has vowed to put pre-2020 actions on the formal negotiating agenda of the Bonn climate talks to put further pressure on developed countries to deliver on carbon reduction promises, otherwise global cooperation on implementing Paris Agreement will face severe setbacks.

Business

Credit growth slows down in Oct

The nation's new loans and the broad measure of money supply or M2 fell to a record-low in October as lenders tightened mortgage lending and corporates stayed away from bank loans, amid an overall clampdown on shadow lending activities.

Life

Natural Ability

The magnificent views surrounding Huangshan Mountain have been admired by Chinese poets, painters and calligraphers over the centuries. The scenic mountain range in East China's Anhui province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was also a favorite of Liu Haisu (1896-1994). The prominent artist traveled there to paint on several occasions over the course of 70 years.

Sports

O'Neill bemoans Belfast blow

PARIS - Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill bemoaned the controversial first-leg penalty that saw his side's World Cup dream end with a 1-0 aggregate loss to Switzerland in their playoff on Sunday.

People

The web we weave

A large space in a three-story redbrick building, located in southeast Berlin near the river Spree, is home to nearly 100 spiders.

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Online progress

Twenty-nine-year-old Huang Bin from Baishenmiao town, Shucheng county in Anhui province suffers from cerebral palsy. So, he started to run a small shop in his village after he finished junior high.

Goings On

Lose losers despite trump break

Denis Waitley, a motivational speaker, said, "Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future."

Sports

Li: Baby won't slow Serena

WUHAN, Hubei - Chinese great Li Na backed Serena Williams to pull off a speedy return to tennis after the birth of her first child - but said there was no way she could have rushed back to the sport.

Advertorial Special

More Belt and Road countries participate in China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen

More than 3,000 exhibitors from over 30 countries will present more than 1,000 new products and technologies at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 in the southern city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, according to the organizers.

US Special

Daydreams turn into startups

From helping Chinese customers find meaningful English names to creating conversations about trendy millennial topics, Lindsay Jernigan is out to improve the lives of others through digital media.

University Special

Bringing together classroom learning, real-world applications

For higher education experts, teaching students how to apply classroom knowledge in the real world has been an ongoing challenge. The four-year exploration of a new cooperative education model at Chongqing University could produce an answer, according to Zhang Zhiqing, vice-dean of the Chongqing University-University of Cincinnati Joint Co-op Institute.

IP Special

Operation cracks down on virtual reality piracy

With virtual reality gadgets and content becoming increasingly popular, a new type of piracy is emerging, according to industry insiders.

Indonesia Special

Bali chosen to be pilot for Chinese tourism solutions

JAKARTA - Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has declared the resort island of Bali as the nation's pilot project to ensure a comfortable holiday trip for Chinese visitors, particularly in security and safety.

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