CCTV's Spring Festival Gala

CCTV's Spring Festival Gala is an institution with a 34-year history. Broadcast on the eve of Chinese New Year, it is the nation's most watched television event of the year.

There's no TV variety show or award ceremony in the world quite like this: performers arrive two weeks prior to the air date and go through six full rehearsals, four to make adjustments on timing, sequences, and sets; and the final two to polish the graphic and visual design.

Meanwhile, there's an elimination contest underway.

Monkey King 2 premieres in U.K. and Germany

CCTV.com 02-06-2016: Chinese-culture buffs in the U.K. and Germany are getting a headstart on "Monkey King 2," the new movie sequel starring Aaron Kwok and Gong Li. The screening coincides with a new co-production treaty between the U.K. and China.

The Monkey King is a perennial Chinese hero and his story a perennial favorite with Chinese audiences. And as China enters its New Year of the Monkey, he is in the limelight even more.

China electric car market passes US nearly double in sales of 2015

中国首夺电动车乘用车销量冠军

《北京日报》(记者 董禹含)2月5日报道,去年,全球电动车乘用车总销量达到54.9万辆,同比大幅攀升72.8%。中国首次超过美国,成为2015年电动车销量最高的国家。

根据盖世汽车对各国汽车工业协会数据的统计,2015年全年,全球电动车乘用车总销量达到549414辆,在2014年317895辆的基础上,同比大幅攀升72.8%。

由于政府对新能源汽车的大力推广,中国首次超越美国,成为2015年电动车销量最高的国家。据统计,去年中国市场电动车乘用车销量达到207382辆,比美国的115350辆高出近一倍,占全球总销量的37.7%。

在全球市场上,中国自主品牌电动车也表现亮眼。盖世汽车统计了2015年中国车企在全球范围电动车销量排行,比亚迪超越了日产和特斯拉,以6.17万辆位居榜首,成为全球电动车销量最高的车企。此外,在销量前20名的企业中,还有康迪、众泰、北汽、奇瑞、上汽荣威、江淮6个企业上榜。

在单个车型销量上,特斯拉Model S以全年51390辆的销量获得第一名。

China: No single country can write world trade rules

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- China said on Friday that world trade rules in the 21st century should not be written by a single country, in response to U.S. President Obama's remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"TPP allows America -- and not countries like China -- to write the rules of the road in the 21st century," Obama said after representatives of 12 nations signed the pact in New Zealand on Thursday.

China firstly releases some images taken by HD earth observation satellite

Image of Yellow River Delta taken by Gaofen-4 Earth observation satellite. (Photo provided by State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense)

China released the first batch of photos taken by its most sophisticated Earth observation satellite to date, Gaofen-4 on Wednesday.

China's 'man-made sun' sees groundbreaking progress

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2016-02-05 09:03People's Daily Online

A team of Chinese scientists in Hefei, capital city of east China's Anhui Province, has made an unprecedented breakthrough on an energy generation device that will make it one step closer to transform energy into stable, sustainable and controllable resources.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in NYC

In the Chinese 12-year cycle, 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which begins on Monday, February 8. New York will be getting into the spirit of the Chinese New Year as early as Saturday, February 6, with cultural activities all day and a serious fireworks show that night.

Chinese New Year Fireworks

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years

XICHANG, Sichuan Province, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China put a new-generation satellite into orbit to support its global navigation and positioning network at 3:29 p.m. Monday.

China plans to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in the next five years to support its global navigation and positioning network, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

By the end of 2018, another 18 satellites will be put into orbit for Beidou's navigation service, said Ran Chengqi, spokesperson of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System and also director of the China Satellite Navigation Office.

China becomes largest trade partner for the U.S.

By Yuan Can (People's Daily Online), January 29, 2016

Chinese enterprises made USD 46.6 billion of direct investment in the U.S. by the end of 2015, marking the U.S. the fourth largest receiver of China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI), according to statistics released by China's Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.

U.S. investment projects in China totaled 66,000 by the end of 2015, according to statistics that show how China-U.S. bilateral investment is experiencing an expanding trend. The U.S. is the sixth largest source of China's foreign capital.

First container train links China to Middle East

The first regular container train linking China to the Middle East pulls out of the west railway station of Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 28, 2016. The train will exit China through Alataw Pass in northwest China's Xinjiang and pass through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before reaching its destination Tehran, capital of Iran, completing a 14-day and 10,399-kilometer journey. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

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