MOFCOM hosts hearing on anti-dumping investigation of EU brandy

A hearing on an anti-dumping investigation into imported brandy from the EU was held at China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday, attended by stakeholders from 26 parties, including the EU Delegation to China, and embassies of several EU member countries including France, Spain and Italy, as well as business representatives. A Chinese expert said […]

Shenzhen customs seizes 20.74 grams of marijuana concealed in passenger’s pants

Customs officers in Luohu Port, Shenzhen city, South China's Guangdong Province, shared details of a recent smuggling case in which a passenger attempted to bring 20.74 grams of marijuana into the country by hiding it in his pants, according to China's General Administration of Customs on Monday. According to Luohu Customs, a passenger appeared very […]

China highly values relations with Iran, stands ready to work with new government: FM

China highly values its relations with Iran and stands ready to work with its new government for the continued advancement of the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday after President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian said Iran "looks forward to more extensive" cooperation with China. The friendly exchanges between our two countries date […]

OpenAI ban expected to spur domestic Chinese LLM development despite short-term impact: experts

Tuesday marks the first day that China is excluded from OpenAI's API service. Despite the obvious short-term impact on Chinese developers, this move is also expected to encourage Chinese companies to reduce their reliance on OpenAI and transition to domestic models, observers noted. Announced at the end of June, the ban officially took effect on […]

Ancient Silk Road city Tianshui's iconic malatang dish sparks nationwide craze

Following Zibo and Harbin, Tianshui, an ancient Silk Road city in Northwest China's Gansu Province, became the latest place that has caused a nationwide craze thanks to its iconic dish malatang, a local street dish featuring a mix of fresh vegetables and meat boiled in a hot, spicy broth. As the name malatang suggests - literally meaning "numbing, spicy, and […]