Official figures show that China's consumer spending continued to pick up pace in October.
The retail sales of consumer goods climbed 4.3 percent year on year to nearly four trillion yuan, or over 580 billion U.S. dollars, last month.
In the first 10 months, retail sales went down nearly 6 percent year on year, with the decline narrowing by 1.3 points from the drop in the first three quarters.
Meanwhile, online retail sales maintained momentum with nearly 11 percent year-on-year growth registered in the January to October period.
Over 30 agents and dealers of Huawei's Honor brand have acquired all business assets of the budget cellphone brand.
A joint statement says the acquisition represents a market-driven investment to save Honor's industry chain.
It says the change in ownership will not impact Honor's development direction or the stability of its executive and talent teams.
Guangdong Province recorded foreign trade of almost 5.7 trillion yuan, or about 860 billion U.S. dollars, in the first ten months of the year, down 1.6 percent year on year.
Guangdong's exports reached 3.4 trillion yuan, down 1.3 percent, while its imports rose 2.1 percent to 2.2 trillion yuan.
From January to October, the foreign trade volume of the province's private enterprises grew by 6.5 percent to 3.1 trillion yuan, logging growth for six straight months and accounting for 55 percent of Guangdong's total.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations remains Guangdong's largest trade partner.
One of the poorest areas in Ningxia has seen its last impoverished county shake off absolute poverty.
Xiji County has been approved for removal from the list of poverty-stricken counties.
This marks the end of poverty in all nine county-level regions in Xihaigu, a mountainous region which labeled by the U.N. in the 1970s as the most unfit place for human settlement due to land reclamation, drought and a fragile environment.
China's Tianwen-1 mars probe has traveled more than 300 million kilometers since it was launched in July.
China National Space Administration says the probe has flown in space for 116 days and all its systems are in good condition.
The probe has carried out three orbital corrections and a deep-space maneuver.
The Chinese government has intensified efforts to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 through imported foods.
A guideline released by the Ministry of Transport says all those involved in cold-chain logistics should protect their employees.
It also says protective equipment distribution, temperature checks and regular nucleic acid testing should be carried out.
The document says transportation equipment for imported cold-chain foods must be disinfected regularly, and calls for an information registration system to track and trace people, cargo and vehicles.
It adds that immediate actions must be taken to cut off the routes of transmission if any imported foods or packaging tests positive for the novel coronavirus.
A spokesperson of the European Union says the bloc is determined to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom on their future relations, despite a presumed deadline.
Speaking at a European Commission daily briefing, Daniel Ferrie says the negotiations will continue in Brussels on all subjects, including fisheries, where he says there is still a great deal of divergences.
The UK is supposed to formally leave the bloc by Dec. 31.
The European Commission has reiterated that the quality of the agreement is prioritized over the timing.
A video summit of EU leaders is slated for Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
It is now viewed in Brussels as the final deadline for a draft Brexit deal.
1. account for （数量或比例上）占；
Together they account for less than five per cent of the population.
2. shake off 摆脱(坏习惯等)；
I was unable to sh ake off my self-pity.
3. due to 由于；因为；
The coast road is closed due to bad weather.
4. cut off 切断；
Our troops cut off the enemy's retreat.