China

Ordinary life in China's southernmost city
  • Illicit $1.25 trillion smuggled out of China

    China saw an estimated $1.25 trillion leaving its borders illegally from 2003 through 2012, leading the way among 151 monitored developing economies.

  • Move to banish HIV-positive boy causes controversy

    A village petition to banish an eight-year-old boy suffering from AIDS has become controversial among netizens in China since Wednesday.

  • Panda gets unusual Nativity figurine

    This Christmas, the giant panda has its own caganer, a Catalan word that translates most politely as "the defecator" - ceramic figures that are sold at the Fira de Santa Llucia, a Christmas market in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona.

Business

Russia's richest lose $10b
  • Cash crunch fans expectation on RRR cut

    China's market liquidity has turned surprisingly tight in recent days despite rate cuts in November, arousing speculation over possible cut in reserve requirement ratio (RRR) soon.

  • Asia's top 3 billionaire all Chinese

    Chinese real estate mogul Wang Jianlin trails Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, and Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing among Asia's wealthiest.

  • China home prices continue to cool

    China's property sector continued to cool in November, with new home prices in 67 of 70 major cities reporting month-on-month drops, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

Life

So just who is the real sissy, then?
  • The new Shanghainese

    Shanghai is a global financial hub filled with iconic skyscrapers. It is also home to people from all over China and the world.

  • The shopping lure of Europe

    What distinguishes Europe from the other tourism destinations for Chinese travelers?

  • Exotic appeal of Africa

    Grand animal migrations and exotic tribal dances used to exist only on television for the Chinese.

Food

Go for the food: Macao's Cross-cultural flavors

Culture

Chinese Kunqu Opera Peony Pavilion performed in India

Entertainment

Street snapshots of Gao Yuanyuan in New York

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Corrupt female officials spark debate

Downfall of two female officials in Shanxi province has drawn attention to the lifestyles of corrupt high-ranking women.

Blue skies ready to greet APEC

With better air quality and a shorter rush hour, everything seems good so far in Beijing as the capital prepares to host the APEC meeting.

Growth pangs

China is slowing. It grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter, the weakest quarterly growth for 66 months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Sea change

120 years after its naval defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War, the country looks to stronger maritime power, Peng Yining reports in Weihai, Shandong province.

'Old newcomers'

Elderly people who leave home to take care of their grandchildren account for 10 percent of 144 million people aged 60 or older, according to a survey.

General aviation hub reaches for the sky

As China's private aircraft sector prepares for takeoff, reform is desperately needed.

Endangered species threatens livelihoods

Wild Asian elephants have been wreaking havoc in villages in Southwest China as their habitat is destroyed and they're forced to search for food.

Chinese mavericks set to amaze racing world

Horse racing is hugely popular in many countries, but in China the industry is still in its infancy.

Helping them breathing

Workers hit by dust-related lung disease need more support.

Going the distance

A report from Peking University showed that residents in Beijing spent the longest time commuting, about 1.32 hours a day for work on average.

Righting wrong judgements

Latest acquittal of man on death row seen as major step forward for Chinese law while other problems like torture in interrogation still need to be urgently addressed.

China set to make tracks for Europe

China is to boost its presence in the Balkans and funnel exports to Europe through a "corridor" linking Beijing with the continent via the Mediterranean.

Global net tightened in hunt for Chinese fugitives

The United States, Canada and Australia offer to cooperate with China on tracking down fugitives and confiscating their illegal assets.

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

Russian consumers flocked to the stores, frantically buying big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the fall in the value of the ruble.

Wong Kar-wai: Timeless director who makes time wait

Director Wong Kar-wai cites Einstein's theory of relativity to defend his notoriously slow pace. We catch up with the maverick at an ongoing retrospective of his films.

China-Europe

For Lang Lang it's encore encore
  • UK rolls out red carpet for China's tourists

    Teresa Hou has just signed up her 10-year-old son for a 15-day camp to visit prestigious universities in Britain during the upcoming winter holiday.

  • The aim is to keep soaring

    Failure is something to be avoided at all costs, but Lin Jianguo says that for Imperial and Aviation Industry Cooperation of China an unexpected failure along the way can be a valuable learning experience.

  • Planting a new vision of farming

    Modern Dutch family farms show what China has in mind: efficient, technologically advanced production run by young entrepreneurs.

Europe

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises
  • Denmark claims North Pole

    Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole.

  • 'Early Mona Lisa' traced to English home

    Researchers into the provenance of a painting dubbed the "Early Mona Lisa" reported on Monday they had identified an English noble who probably bought it in Italy in the late 18th century and a country house where it was found in 1911.

  • UK sees Chinese growth at record rate

    Chinese companies are growing in the UK at an unprecedented rate, adding a significant contribution to the UK economy through growth and employment.

World

Pain and anguish in Pakistan
  • Hostage reveals drama inside Sydney siege

    Sydney hostage Joel Herat has revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Islamic extremist Man Haron Monis.

  • China, US vow more agri cooperation

    Senior Chinese and US officials stressed on Wednesday the importance of bilateral agricultural cooperation to ensure food security in both countries and around the globe.

  • New dynamic as US, Cuba restore relations

    For China, the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will bring both opportunities and challenges, experts said.

Sports

British, German soldiers play Christmas truce centenary match
Sanctions
  • Act to stop another bloodbath

    Militancy is a regional problem and until it is addressed as such, there will only be a long-term ebb and flow of militancy, cycles destined to repeat themselves.

  • Unlocking strategic competition

    China should persist in cultivating a favorable neighboring environment and concentrate resources on core interests.

  • PLA has to win the anti-graft war first

    Corruption in the PLA is particularly harmful because it can destroy military personnel's sense of unity and ruin their faith in their career.

Travel

Migratory birds fly over Shengjin Lake
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