China

Clinic hands out needed care at high altitude

Business

Forbidden City's Taobao store hot on the Internet

Life

The anguish and the anxiety
  • Best bets

    Latest cultural events in Chinese big cities.

  • Helping people in need

    President of Rotary International says giving back makes you 'a better and happier person'.

  • New devices to keep sexual predators away

    Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish, dubbed "Undercover Colors", which purportedly changes shade when exposed to date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB or Xanax - in theory, preventing potential unwanted sexual encounters.

Food

Tracing the origins of rice
  • 'Customized' crustaceans

    Hairy crabs, or Chinese mitten crabs, are widely distributed along the estuarine deltas, inland lakes and waterways as far north as the Korean Peninsula and as far south as the river mouths in Fujian province of southeastern China.

  • Bringing the flavor of france to Beijing

    Situated on the bustling Chongwenmen West Street, Maxim's, 5 kilometers south of Tian'anmen Square, is where many Beijingers get their first taste of French food, long before setting foot in Paris.

  • Pret A Manger prepares for sandwich battle

    A battle is about to commence on Oct 16 at the back lobby in a Shanghai shopping mall, a battle not fought with guns and rifles but with Scottish salmon and egg mayonnaise.

Culture

Xi's speech on arts echoed by renowned artists

Entertainment

Xu Jinglei poses at Prague Square

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.

People progress

A city in Fujian province steps up eff orts to integrate valued migrant workers and
balance urbanization with heart.

Caring out of the ordinary

Understanding, family support remain crucial for Chinese children suffering from rare diseases.

Young China - You've got talent

I had a great experience recently. I scored an unexpected role as a substitute judge of an English competition for kids.

Clearing the way with clean waters

Concerted efforts to restore reservoir area shine out in nationwide environmental campaign.

Premier Li behind row settlement with EU

Top-level diplomacy by Premier Li Keqiang played a significant role in the recent resolution of a China-EU trade row over Chinese wireless communications equipment, Xinhua has learned.

UK issues milestone RMB bonds

In a strong move to advance the internationalization of the Chinese currency, the British government becomes the first Western country to issue an RMB sovereign bond.

Chinese community leaders in London blast HK protests

Leaders of the Chinese community in Britain on Monday called on protesters in Hong Kong to stop the Occupy Central movement.

Manchester investment portfolio launches in Beijing

A delegation of Manchester business representatives launched an investment portfolio of the city-region’s opportunities on Wednesday in Beijing.

China-Europe

Historic port city hosts top summit

Europe

Kate makes first public appearance after pregnancy
  • Ukraine gas talks to be continued next week

    European Commission Vice-President Gunther Oettinger in Brussels on Tuesday said that financial gap over the Ukraine gas issue still need to be addressed.

  • Prince Harry on the rugby pitch

    Britain's Prince Harry takes part in a training session during his visit to a Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme, at Eccles Rugby Football Club in Eccles, northern England October 20, 2014.

  • Russian FM sees long standoff with US

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday predicted a long standoff with the United States, but also expressed the hope that bilateral relations have hit the bottom.

World

Statues admist ruins
  • American journalist free of Ebola

    An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday.

  • DPRK releases American citizen

    The United States said on Tuesday that one of three Americans held by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been released and was heading home.

  • US imposes sanctions on extremists

    The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a leader of a Pakistani militant group and former doctor to Osama bin Laden, the late leader of al-Qaida.

Sports

Wozniacki nails down Sharapova in WTA Finals
  • FIFA boss wants to see end-of-year Qatar Cup

    Holding the controversy-plagued 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar at the end of that year rather than the scorching summer is FIFA president Sepp Blatter's preferred option, he told French radio station France Info on Monday.

  • Somersault causes fatal spinal injury

    A 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, a regional official said on Monday.

Japan trade minister resigns over funds scandal

Travel

Qinling Mountain of Jinsi Grand Canyon
  • Modern landscape of Zhengzhou's ancient heritage

    Flags wave in the morning air; the pale red sun hangs eastwardly over the train station. The platform signals for Zhenghou, Henan – the province where the Yellow River flows and that gave birth to Chinese civilization.

  • Young Chinese backpackers hitting the road

    China’s thriving economy has created a demand for foreign travel, and young Chinese backpackers have started to identify themselves abroad, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper.

  • Lantern show held in Beijing

    The lantern show demonstrated folk customs and culture of Southeast China's Taiwan.

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