China

Record-breaking transparent skywalk to open in May

Business

China rolls out new measures to boost housing market

Life

China's rich struggle with sleep

Food

Festival family fare
  • Guts go for new glory

    Chopped-up pig intestines with wheat bread may sound repulsive - or like a very humble pie. But it's a traditional local delicacy in Beijing: luzhu.

  • Eat Beat

    New Year dinner at The Opposite House, chocolate love for Valentine's Day, weekend brunch at Yu, and Be my Valentine at agourmet library.

  • Dipping into a French melting pot

    When is Paris not just Paris? When it's a window onto Dakar, Senegal; or Morocco; or Mumbai, India; or Moscow.

Culture

Fujian puppet shows in Cambodia
  • Yishu 8 Young Artist Award announced

    The 3rd Yishu 8 Young Artist Award ceremony was held on March 27. Two student artists from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Fu Xiaojie and Wang Enlai, were announced as the winners.

  • Fujian puppet shows in Cambodia

    A training program on Fujian puppet shows was held earlier this month in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.

  • Chinese artist challenges art perspective

    At his solo exhibition in New York, Chinese conceptual artist Shen Shaomin displays 30 oil paintings, in which he challenges the so-called artistic originality and the traditional way to appreciate art.

Entertainment

Puberty blues for young Einsteins

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Listed firms caught in anti-corruption net

As many as 70 listed companies were involved in China's anti-corruption investigations last year, with the energy, real estate and finance sectors attracting most scrutiny.

Conca set to return to China

Dario Conca will go back to the Chinese Super League after the Brazilian club accepted the proposal from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Annual CES, the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow, starts Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the event from January 6-9.

Yearender: What happened around the globe in 2014

The world in the past year suffered panic and terror the like of which looks set to continue with war and adversity seemingly around every corner.

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.

Beijing solicits EU on joining AIIB

Beijing has approached the European Union on joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but Brussels has hinted that only member states should get involved in the initiative, said a European Commission spokesperson.

Crash co-pilot may have had detached retina

The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes.

Warship arrives to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen

China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate Chinese nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse.

'Belt and road' blueprint boosts practical cooperation

The blueprint of the China-proposed belt and road initiative unveiled on Saturday will boost practical cooperation in key fields such as infrastructure.

China-Europe

Royal Mail to deliver in China
  • Insurance giant looks to China for growth

    Lloyd's of London, plans to double its premiums in its China platforms to 900 million yuan in 2015 due to the country's market potential.

  • Netherlands' PM to meet with Xi

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands said his country will actively respond to China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative to improve trade connections between Asia and Europe.

  • Beauty in the capital's streets

    Mattia Bellomi's day job in Beijing is to help Italian companies understand the Chinese market, but he also is passionate about showing people around the world something else about China: its graffiti culture.

Europe

Iran nuclear talks move towards historic point
  • Germanwings co-pilot may have had detached retina

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes.

  • Russia announces decision to join AIIB

    Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov said Saturday Russia decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the latest country to join as application deadline draws close.

  • Two clues could shed light on jet tragedy

    A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner smashed into an Alpine mountainside, and a two-minute span when the pilot lost contact, are vital clues to what caused the plane to go down.

World

New York fire, building collapse injure 12
  • 16 killed in S. Philippines clash

    Twelve rebels from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) and four Philippine Army soldiers killed in a series of firefights that took place in the Southern Philippines on Sunday.

  • Pier Antique Show in New York

    Decorative and fine arts, antique furniture and jewelry displayed at the Pier Antique Show which features more than 400 exhibitors at Pier 94, in New York.

  • The world in photos: March 23-29

    Here's a look at some of the most striking images from major stories around the world in the past week.

Sports

Chelsea extends contract one year for captain Terry
AIIB

Travel

Enjoy blooming sakura in Tokyo
  • Royal Caribbean liner set to sail to Tianjin

    Royal Caribbean International's third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be based in Tianjin after it is completed next month. The Miami-based cruise company recently made the announcement in Beijing.

  • Sun, fun and roulette

    Double-oh-seven has been there for some sun and fun. In fact, three 007s have frolicked in the surf on these islands.

  • Biggest night market opens in Shenyang

    Reputed to be Asia’s biggest night market, the 1.8 kilometer-long bazaar is in the city’s Tiexi district and features areas for food, clothing, groceries and entertainment.

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