Homemade cars outpace the ordinary


Halloween promotions abound in China


Shanghai Vintage Ride brings past back


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.


Spirit of Tai Chi


Xu Jinglei poses at Prague Square

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.

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.

Chinese companies make strides in the UK

Chinese companies are making great progress expanding into the UK despite obvious challenges, says Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy in London.

Trilateral talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement: EU

The European Union (EU) on Thursday said that trilateral talks on Ukraine gas issue has reached an agreement.

Culture ministry: no politics, no propaganda, only China

Ding Wei, the vice-minister of culture, said the world needs to see the "true China" at the closing ceremony of the second Symposium on China Studies in Beijing.

World Bank pledges $100m more to fight Ebola outbreak

The World Bank announced an additional $100 million of funding in a response to curtailing Ebola crisis so as to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst-affected countries.


Historic port city hosts top summit


Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal
  • UN deplores planned elections in E Ukraine

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday deplored elections planned by rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum.

  • Russian planes fly over Norwegian Sea

    Eight Russian military planes including four Tupolev-95 bombers were seen flying on Wednesday over the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea close to Norwegian airspace, reported the Norwegian news agency NTB.

  • Hopes dim for trapped workers in Turkey

    Hopes were fading on Tuesday that 18 miners who were trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey would be rescued.


4 killed in plane crash in Kansas
  • Talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement

    The European Union (EU) on Thursday said that trilateral talks on Ukraine gas issue has reached an agreement.

  • Canadian PM to attend APEC

    The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to China in November was reconfirmed after speculation that it might be canceled after recent violence in Canada.

  • NZ appoints new consul-general to HK

    New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as the country's new consul-general to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


China's Xu now world's No 1 junior
  • Rose looking to boost ranking in Shanghai

    Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters this week.

  • Kaka to make Orlando City debut

    Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, according to local media reports.

QE's end
  • Big donations reflect rising soft power

    Real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi and his wife donated $10 million to Yale University on Wednesday, drawing harsh criticism from netizens. Many have said: Why not donate to schools in China?

  • Banking on capital to go global

    Since China will soon become a net capital exporter, investors and firms must be spurred to explore more lucrative markets abroad.

  • Nigeria sets example in fight against Ebola

    Forty-two days have passed since the last Ebola case was detected in Nigeria, the World Health Organization announced on Oct 20, declaring the country Ebola-free.


Amazing scenery of Yalu Zangbu Giant Canyon in Tibet
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