China's ship-borne helicopters in RIMPAC navel drill


China's H1 gold consumption down 20%
  • China July PMI rises to 18-month high

    Activity in China's factory sector expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, as a raft of government stimulus measures kicked in.

  • Beef imports forecast to double by 2018

    China, the world's biggest meat consumer, became a huge beef importer in 2013 as inward shipments almost quadrupled year-on-year to about 300,000 metric tons.

  • Haikou lifts limit on buying property

    Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan province, has become the 27th city to lift restrictions on property acquisitions.


No place for farce in charity
  • Restoring health and hope in rural China

    Leung Ping-chung, 73, an eminent orthopedics surgeon, and emeritus professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, raises funds to help people from China's underdeveloped rural areas to meet their medical requirements.

  • Out of the box

    On a sunny May afternoon high up on the 75th floor of The Apex in Hong Kong, some of Asia's brightest celebrities were holding court. Chinese industrial designer Jamy Yang and Singapore-based TV presenter Dominic Lau were introduced as Tumi's latest "global citizens": influential leaders who view the world as their oyster.

  • Paris fashion takes flight with Dior's look back

    Christian Dior designer Raf Simonson Monday took Paris fashion on a journey through history with a haute-couture collection in which Edwardian coats and bodices met flapper dresses and space suits.


Pie without a passport


A glass act with a clear message
  • Creative public sculptures from around the world

    Contemporary sculptures displayed in public places not only convey a sense of beauty, but also offer deep historical and cultural connotations within different cities.

  • 'Chicken cup' sip has netizens on boil

    A centuries-old doucai "chicken cup" has been a hot topic on the Internet since last week when Shanghai billionaire Liu Yiqian took a much-talked about sip using a $36 million cup.

  • Touch of brilliance

    China is not short of painters, both real and self-acclaimed. But Wu Qiming has shown his true talent by blazing a trail with innovative use of ink and wash.


Street snap: A fashion trend in Beijing
  • Zhang Yimou sues film company

    Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou has filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong-based New Pictures Film Company, claiming he is owed 15 million yuan, or some $2.4 million.

  • Battle for the big screen

    As the competition for summer box-office dominance heats up, Wang Kaihao looks at the innovative online marketing techniques being used by domestic filmmakers.

Reading into an online age

Physical bookstores in China look set to live out their last days even as their cyber counterparts
expand on the back of imported off erings.

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Variety is the spice of academic life

Documents prove the truth can't be buried

Newly deciphered Japanese wartime archives offer fresh evidence of atrocities committed by Japanese troops during the invasion of China.

Race to remember story of resistance

As next year's 70th anniversary of China's victory in the war against the Japanese approaches, historians and local residents are rediscovering the history of the shadowy group whose members were Hong Kong's only defenders during the occupation.

Strait talking: From enemy to friend

For almost 40 years, a succession of rival "frontier broadcasters" fought for dominance of the airways across the Taiwan Straits. Later, some of the main players became firm friends. Peng Yining reports from Xiamen, Fujian province.

Welcome to the world’s largest garbage dump

Rubbish at sea not only threatens shipping and marine life, but has the potential to cause severe harm to people.

The latest word on books: Keep those pages coming

Reading is becoming a fashionable, multiplatform social activity in China, reports Sun Ye in Beijing.

Uygurs learn what's in a name

Businesspeople from the Uygur ethnic group are beginning to understand the importance of effective branding in the battle to win customers.

TransAsia crash while landing in Taiwan

Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured after a Taiwan plane, with 58 people on board, made a failed emergency landing in Penghu.

UK fraud office liaising with China on GSK bribery case

Since the case in China blew up in July last year, allegations of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's bribery have surfaced in other countries.

Death toll in Gaza mounts to 701

The death toll of the Israeli offensive which started on July 8, has mounted to 701, spokesman of the health ministry Ashraf al- Qedra told Xinhua, adding some 4,500 others have been injured.

Meat supplier in global crisis

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.


Cooking for the Premier and the PM
  • Words gain international wings

    Competitive labor costs in China attracted a publishing services business in Huddersfield, northern England, to relocate a large part of its business to Beijing 15 years ago.

  • Minnow flourishes in Chinese waters

    Venturing into China can be a daunting proposition for a small or medium-sized business. A British semiconductor designer faced the challenge head on six years ago, and its move has transformed the company.

  • The highest hurdle of them all

    Chinese President Xi Jinping was given a valuable gift by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov when they met in Beijing in May.


Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territor
  • 40 bodies from jet returned to Dutch soil

    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    The Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night formally announced the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city of Glasgow.

  • MERS virus may spread in air

    Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus in air samples from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease can be transmitted through the air.


Dance troupe's fusion performance wins over judges on television show


DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties through Asian Games
  • Air crashes to hit the world of sports

    The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, shocked the world just as the memory of missing MH370 was slowly beginning to fade.

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    The Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night formally announced the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city of Glasgow.

Hypocritic US
  • Bridge over Pacific waters

    China values geopolitical importance of Latin American and Caribbean nations and wants all-round cooperation with them.

  • Anti-graft drive bolsters reform

    An ad hoc campaign mode can reduce corruption in the short term, but systematic reforms are critical to bring fundamental change toward good governance in China.

  • A globalizing China benefits world

    It is generally understood that China has been rapidly globalizing and that a globalizing China has been a primary catalyst for improving living standards in many parts of the world.


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