China

Beijing number plates snapped up in 10 minutes
  • Building ban begins to bite

    A half-built office complex in East China's Anhui province has become a hot potato for a local government in the two years since a clean-governance campaign was launched.

  • Court upholds husband's death sentence in murder case

    A court in Heilongjiang province has upheld a man's death sentence and his wife's life imprisonment for their roles in the murder, attempted rape and robbery of a teenager lured into their home.

  • UN calls for more sex ed in country

    China needs to provide more sex education to youth to ensure the health of the young people, who are critical to the country's future, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

Business

Huiyuan Juice eyes Australian farms
  • China rates cut not to plunge yuan

    The Chinese yuan will not drop significantly amid interest rate cuts, with impacts of declining yields offset by increasing trade surplus and dwindling worry over financial stability.

  • Amazon answers 'Nov 11' with Black Friday

    In a move seen as a response to Alibaba's hugely successful Single's Day sales, Amazon has announced plans to attract customers from China.

  • China eases market access for investment

    China will further ease market access to key industries in a bid to spur investment through innovating financing and investment regimes.

Life

TCM intern intends to take skills home to Brazil
  • More go abroad for healthcare

    Western hospitals see China as new market for medical tourism. Although there are no reliable official figures, about 60,000 Chinese have gone abroad for healthcare services each year in recent years.

  • Go on a traditional medicine tour

    With a history of more than 2,000 years, TCM covers herbal medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, deep-breathing exercises and dietary therapy.

  • No easy day

    A former 200m standout athlete who served his country in the Middle East is in Shanghai grooming female Chinese sprinters for medals at the Summer Olympics.

Food

Promoting old Italian recipes

Culture

Exhibition of Chinese intangible culture heritage kicks off in India

Entertainment

Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung attend 45th India Int’l Film Festival
  • Barbara Hulanicki to return to Biba label

    Fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki is set to be reunited with Biba, the iconic fashion label she founded 50 years ago.

  • Best bets

    Girls' Generation 1st Fan Party Mr. Mr. in Chongqing, Ballet Pirate by Théatre du Capitole de Toulouse in Beijing, Tom Odell Concert in Beijing, and more.

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.

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.

UK brothers jailed for attending terror camp

Two brothers from London became the first Britons to be jailed for alleged conspiracy to attend "terrorist training" in Syria, as Britain unveiled its toughest counter-terror legislation on Wednesday.

British couple arrested on suspicion of Syria-related 'terror offences'

A couple from Walsall, in central England, has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related "terrorism offences," local police said Wednesday.

Lang Lang wins Spanish music award

Chinese pianist Lang Lang won the prestigious Spanish Premios Ondas award on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, becoming the first Chinese to receive the honor.

More help sought to get fugitives back

Beijing has urged countries where fugitives are hiding to work more closely with China in its massive drive to combat corruption.

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

Merkel attends Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Berlin
  • Kate helps launch hospice campaign

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) speaks to ceramics manufacturer Emma Bridgewater at a fund raising event for a children's hospice at the Norfolk Show ground, near Norwich, eastern England November 25, 2014.

  • EU to fund Myanmar's programs

    The European Union (EU) has pledged to provide 250 million euro ($332.5 million) to Myanmar annually under a three-year strategic cooperation program (2014-16), official sources said Tuesday quoting EU Ambassador to Myanmar Roland Kobia.

  • Cats exhibition held in Minsk

    A woman holds a dressed cat during the exhibition "Autumn-2014" in Minsk, November 23, 2014.

World

Ferguson protests continue across US
  • China gets easier access to cranberries

    Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption - about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays - and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in recent years.

  • UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

    Two brothers from London became the first Britons to be jailed for alleged conspiracy to attend "terrorist training" in Syria, as Britain unveiled its toughest counter-terror legislation on Wednesday.

  • Lang Lang wins Spanish music award

    Chinese pianist Lang Lang won the prestigious Spanish Premios Ondas award on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, becoming the first Chinese to receive the honor.

Sports

Miss World sports competition kicks off in London
  • Pele remains in hospital in stable condition

    Brazil football legend Pele remains in hospital as he receives ongoing treatment for a urinary tract infection.

  • Sports moments of the week: Nov 17-23

    FC Barcelona doesn't have a record when it comes to keeping its iconic players. Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola are among many football stars that left the Catalan club for another. Will Lionel Messi follow in their path?

Injustice
  • Private investment should go global

    China's average investment return on its foreign assets is much lower than the return China pays to foreigners on their investments in China.

  • More inclusive new normal

    A slowdown is not a problem, but the Chinese economy has some deficiencies that must be solved for it to be a healthy new normal.

  • Big guy talks the walk with the crowd

    Addressing the Australian Federal Parliament last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping rather memorably described China as being like "a big guy in a crowd".

Travel

Reliving Haikou's glory days
  • Photos of flight

    Few people realize the pictures of a plane taking of can be so impressive. Wu Ni catches up with a photographer who doesn't mind hanging out at airports.

  • Town that always says Ganbei!

    Moutai Town, a hamlet in the north of Guizhou province, is nestled in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains, with the Chishui River running through it. It has since time immemorial been a natural cellar for the production of baijiu, or Chinese white spirits.

  • Visa changes for Chinese visitors unlock opportunities

    New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country.

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