As part of the government restructuring plan released on March 10, China will bring its maritime law enforcement forces under the unified management of one single administration, which will retain the name the State Oceanic Administration. This is an important step for China to better safeguard its maritime interests and achieve the goal of becoming a maritime power.
At 43, Xue Jun has what many Chinese dream of - a luxury downtown apartment, a three-story villa in the suburbs and a new black Porsche Cayenne.
Departing friends are a constant theme of Chinese poets down the centuries, and one of the best known passages on the matter is by Li Bai more than 1,200 years ago: "In the firework-like lunar March, an old friend has just bid farewell to the Yellow Crane Tower and is about to set off for the city of Yangzhou."
If you want an expert at making loud sounds, just look for your average boy. At that age, toy guns are cool, and shooting fireworks is probably as close to heaven as it gets. But 14-year-old Christy Jensen is not your average teen. He can create what sounds like a volley of machine-gun fire - and often does - simply by getting out on stage and letting his feet fly.
The National Palace Museum in Taiwan houses one of the world's finest collections of Chinese ceramics, of which the delicate, almost minimalist wares of the Song dynasty are an undisputed highlight.
The internationalization of the renminbi is benefiting global trade and bringing stability to financial markets, says David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Europe's largest bank HSBC.
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