China

From rock 'n' roll bandwagon to the music of the desert
  • China adds 10 million new jobs

    China's job market proved resilient despite slowing economic growth in the first nine months of the year, according to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

  • UN telecom agency names first Chinese leader

    Zhao Houlin is to become the first Chinese secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union in its 150-year history.

  • In Guangdong, 42 hours of fear

    A boy who was abducted on Oct 19 in Guangdong province was retuned home only 42 hours later thanks to the immediate action of the police.

Business

Intl commodities fair opens in Yiwu
  • Chinese appetite for intl currency grows

    China's appetite for foreign currency increased in September, leading to a widening deficit in foreign exchange transactions among banks.

  • China's investment overseas to rise 10%

    China's overseas investment will rise by roughly 10 percent from the previous year to 120 billion yuan ($19.67 billion), a trade official said on Wednesday.

  • Understanding the slowdown

    The NBS has announced that the GDP growth rate for the 3rd quarter is 7.3%. While the growth has reached the government's target, there are still worries the drop is the future trend.

Life

The anguish and the anxiety
  • Best bets

    Latest cultural events in Chinese big cities.

  • Helping people in need

    President of Rotary International says giving back makes you 'a better and happier person'.

  • New devices to keep sexual predators away

    Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish, dubbed "Undercover Colors", which purportedly changes shade when exposed to date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB or Xanax - in theory, preventing potential unwanted sexual encounters.

Food

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.

Culture

Xi's speech on arts echoed by renowned artists

Entertainment

Xu Jinglei poses at Prague Square

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.

Clearing the way with clean waters

Concerted efforts to restore reservoir area shine out in nationwide environmental campaign.

Ambassador urges young people to build up ties

Chinese Ambassador to EU Yang Yanyi has urged the younger generation in China and EU to scale up the efforts to strengthen the strategic partnership, saying the previous progress should not be "taken granted."

Capital outflow fears unfounded

China is not at risk from large-scale capital outflows, which was in line with the nation's target of achieving equilibrium in the international balance of payments.

New proposals for care of the elderly

China is considering introducing a government-backed, long-term insurance program to provide care for elderly people who are prevented from living independently by illness or disability.

European Council appoints new commission team

The European Council on Thursday officially appointed Jean-Claude Junckers' new European Commission whose tenure will start from Nov 1 of this year and end on Oct 31 of 2019.

China-Europe

Historic port city hosts top summit

Europe

Pregnant Kate stuns in knit dress at charity gala
  • Elite Russian forces demonstrate skills

    A Mil Mi-8 helicopter fires missiles during a demonstration flight as part of the 18th Interpolitex International Exhibition at the testing ground of Geodeziya Scientific Research Institute in Krasnoarmeisk, Moscow Region on Oct 22, 2014.

  • EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

  • New oil field found in British North Sea

    Oil firms GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and British Petroleum (BP) Thursday announced a new exploration discovery in the British Central North Sea.

World

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria

Sports

Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury
  • China climbs to 88th in FIFA rankings

    China climbed to 88th on the October edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, nine positions higher than last month, according to the FIFA website.

  • Somersault causes fatal spinal injury

    A 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, a regional official said on Monday.

Heavy fog hits China

Travel

Qinling Mountain of Jinsi Grand Canyon
  • Modern landscape of Zhengzhou's ancient heritage

    Flags wave in the morning air; the pale red sun hangs eastwardly over the train station. The platform signals for Zhenghou, Henan – the province where the Yellow River flows and that gave birth to Chinese civilization.

  • Young Chinese backpackers hitting the road

    China’s thriving economy has created a demand for foreign travel, and young Chinese backpackers have started to identify themselves abroad, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper.

  • Lantern show held in Beijing

    The lantern show demonstrated folk customs and culture of Southeast China's Taiwan.

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