Chinese navy conducts live fire drill in East China Sea
  • Hong Kong recalls the darkest days of war

    Survivors of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong have never forgotten the grim struggle for survival from 1941 to 1945.

  • Illegal banking emerges as the rich Satan

    Flirting with enormous sums of money in illicit transfers, illegal banking has evolved into a behemoth that can feed corruption, drug trafficking and terrorism.

  • Overtime is norm for white-collar workers

    Working overtime has become routine for white-collar workers, with more than 60 percent of employees in a recent survey saying they have to work extra time on weekdays and 40 percent having to do so on the weekends.


Iconic Jewish cafe 'White Horse Coffee' reopens for business


The fast track to longer life?


Once upon a starry night
  • 11 cold noodles for hot summer days

    As your thoughts shift to milk shakes and frozen cocktails, don't forget simple cold noodle dishes, which are widely available in restaurants. They are also easy to cook and delicious eaten straight out of the fridge.

  • Claws for thought

    With summer here, freshwater crayfish - known in Chinese as xiaolongxia, or little lobsters - will be scuttling their way to tables nationwide.

  • The sweet smell of food & flowers

    You do not have to go far to stumble on a coffee shop whose main accoutrement is flowers or to come across a banquet decked with beautiful bunches of the best that nature has to offer.


Law born of magical beast


The children's maestro
  • Jet Li attends charity gala in HK

    Kung fu star Jet Li has made a rare public appearance in Hong Kong to attend a star-studded charity gala on the opening night of Hong Kong Fashion Week.

  • Zhang Mi out with 'Blue Dream'

    Chinese singer-songwriter Zhang Mi released a new song, Blue Dream, in Beijing recently. Chinese pop group NZBZ is heard rapping in her song.

V-Day parade for 70th WWII anniversary

Tianjin blasts: Death, damage and bravery

NE China: From powerhouse to poor relation

The northeast was once China's industrial heartland, but a decline in manufacturing have resulted in a rapidly aging society as young people move south to look for a better work.

Worlds apart in a different class

In the past few decades, China's rise to international prominence has prompted questions about the merits of the national education system compared with those used in the West.

Road map points way for new industrial cluster

An action plan to weld three major population centers into a single economic entity to promote stronger growth and tackle 'urban diseases'.

Plan to teach pupils practical skills welcome

The aim of school education is not only to impart bookish knowledge to students, but also to teach them the basic skills to better adapt to life and society.

Civility strikes back

Many are using new apps not only to save money, but also to bond with each other at a time when it seems technology is driving us apart.

Changing color of China's blue-collar workers

I remember when I was a kid, many parents with similar background would warn their children: "You must study hard; otherwise you would end up in the factory like us."

Frozen assets may not beat the biological clock

An increasing number of Chinese women are choosing to have children later in life, but experts are warning that postponing pregnancy can lead to a host of problems.

Taste the fun of baijiu in London

Former beijing resident serves fiery Chinese spirit in western cocktails, giving guests new experience.

Expo Milano 2015

Public dancing holds people together

Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx

Hungary will reinforce its southern border control as record numbers of migrants passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe.

11 under investigation and 12 detained over Tianjin explosions

China's top procuratorate accused 11 officials and port executives of neglecting management of dangerous chemicals storage and transportation.

Up to 50 refugees found dead
in lorry in Austria

As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in Austria near the Hungarian border, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders.

Net migration to UK hits record high

Long-term net migration to Britain has risen to a record high, underscoring the challenge David Cameron has on his hands to convince voters that his immigration policy will work.


Money moves
  • Experts: Give children a greener education

    Experts all point out that it is important to educate children to know about climate change and let them know how to reduce carbon emissions in daily life.

  • Headwinds blow European companies off track

    A survey by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China shows that 39 percent of EU-based companies planned to trim costs this year through layoffs. In 2014, that number was only 24 percent.

  • Tsipras faces a tough task to trigger growth

    For Greece, the turbulence of the last six months has offered proof that this debt-ridden country really only has one choice: It must tighten its belt to trigger growth.


Greek Supreme Court chief named transitional PM


India deploys army to stop caste-related violence in Gujarat
  • Philippines needs help from China

    Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada on Thursday said the Philippines needs China's help to modernize the country, and expressed his hope that Sino-Philippines relations will improve in the near future.

  • IAEA to establish first nuclear fuel bank

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed an agreement with Kazakhstan in the Kazakh capital of Astana to establish the world's first low enriched uranium (LEU) bank.

  • Smaller cub died at National Zoo

    Sad news came on Wednesday afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo when the smaller of the two giant panda cubs born last Saturday died at 2:05pm.


Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing
EU-bound refugees


Stunning scenery of Tianchi Lake
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