China

Two-year-old rescued from well after 20 hours

Business

Didi Kuaidi targets 30m taxi-hailing customers daily in 3 years
  • More capital to support W China

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has issued a guideline promising it will continue to direct capital to the country's western areas this year.

  • Higher wages in China show better productivity

    Rising wages may have cut the cost advantage of China's products, but a group of Standard Chartered economists on Friday predicted even higher productivity to come.

  • Mutual funds to spread wings

    Cross-border sales of mutual funds between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong will start on July 1, the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced on Friday.

Life

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

Food

Falling in love
  • Essence of Napa

    California wineries are getting more serious about the Chinese market. Dong Fangyu samples some of the New World's best tipples at a recent Beijing seminar and wine-tasting.

  • Delicious handbags

    A New-York designer has recreated a range of designer bags that resemble delicious bread, pancakes and pastries.

  • Argentina's Malbec wine as good as Messi: Envoy

    Malbec, the grape variety that represents the brand and uniqueness of Argentina wines, is just like what football star Lionel Messi is offering to the world.

Culture

'Kung Fu Warriors' show staged in Berlin

Entertainment

Bon Jovi awarded honorary degree

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Listed firms caught in anti-corruption net

As many as 70 listed companies were involved in China's anti-corruption investigations last year, with the energy, real estate and finance sectors attracting most scrutiny.

Conca set to return to China

Dario Conca will go back to the Chinese Super League after the Brazilian club accepted the proposal from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Annual CES, the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow, starts Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the event from January 6-9.

Yearender: What happened around the globe in 2014

The world in the past year suffered panic and terror the like of which looks set to continue with war and adversity seemingly around every corner.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Corrupt female officials spark debate

Downfall of two female officials in Shanxi province has drawn attention to the lifestyles of corrupt high-ranking women.

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.

Li: 'Great potential' for Sino-Colombian ties

China and Colombia sign 12 agreements, including deals in infrastructure construction and more cooperation in industrial capacity.

Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia

The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday voted to unilaterally scrap five agreements with Russia on military cooperation.

Cameron: Curbing EU migrant access to welfare red line in EU talk

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of long-term migrants.

China, heir to Mozart?

In the eyes of a veteran in the development of China's pop music industry for nearly two decades, Western classical music may have its future in the East.

China-Europe

China brings cultural feast to Berlin
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Premier tours farm as food deal signed

    Ireland greeted Premier Li Keqiang as if he were on a formal visit rather than just making a stopover, with Enda Kenny, the taoiseach, or prime minister, giving him a hearty welcome on Sunday.

  • UK govt aims for closer ties with China

    Economic relations between China and Britain are expected to continue to boom and become even more active under the new Conservative government.

Europe

Restorers give shape to Pompeii victims
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Emojis: The new language

    Three people wearing emoji masks tour London on Tuesday, as a new study by TalkTalk Mobile to mark the launch of Britain's lowest priced unlimited mobile SIM, reveals that emoji is being adopted at a faster rate than any other language in history.

  • Milan pulls region to center stage

    The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy will increase its ties with Guangdong province in tourism, food safety and medical care management.

World

US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square

Sports

Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons
Diving
  • People factor key to 'Belt and Road'

    China's Belt and Road Initiative to boost common development must overcome geopolitical, cultural and security risks, because it should be aimed more at benefiting people and less at making money.

  • Alter family planning rules to suit reality

    Given the huge number of migrant workers, city authorities have to be more flexible with the family planning policy, instead of continuing with their rigid working style.

  • Anti-Japan plays must not play with facts

    The atrocities committed by the Japanese army were immense, and any attempt to underestimate the invaders power will mean belittling the struggle of our forefathers.

Travel

Across the ocean
  • Misty islands amid endless waves

    From the 1,500-year-old architecture on its main island to the cloud-blanketed smaller islets; from sharp mountain spires to jagged cliffs, Dongtou is the hidden treasure on China's east coast.

  • Traveling your own road

    More tourists are opting to take road trips, because sometimes the journey is the destination.

  • Simple delights by the sea

    Lyushun, a port at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, is a quaint seaside town with wonderful views, a rich history and excellent seafood.

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