Fish freed for good luck in Wenzhou


Inside a Taobao village


Nurturing creativity, and even rockers


Festival family fare
  • Guts go for new glory

    Chopped-up pig intestines with wheat bread may sound repulsive - or like a very humble pie. But it's a traditional local delicacy in Beijing: luzhu.

  • Eat Beat

    New Year dinner at The Opposite House, chocolate love for Valentine's Day, weekend brunch at Yu, and Be my Valentine at agourmet library.

  • Dipping into a French melting pot

    When is Paris not just Paris? When it's a window onto Dakar, Senegal; or Morocco; or Mumbai, India; or Moscow.


An old flame is putting on a new face


Xu Jinglei releases new photos

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.

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.

Ukraine starts heavy weapons withdrawal

The Ukrain said that the country's military forces are starting the withdrawal of their heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern regions.

Greek new govt welcomes Chinese investment

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is scheduled to pay a visit to Piraeus Contanier Terminal in Piraeus Port on Friday.

Volvo Group stalls in Q4 as construction sector contracts

Volvo posted a fourth-quarter loss as a plunge in construction equipment deliveries compounded the effects of provisions for credit losses and a potential antitrust fine.

British deputy PM hosts Chinese New Year Reception

With the cheerful Chinese songs of children's chorus, the British deputy Prime Minister hosted a Chinese New Year Reception in central London.


Chinese elements add color to lemon festival in France
  • Russia and China energy ties important

    The nation should maintain close cooperation with Russia in the energy sector and accelerate a new natural gas pipeline project, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday.

  • China, Greece discuss bilateral cooperation

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Wednesday to further advance the friendly ties and win-win cooperation between their countries during a telephone conversation.

  • Silk Road initiatives to boost China-EU ties

    The Silk Road initiatives put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping will help strengthen China-EU ties, observers have said, in the year marking the 40th anniversary of China-EU relations being established.


BRIT music awards held in London


Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel


Lippi's glory days in China
US spys China's mobile phones and internet


Japan blossoms for Chinese tourists
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