China

Workers cope with sweltering heat in Jiangsu province
  • East China braces for Typhoon Matmo

    Fujian Province on east China coast on Tuesday braced for a powerful typhoon heading for its coast by closing all sea resorts and outdoor construction.

  • Anti-smog gains marred by ozone levels

    China's air quality improved slightly in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, but aggravated ozone pollution became a prominent problem across the country.

  • Top chains may suffer a backlash

    Leading fast food chains in China are expected to suffer a lingering impact from recent media reports involving a food supplier allegedly using meat products past their expiration dates.

Business

Huawei bolsters UK presence with tech deal
  • China-ASEAN trade up 4.8% in H1

    Trade between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations grew 4.8 percent year on year to $220.69 billion in the first half of the year.

  • Rail sector sets 200,000 km target

    High-speed lines likely to account for at least 10 percent by 2030, adviser forecasts. But funds should not just come from government financing and bank loans.

  • China cuts retail oil prices

    Cuts in the retail price of gasoline by 245 yuan per ton ($39.80) and that of diesel by 235 yuan from Tuesday.

Life

No place for farce in charity
  • Restoring health and hope in rural China

    Leung Ping-chung, 73, an eminent orthopedics surgeon, and emeritus professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, raises funds to help people from China's underdeveloped rural areas to meet their medical requirements.

  • Out of the box

    On a sunny May afternoon high up on the 75th floor of The Apex in Hong Kong, some of Asia's brightest celebrities were holding court. Chinese industrial designer Jamy Yang and Singapore-based TV presenter Dominic Lau were introduced as Tumi's latest "global citizens": influential leaders who view the world as their oyster.

  • Paris fashion takes flight with Dior's look back

    Christian Dior designer Raf Simonson Monday took Paris fashion on a journey through history with a haute-couture collection in which Edwardian coats and bodices met flapper dresses and space suits.

Food

Pie without a passport

Culture

A glass act with a clear message
  • 'Chicken cup' sip has netizens on boil

    A centuries-old doucai "chicken cup" has been a hot topic on the Internet since last week when Shanghai billionaire Liu Yiqian took a much-talked about sip using a $36 million cup.

  • Touch of brilliance

    China is not short of painters, both real and self-acclaimed. But Wu Qiming has shown his true talent by blazing a trail with innovative use of ink and wash.

  • Dinosaur skeletons return to Mongolia

    US officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum.

Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor: Forbes

Reading into an online age

Physical bookstores in China look set to live out their last days even as their cyber counterparts
expand on the back of imported off erings.

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Variety is the spice of academic life

Documents prove the truth can't be buried

Newly deciphered Japanese wartime archives offer fresh evidence of atrocities committed by Japanese troops during the invasion of China.

Race to remember story of resistance

As next year's 70th anniversary of China's victory in the war against the Japanese approaches, historians and local residents are rediscovering the history of the shadowy group whose members were Hong Kong's only defenders during the occupation.

Strait talking: From enemy to friend

For almost 40 years, a succession of rival "frontier broadcasters" fought for dominance of the airways across the Taiwan Straits. Later, some of the main players became firm friends. Peng Yining reports from Xiamen, Fujian province.

Welcome to the world’s largest garbage dump

Rubbish at sea not only threatens shipping and marine life, but has the potential to cause severe harm to people.

The latest word on books: Keep those pages coming

Reading is becoming a fashionable, multiplatform social activity in China, reports Sun Ye in Beijing.

Uygurs learn what's in a name

Businesspeople from the Uygur ethnic group are beginning to understand the importance of effective branding in the battle to win customers.

Black boxes handed over from crash site

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were handed over to Malaysian experts.

News as fast food not a healthy diet

Can androids really take over from human journalists? What can they do that journalists can't and what will be the limitations of their application?

Huawei bolsters UK presence

Chinese networking and telecom giant has made its first equity investment in a British technology company as it looks to tap into the market.

EU extends sanction relief on Iran

The EU extended the suspension of restrictive measures on Iran over its nuclear programme until November 24, the Council of EU Monday said.

China-Europe

Cooking for the Premier and the PM
  • Words gain international wings

    Competitive labor costs in China attracted a publishing services business in Huddersfield, northern England, to relocate a large part of its business to Beijing 15 years ago.

  • Minnow flourishes in Chinese waters

    Venturing into China can be a daunting proposition for a small or medium-sized business. A British semiconductor designer faced the challenge head on six years ago, and its move has transformed the company.

  • The highest hurdle of them all

    Chinese President Xi Jinping was given a valuable gift by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov when they met in Beijing in May.

Europe

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site
  • UN vote demands site access

    The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote on Monday on a resolution proposed by Australia demanding international access and a cease-fire around the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Airspace over east Ukraine shut down

    The Estonian outgoing EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said the airspace over eastern Ukraine has now been shut down for civilian traffic after the crash of flight MH17.

  • China urges fair probe of plane crash

    Beijing welcomes the recently passed UN resolution on the recent crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

World

Body of missing S.Korean shipping tycoon found

Sports

Steven Gerrard retires from international football
  • Over 3700 expected at Nanjing Olympics

    More than 3700 athletes from 204 countries and regions will be taking part in the summer Youth Olympic Games to be held next month in Nanjing, organizers confirmed on Monday.

  • Nibali: I have learnt from the past

    Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider than he was the past couple of years and insists he is well placed to secure a first Tour de France success.

Food safety problem
  • Japan must stop playing with fire

    China is no longer the country it was 120 years ago and, therefore, Japan should not commit the folly of starting a war with its western neighbor.

  • People must not be left behind

    We need to pay more attention to our social assistance mechanisms and ensure that the necessary channels are in place so that people have a genuine means to air their grievances and have unfair decisions changed.

  • Social media kick off new football era

    The nearly 60-year TV soccer era is now giving way to the Internet soccer era, as the World Cup in Brazil this summer has changed fans' viewing habits and made the beautiful game appeal to even broader audience.

Travel

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