China

8 dead, 24 missing in SW China rainstorms
  • E China officials investigated

    Three officials from East China's Shandong province are under investigation for allegedly taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Tuesday.

  • 3 inmates kill guard, break out of jail

    Three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported.

  • School puts running track on its roof

    To conserve on land usage, an elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province, built a 200-meter running track on the roof of its school building.

Business

Risks loom for London property buyers
  • Pact 'should be done by 2015'

    Negotiators from China, Japan and South Korea called for the conclusion of a comprehensive trilateral free trade agreement by the end of 2015, officials said on Monday.

  • House prices fall at slower pace in August

    The average price of houses in China fell in August for the fourth consecutive month, though at a slower pace, according to a survey by the China Index Academy.

  • Airlines removes first-class seats

    Chinese budget airliner China United Airlines (CUA) will remove all first-class seats by the end of the month, the company announced Monday.

Life

Lovely animals escape scorching heat

Food

Daredevil diners hop along to rabbit restaurants

Culture

Palace Museum to offer discounted tickets from mid-September
  • Folk artist creates 'hairy monkeys'

    Folk artist Yu Guangjun places "Maohou" figures onto a miniature display at his house in Beijing, September 2, 2014.

  • The Great Wall poorly preserved

    The preservation status of the Great Wall is "not optimistic", a Chinese expert has said, highlighting irresponsible industrial development and a lack of funds.

  • Athletes practice calligraphy in Nanjing

    Athletes of the Netherlands show their calligraphy works in the Chinese traditional culture room at the Youth Olympic Village in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province.

Entertainment

Chinese stars' teenage years
  • Joan Chen talks about good movie in Venice

    The film which makes Chinese American actress Joan Chen feel "a bit different" when she walks out of a theater is the one that she will vote for at the ongoing Venice film festival.

  • 'The Grandmaster' 3D coming in mid-Oct

    Renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai is releasing the 3D version of his Oscar-nominated martial arts hit, "The Grandmaster," in mid-October.

Rebuilding lives

Four years on, residents of quake-hit Yushu are receiving support to recover from the disaster but more is needed.

Horrific nightmare at Kunshan factory

Communities, doctors rush to help as blast kills more than 70 workers.

Shaolin: Fists of fame

More than 2,000 foreigners who head to Shaolin Temple every year to learn kung fu.

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.

Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

Edinburgh Zoo warns that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub, after months of dashed hopes and anticipation for her pregnacy.

Britain unveils anti-terror measures

British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will introduce a wide range of new measures to prevent terrorist suspects from traveling to the country.

Monopoly probes treat firms equally

Official says even though recent probes involved big foreign companies, China's antitrust probes are not protectionist tools favoring domestic companies.

Rules set for HK chief vote

Candidates for Hong Kong's next chief executive must be endorsed by a majority of a nominating committee, China's top legislators decided on Sunday.

China-Europe

Europe map dotted with Huawei R&D
  • Free-trade area gets big dose of medicine

    German healthcare operator and medical product provider Artemed Group said on July 22 that it would set up a hospital in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.

  • Promoting the modern Mersey beat

    In 19th century, when the first batch of Chinese immigrants arrived in Europe by sea, many headed for Liverpool in northwest England, creating what is still considered the continent's oldest Chinese community.

  • The British PM who loved China

    Visitors now have the opportunity to visit the former home of Sir Edward Heath, the prime minister who famously was instrumental in establishing full diplomatic relationship between the UK and China.

Europe

Britain unveils new anti-terror measures
  • 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

    Edinburgh Zoo warns that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub, after months of dashed hopes and anticipation for her pregnacy.

  • Britain's strongest mother

    Meet the mom who makes tough household chores look like light work.

  • Gold rush on British beach

    Thirty gold bars have been buried on a beach in Britain by a German artist, prompting a flood of bounty hunters with metal detectors to seek their fortune Friday.

World

FBI says it's addressing nude celebrity photos
  • Australia to step up partnership with NATO

    Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine.

  • Britain unveils new anti-terror measures

    British Prime Minister David Cameron says that Britain will introduce a wide range of new measures to prevent terrorist suspects from traveling and impose tougher constraints on suspected extremists in the country.

  • DPRK fires one short-range projectile

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday fired one short-range projectile into its east waters.

Sports

Djokovic reaches US Open QFs
Russia and EU
  • Securing rule of law in HK

    The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed a resolution on Sunday regarding the method of selecting the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017.

  • Ferguson a wake-up call for US

    The US has been publishing white papers every year passing judgment on other countries' human rights records while continuing to rampantly violate human rights both at home and abroad blatantly.

  • Protect farmers against droughts

    Concerns about China's food security dominate discussions on the drought, but a more likely threat is the drought's negative impact on the incomes of farmers, especially poor smallholders.

Travel

The best beaches close to you
  • Actors perform in 5th China Guilin Int'l Tourism Expo

    Exhibitors from 52 countries and regions showcased their tourism services at the expo.

  • Who is eligible to visit the DPRK?

    With the exception of people from the Republic of Korea, citizens of most countries can travel to the DPRK at any time of the year, providing they are registered with an accredited tourist operator, and have the relevant visa.

  • Macao,When the sun sets Macao

    The nightlife in Macao is like a never-ending carnival with hundreds of flamboyant and neon-lit entertainment venues, especially in the central business district near the Lisboa Hotel.

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