China

Bear skeleton sheds light on 2,800-year-old Chinese ritual
  • Netizens snapping up Palace souvenirs

    When the Palace Museum in Beijing released a series of creative and cultural souvenirs, they were quickly picked up by social media and generated intense interest online.

  • Clean air? Don't hold your breath

    Intense air pollution is expected to strike China's northern cities twice more before November.

  • Safeguarding foreigners' rights

    Changes to nation's criminal laws mean a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Business

Intl commodities fair opens in Yiwu
  • Chinese appetite for intl currency grows

    China's appetite for foreign currency increased in September, leading to a widening deficit in foreign exchange transactions among banks.

  • China's investment overseas to rise 10%

    China's overseas investment will rise by roughly 10 percent from the previous year to 120 billion yuan ($19.67 billion), a trade official said on Wednesday.

  • Understanding the slowdown

    The NBS has announced that the GDP growth rate for the 3rd quarter is 7.3%. While the growth has reached the government's target, there are still worries the drop is the future trend.

Life

The anguish and the anxiety
  • Best bets

    Latest cultural events in Chinese big cities.

  • Helping people in need

    President of Rotary International says giving back makes you 'a better and happier person'.

  • New devices to keep sexual predators away

    Four students from North Carolina State University have invented a nail polish, dubbed "Undercover Colors", which purportedly changes shade when exposed to date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB or Xanax - in theory, preventing potential unwanted sexual encounters.

Food

Tracing the origins of rice
  • 'Customized' crustaceans

    Hairy crabs, or Chinese mitten crabs, are widely distributed along the estuarine deltas, inland lakes and waterways as far north as the Korean Peninsula and as far south as the river mouths in Fujian province of southeastern China.

  • Bringing the flavor of france to Beijing

    Situated on the bustling Chongwenmen West Street, Maxim's, 5 kilometers south of Tian'anmen Square, is where many Beijingers get their first taste of French food, long before setting foot in Paris.

  • Pret A Manger prepares for sandwich battle

    A battle is about to commence on Oct 16 at the back lobby in a Shanghai shopping mall, a battle not fought with guns and rifles but with Scottish salmon and egg mayonnaise.

Culture

Xi's speech on arts echoed by renowned artists

Entertainment

Xu Jinglei poses at Prague Square

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.

Endangered species threatens livelihoods

Wild Asian elephants have been wreaking havoc in villages in Southwest China as their habitat is destroyed and they're forced to search for food.

Chinese mavericks set to amaze racing world

Horse racing is hugely popular in many countries, but in China the industry is still in its infancy.

Helping them breathing

Workers hit by dust-related lung disease need more support.

Going the distance

A report from Peking University showed that residents in Beijing spent the longest time commuting, about 1.32 hours a day for work on average.

Righting wrong judgements

Latest acquittal of man on death row seen as major step forward for Chinese law while other problems like torture in interrogation still need to be urgently addressed.

People progress

A city in Fujian province steps up eff orts to integrate valued migrant workers and
balance urbanization with heart.

Caring out of the ordinary

Understanding, family support remain crucial for Chinese children suffering from rare diseases.

Young China - You've got talent

I had a great experience recently. I scored an unexpected role as a substitute judge of an English competition for kids.

Clearing the way with clean waters

Concerted efforts to restore reservoir area shine out in nationwide environmental campaign.

Financing of projects focal point for APEC

Infrastructure financing was at the top of the agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Finance Ministers' Meeting in Beijing, with several concrete results achieved.

Ukraine lacks gas for winter

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk says his country lacks sufficient natural gas for winter, and they need an additional five billion cubic meters of gas.

China set for key space launch

China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth.

Chinese train manufacturer wins Massachusetts contract

A Chinese train manufacturer was awarded a $566.6 million contract on Wednesday to build 284 subway cars for Boston's subway system.

China-Europe

Historic port city hosts top summit

Europe

Annual pumpkin exhibition held in Germany
  • Ukraine lacks sufficient gas for winter: PM

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk says his country lacks sufficient natural gas for winter, and they need an additional five billion cubic meters of gas.

  • Ex-Luxembourg boss appointed as EU chief

    The European Union legislature has approved the appointment of former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker as the new EU Commission president molding policies of the 28-nation bloc for the next five years.

  • Ukraine gas talks to be continued next week

    European Commission Vice-President Gunther Oettinger in Brussels on Tuesday said that financial gap over the Ukraine gas issue still need to be addressed.

World

Mum-to-be 'mermaids'
  • Baby killed in terror attack in Jerusalem

    A Palestinian man slammed a car into a crowded rail station in Jerusalem, killing an infant and injuring seven other people on Wednesday, in a suspected "terror attack," police said.

  • Canada's parliament attacked

    A gunman attacked Canada's parliament, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial.

  • US to track everyone from Ebola nations

    All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Sports

Ronaldo scores 70th as Real beats Liverpool 3-0
Enemy

Travel

Qinling Mountain of Jinsi Grand Canyon
  • Modern landscape of Zhengzhou's ancient heritage

    Flags wave in the morning air; the pale red sun hangs eastwardly over the train station. The platform signals for Zhenghou, Henan – the province where the Yellow River flows and that gave birth to Chinese civilization.

  • Young Chinese backpackers hitting the road

    China’s thriving economy has created a demand for foreign travel, and young Chinese backpackers have started to identify themselves abroad, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper.

  • Lantern show held in Beijing

    The lantern show demonstrated folk customs and culture of Southeast China's Taiwan.

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