China

58,000 drawn to college
  • PLA bribery probe to continue

    Investigations into suspects who had connections with Xu Caihou will continue to the end, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Baby havens 'under great pressure'

    An organization that runs a safe haven for abandoned babies has had to scale back its operations because of financial constraints and a lack of workers.

  • Ministry slashes number of duplicate IDs

    The ministry will cancel all duplicate ID numbers by the end of 2016, realizing the goal of one ID number and one hukou for each citizen.

Business

Market for wine grows as drinkers change their preferences

Life

China's rich struggle with sleep

Food

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.

Culture

11th Nippombashi Street Festa kicks off in Osaka
  • Chinese artist challenges art perspective

    At his solo exhibition in New York, Chinese conceptual artist Shen Shaomin displays 30 oil paintings, in which he challenges the so-called artistic originality and the traditional way to appreciate art.

  • Xi's book on 'Chinese dream' proves popular in Bulgaria

    Almost three months after being published, the Bulgarian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book "The Chinese Dream of the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation" has emerged as a popular best-seller in the Balkan country.

  • Australian version of 'Journey to the West' wins new fans

    Acrobatics, song, puppetry and martial arts combine to spectacular effect in the Australian version of "Monkey ... Journey to the West," which will be staged at the Sydney Opera House next month.

Entertainment

Zhang Ziyi's new fashion shots in Italy

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.

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.

Two-person cockpit rule introduced after crash

Airlines rushed to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot had crashed the Germanwings on purpose.

Cameron wins first TV debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron beat opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband in the first TV encounter of a close national election, an opinion poll showed.

'Sky Net' tracks fugitive officials

China will launch a campaign code named "Skynet" in a bid to capture corrupt officials who fled abroad, the country's anti-graft authority said Thursday.

'Downton Abbey' to end next season

Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to have its finale on Christmas Day 2015.

China-Europe

Royal Mail to deliver in China
  • Beauty in the capital's streets

    Mattia Bellomi's day job in Beijing is to help Italian companies understand the Chinese market, but he also is passionate about showing people around the world something else about China: its graffiti culture.

  • Insurance giant looks to China for growth

    Lloyd's of London, plans to double its premiums in its China platforms to 900 million yuan in 2015 due to the country's market potential.

  • Netherlands' PM to meet with Xi

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands said his country will actively respond to China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative to improve trade connections between Asia and Europe.

Europe

'Behind-the-scenes' visit at Paris Zoological Park
  • Two clues could shed light on jet tragedy

    A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner smashed into an Alpine mountainside, and a two-minute span when the pilot lost contact, are vital clues to what caused the plane to go down.

  • Airbus A320 crashes in southern France

    An Airbus A320 has crashed in southern France, according to reports.

  • Austria receives no ransom demand from IS

    The Austrian Foreign Affairs Ministry said Monday it has not received any demand from extremist group Islamic State (IS) to pay ransom for the release of an Austrian national allegedly kidnapped by the group.

World

New York fire, building collapse injure 12

Sports

Chelsea extends contract one year for captain Terry
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

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Travel

Biggest night market opens in Shenyang
  • Sun, fun and roulette

    Double-oh-seven has been there for some sun and fun. In fact, three 007s have frolicked in the surf on these islands.

  • Pear flowers in full bloom

    Pear flowers are in full bloom in Yangxian county, Shaanxi province on March 21.

  • China tops list of UK visa applications

    China has replaced India to become the biggest country in terms of the annual quantity of British visa applications, the newly appointed British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward said at a press conference in Beijing on March 18.

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