China

Wooden roller coaster debuts in E China
  • Gaokao revamp to stress better English

    Proposed changes to China's famously grueling university entrance exam will focus on improving the standards and methods of language tuition in the nation's schools.

  • Uygur life in the ancient city of Kashgar

    It is the Muslim holy month of Ramadan -- a season of fasting and spiritual reflection. Omar Ali, 44, gets up at 5:30 am, just before dawn, to take the only food and drink he will have all day.

  • City to issue work visas for top talent

    Shanghai is to issue visas on arrival to high-level foreign workers and those bringing entrepreneurial skills to the city.

Business

Wealth fund posts lower returns

Life

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

Food

App brings Champagne smarts to your fingertips
  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • Essence of Napa

    California wineries are getting more serious about the Chinese market. Dong Fangyu samples some of the New World's best tipples at a recent Beijing seminar and wine-tasting.

  • Delicious handbags

    A New-York designer has recreated a range of designer bags that resemble delicious bread, pancakes and pastries.

Culture

Nuo Opera: Entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: May 30 - June 5

Premier Li's visit to Belgium and France

Premier Li attends China-EU leaders' meeting, visits Belgium, France, OECD.

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

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.

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

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.

China-France partnership 'will benefit all'

Both countries will set up a fund to boost production and third-party market cooperation, says Premier Li Keqiang in Toulouse, France.

Greece in billions of financing gap over next three years

Financing needs for Greece could add up to over 50 billion euros ($55.42 billion) over the period from October 2015 to end 2018 in order to keep the country afloat, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.

Securities regulator fires up new policies to stem market plunge

The worst monthly slump in Chinese stocks in two years wiped away more than $34 billion in combined net worth of the richest people in mainland and Hong Kong in June.

The future of China's 'ghost cities'

Once-empty Chinese cities built with a wave of urbanization in mind are filling up at surprising rates.

China-Europe

Scotland reels in China diners
  • Li's visit to Marseille to boost tourism

    Marseille, France's second-largest city, plans to double its number of Chinese visitors within two years, according to deputy mayor Didier Parakian.

  • Shipping group sees growth in China

    CMA CGM Group, the world's third-largest shipping company, says it will continue strengthening its presence and cooperation with China.

  • Honor dials into European youth market

    Just 18 months after being launched, Huawei Technologies Co's new product line, Honor, which is aimed at young consumers, is rapidly gaining market share in Europe.

Europe

BBC says to cut more than 1,000 jobs

World

BP says settles US 2010 oil spill claims for $18.7b
  • 36 dead after banca capsized in C. Philippines

    At least 36 people died and 26 others went missing after a passenger banca capsized in the waters off Ormoc City in central Philippines' Leyte province on Thursday afternoon, said Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

  • Thai navy plans to buy three Chinese subs

    The Thai navy plans to buy three submarines from China under a government-to-government dealing, said Thai navy chief Adm Kraisorn Chansuvanit on Thursday.

  • IS launches retaliatory offensives in Syria

    After suffering losses to the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, the Islamic State (IS) militants unleashed a retaliatory offensive against predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria on Thursday.

Sports

Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon
Li Keqiang

Travel

School beneath 'Three Rivers Flow'
  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • Misty islands amid endless waves

    From the 1,500-year-old architecture on its main island to the cloud-blanketed smaller islets; from sharp mountain spires to jagged cliffs, Dongtou is the hidden treasure on China's east coast.

  • Traveling your own road

    More tourists are opting to take road trips, because sometimes the journey is the destination.

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