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2013-06-08 14:36:12

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Qu Yuan's hometown prepares for Duanwu Festival

2013-06-08 11:10:05

People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival in June 12 this year.

Your hometown can affect your health

2013-06-08 10:09:09

The place you call home can affect your likelihood of being a smoker, overweight or obese, according a report released Friday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Cheongsam show in Shanghai

2013-06-08 09:54:17

Nearly 2,000 fans of cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress, put on a show in Shanghai on Thursday.

Marry me as soon as we graduate

2013-06-07 15:32:07

Four graduates hold an engagement ceremony at the University of South China, June 6, 2013.

Never too old to learn new tricks

2013-06-07 09:19:52

The huge number of retired Chinese enrolling at 'universities for the aged' is imposing immense pressure on the education system for the elderly.

China the forgotten ally in World War II

2013-06-07 09:19:52

Rana Mitter is determined to shed light on what is often seen in the West - although clearly not in China - as the forgotten war.

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

2013-06-07 09:19:52

Extremism has always been Stephen Chow's game: a confusingly apocalyptic amalgam of gut-wrenching laughter, equally gut-wrenching violence, and feel-good storytelling. While his movies tend to fall loosely under the umbrella of the comedic genre, the growth in intensity of violence across his films has, in recent years, had viewers wincing more and more. While Chow doesn't ever show up on screen in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, the elements of his directorial handiwork are clear: the linguistic puns, foot-in-mouth jokes, potty humor and increasingly ironic and grandiose CGI action sequences are all there.

Big exam day kicks off

2013-06-07 09:52:19

The 2013 national entrance examination kicked off on Friday, with 9.12 million students.

Businesses benefit from 'gaokao economy'

2013-06-07 10:24:19

China's national college entrance exam, the gaokao, is no longer just a test that affects students and their families - it is helping to create booming markets.

Chinese students ready for Gaokao

2013-06-07 10:08:24

The annual national college entrance exam takes place on June 7 and 8. Some 9.12 million applicants are expected to sit this year's college entrance exam.

Folk artists perform in traditional costumes of Qing Dynasty

2013-06-06 10:30:33

Folk artists wearing traditional costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) act during a performance in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, June 2, 2013.