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China

  • Highway submerged under water in Jiangxi

  • OSI group to fund food safety

    US-based OSI Group, owner of the Shanghai Husi Food, announced that it would invest $1.62 million for a 3-year food safety education campaign in China.

  • Uygur extremists 'training in Middle East'

    Muslim extremists from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to take part in the upsurge of violence there.

  • Many oppose college tuition increase

    Many residents are opposed to increases in college tuition fees and want universities to reveal their financial situations, according to an online survey released on Thursday.

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Business

  • Huawei says H1 smartphone shipments up 62% year-on-year

  • Regulation of industry rules continues

    A series of national and industry standards in key areas to prevent financial risks and improve user experience, had been introduced.

  • China angered by US protectionism

    China is strongly dissatisfied with the United States for its anti-dumping and countervailing probes into Chinese exports of photovoltaic products.

  • McDonald's fishing for supplier

    Amid a serious meat shortage following the recent food safety scandal involving supplier Shanghai Husi, international fast-food chains in China may still have to source locally.

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Life

  • Li Bingbing prepares for Hollywood transformation

  • Bagging a fortune with silk

    Before she attended university, Zhang Xi was expected to follow in the footsteps of her artist father and become a traditional ink painter. Instead, the 35-year-old built a career as an accomplished architect.

  • An uncomfortable new journey to the west

    News of a US adaptation of a beloved Chinese fantasy tale is unsettling many people in China. But it is a positive sign of Chinese culture being accepted by a growing populace around the world.

  • Home thoughts after eight years in Beijing

    I knew it'd be the last time I'd see him alive. Grandpa did, too.

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Food

  • It's whole new shoppers' world

  • You aren’t what you eat; especially if that includes insects!

    I ate the bug ... sort of. He (she?) was a monster — long, sleek and gray-brown, as big as a man’s thumb.

  • Tiny landscapes painted on food

    From onion peels to kiwi seeds or even bits of chocolate, it seems any canvas is sufficient for Turkish artist Hasan Kale as long as it meets the requirement of being incredibly tiny.

  • Eatbeat

    Not long after its opening, the Beijing branch of Japanese ramen restaurant Ippudo has people lining up at its gate to eat.

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Entertainment

  • Street snap: A fashion trend in Beijing

  • Zhang Yimou sues film company

    Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou has filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong-based New Pictures Film Company, claiming he is owed 15 million yuan, or some $2.4 million.

  • Battle for the big screen

    As the competition for summer box-office dominance heats up, Wang Kaihao looks at the innovative online marketing techniques being used by domestic filmmakers.

  • Ning Hao takes to the road

    Director Ning Hao's new movie, which translates from Chinese as Flowers of the Road, is a mixture of road adventures, sexy encounters and his signature black humor.

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Culture

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Fists of fame

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

Keeping the peace

Chinese peacekeepers work the ground as part of the country's increasingly important role in UN peacekeeping efforts, report Zhang Yan and Wang Qian.

Eyeballing online

Chinese Internet TV and media devices are revolutionizing information and entertainment even as traditional counterparts face demise, Bao Wanxian reports in Tianjin.

Belief in building

China's oldest Buddhist temple is becoming a channel to boost religious study and strengthen friendship across borders.

Tall order for civil servants

The frugality rules require officials to get close to the people by cleaning up undesirable work styles including extravagance and hedonism.

Working across the divide

Renewed interest in Chinese workers’ contributions during WWI
helps shed new light on China-Europe relationship

Inside military melting pot

China Daily honors those whose sacrifices in the wars of the last century helped to ensure the peace and prosperity enjoyed by the vast majority of humankind.

Attitudes toward sex changing

Chinese are becoming more open to the use of condoms while manufacturing output of condoms totaled 10 billion in 2013.

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.

Clinic on frontier of AIDS care

Clinic on frontier of AIDS care provides medicine for Chinese, needy across border in Myanmar.

Learning the lessons of history

Documents unveiled by the Provincial Archives in Jilin province have cast fresh light on atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army during the occupation of China.

Schools look to kick off soccer renaissance

Major Chinese clubs are helping to reverse a decline in domestic soccer by backing local academies.

Confucious Institute turns 10

The influence of China's pioneering education center is evident in the 298 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in 38 European countries.

  • Private rocket company looks to the stars

    Timing and funding are main challenges facing three young entrepreneurs as they try to successfully launch the first private rocket firm in China.
  • US visa delays likely to continue

    The US embassy in Beijing said the visa service returned to online working last Wednesday, but it is still operating at a significantly reduced capacity.
  • Scandal stirs sex abuse debate

    A scandal involving a university professor's alleged sexual harassment of a student is refueling debate over abuse on Chinese campuses.
  • OSI group to fund food safety

    US-based OSI Group, owner of the Shanghai Husi Food, announced that it would invest $1.62 million for a 3-year food safety education campaign in China.

China-Africa

  • Chinese firms help Gabon progress

  • Tanzania and China: highs and lows

    The pace of Chinese investment in Africa has picked up in recent years, and voices against it in the international media have become a lot more muted.

  • Growing reputation for stability and trust

    After the structures it built withstood a massive 2003 earthquake in Algeria mostly intact, the reputation of Anhui Construction Engineering Group Overseas Co Ltd grew rapidly in Africa.

  • Power given back to the people

    The shortage of professional skills education in Nigeria is particularly problematic for the power industry, so China as an investor with a great degree of know-how has a lot to offer in this regard.

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Africa

  • Armed clashes set Libya's Tripoli ablaze

  • Families mourn plane crash victims

    Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali were taken to the wreckage to grieve on Saturday as French President Francois Hollande announced three days of mourning.

  • Experts to begin probe

    The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered on Saturday at the crash site in Mali as investigators headed to the scene to determine the cause of the tragedy.

  • Bad weather to blame for Air Algerie crash

    Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Saturday that bad weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight which killed all 118 people aboard.

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World

  • Aquino urges support to reforms

  • Iraq reaches breaking point

    Salman Khaled has lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

  • Israeli jets strike Gaza

    Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

  • Hardships mount as Gazans toil

    Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.

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Sports

  • Bolt ready to roar in relay

  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

  • Britain's deputy PM backing Cup boycott

    Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

  • Captain Cook shrugs off calls to quit

    Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton.

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  • Tainted Apple

  • MH17 incident not a cold-war tool

    And the most important lesson it has learnt from all the wars and crises is that, mutual trust and transparency are the best cure for distrust and conflict.

  • Overcoming HK's social divide

    The lack of rational discussions where moderate views can be heard makes it hard for differing groups to find common ground in Hong Kong.

  • Society should address suicide among youths

    The rising rate of suicides among youths has become a big cause for concern for many countries, but the number and the reasons for suicides in China are even a bigger cause for concern.

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Travel

  • Who is eligible to visit the DPRK?

  • Tourists' tales

    I have always wanted to visit the DPRK. That part of the world has fascinated me since I was very young. But since the two Koreas were separated after World War II, I had no idea how to get there.

  • Go to town for the beat spas

    It’s summer, when the body is stressed by heat and humidity and the demands of work. If you cannot find time to travel to all those relaxing island resorts, Xu Junqian suggests you look closer to home for some pampering.

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