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  • Grannies turn streets into strange dance floors

  • Military consolidates corruption oversight

    Authorities will step up supervision in order to identify and prevent corruption through stricter auditing procedures under a newly issued regulation.

  • 11 dead in kindergarten bus accident

    All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, died after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in Central China's Hunan province.

  • Second-child policy having limited effect

    Qualified couples have been reluctant to take advantage of looser restrictions on China's one-child policy, with experts expecting the number of second babies to increase in the next two years.



  • Alibaba updates prospectus to expand board of directors

  • Lenders told to firewall risks of WMPs

    China's banks must set up special departments to run wealth management products and establish separate accounting systems for those departments.

  • Realty heading for market consolidation

    The property market in China is likely to consolidate in the second half of the year, as strong demand and limited supplies will offset the chances of an imminent market collapse.

  • Tech firms big players at World Cup

    Starting from Yingli Solar, the sponsor in both South Africa and Brazil World Cups, Chinese high-tech firms are trying to make a splash in global market.



  • Out of the box

  • Paris fashion takes flight with Dior's look back

    Christian Dior designer Raf Simonson Monday took Paris fashion on a journey through history with a haute-couture collection in which Edwardian coats and bodices met flapper dresses and space suits.

  • Bicycles built for style

    China used to be known as the "nation on two wheels." The trend has come full cycle, and two-wheelers are now the hottest things in the cities. Shanghai leads the pack.

  • A double hit of happiness

    This venerable sports brand has been the choice of Chinese table tennis champions from its legendary beginnings.





  • Entertainment weekly photos: July 5 - 11

  • Han Han: My new film is nothing but a road movie

    Chinese professional rally driver, and best-selling author Han Han said his new film "Continent" was just a road movie.

  • Bai Baihe's lawyer issue statement to deny theft rumors

    A lawyer has issued a statement on behalf of Chinese actress Bai Baihe denying rumors circulating online that the celebrity was caught shoplifting.

  • Shanghai Tang's certain something

    Raphael le Masne de Chermont, executive chairman of the luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang, talks confidently and eloquently about his plans for the brand, which is known for its interpretation of Chinese culture and craftsmanship.



  • Football love presented by Brazilian artist

  • Touch of brilliance

    China is not short of painters, both real and self-acclaimed. But Wu Qiming has shown his true talent by blazing a trail with innovative use of ink and wash.

  • Culture insider: 10 must-see museums around the world

    Whether we visit the museum to see the city, or visit the city to see the museum, some museums are not to be missed. Otherwise, we will need to arrange a second visit.


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.

Putting hospitals on the road to recovery

New funding measures being pioneered in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, may ease tensions between medical staff and patients.

From 'Barefoot' doctors to medical pioneers

China's hospitals have been revolutionized by a group of former low-level practitioners from a small city in Fujian province.

Taking a leaf out of the book of nature

Hainan is one of China's most popular tourist destinations, but the authorities are facing a dilemma as they try to safeguard the mangrove forest.

China's 'West Point' a beacon

Whampoa, China's first modern military academy, was a beacon of liberation and the training ground of many of China's best-known revolutionaries.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

China still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land.

Assessing the fabric of a 'new Silk Road'

Countries evaluate potential of a proposed economic belt that will revive memories of the ancient trade route.

New future looms for textile workers

The central government hopes that attracting more labor-intensive textile manufacturers to Xinjiang will create a greater number of employment opportunities for local people.

  • Berlin expels US spy official

    Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country after officials unearthed two suspected US spies.
  • US sincerity tested over cybersecurity

    Observers said Washington has "not demonstrated adequate sincerity" on calls to restart stalled Sino-US working-level talks on cybersecurity as sensational accusations against China continue to pour in.
  • Rich Chinese adore Australia

    The Land Down Under tops the list of destinations for wealthy Chinese who want to get overseas citizenship or permanent residency via investment.
  • Courts to look out for lawyers

    China's judiciary is now required to establish procedures that focus on improved treatment of lawyers and respect of their legitimate rights.


  • Terminal is starting point in continent

  • Wigmaker stays ahead of trends

    Henan Rebecca Hair Products Co Ltd has built its business on wigs being considered a necessity in many African women's daily life.

  • On track for further expansion

    China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation is considered one of the true pioneers of bringing Chinese engineering expertise to Africa, and elsewhere in the world.

  • Trust born of tragedy builds closer ties

    Chinese-built structure that saved lives opens doors in Congo.



  • At least 21 killed in rush-hour blast in Nigerian capital

  • Aid groups raise S. Sudan famine warning

    Famine will break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies warned on Thursday.

  • W. Africa in crisis talks as virus spreads

    Health ministers from across Western Africa were scheduled to meet on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

  • 4 dead after cargo plane crashes in Kenya

    Four people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the international airport in the Kenyan capital.



  • Prisoners' version of World Cup ends

  • Israelis hint at invasion of Gaza

    Israel's military made no comment on what would be the deadliest strike since it began its assault on Tuesday. The defence minister spoke of "long days of fighting ahead".

  • Obama names new envoy to Russia

    US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a career diplomat with a good knowledge of European and Eurasian affairs as his new ambassador to Russia, as bilateral relationship has slipped to a new low.

  • Berlin expels US spy official

    Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country after officials unearthed two suspected US spies.



  • Social media buzz on Brazil's loss

  • Van Gaal taught Romero how to stop penalties

    Louis van Gaal took some credit for showing Argentina's Sergio Romero how to stop penalties, advice that cost the Netherlands coach dearly on Wednesday. All about World Cup

  • Argentina into World Cup final

    Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to reach the World Cup final after a dire two hours of defence-dominated football failed to provide a semi-final goal for the first time in the tournament's history on Wednesday.

  • One-sided World Cup games

    Brazil is not alone in terms of suffering heavy World Cup defeats, but that is of little consolation. Let's take a look at some other sound beatings.

  • Apology for Hitler tweet

  • Mutual trust tried and tested

    Strategic and Economic Dialogue lays solid foundation for the development of Sino-US relations, including military ties.

  • Accident a call for action to protect kids

    If lack of enough funds prevents the government from allocating resources equally to rural and urban schools, it should at least consider providing public shuttle services for pupils in rural areas.

  • Chinese cuisine packs a soft power punch

    Perhaps when another eminent Westerner visits China, he/she will try one of my favorite dishes: fried duck's tongue, a premium dish in many upscale Sichuan restaurants, or even duck's brain, which tastes as good as foie gras.

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  • Off the beautiful, beaten track

  • Seeing double

    The carpet is a shade of orange fading into purple as you come out of the lift, and as you turn left, it becomes fully mauve while the floor to the right turns a dusky shade of sunset.

  • Hanoi, ahoy

    A Halong Bay cruise offers an exciting excursion from Vietnam's capital. Bidisha Bagchi hops aboard.


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