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Life

  • No place for farce in charity

  • Restoring health and hope in rural China

    Leung Ping-chung, 73, an eminent orthopedics surgeon, and emeritus professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, raises funds to help people from China's underdeveloped rural areas to meet their medical requirements.

  • 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.

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Food

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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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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.

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.

  • Missing Air Algerie plane has crashed

    An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.
  • Taiwan airline helps families after crash

    TransAsia said on Thursday that it is offering condolence payment of 200,000 new Taiwan dollars ($6,673) for each passenger, and a funeral subsidy of 800,000 new Taiwan dollars.
  • China's wealthy spending more on property

    Among all categories, luxury property spending among China's wealthy has increased the most, with its growth rate reaching 12.6 percent in 2014.
  • Faking the grade for overseas study

    As many as one in 10 applications to US colleges by Chinese students may include fraudulent materials like fake essays and high-school transcripts.

China-Africa

  • Putting on a star performance

  • South Africa firm hits Chinese jackpot

    Naspers, the Cape Town-based multinational, made an audacious bet on a loss-making Chinese Internet company more than a decade ago.

  • CAD tops $3 billion in investments

    China's largest private equity fund focusing on African investments has now injected more than $3 billion into some 70 projects on the continent, according to the latest official figures.

  • Cementing a solid future in Nigeria

    The rapid increase in infrastructure projects across Nigeria has put the country's heavy equipment and cement supplies under strain.

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World

  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territor

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

  • 40 bodies from jet returned to Dutch soil

    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

  • DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it is preparing for the 17th Asian Games and hopes its players and cheering squads would make the Asiad more enlivened and contribute to mending the stalled inter-Korean relations.

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Sports

  • DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties through Asian Games

  • Air crashes to hit the world of sports

    The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, shocked the world just as the memory of missing MH370 was slowly beginning to fade.

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    The Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night formally announced the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city of Glasgow.

  • Jeter sees crossroads on horizon

    Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

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  • Hypocritic US

  • Bridge over Pacific waters

    China values geopolitical importance of Latin American and Caribbean nations and wants all-round cooperation with them.

  • Smart gifts promote changing China

    The new "cultural elements" Chinese leaders have chosen to promote the country's soft power are expected to spread its cultural charm in its entirety across the world.

  • Western media expose their prejudice

    The Western media tried to sensationalize the so-called spy incident shows that opinions are divided in the US over improving military ties with China.

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Travel

  • Top 10 most beautiful islands in China

  • Hotel roundup

    Joseph Zitnik has been appointed the general manager of the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao.

  • Banking on heritage and cuisine

    Beijing has always attracted visitors with its long history, rich cultural heritage and delicious cuisine. It also boasts a wide variety of hotel choices, ranging from backpacker basics to edifices that are attractions by themselves.

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