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China

  • SCO's Peace Mission concludes in N China

  • Guangzhou's illegal immigrants in focus

    Problems involving foreigners who illegally immigrate, overstay and are employed without work permits are serious in all of Guangdong.

  • Beijing tests anti-terror measures

    Beijing police will launch an eight-week inspection of anti-terror precautionary work to guarantee security for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting to be held in Beijing in November.

  • Salary hike guidelines set for Xinjiang

    Despite having the highest increase in the basic line and rising income for urban and rural residents in the region, the total income of Xinjiang residents is still lower than inland provinces.

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Business

  • Chengdu Motor Show 2014 kicks off

  • Moody's: China's property price growth to slow

    China's property price growth will slow further, despite an expected improvement in property sales in the rest of 2014, a Moody's report said.

  • China Everbright Bank profit up 6.25% in H1

    China Everbright Bank, a medium-sized lender, reported its net profit in the first half of 2014 rose 6.25 percent year on year to 15.87 billion yuan ($2.60 billion).

  • Chrysler to recall cars in China

    The Chinese subsidiary of Chrysler will recall cars on the Chinese mainland over flaws that may lead to fires, the country's quality watchdog said on Friday.

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Life

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Food

  • Daredevil diners hop along to rabbit restaurants

  • 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

  • Entertainment weekly photos: Aug 23 - 29

  • Mixed responses follow Ko's public apology

    Public responses following tearful apology by Chinese actor Kai Ko are mixed, with the majority not empathizing with his actions.

  • Peter Chan's 'Dearest' screens in Venice

    Chinese director Peter Chan Ho-Sun and cast members pose during the photocall for his movie "Qin'ai de" (Dearest) at the 71st Venice Film Festival August 28, 2014.

  • Quietly, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say, 'I do'

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hollywood's first couple, married in France over the weekend following a two-year engagement, ending nearly a decade of fevered tabloid speculation over whether "Brangelina" would ever tie the knot.

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Culture

  • Athletes practice calligraphy in Nanjing

  • Elite literature prize stirs questions

    China's prestigious Lu Xun Literature Prize has come under fire after its most recent award winner for poetry - Zhou Xiaotian's "Jiang Jin Cha" - was denounced as a "shame on poetry."

  • The Great Wall poorly preserved

    The preservation status of the Great Wall is "not optimistic", a Chinese expert has said, highlighting irresponsible industrial development and a lack of funds.

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Redemption from within

Correctional facilities are finding more ways to help prisoners adapt to life in and out of jail.

Wired to wow

Students of major martial arts school endure tough training for high-wire act at Youth Olympics show.

Left high and dry

Rising water levels in dam force residents in affected area to leave the comfort of their homes.

Historic sands of time

Venerable vacation spot that hosted important meetings, including Beidaihe, Sanya and Qingdao, continues to evolve with country's development.

Helping on high

Government aid program injecting resources helps Tibetan residents reap benefits of development on 'Roof of the World'.

Legacy of reform

Beneficiaries of private enterprise revisit late leader Deng Xiaoping's visionary move to push forward country's reform and opening-up.

Closing the divide

Latest reform in household registration system aims to plug rural-urban gaps.

No island paradise

Initiative to attract private developers for uninhabited islands hits rough
waters.

Rebuilding lives

Four years on, residents of quake-hit Yushu are receiving support to recover from the disaster but more is needed.

Search toughens for reading fix

Traditional print and its loyal followers suffer impact of decision by Beijing city authorities to remove newsstands amid changing Chinese media market.

Volunteers give vital support

Civil groups are becoming increasingly important in rescue operations.

Courts court change

Latest judicial reform aims to plug talent drain and improve selection process.

Grand design

Over the past five years the number of Chinese students attending overseas art and design colleges has risen sharply.

China-Africa

  • Cementing not only jobs but also an industrial future

  • Harnessing the winds of change

    On the outskirts of Ethiopia's second largest city, Adam, there is a stunning example of ancient methods meeting modern technology.

  • US, China can collaborate and compete

    As the US-Africa Leaders Summit opened in Washington on Aug 4, expectations for the meeting, which included 50-odd African heads of state and the US President, were sky high.

  • Ethiopia joins caravan going to China's west

    Ethiopia aims to build itself into the manufacturing hub of Africa within six years, and China can have a key role in ensuring it achieves that goal, says a senior Ethiopian diplomat.

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Africa

  • Liberia police fire in Ebola quarantine

  • Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start

    The US government announced Thursday it will start initial human testing of an investigational vaccine next week to prevent infection of the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa.

  • Roadmap issued to deal with Ebola outbreak

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.

  • Doctor dies of Ebola in Nigeria's oil hub

    A doctor in Nigeria's oil industry hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola fever, after he was infected by man linked to the first case in Africa's most populous country.

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World

  • DPRK not to send cheering squad to Incheon Asiad

  • APEC members calls for ocean partnership

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members passed a declaration on Thursday calling for the establishment of a new partnership focusing on maritime cooperation in the region.

  • Turkey to form new government

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan formally asked former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday to form a new government and be his prime minister, CNN Turk news channel reported.

  • UN peacekeepers detained in Syria

    Forty-three peacekeepers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force operating in the Golan Heights separation area between Syria and Israel were detained by "armed elements" early Thursday.

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Sports

  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award

  • Real Madrid gets Liverpool in Champions League

    European greats Real Madrid and Liverpool will meet again in the group stage of the Champions League after a draw on Thursday that promised many reunions.

  • Court rejects Yao Ming's dissent of jurisdiction

    A court in Beijing has rejected the jurisdictional objection raised by former NBA star Yao Ming in a lawsuit filed against him for deceptive advertising, the China Youth Daily reported.

  • 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, telling him: "Let's rumble!"

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  • Russia targets McDonald's

  • Whither goes the anti-graft drive

    The entrapment of the biggest "tiger" (suspected corrupt official) has raised hope of government reform and the establishment of a permanent anti-corruption mechanism.

  • A chip of the old block in the new age

    Damas have made their share of contribution to their families and society and need to enjoy the rest in whatever way they choose to, and should be judged accordingly.

  • A critical decision to make

    The people of Hong Kong have a critical decision to make: to embrace a hitherto unprecedented level of democracy, or the disruptive, reckless political gamble to be staged by the radicals.

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Travel

  • Wild lotus in NE China's Crescent Lake

  • Doraemon exhibition kicks off in Chengdu

    A Doraemon exhibition is held in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. A hundred and two life-size Doraemon figures, each of which bearing a distinct secret gadget, are displayed.

  • Thailand waives visa fees for Chinese tourists

    Thailand will waive visa fees for tourist visa applicants from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan from Saturday to boost tourism

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