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China

  • Homemade cars outpace the ordinary

  • Rich pay sky-high prices for meteorites

    For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars, designer bags and deluxe apartments are worthless compared with bounty from outer space.

  • Youthful detection no defense against breast cancer

    While women in China are likely to be diagnosed at an earlier age than those in other countries, the incidence of the disease is still rising.

  • Olympics bid fuels drive for clean air

    For Nick Ward, a snow-boarding enthusiast from the United States who lives in Beijing, the only issue holding back his skiing passion is the heavy haze that sometimes shrouds North China.

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Business

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Life

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Food

  • Tracing the origins of rice

  • 'Customized' crustaceans

    Hairy crabs, or Chinese mitten crabs, are widely distributed along the estuarine deltas, inland lakes and waterways as far north as the Korean Peninsula and as far south as the river mouths in Fujian province of southeastern China.

  • Bringing the flavor of france to Beijing

    Situated on the bustling Chongwenmen West Street, Maxim's, 5 kilometers south of Tian'anmen Square, is where many Beijingers get their first taste of French food, long before setting foot in Paris.

  • Pret A Manger prepares for sandwich battle

    A battle is about to commence on Oct 16 at the back lobby in a Shanghai shopping mall, a battle not fought with guns and rifles but with Scottish salmon and egg mayonnaise.

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Entertainment

  • Xu Jinglei poses at Prague Square

  • 'Breakup Buddies' reaches 1 bln yuan milestone

    The road comedy "Breakup Buddies" by Ning Hao grossed 1 billion yuan ($163 million) by Thursday, the fourth movie to pass the 1 billion yuan mark at box office in Chinese movie history.

  • Starving to stay thin

    It's the dieting fad that is sweeping the world, and encourages fasting for two days of the week. But does it work?

  • Zhou Xun graces Cosmopolitan magazine

    Chinese actress Zhou Xun poses during a photo shoot for the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.

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Culture

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Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Many women abused inmilitary brothels by the Japanese army during WorldWar II are now neglected by society and living in desperate conditions.

Fishing for solutions

Businesses bank on Chinese palates to help rid US of invasive Asian carp, which are making their way up the Mississippi River and its tributaries and threatening rivers and lakes.

Growing success from the grassroots

A lack of grassroots participation and unprofessional league systems has taken a toll on the development of big-ball sports in China.

Having babies from abroad

An increasing number of Chinese couples turn to foreign surrogacy services for babies, but risks remain as rules on surrogacy vary from country to country.

Slim pickings

More people are needed to help rising number of patients suffering from eating disorders.

Pepping up prevention

More are calling for HIV-prevention procedure amid rising infections among gay men, Shan Juan reports.

High alert

Chinese troops keep close tabs on terrorist threats at the Wakhan Corridor mountain border area in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Northwest China.

Sea change

120 years after its naval defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War, the country looks to stronger maritime power, Peng Yining reports in Weihai, Shandong province.

India adds spice to Chinese investor

An increasing number of Chinese businesses are riding on growing economic and trade ties between China and India in recent years.

Fugitive ends life on the lam

Another Chinese 'fox' returns home to face consequences of financial scandal.

'Old newcomers'

Elderly people who leave home to take care of their grandchildren account for 10 percent of 144 million people aged 60 or older, according to a survey.

General aviation hub reaches for the sky

As China's private aircraft sector prepares for takeoff, reform is desperately needed.

Endangered species threatens livelihoods

Wild Asian elephants have been wreaking havoc in villages in Southwest China as their habitat is destroyed and they're forced to search for food.

China-Africa

  • China rushes help to Ebola-hit countries

  • Africa can learn from SARS experience

    Steps taken by Beijing in the wake of outbreak are a good model for Ebola-stricken nations.

  • China businesses called on to fight Ebola

    The United Nations has urged more Chinese enterprises and billionaires to offer financial and food assistance.

  • Race to stop killer disease

    Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people.

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Africa

  • Bashir's candidacy for presidency stirs concerns in Sudan

  • Zambia's interim leader appeals for calm

    Zambia's interim leader Guy Scott on Wednesday appealed for calm and unity as the southern African country mourns its former president Michael Sata, who died in London on Tuesday night.

  • Chinese help build center to fight Ebola

    The Chinese contingent of the UN Mission in Liberia will help build an Ebola Quarantine and Control Center in the capital city of Monrovia.

  • 5,000 Ebola workers needed in W Africa

    More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday.

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World

  • Talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement

  • 4 killed in plane crash in Kansas

    At least four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near an airport in midwestern US State of Kansas on Thursday, US media reported.

  • Canadian PM to attend APEC

    The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to China in November was reconfirmed after speculation that it might be canceled after recent violence in Canada.

  • Hawaii lava crosses residential property

    Lava spouts from a hot spot as the lava flow from Mt. Kilauea inches closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, Oct 29, 2014.

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Sports

  • China's Xu now world's No 1 junior

  • Rose looking to boost ranking in Shanghai

    Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters this week.

  • Kaka to make Orlando City debut

    Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, according to local media reports.

  • Men's World Cup could be on artificial turf

    The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass.

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  • QE's end

  • Party is not above Constitution

    The aim of strengthening the rule of law is to establish socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics in the country, and develop a sound system of laws and regulations.

  • Merger boost to high-speed trains

    China CNR Corp and CSR Corp are expected to merge into a multi-billion-dollar giant, capable of competing with global engineering behemoths, to better serve China's "going global" policy for its high-speed railways.

  • The economic consequences of gender

    Until recently, there had been very little analysis of women's role in the economy. Early contributions to the economics of gender focused on the division of labor within households.

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Travel

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