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China

  • Amazing air show dazzles spectators in NE China

  • Health insurance gets approval

    The government provides basic health insurance to reimburse some of the medical costs of unemployed urban residents and children in urban areas.

  • Tuhao joins a wealth of modern words

    The Chinese word tuhao, a popular expression used by netizens to refer to people with great wealth who spend money freely, has been included in a newly revised dictionary, triggering controversy among language experts.

  • Zhou's case still under investigation

    The Supreme People's Court said on Wednesday that the case involving the country's former security chief, Zhou Yongkang, has not yet entered legal proceedings.

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Business

  • Microsoft CEO to visit China amid antitrust probe - source

  • Foreign-funded hospitals allowed in China

    China is to allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, further opening up the fast-growing private hospital sector.

  • Lenovo settles US laptop lawsuit for $70m

    Lenovo will spend about $49 million to repair Lenovo IdeaPad laptops sold in the US, as well as about $20 million in cash refunds and credit to settle a 2013 suit involving the company's ultrabook products.

  • Alibaba revenue accelerates ahead of IPO

    Strong gains in its mobile business provide investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut.

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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

  • 71st Venice Film Festival opens

  • Top totes make bold fashion statement

    Why should you spend a few hundred yuan on a canvas or cotton bag when you can get one for free?

  • Wu Xiubo: A different kind of actor

    TV actor Wu Xiubo looks for roles that can set him apart from his industry peers, he tells Han Bingbin .

  • Chinese films to add Asian flavor in Venice

    Chinese elements are omnipresent at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, with internationally recognized actress and director on the jury and Chinese films both screening and competing for the sought-after Golden Lion.

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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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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's newest city turns 2

Sansha's islets have served as landmarks for generations of Chinese fishermen.

  • Caps eased on overseas ownership of hospitals

    China is to allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, further opening up the fast-growing private hospital sector.
  • Brave new worldview

    China's film and TV producers are taking some of their best work abroad, with a boost from the country's top leader, President Xi Jinping.
  • Nation welcomes marine partners

    China is forging durable partnerships with APEC economies amid a rising tide of maritime international cooperation set for 2015.
  • Vietnam ties to be back on track

    China and Vietnam agreed that strained relations will be repaired and maritime tensions brought under control after the visit of a special envoy from Hanoi.

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

  • High proportion of medical staff infected with Ebola

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said in a statement that the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected.

  • Mugabe a frequent visitor to China

    Robert Gabriel Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, visited China twice before the African country's independence in 1980. He advocated Chairman Mao Zedong's ideology, but didn't meet him during the two visits.

  • Agreements help economy of Zimbabwe

    On his 13th trip to China, Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, saw traditional ties become closer when the two countries signed nine agreements that are expected to help revive the Zimbabwean economy.

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World

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Sports

  • Peng Shuai upsets fourth-seeded Radwanska at US Open

  • US Open day 3: Big day for Peng Shuai and China

    Defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande were knocked out of the AFC Champions League by Western Sydney Wanderers on away goals despite beating the fledgling Australian outfit 2-1 in Wednesday's quarterfinal second leg in China.

  • Woods splits with coach Foley

    Woods said on his website on Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval of his marriage.

  • Hamilton may not trust German teammate

    Lewis Hamilton revealed on Monday he may not be able to trust his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, in their future on-track duels for the drivers' world title.

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  • Peace talks

  • Vietnam signals good will

    The guarded optimism Beijing has displayed over Le's visit reflects the prevailing suspicion that Hanoi's positive tune may easily reverse at any time.

  • Hong Kong's political realities

    Local people have publicly rejected 'Occupy Central' and they have warned troublemakers not to do anything that will hurt the SAR.

  • Real challenge is beyond ice buckets

    The campaign has drawn the attention of wide spectrum of people and even raised donations for research into a degenerative disease.

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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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