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Life

  • Still surprised by nature

  • TCM intern intends to take skills home to Brazil

    Fernando Davino, who has worked at six Beijing hospitals while completing his master's degree in TCM, says it usually takes a few days for his patients to respond to him as a doctor.

  • More go abroad for healthcare

    Western hospitals see China as new market for medical tourism. Although there are no reliable official figures, about 60,000 Chinese have gone abroad for healthcare services each year in recent years.

  • Go on a traditional medicine tour

    With a history of more than 2,000 years, TCM covers herbal medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, deep-breathing exercises and dietary therapy.

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Food

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Entertainment

  • Barbara Hulanicki to return to Biba label

  • Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung attend 45th India Int’l Film Festival

    Actress Zhang Ziyi and actor Tony Leung attend opening ceremony of 45th India International Film Festival, in Panjim, capital of the Indian state of Goa, on Nov 20, 2014.

  • Best bets

    Girls' Generation 1st Fan Party Mr. Mr. in Chongqing, Ballet Pirate by Théatre du Capitole de Toulouse in Beijing, Tom Odell Concert in Beijing, and more.

  • 'Interstellar' orbits top box office spot

    American director Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar" continues to orbit the top box office spots, hitting number one both in China and abroad.

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Culture

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1st Shanghai-Kathmandu route

China Eastern Airlines will launch the first route from Shanghai to Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Dec 2.

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.

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

  • Slum children trained to be martial arts actors in Uganda

  • China, Nigeria pen rail contract

    China and Nigeria signed an official construction contract early Thursday, Beijing time, to build a railway along the African country's coast, China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. (CRCC) said.

  • Journalist killed in Somalia, third this year

    Gunmen shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleague and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said.

  • Cuban doctor tests positive for Ebola

    A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and was being sent to Geneva for treatment, officials said, the first Cuban known to have contracted the potentially deadly haemorrhagic fever.

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World

  • Millions to benefit from Obama's immigration reform move

  • Iraqi forces retake town from IS

    Iraqi security forces on Thursday retook control of a town from Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Iraq, and are fighting to seize another in the west, security sources and an official said.

  • Spanish Duchess of Alba dies at age 88

    The Duchess of Alba, a Spanish noble who is known for having more titles than anyone else on earth, died of pneumonia on Thursday at the age of 88.

  • Five killed in helicopter crash in Russia

    Five people were killed when a small helicopter crashed in the Nizhny Novgorod region in central Russia, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Thursday.

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Sports

  • NBA suspends Hornets' Jeffery Taylor 24 games

  • Federer set to face France in Davis Cup final

    Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday.

  • Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season.

  • FIFA whistleblower says 'living in fear'

    FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family.

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  • West vs. Russia

  • Abe's 'three arrows' miss targets

    Japan has to look beyond the failed Abenomics and carry out structural reforms to revive the country's economic health.

  • Stop violations from tying traffic up

    A set of photographs showing a foreigner stopping a car driving in a bicycle lane in Beijing and asking the driver to leave the lane has gone viral on the Internet, drawing positive comments from netizens.

  • A tough task to cap emissions by around 2030

    Now that China has signed a landmark deal with the United States setting targets for carbon emissions out to 2030, it should plan the trajectory of its low-carbon path for the next 16 years.

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Travel

  • Reliving Haikou's glory days

  • Photos of flight

    Few people realize the pictures of a plane taking of can be so impressive. Wu Ni catches up with a photographer who doesn't mind hanging out at airports.

  • Tradition by the book

    Classic Lu Xun novels enrich the legacy of Keqiao in a grand environment.

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