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Business

  • Tsingtao gets ready for huge beer festival in China

  • Regulators restrict intraday short-sellers

    Securities regulators announce curbs on intraday short-sellers in a move aimed at further stabilizing the world's second-largest equity market.

  • Premier Li signals stronger economic reform

    Premier Li Keqiang has formulated a series of amendments to his blueprint for the economy as he attempts to boost growth and strengthen demand.

  • Citadel account frozen amid probe

    Citadel Securities LLC, the trading firm started by Ken Griffin, owns one of the 34 accounts frozen by Chinese bourses as authorities investigate whether algorithmic traders are disrupting the nation's stock market.

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Life

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Food

  • Once upon a starry night

  • The sweet smell of food & flowers

    You do not have to go far to stumble on a coffee shop whose main accoutrement is flowers or to come across a banquet decked with beautiful bunches of the best that nature has to offer.

  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • App brings Champagne smarts to your fingertips

    If it's not Champagne, the French like to say, it's just bubbles.

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Entertainment

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Culture

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Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Alibaba head meets with regulators

The head of China's quality watchdog met with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma on Monday to discuss the crackdown on fake and shoddy products.

Merger helps nuclear power grow globally

The approved merger of China's two industrial giants in the nuclear power field will strengthen the country's industrial competitiveness when going abroad.

Anti-graft watchdog learns from military tactics

China's venerable strategists may find their mantle inherited by the Central Committee of Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the Party’s disciplinary watchdog.

Rich Chinese pick Apple as gifts choice

Apple overtook Hermes as the most favored brand for giving by China's richest men, followed by Louis Vuitton. Hermes fell to seventh.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Corrupt female officials spark debate

Downfall of two female officials in Shanxi province has drawn attention to the lifestyles of corrupt high-ranking women.

1st Shanghai-Kathmandu route

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

China-Africa

  • Flying the flag in foreign fields

  • Uganda thrives on China ties

    Ambassador of Uganda to China says more tourism infrastructure will fuel sustainable economic growth.

  • Paving the way for a brighter future

    Residents of five counties in western Kenya are looking forward to the potential economic growth of the region once modernization work on a major highway is completed in the next 12 months.

  • Politician seeks investment for Kenya

    Former Kenyan Prime Minister and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga is in China for an eight-day visit.

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Africa

  • Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

  • Somalia offers apology, seeks China's help

    While expressing their apologies after a recent terrorist attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed one Chinese embassy's security staff, Somali officials said they believe this incident will not affect China's relationship with Somali.

  • Somalia's terror attack: Hope among debris

    After waiting for about one day, we finally got permission to visit the Jazeera Palace Hotel, which an attacker drove a car rigged with bombs into and set off an explosion, killing at least 15, including a member of Chinese embassy's security staff, and injuring several dozen.

  • Journey to Mogadishu: A 'special' place

    Sometimes a journey becomes both nerve-wracking and exciting. A one-and-half-hour trip from Kenyan capital Nairobi to Somali capital Mogadishu turned out to be just that.

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World

  • Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman

  • China ready to help flooding Myanmar

    China is ready to provide assistance for the flooding areas across Myanmar, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang told a press conference in Kalay township of Sagaing Region on Monday.

  • Obama issues challenge on climate change

    US President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.

  • Republicans begin pivotal debate week

    Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, will test their messages in New Hampshire at a forum on Monday ahead of their first head-to-head debate in the 2016 campaign later this week.

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Sports

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Travel

  • Where you can see thousands of dinosaur fossils

  • Rally call of nature

    They came from far and wide in the pursuit of adventure, and the competitors in the annual 5,500-kilometer Taklimakan Rally got that and a lot more besides, not the least of which was the exquisite beauty of the ever-changing landscape of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

  • School beneath 'Three Rivers Flow'

    Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the entrance of Liguang Primary School at Liguang village in Yulong county, southwest China's Yunnan province. Nestled by Laojun mountain located at the core region of the world natural heritage "Three Rivers Flow", the rural school always enjoys scenic views and mild climate.

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