At first glance, it is hard to find something in common between the Tonkolili and Palabora mining projects in western and southern Africa. While the former is engaged in iron ore extraction, the latter is primarily a copper producer.
China's State Council has formally launched a general framework governing the development of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Using the term "China" as the prefix, signals how significant this initiative is to the nation's economic landscape in the future.
Donna Wang is one of the many shoppers buying ham at a busy supermarket in downtown Shanghai. Unlike most of her peers who are scouring the shelves for reputed foreign brands, Wang prefers to buy ham made by the Chinese pork producer Shuanghui.
It is 38 C outside, and the heat in the ancient wooden house is stifling. But the crowd keeps moving from one exhibition hall to another, frequently stopping to take a closer look at the exhibits on display.
As Kenya began three days of mourning on Sept 25 for at least 67 people killed in the siege of a Nairobi mall, it was unclear how many more hostages may have died with the Somali Islamist attackers buried in the rubble.
Twelve years ago when the Chinese young pianist Lang Lang performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time, he was barely known to many in the audience.
China and Kenya a 'community of destiny', says Xi Jinping
Retirement has given 80-year-old entrepreneur Henri Lederhandler a new lease of life and a new avenue for developing Sino-Belgian relations.
The National Day golden week is a golden time for weddings. Chinese often rely on a special calendar to find out the auspicious days for certain ceremonies such as weddings, but a seven-day holiday has got to be doubly propitious when everyone has plenty of spare time and the weather is at its seasonable best. I, for one, ran into a dozen new couples taking photos for wedding albums on just one trip to a park.