The recent relaxation of one-child policy has huge demographic implications for China and the world.
A multinational operation - in which China played a leading role - resulted in the arrests of hundreds of wildlife poachers and was of global significance for the intelligence it gathered, experts said.
It was as long ago as 1999 that the first moves were made for the development of western China. During this time much of the focus has centered on the south-west and the cities of Chongqing and Chengdu in particular.
China has become a new focus for Western luxury yacht makers as the global downturn has hit Western buyers hard and emerging markets such as Russia and the Middle East are still maturing.
When Wu Chong boarded a flight from Paris to Shanghai on Feb 4 she suddenly felt perfectly at home, surrounded by row after row of her compatriots. Yet during the eight-day trip to Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic she had just completed, she had barely seen a Chinese soul, with the exception of a few small groups in Prague.
a Chinese teacher teaches Chinese language courses to more than 3,000 students in Cameroon and Tanzania.
Yao Shaoshuang has been the most photographed horse rider in China in the past month. Donning a cowboy hat and boots for three days, he rode a black horse from his workplace in Pixian to the city of Dujiangyan, where his mother-in-law lives, after failing to secure a bus ticket for Spring Festival travel. (The county and city lie to the northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital.) His image appeared all over the Internet, and Yao said he received hundreds of calls, including interview requests, from the media. Apart from his inability to obtain a ticket, Yao says he made his trip on horseback as he was eager to reach his destination and to impress his in-laws on his first visit to his wife's family.
As China maintains its position as the top trader with Africa, efforts must be made to ensure that trade between the two remains balanced, says former US ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
While the rest of China is shrouded in winter cold, the southern tip of Hainan Island is bathed in summer heat. That's why people from the bleak north flock to cities like Sanya. A few of the visitors got so carried away by the welcoming sun that they started skinny dipping or lying on the beach in their birthday suits.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nationalistic policies will "not go far", as his country's economic interests are intertwined with the world's, especially in Asia, a veteran diplomat says.
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