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  • Alibaba's Ma resigns as CEO

    2013-05-11 05:22

    From Saturday, Alibaba Chief Data Officer Jonathan Lu becomes the new chief executive. Ma remains chairman of Alibaba Group.

  • Alibaba's Ma to resign as CEO

    2013-05-10 15:41

    Jack Ma, chairman of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, is going to step down Friday.

  • Roots take human shapes in E China

    2013-05-10 15:15

    Tuber fleece flower roots in the form of humans were found in De'an county of East China's Jiangxi province.

  • Memorial opens for 5-year anniversary of quake

    2013-05-10 11:32

    Visitors to the 5•12 Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial in Beichuan county, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on May 9. The memorial opened to the public on Thursday to mark the five-year anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake, May 12, 2008, which killed nearly 70,000 people.

  • Male nurse overcomes stereotypes

    2013-05-10 10:47

    Zeng Lei, 24, expels air from a syringe in the ICU at the affiliated hospital of Ningxia Medical University in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, April 8. Zeng became a nurse after graduating from university in 2011.

  • Joint quake rescue drill in East China

    2013-05-09 11:28

    A total of 27 rescue workers from seismological bureaus and armed police officers from Shanghai Municipality and Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces took part in the two-day drill.

  • 18,400 affected by tornado in C China

    2013-05-09 10:18

    Xinhua county in Hunan province was hit by tornados on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving 24 people injured and 18,400 affected.

  • Mine rescue drill in E China

    2013-05-08 15:31

    Huaibei Mining (Group) Co, a leading mining company in China, launched a coal mine rescue drill for its rescue personnel on Tuesday, to prepare for potential mine emergencies.

  • Tree-climbing giant pandas

    2013-05-08 13:09

    Giant panda Chengdui plays in a tree at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Southwest China's Sichuan province, May 7, 2013. Chengdui was born in 2012.

  • SW China hit by rain, hail

    2013-05-08 11:49

    Heavy rain and hail have hit most parts of the province since May 6, damaging roads, power facilities, and homes, and ruining crops. Rescue work is under way.

  • Mentally-ill pool sleeper

    2013-05-08 10:14

    A man sleeps on bundles of electric wires attached to a wire pole in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Monday, attracting the attention of many onlookers. Firefighters rescued the man two hours later and sent him to a hospital. The man is mentally ill, police said.

  • Police eradicate illegal poppies

    2013-05-08 07:35

    A police officer removes opium poppies in an abandoned depot in Xuchang city, Central China's Henan province, on May 7. The residents who illegally grew more than 200 poppies in the depot were punished and the poppies were confiscated.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.