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  • Cold snap brings snow to most parts of China

    2013-02-03 13:15

    A new round of cold snap has brought rain and snow to most parts of China.

  • Face off

    2013-02-03 08:29

    A more than 20 hazy days, Beijing witnessed clear blue skies over the last two days, to the relief of every resident in the capital city.

  • Lantern festival held in China's Sichuan

    2013-02-02 11:29

    Colored lanterns are seen at a lantern festival in Deyang city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 1, 2013.

  • Clearer picture

    2013-02-02 07:54

    Pictures of the Central TV Tower show the change in air quality in Beijing. On Jan 23 (left), the tower was virtually invisible, while on Friday (right), it stood out against a blue-sky backdrop. Beijing was enveloped in dense smog and haze for many days in January.

  • Spring Festival travel snooze

    2013-02-01 21:20

    Spring Festival travel is a must for most with the time and comfort far outweighed by the need to get home. For the vast majority, sleeping in tight, crammed spaces on overcrowded trains has become as synonymous with the holiday as firecrackers.

  • 'Astronauts' hand out free masks in N China

    2013-02-01 13:32

    A man dressed as an astronaut hands out free masks on a street in Taiyuan city of North China's Shanxi province – one of China's coal mine hubs - on Jan 31, 2013.

  • No joke as workers demand unpaid salary

    2013-02-01 10:46

    Rural migrant workers dressed as cartoon characters protest outside China National Radio in Beijing demanding 280,000 yuan ($45,000) in salary they claim has not been paid.

  • More than 100 cars in crashes in Beijing

    2013-01-31 16:04

    More than 100 cars were involved in accidents on the viaduct between Taiyanggong and Wangjing in Beijing due to snowy weather on the morning of Jan 31. The road was completely congested.

  • Masks become travel essentials as smog lingers

    2013-01-31 15:39

    Pollution in the capital has again surpassed the worst alert levels, leading authorities to urge residents to remain indoors.

  • Thanks a million for fresh air

    2013-01-31 14:13

    Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao holds two cans of fresh air near a busy street in central Beijing, Jan 30, 2013.

  • Spring Rush delivers poor fast food

    2013-01-31 13:12

    For most travelers enduring the Spring Festival holiday rush food-on-the-go is the only dining option with many people compromising on low quality fast food and instant noodles to save money and ease the hungry journey home.

  • Traffic police don masks to arrest smog

    2013-01-31 11:47

    Most parts of China have been shrouded by smog and haze in recent days and Jinan is no exception. In order to protect their health, the police have donned the masks on hazy days.

  • 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.