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  • Smooth ride

    2013-08-06 09:34

    An enterprising couple who have faced more than their fair share of hardship are turning their fortunes around with a bicycle rental business that has not only transformed their lives, but the former nuclear base where they live.

  • Top 10 most expensive cities for expats 2013

    2013-08-01 10:16

    Luanda, the capital of Angola, was again ranked the world's most expensive city for expats by Mercer Survey, according to their 2013 Cost of Living Ranking released July 23.

  • Lonely hearts get lessons in love

    2013-08-01 01:41

    Ruan Qi, 43, is a professional dating consultant who makes a living teaching men how to woo women.

  • Yi ethnic group celebrate Torch Festival

    2013-08-02 10:26

    The Torch Festival, which falls around the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month every year, is the traditional holiday of the Yi ethnic group.

  • A softer focus

    2013-08-01 23:37

    Stage director takes a famous warriors' tale, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and gives the roles to women.

  • HR company highlights top employers

    2013-08-01 14:31

    More than 150 government officials and representatives of the business community gathered in Beijing on Friday for the 11th ChinaHR Best Employers Award Ceremony.

  • Patients skip treatment needs: experts

    2013-07-31 14:12

    Patients are failing to take their medication properly, leading to difficulties in treating osteoporosis, experts say.

  • Determined path

    2013-07-31 13:57

    Orphan Zhao Xianyan had the odds of getting an education stacked against her, but her foster family is committed to her schooling.

  • Retrial in qigong 'master' suit

    2013-07-31 10:57

    The High People's Court in Jiangxi province held a retrial on Tuesday in a case in which self-styled "qigong master" Wang Lin sued one of his former apprentices for 33 million yuan ($5.38 million).

  • Making the deserts bloom

    2013-07-30 11:19

    Yi Jiefang's world collapsed when her only son, Yang Ruizhe, 22, died in a road accident in Japan in 2000.

  • Global Tiger Day marked in Jakarta

    2013-07-30 09:53

    Volunteers attend an activity marking the Global Tiger Day 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 29, 2013.

  • Beijing to stage its first vertical run

    2013-07-26 16:09

    Beijing’s tallest building, China World Summit Wing, will host Beijing’s highest stair climbing race on Aug 3.

  • 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.