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  • China urged to tap Canada's talent

    For most Chinese people, Canada is the country with abundant natural resources for trading, a clean environment for living, and an ideal destination for immigration.

  • Research center honors late translator

    A research center to commemorate Sidney Shapiro, a famed writer and translator who came to China from the United States during the 1940s, was recently established at China International Publishing Group, (CIPG).

China

A migrant worker and his little friends

Business

China's first 'bullet train ambulance' unveiled
  • Non-fossil energy rises in the mix

    Non-fossil fuels accounted for 11.1 percent of China's primary energy use in 2014, up from 9.8 percent last year, as the world's second-largest economy cut emissions to fight climate change.

  • Fuel prices to be cut on Saturday

    The continued fall in global crude oil prices has triggered another cut in domestic retail fuel prices, with the nation's top economic planning agency saying that the revised prices will come into effect on Saturday.

  • Home prices to decline, purchase limits to end

    Home prices are set to decline further next year and cities that still restrict multiple-home purchasing are expected to scrap the policy.

Life

Entertainment weekly photos: Dec 20 - 26

Food

Hotpot with a twist

Culture

Private life and growing public acceptance

Entertainment

Best bets

Jack Ma's bodyguard: master of tai chi

With an average height and plain looks, Li Tianjin does not impress at the first sight, but he has an eye-catching role: he is the bodyguard of Jack Ma.

Pilot in deadly China crash appeals prison term

A pilot serving a three-year prison sentence for a 2010 jet crash that killed 44 people has appealed the court's ruling.

Two arrested in cash spill case in HK

Two people were arrested in Hong Kong on Thursday on suspicion of theft for not returning the cash that fell out of an armor van on Christmas Eve.

Suspects nabbed in China "AIDS demolition team" scandal

Police in a central Chinese city have arrested major suspects in connection with an "AIDS demolition team", whose members reportedly claim to be AIDS patients and threaten to infect people who refuse to move out of their houses.

Yearender: What happened around the globe in 2014

The world in the past year suffered panic and terror the like of which looks set to continue with war and adversity seemingly around every corner.

Boy with HIV assured of care, education

China's health authority has pledged to assure Kun Kun the right to medical treatment, a living allowance and a school education.

The turning of the year

he winter solstice, which marks the shortest day and the longest night, is a time of celebration as the seasons change and winter begins to ebb.

15th anniversary of Macao SAR

Macao SAR celebrates its 15th anniversary of return to the motherland on Dec 20.

Wish Box opens new ways to warm the world

China Daily launches Web app by which potential donors will be put in direct contact with nomadic children in Qinghai province's Yushu prefecture.

PLA submariners defy death in the depths

For Senior Captain Wang Hongli and his crew, reacting fast enough in their submarine in the abyss of the ocean is a matter of life and death.

Beijing wins central approval for new international airport

Government approves plan for a new airport in Beijing that will enable the capital to handle 72 million more passengers each year.

China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

China urged to tap Canada's talent

For most Chinese people, Canada is the country with abundant natural resources for trading, a clean environment for living, and an ideal destination for immigration.

Reform set for GDP calculation

China is accelerating statistical reform to launch a new unified system to calculate gross domestic product in the nation's regions.

'Anti-graft' fight is hottest online topic

The fight against corruption has become the hottest online topic this year in China, according to reports released on Thursday by several cyberspace opinion research centers

Alibaba tycoon's bodyguard: master of tai chi

With an average height and plain looks, Li Tianjin does not impress at the first sight, but he has an eye-catching role as the bodyguard of Jack Ma.

Chinese Community Leaders

Father's legal battle leads to helping immigrants

China Hands

Robert Daly: Many of his paths lead to China
  • Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire

    He is a man of many firsts: the first Chinese-American US ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce and the first Chinese-American governor of the State of Washington.

  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

China-US

Research center honors late translator
  • Chinese dancer joins Nutcracker

    Since 1988, the Houston Ballet has celebrated the holiday season with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, with more than 1 million people attending over the past 27 years.

  • Florida lobsters find a market in China

    The US lobster trade with China is growing rapidly, especially for a species called the spiny lobster that is harvested in the Florida Keys.

  • UN opens new China Lounge

    The East Foyer of the United Nations General Assembly Building in New York has been renamed the "China Lounge", as the area has just finished renovation under the sponsorship of the Chinese government and was officially unveiled on Monday.

US

George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital
  • Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    One week before the US combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube

    "The Interview" went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day.

  • Ebola outbreak not yet under control

    Despite progresses made in the fight against the ongoing Ebola outbreak that distresses large parts of West Africa as well as the rest of the world, the epidemic is yet to be put under control.

World

White Christmas in Moscow
  • Flood in northern Malaysia worsens

    The flood situation in several northern Malaysian states worsened during the last two days with 69,549 victims housed at relief centers so far, reports reaching here said on Friday.

  • 10 years after tsunami: then and now

    December 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, or Boxing Day tsunami, which struck on Dec 26, 2004, triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • NATO not walking away from Afghanistan

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged the NATO allies will not walk away from Afghanistan upon the completion of the bloc's international combat mission at the end of 2014.

Sports

LeBron enjoys Christmas homecoming tour
  • Peyton has no plans to call it a day in Denver

    NFL fans and fantasy football owners debating Peyton Manning's prowess and problems can continue that discussion well into the new year.

  • Marbury plans to never leave China

    After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball.

Dim economic outlook
  • History can't be changed like Japan's statute

    With Shinzo Abe commencing his third term as Japan's prime minister, the year of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be pivotal.

  • Economy brings smile back to Greeks

    After six agonizing and painful years of recession, the Greek economy is about to bid adieu to negative growth.

  • Ruble concern not yet over

    It's too early to say Russia urgently needs China's assistance to tide over currency crisis as Russia is more adept at handling the rouble's depreciation than before.

Travel

Giant Moon Goddess snow sculpture to welcome skiers
  • Back to the beach

    Golden sands, aqua-park fun and a floating bar beckon on Thailand's Koh Samui Island. Nan-Hie In reports in Koh Samui, Thailand.

  • Traditions of the legendary St. Regis

    The exceptional experience at the St. Regis comes not only from the flawless management and design, but also the very special bespoke service and time-honored heritage and traditions.

  • Iceland expects to attract more Chinese tourists

    Iceland saw more than 23,000 Chinese visitors in the first 11 months of this year, increasing by 49 percent compared with the same period last year.