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US experts hope China joins trade partnership
  • China to join pro football wars

    Maybe someday they'll talk about a championship game on the frozen tundra of Bird's Nest field. But for now, professional football in China will be played indoors.

  • China to open card markets

    China will open up the country's bank-card clearing market as part of a greater liberalization of the financial sector, a move analysts said could allow other domestic and foreign firms to get in the game.

China

Homemade cars outpace the ordinary

Business

Halloween promotions abound in China

Life

Silver screen's ethnic sheen

Food

Top 10 spooky theme restaurants for Halloween

Culture

Volti's artworks on show in Chengdu

Entertainment

Lovely Wang Luodan poses for fashion magazine

HK extends injunction against protests

HK court extends temporary injunction against protests

Growth pangs

China is slowing. It grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter, the weakest quarterly growth for 66 months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Decoding China cyber-society

A report by Fudan University, covering some 1,800 subjects with diversified occupations and social roles, givs a portrait of Chinese netizens.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to the nation's criminal laws means a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

The ancient army that's still growing

China responds over "hacker infiltration to Apple's iCloud"

China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple's iCloud.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

CPC Fourth Plenary Session

The CPC Central Committee, elected by the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, convenes at least one plenary session every year. The fourth session will be held this year.

Innovative Asia

Tourists set to travel light overseas

An increasing number of countries are modifying their visa-application procedures in the hope of attracting more visitors from China.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan

China on Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of $81.43 million to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan in Beijing.

Consensus sought with US on governance of Internet

Beijing wants agreements with Washington at an upcoming global summit on how the Internet should be governed.

US experts hope China joins trade partnership

US experts believe that encouraging China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will have a huge impact on US-China relations and the future trade framework in the Asia-Pacific region.

WB report ranks China on business-friendly rules

When combined with Hong Kong, the mainland's economy has one of the top five business-friendly regulatory environments among close to 200 of the world's economies, according to a World Bank Group report.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ding Yuan: Safeguarding history's truths

China Hands

Rob Efird: It was 'love at first sight' for China

China-US

China, US act to bolster tourism
  • US experts hope China joins trade partnership

    US experts believe that encouraging China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will have a huge impact on US-China relations and the future trade framework in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • WB report ranks China on business-friendly rules

    When combined with Hong Kong, the mainland's economy has one of the top five business-friendly regulatory environments among close to 200 of the world's economies, according to a World Bank Group report.

  • Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit

    Lenovo Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.

US

At least 4 killed in small plane crash in Kansas
  • Apple's Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'

    Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook said Thursday that he is "proud to be gay", publicly acknowledging his sexuality and becoming the most prominent executive of a public comment to come out as gay.

  • Tycoons' gift to Yale stirs debate

    Chinese real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi and his wife made another donation to a university in the US, sparking a debate over their intentions behind.

  • Probe started over US rocket explosion

    Authorities started investigating what caused an unmanned US supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad.

World

Talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement
  • 4 killed in plane crash in Kansas

    At least four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near an airport in midwestern US State of Kansas on Thursday, US media reported.

  • Canadian PM to attend APEC

    The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to China in November was reconfirmed after speculation that it might be canceled after recent violence in Canada.

  • NZ appoints new consul-general to HK

    New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as the country's new consul-general to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Sports

China's Xu now world's No 1 junior
  • Rose looking to boost ranking in Shanghai

    Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters this week.

  • Kaka to make Orlando City debut

    Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, according to local media reports.

QE's end
  • Party is not above Constitution

    The aim of strengthening the rule of law is to establish socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics in the country, and develop a sound system of laws and regulations.

  • Merger boost to high-speed trains

    China CNR Corp and CSR Corp are expected to merge into a multi-billion-dollar giant, capable of competing with global engineering behemoths, to better serve China's "going global" policy for its high-speed railways.

  • The economic consequences of gender

    Until recently, there had been very little analysis of women's role in the economy. Early contributions to the economics of gender focused on the division of labor within households.

Travel

Ali in Tibet,heaven for wild animals