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Using literature as bilateral bridge

China

Gaokao countdown begins with incense and prayers

Business

World's 15 most valuable brands of 2015

Life

'Tiao Qian' ceremony held at ancient Taer Monastery
  • School uniform dresses up museum

    The humble uniform of a middle school in Shenzhen has become part of the collection in one of the world's greatest museums.

  • Canyon running through the city in Chongqing

    Located in the core area of the three urban clusters, Qianjiang City Grand Canyon in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality is the country's only canyon running through a city centre.

  • Student poet writing his own destiny

    Khachamgyal's hometown in China's Qinghai province is famous for producing learned scholars and literary legends, and the college student is determined to follow in their footsteps.

Food

App brings Champagne smarts to your fingertips
  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • Belgian chef celebrates 'natural wonders'

    Visiting chef Seppe Nobels' blue eyes light up with excitement when he is asked about his morning at Jingshen Hai-xian Shichang, the capital's busiest fish market.

  • Red bowl's chic hotpot

    About 1,500 years ago, Mongol horsemen, cooking over campfires, seared meat in their shields and simmered soup in their upturned helmets.

Culture

Sand mandala creation debuts in Tianjin
  • Shangjin ancient town in Hubei

    The almost 1,800-year-old Shangjin ancient town, which is located at northwestern Hubei, is the best preserved ancient town in Hubei due to its remote site.

  • 'Tiao Qian' ceremony held at ancient Taer Monastery

    Buddhists wearing masks attend a ceremony depicting stories of Gods and ghosts in Tibetan Buddhism at the Taer (Gumbum) Monastery in Huangzhong county of Xining, capital of Northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 31, 2015.

Entertainment

Wu Bai looks back on endless days

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Patent applications lead the world

China recorded 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, of them about 663,000 inventions having high quality and market value.

BC lures Chinese tourists

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 19, draws close, the scramble to attract Chinese travelers is growing intense.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Alibaba places China smartphone business bet with $590m Meizu deal

Alibaba is taking a $590 million stake in an obscure domestic smartphone maker.

China, US vow to deepen military relations

Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Michael Vickers, visiting US under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Premier Li attends Davos Forum

China plans to withstand downward pressure and continue with its strategic focus in 2015, Premier Li Keqiang said at the Davos Forum.

Li Na expecting first baby

Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na and husband Jiang Shan are expecting their first child.

Ship carrying 458 people sinks in Yangtze River

A cruise carrying 458 passengers sank Monday night during a cyclone in China's Yangtze River, with at least ten having been rescued.

Win-win solution is US should seek in Aisa

Rather than raise its South China Sea profile, the US should bob and weave out there with the utmost care, no matter how allegedly saintly its intentions.

Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict

A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of the jury verdict against her.

Defense hawk Senator Lindsey Graham launches presidential bid

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a noted defense hawk, announced on Monday his presidential bid with national security as a pivotal issue.

People

Bammy Wong: Building a network of legends
  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

    Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

China-US

Chinese soldier gets UN award
  • Chinese companies' brand values surge

    Chinese companies, especially those in the technology and e-commerce sectors, are outpacing European and American companies in brand value, a new survey shows.

  • China Institute turns 89

    The China Institute celebrated its 89th anniversary on Friday with a fundraising gala and a preview for members of its new lower Manhattan facility.

  • US commends China's ivory crackdown

    The United States praised China for destroying more than 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing on Friday and for its commitment to halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and related products.

US

US Homeland Security chief Johnson reassigns top TSA official

World

S Korea reports first two deaths from MERS respiratory illness
  • UN diplomat pushes to hold Yemen talks

    Efforts to coax Yemen's warring factions into talks have made some progress, officials said on Monday, as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition mounted more air strikes on the country's dominant Houthi militia.

  • Migrant boat being held off Myanmar coast

    More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy on Monday.

  • China wins bronze in Olympic fencing test

    China secured six of the top 40 women's epee places at the International Fencing Federation Epee Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports

China win Asian Women's Volleyball Championship title
MERS
  • Milan Expo a showcase of world disparity

    It should also serve as a wake-up call to the international community to take steps to ensure that the reconstruction plan in Nepal does not go the Haiti way.

  • Crash of economic crash theory

    In the West, governments and central banks are running out of ammunition. That is not the case in China.

  • How best to narrow the income gap

    According to a National Health and Family Planning Commission survey, the income of China’s top 20 percent high-income families is 19 times that of the lowest 20 percent low-income families.

Travel

Ci Shan temple funded by Li Ka-shing opens
  • Not hippie, but still hip

    It has been a magnet for backpackers since the 1980s, but Mike Peters discovers Dali has not lost its special charm.

  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • Jinci, a temple for 3,000 years

    If you have only one day to tour in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, most locals will recommend that you visit Jinci, a temple with 3,000 years' history.