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Students sit for artistic future

[2014-12-27 08:25]

Thousands of students applying for art majors appear in the provincial exam in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Dec 26, 2014.

Chinese dancer joins Nutcracker

[2014-12-26 12:54]

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.

A day with new consul general in San Francisco

[2014-12-26 12:30]

Chinese Consul General Luo Linquan in San Francisco took office on Dec 5. He is the 12th consul general in San Francisco. Previously, Luo was China's ambassador to Ireland and Greece. Prior to his two ambassadorships, he was head of the Protocol Department of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. What is a typical day like for Luo in San Francisco? We share with you some photos of a typical day for him. On some days, he will naturally be busier than this.

Year-ender: For soccer, an era ends in 2014

[2014-12-26 10:10]

Some legendary footballers chose to hang up their boots in 2014. Most of them, barring South Korea's Park Ji-sung, were born in the 1970s. Their retirement was seen as an end of a classic generation.

Ten high-level executives under investigation

[2014-12-26 07:22]

As China steps up its anti-graft drive, a swathe of Chinese CEOs and corporate chairmen have come under investigation of allegedly conducting bribery activities and embezzlement.

Marbury plans to never leave China

[2014-12-26 07:01]

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.

Merry Christmas

[2014-12-26 01:46]

Many residents of the Chinese capital thronged downtown areas on Christmas Eve.

Across Canada Dec 25

[2014-12-26 01:19]

Across Canada Dec 25

Former US president Bush still in hospital

[2014-12-25 13:11]

Former US PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, 90, remained in aHouston hospital on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st president said.

Overseas Chinese make their mark in elections

[2014-12-25 08:56]

This has been a big year for overseas Chinese as elections saw more and more Asian politicians across the world run for seats in their local political races.

Watchdogs to be deployed in top central govt bodies

[2014-12-25 08:30]

Supervision officers are to be deployed at all central Party and government organizations to intensify the campaign against corruption.

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