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New US envoy hits ground running

[2014-03-19 08:26]

Avid runner Max Baucus set himself an energetic target when he made his debut as US ambassador to China in Beijing on Tuesday.

Chinese paintings exhibited at Sotheby's

[2014-03-18 23:19]

Auction house Sotheby's Shuimo / Water Ink: Enchanted Landscapes exhibits 16 Chinese artists' paintings and calligraphy through March 28.

Skyscrapers in E China resemble LV check pattern

[2014-03-18 20:22]

This photo taken on March 18 shows a building in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong province, with black-and-white exteriors that look like giant chessboards and also the famous check pattern of the Louis Vuitton brand.

US Ambassador to China Max Baucus meets media in Beijing

[2014-03-18 19:34]

US Ambassador to China Max Baucus gestures in front of Chinese and American national flags during a news conference at the US Embassy, upon his arrival to his new post, in Beijing, March 18, 2014.

More than just food

[2014-03-18 16:49]

By sharing local delicacies with the common people, leaders show affection toward them and narrow the distance between politics and ordinary life.

President Xi honors memory of devoted county Party chief

[2014-03-18 16:23]

This photo taken on March 17 shows Chinese President Xi Jinping as he leaves the Jiao Yulu Memorial Hall in Lankao county in Kaifeng city of central China's Henan province, where devoted county Party chief and hero Jiao Yulu (1922-1964) lived.

Miss world visits cancer children in Colombia

[2014-03-18 15:09]

Miss World International 2013, Phillipine Megan Young, during her visit to Pediatric Oncology Unity of La Misericordia Hospital in Bogota, Colombia

Jewish holiday of Purim celebrated in US

[2014-03-17 15:16]

A girl dressed as a box of popcorn stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014.

Chinese Americans will be awarded Ellis Island medals

[2014-03-17 11:13]

Nine Chinese Americans will be awarded the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for contributions to diversification in their communities across the United States.

Nurturing the art scholars of tomorrow

[2014-03-17 11:13]

Important impediments in the effort to cultivate interest in Chinese art are the issues of accessibility and familiarity, according to a panel of experts assembled by the Asia Society on Sunday in New York.

Crimeans start celebrating pending referendum outcome

[2014-03-17 09:59]

People celebrate the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum in the Crimean city of Sevastopol March 16, 2014.

European universities growing in popularity among students

[2014-03-17 03:16]

While universities in the United States remain the biggest targets for Chinese students who want to pursue study overseas, universities in European countries that teach in a foreign language other than English are becoming increasingly popular.

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