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Reading China's future through its past

[2013-12-20 08:13]

Contrary to the popular historical narrative that China's exposure to the West in the 1800s hastened a slew of problems for an inward-looking Qing Dynasty, historian Odd Arne Westad argues that the Qing were not only eager to expand outward but benefited immeasurably from Western creativity and knowledge.

AVIC unveils plan for next-generation regional aircraft

[2013-12-20 02:24]

China's major aircraft manufacturer announced on Thursday the launch of its new regional turboprop program, an indication that the country is investing heavily to grab a bigger share of the civil aviation market.

Yanukovich offers Ukraine protesters nothing

[2013-12-20 01:34]

A $15 billion Russian aid package for Ukraine began to take shape on Thursday as Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich went public in defense of the deal, but offered no concessions to persuade thousands of protesters to leave the streets.

Former NBA player may coach in DPRK

[2013-12-19 14:47]

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to the media at the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Dec 19, 2013, before leaving for Pyongyang.

Misses International shine in Tokyo

[2013-12-19 09:29]

Representatives from 67 countries and regions from all over the world took part in the 53rd Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo December 17, 2013.

Parents urged to supervise children's TV-viewing habits

[2013-12-19 03:01]

Parents must teach children right from wrong, and safe from unsafe, while youngsters are watching cartoons, experts said.

US delegation to Sochi includes gay athletes

[2013-12-18 11:29]

The United States has named former tennis star Billie Jean King, one of the first prominent athletes to publicly acknowledge her homosexuality, to be in the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where Russia's anti-gay policies have stirred controversy.

Snow storm wallops NE USA

[2013-12-18 09:11]

Several inches of snow was forecasted to fall across the northeastern US on Tuesday as winter storm warnings were put in place.

Merkel sworn in as chancellor for a third term

[2013-12-18 07:37]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn in for a third term after being reelected in a vote in the lower house of parliament on Tuesday.

Jazzing up Beijing

[2013-12-18 07:07]

When Huang Yong was a young man studying bass, jazz music held little appeal. "When I was 20 years old, I couldn't bear listening to Miles Davis for 10minutes," says the founder of the Nine Gates Jazz Festival.

Russia to bail out Ukraine for $15 billion

[2013-12-18 03:57]

Russia agreed a $15-billion bailout for Ukraine and slashed the price of gas exports on Tuesday under a deal that keeps the cash-strapped country in Moscow's orbit but fuelled street protests in Kiev.

Fatal tiger attack 'points to flaws in zoo management'

[2013-12-18 00:36]

A South China tiger's fatal attack on a keeper at the Shanghai Zoo on Tuesday morning exposes shortcomings in the zoo's management, experts said.

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