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Cities team up to spur inbound tourism

[2013-12-04 01:10]

Cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou formed an alliance on Tuesday to cope with declining inbound tourism across the country.

135 peacekeepers depart for Mali

[2013-12-04 01:06]

A 135-strong peacekeeping troop left for Mali, in the first time China's army has sent security forces as part of a peacekeeping mission.

Breaking taboos: Sex for the disabled

[2013-12-04 00:45]

A 2012 national census by the China Disabled Persons' Federation found that the marriage rate for disabled people was 63.9 percent, compared with 83.1 percent for the population as a whole.

Teaming up against polluters

[2013-12-04 00:30]

To boost their power to punish polluters, environmental authorities and police will improve their cooperation in combating environmental crimes.

Cleaners cut waste by eating leftovers

[2013-12-04 00:13]

Canteen workers at a college in East China have won applause for giving students a lesson in the value of food — by eating their leftovers.

Amazon.com sees delivery drones in the future

[2013-12-03 13:31]

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos made a splash on Sunday with his radical plan to deliver goods to millions of its customers' doors by using a fleet of unmanned drones.

Simulated archaeology takes you back in time

[2013-12-03 08:23]

Archeologists demonstrate restoring a desiccated corpse at an archaeology experience museum in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan province, Dec 2, 2013.

Pictures of Year 2013 by Reuters

[2013-12-03 05:11]

A fly lands between the eyes of US President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

'Cyber Monday' sales set to hit record

[2013-12-03 05:01]

US online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on "Cyber Monday," for the first time since the data firm comScore has been tracking such information.

Thai PM calls for talks, protest leader defiant

[2013-12-03 03:45]

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government.

Private hospitals face challenges

[2013-12-03 02:01]

The Party's decision to increase support for private hospitals presents an opportunity but with challenges, starting with access to insurance money and limits on doctors' working hours.

Shanghai braces for second day of severe pollution

[2013-12-03 01:33]

Shanghai braced for a second day of severe pollution on Monday after the city's Air Quality Index hit record hazardous levels.

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