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Investing in rural teachers paying off

[2013-11-20 00:37]

When Tian Jigang, a math teacher, was transferred to work at the Mawangxi Primary School in Luxi county, Hunan province, in 2008, the meager salary and shabby dormitory the school offered made it hard for him to settle in the poor village.

US envoy to Japan Caroline Kennedy meets emperor

[2013-11-19 16:02]

Newly arrived US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy presented her credentials to Japan's emperor on Tuesday, traveling by horse-drawn carriage into the Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.

Luxury car auction to be held in US

[2013-11-19 14:52]

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (estimated $1.3-$1.5 million) is on display during a media preview of the 'Art of Automobile' auction at Sotheby's auction house in New York, November 18, 2013.

Mermaids mesmerize visitors

[2013-11-19 09:57]

An aquarium in Florida have tried to attract visitors with "real" mermaids.

Bus overturns in Indonesia, killing 5 Chinese

[2013-11-19 09:47]

Rescue workers at an accident site in Bali, Indonesia, where a tourist bus overturned, killing five Chinese tourists, an Indonesian driver and a guide, on Nov 18, 2013.

NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

[2013-11-19 07:58]

NASA's newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.

Floral farewell to Garden Expo

[2013-11-19 07:32]

Dancers join a grand parade to mark the end of the 9th China International Garden Expo in Beijing on Monday.

Survivors of Midwest tornado sift through wreckage

[2013-11-19 03:33]

Some residents of Washington, Illinois, picked through the remains of their tornado-flattened homes on Monday, recovering what they could.

Change in energy mix encouraging

[2013-11-19 01:53]

China is sending "encouraging" messages on climate change issues, and the country has "a huge amount" to teach the world in this area, said Andrew Steer, president and chief executive officer of the World Resources Institute.

Chinese manufacturers feel their way in African market

[2013-11-19 01:20]

Passengers leaving the airport in Johannesburg, one of Africa's busiest hubs, can see a long billboard near the baggage-claim area: "New choice, new life. Haier-inspired living."

Nation braces for more babies

[2013-11-19 00:56]

Family planning and health authorities at local levels said they will brace for the loosening of the one-child policy and be ready to respond to a potential rise in birthrate.

Xi Jinping meets former US president Clinton

[2013-11-18 16:40]

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former US President Bill Clinton in Beijing.

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