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Fast track relations for rail

[2013-10-13 08:20]

Working together on high-speed trains may be the next step up for Sino-Thai relations as the topic takes on importance in discussions between Premier Li and Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Link with neighbors with 3 rail lines
Better Thai railways could create better ties
Railway co-op to boost interconnectivity
Li vows to enhance amity
Visa exemption to promote exchanges
Sino-ASEAN degree recognition in the works

Man hospitalized years after amputating own leg

[2013-10-13 02:59]

A Chinese man has been hospitalized soon after media reports revealed his horrific story of amputating his diseased leg himself about a year and a half ago.

Migbelis Castellanos crowned Miss Venezuela 2013

[2013-10-12 16:09]

Miss Venezuela 2013 Migbelis Castellanos poses during a news conference in Caracas October 11, 2013.

Chongyang Festival: Secrets to longevity

[2013-10-12 15:56]

Chongyang Festival, or the Double Ninth Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday to honor and respect for elders. Everyone wants to be healthy and enjoy longevity, and some of the world's oldest people share their secrets.

Mo Yan's Nobel win brings village a change of plot

[2013-10-12 00:44]

Chinese people had never paid more attention to the annual Nobel literature award — which on Thursday went to Canadian writer Alice Munro — than they did last year when Mo Yan became China's first winner of the prize.

China, Thailand eye waiving visas

[2013-10-12 00:14]

Neither Thai nor Chinese tourist operators were surprised at the two governments' decision to discuss waiving visas for both sides' visitors.

Cruise trip adds leisure to travel

[2013-10-11 23:53]

Travel between Fujian province and Taiwan is nothing new. But how about crossing the Taiwan Straits on a cruise ship? Mainland tourists now have the chance to do so, with the launch of the latest tourism project in Fujian.

What does paradise smell like?

[2013-10-11 23:47]

It is that subtle signature that snds out signals that you are about to sit in the lap of luxury, and the first volley fired in a full sensory attack. Xu Junqian looks at the lengths some hotels go to, to capture your imagination and loyalty.

Chemical weapon watchdog wins Nobel

[2013-10-11 23:05]

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.

Second American in orbit dies at 88

[2013-10-11 10:14]

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth in 1962, died at age 88 on Thursday from complications following a stroke, US space agency NASA said.

Giant Duck falls flat in Beijing

[2013-10-11 08:23]

The giant rubber duck, the brainchild of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is deflated to avoid the gale at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Oct 10.

World's 1st curved smartphone hits S Korean stores

[2013-10-11 07:15]

Samsung launched the world's first smartphone with a curved display screen on Thursday, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.

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