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Lang Lang: First Chinese winner of Classic Brits Award

[2013-10-03 22:27]

Chinese pianist Lang Lang grabbed the International Artist of the Year at the Classic Brit Awards 2013, held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday night.

Death toll in Italy migrant boat wreck rises to 94

[2013-10-03 19:33]

The death toll from the wreck of a fishing boat carrying about 500 African migrants near the Italian island of Lampedusa has risen to 94, with 250 still missing.

268 fishermen trapped by Typhoon Wutip saved

[2013-10-03 17:01]

A total of 268 fishermen who were trapped by Typhoon Wutip in the South China Sea arrived in Sanya Thursday morning after 15 hours of sail in navy vessels.

Little room for growth among high-end hotels

[2013-10-03 09:29]

The high-end hotel market has become saturated in China, with industry-wide declines in average occupancy and daily rates this year.

Diplomatic game

[2013-10-03 07:44]

Bob Hindmarch is a name that is all too familiar to many Chinese athletes at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where Canada's National Hockey Program was born.

Xi pledges to boost ties with Indonesia

[2013-10-03 01:03]

President Xi Jinping pledged on Wednesday to set up an Asian investment bank to help facilitate regional connectivity as he visited the Southeast Asian region.Visit will 'carry forward our traditional friendship': Xi Trip to improve 'connectivity' between nations Strategic considerations important in mutual ties Indonesia key to upgrading China-ASEAN relations

The first place to be called the 'Middle Kingdom'

[2013-10-03 00:17]

About 1.8 million years ago, the ancestors of Chinese people began to use fire and stone tools on this land. About 5,000 years ago, they learned how to extract salt from water in this area. More than 4,000 years ago, the early Chinese emperors Yao, Shun and Yu successively made this place the capital cities during their reigns.

President Xi gives speech to Indonesia's parliament

[2013-10-02 19:48]

Full text of President Xi Jinping's speech at the People's Representative Council of Indonesia.

Highlights: Wide-ranging cooperation between China and Indonesia, Five points to enhance China-ASEAN ties; Joint effort to build the Maritime Silk Road of the 21st century; Asian infrastructure investment bank
Xi pledges to boost ties with Indonesia
Indonesia key to upgrading China-ASEAN relations

Lavish wedding ebbs under luxury ban

[2013-10-02 14:02]

In China, there has been an amazing growth in sectors which didn't even existed twenty years ago and lavish weddings have become almost de rigueur in China.

Travel becomes passport to a new look

[2013-10-02 07:32]

In the eyes of Sun Shuang's friends and colleagues, she is an attractive woman with virtually all the attributes needed to live a happy life.

Li, Serena cruise on, Venus out at China Open

[2013-10-02 03:37]

World number one Serena Williams and home favorite Li Na both reached last 16 at the ongoing China Open on Tuesday but they followed different paths in respective second round matches.

Search for fishermen continues

[2013-10-02 00:21]

Four people have been confirmed dead and 12 others rescued as the search continued on Tuesday for fishermen who were aboard three fishing vessels that sank after being caught in a typhoon in the South China Sea, provincial authorities said.

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