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China marks birthday anniversary of Confucius

[2013-09-28 17:21]

A ceremony is held to mark the 2,564th birthday anniversary of Confucius in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, Sept 28, 2013.

Obama, Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call

[2013-09-28 07:45]

US President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highest-level contact in three decades.

Li Na learns from her past

[2013-09-28 07:14]

Tough workouts lead to victory on the court, but a responsible attitude makes one a champion in life.

Living museum of beautiful woods

[2013-09-28 02:30]

Deep in the Beijing suburb of Shunyi is a tiny boutique hotel with a pedigreed collection that many museums would kill for. Yet, it is an establishment that actually has an extremely select client list — those who really appreciate antiques.

Picture brightens for corporate profits

[2013-09-28 01:34]

The net income of China's industrial companies gained traction in the first eight months, offering further evidence of economic stabilization.

Afghanistan seeks active Beijing role

[2013-09-28 00:17]

Afghanistan expects China to take an active role in seeking peace and stability in the war-torn country, Afghan President told President Xi in Beijing.

Humans 'dominate global warming'

[2013-09-28 00:00]

Humans are "extremely likely" to have made more than half of the contribution to increased temperatures from 1950 to 2010 and more and longer heat waves are expected.

National Day holidays around the world

[2013-09-27 19:23]

The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country.

Making a wobbly stand on violence against women

[2013-09-27 14:58]

"Walk a mile in her shoes" charity event is held to raise awareness and funds for the White Ribbon Campaign to end violence against women.

Serena Williams back to Beijing for new crown

[2013-09-27 10:32]

2004 saw a budding champion rise to the occasion for a tournament win at the China Open. Now in 2013, that champion returns to Beijing a certified legend. Serena is back.

'Battle of the sexes' to start China Open

[2013-09-27 10:23]

World No.1 Novak Djokovic to play China No.1 Li Na in a charity show game to open the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Friday night when each single ace shot from Li will earn 37,819 yuan for charity.

Christie's holds inaugural auction

[2013-09-27 01:53]

Christie's announced its official entry to the Chinese mainland with an inaugural auction on Thursday night that earned 153 million yuan ($25 million) without buyer's premiums.

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