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Spike in divorces linked to tax loophole

[2013-10-30 00:34]

Experts said that rise of divorce rate in Beijing may be because couples are seeking to avoid a property tax.

Lang Lang takes on UN Messenger of Peace role

[2013-10-30 00:26]

Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang has become an international star through his emotional interpretations of classical music.

Japanese self-defense force launches charm offensive

[2013-10-30 00:08]

Japan's self-defense force is launching a charm offensive to make itself appealing to young Japanese. It is inviting Japan’s Web surfers to pick the Ms and Mr of Japan's naval service.

Relocated farmers face uphill battle

[2013-10-29 23:39]

Sixteen percent of Chinese households have had their land seized or homes demolished during urbanization drive, yet only a few have received support in gaining employment or access to social security services.

Hot air balloons loom high on tourist horizon

[2013-10-29 16:24]

There are high hopes that hot air balloons will promote tourism in China, experts said during an event in Hubei province.

Ellis Island reopens for 1st time since Sandy

[2013-10-29 12:37]

Ellis Island, the patch of land on New York Harbor where millions of immigrants first touched US soil, partially reopened to the public Monday, almost a year after it was submerged by Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters.

ABC apologizes for 'Kimmel' joke

[2013-10-29 08:18]

ABC is apologizing for a skit broadcast on its Jimmy Kimmel Live show in which a young boy joked about killing all the Chinese people rather than pay back the money the US owes that country.

Lang Lang named UN Messenger of Peace

[2013-10-29 05:44]

Chinese pianist Lang Lang was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Lang is the first Chinese recipient of the honor.

Storm wrecks havoc in S Britain, leaving 4 dead

[2013-10-29 05:15]

Death toll has risen to four as storm swept the southern parts of Britain on Monday, cutting power supplies and disrupting traffic.

Snowfall hits many areas of Tibet 

[2013-10-29 04:17]

A snowfall hit many areas of Tibet on Monday.

Women's congress aims to close income gap, lift status

[2013-10-29 00:59]

The widening income gap between men and women was the main point for discussion among delegates on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress.

Antiquated ideas source of Abe strategy

[2013-10-29 00:24]

The outdated thinking of "the zero-sum game" has prompted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to frequently label China as a troublemaker and an obstacle to a rising Japan, analysts said.

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