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World shows flare at Beijing tourism event

[2013-09-13 13:38]

Egyptian spinning dancer Fares Eluasry performs during the annual road show launched by the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) in Wangfujing, the famous commercial pedestrian street in Beijing, Sept 12, 2013. Fifty-five WTCF members, including Los Angeles, Seoul, Dublin and a bunch of Chinese cities attended the five-day show which started Sep 10.

'Up' comes to life

[2013-09-13 13:32]

Jonathan Trappe takes to the air in a bid to become the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean using a balloon cluster system, in Caribou, Maine, Sept 12, 2013.

Yao Ming launches new wine

[2013-09-13 11:44]

As China's growing middle class continues to appreciate wine, former Chinese NBA star and now Napa Valley winemaker Yao Ming is eyeing a full-court press on this newly emerging group of wine drinkers by launching a new tier of wines on the Chinese market this week.

Voyager 1 has left solar system: NASA

[2013-09-13 09:45]

Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday.

Experts discuss Chinese premier's economic plan

[2013-09-13 09:37]

World Economic Forum's "summer Davos" opened in the north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian this week with a focus on "meeting the innovation imperative" in Asia.

Traffic about-face seeks to ease congestion

[2013-09-13 02:06]

Beijing's first reversible lane went into trial operation on Chaoyang Road on Thursday night, greatly reducing traffic jams for drivers leaving the downtown area.

Time of opportunities, challenges

[2013-09-13 01:08]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone, a pilot project approved by the State Council, is expected to pave the way for China's business hub to become one of the world's leading financial, trade and logistics centers.

Plenty of fizz

[2013-09-13 00:41]

Together for more than a decade, Taiwan rockers Sodagreen can still pull in sell-out crowds. Chen Nan chats to the band members about why their new album focuses on Beijing in fall.

Another iPhone4 explodes while charging

[2013-09-12 14:17]

The owner said he used an original iPhone charger and data cable to charge the phone, which he bought in 2011. The local Apple sales service store suspected the explosion might have been caused by water leaked into the phone, and promised to provide a new one.

Soyuz capsule returns from space station

[2013-09-12 09:44]

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (L), and Russian cosmonauts Commander Pavel Vinogradov (C) and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-08M capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, in this handout photo dated September 11, 2013.

Student's rare blood bonds Kazakhstan and China

[2013-09-12 02:19]

Tulenov Ruslan, a Kazakh who first came to China in 2008 when he was 16, never thought that he and his rare blood type would become symbols of friendship between China and his mother country.

Premier stresses transformation of the economy

[2013-09-12 02:01]

China must push forward economic transformation and structural reform to achieve sustainable and healthy growth, Premier Li said.
Li holds meetings with world leaders
Growth range leaves leeway for reforms

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