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Bird flu, slowdown hit sales at fast-food chains

[2013-08-14 00:00]

The bird flu scare and the economic slowdown hit the sales of some Western fast-food chains in China last month.

PetroChina poised to dominate Iraqi oil

[2013-08-13 23:53]

PetroChina Co, China's largest oil explorer, may join with United States-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp to co-develop the West Qurna oilfield in Iraq, which would make the Chinese company the biggest single foreign investor in the Iraqi oil industry.

On frontline of fight against crime

[2013-08-13 23:44]

The shadows lengthened as evening fell and officer Yue Chaoqun discussed his work, its demands and rewards, as he drove a police van.

Marriage attitudes slowly change

[2013-08-13 23:31]

While the nation celebrates the Qixi Festival, the Chinese Valentine's Day that falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, matchmaking agencies and relationship experts see less rosy prospects for marriage in the country.

Apartment owner told to dismantle roof-top oasis

[2013-08-13 15:47]

The urban management bureau of Haidian District on Monday deemed the man-made rooftop oasis as a piece of illegal construction. They posted a notice on the door to the apartment the same day, urging the builder to dismantle it within 15 days starting Monday.

Highlights from 2013 China-Russia drill

[2013-08-13 15:46]

Highlights from 2013 China-Russia drill

Billionaire unveils 'Hyperloop' transport system

[2013-08-13 06:46]

On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 400 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes — half the time it takes an airplane.

Students fail army fitness standards

[2013-08-13 02:13]

Beijing's army recruitment efforts have been increasingly hampered in recent years by a decline in the physical fitness of candidates.

Owner ordered to demolish building

[2013-08-13 02:03]

A former political adviser was ordered on Monday to demolish a villa he built after it was ruled an illegal building by the Beijing authority.

Lenovo shoots for the stars in smartphones

[2013-08-13 00:46]

Chinese personal computer giant Lenovo Group Ltd is aiming high to become a leading player in global smartphone sales, building up its branding and expanding abroad aggressively.

Li Ning stages comeback

[2013-08-13 00:42]

Distressed Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Co Ltd is on track for a turnaround as a three-year makeover plan initiated last year starts to pay off, company officials said.

Girls should dream big, too

[2013-08-13 00:31]

She has achieved many firsts in both China and the United States, but her main concern is to encourage leadership qualities among the young, especially women.

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