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Lords of illusion

[2013-08-03 02:51]

Behind the magic acts put on privately by some self-proclaimed masters of qigong lies a much more dexterous skill of pulling strings and massaging the egos of China's rich and powerful.

Birds flock together to boost police ranks in Xinjiang

[2013-08-03 02:47]

Some police stations in rural areas of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have new recruits that they know will be high fliers.

Right royal piece of paradise

[2013-08-03 02:37]

This is the first Shangri-La in Europe, a magnificent melding of two great cultures in one palatial mansion.

US kidnapper of 3 girls gets life in prison

[2013-08-02 08:02]

Ariel Castro, the man from US state of Ohio who kidnapped, raped and prisoned three girls for over a decade, was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.

Snowden granted 1 year's temporary asylum in Russia

[2013-08-02 07:42]

Fleeing US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has received temporary asylum in Russia for one year, and has moved to a safe place, a lawyer assisting him said Thursday.

Property prices rise again

[2013-08-02 01:08]

The central government's measures to cool down the property market were confronted with the recent challenge of rising housing prices in July, the eighth-consecutive month with faster growth.

City's visa-free offer gets first takers

[2013-08-02 00:40]

Guangzhou is following Beijing and Shanghai in introducing visa-free stays. The policy includes visitors from the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and Japan.

China sails through 'first island chain'

[2013-08-02 00:18]

The Chinese navy has fulfilled its long-held dream of breaking through the "first island chain blockade", and its vessels have gained access to the Pacific Ocean through various waterways along the route.

One-stop service offers new hope

[2013-08-02 00:08]

One-stop service, a new model project initiated last year, facilitated her quick access to the lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, taking only about eight days from HIV screening to receiving medication.

Private museums increasingly under spotlight

[2013-08-01 23:49]

Yet novelist Ma Boyong smelled a rat. After visiting the museum, he used his blog to accuse the privately owned museum of exhibiting worthless forgeries.

Apple CEO met China Mobile head, talked co-op

[2013-08-01 11:11]

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday met with the head of China Mobile Ltd , the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers and the only Chinese carrier that doesn't offer iPhones and iPads.

Urban push

[2013-08-01 10:06]

China's unprecedented rate of urbanization is opening up a wealth of commercial opportunities for European businesses and institutions.

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