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Seniors find themselves in pole position

[2013-08-10 02:19]

As far as mother-daughter projects go, it was an exceptional collaboration. For two weeks, Lin Mu helped her 54-year-old mother perfect the technique of dangling from a metal rod, in preparation for her parent's first appearance in a pole dancing competition.

Visa window gives tourists a welcome view

[2013-08-10 02:05]

Guangzhou, the third city after Beijing and Shanghai to offer 72-hour visa-free transit to airline passengers, is winning over travelers.

Rough road to continue for domestic carmakers

[2013-08-10 00:49]

The market share of domestic-brand four-door vehicles hit its lowest point in at least five years in July, even as China's overall vehicle production and sales maintained stable gains.

Confucius city gets first international hotel

[2013-08-10 00:38]

It is a sprawling traditional Chinese pavilion topped by grey roofs with tiers of overhanging eaves. This is the latest Shangri-la Hotel in China, opened on Aug 1 in Qufu, home of Confucius.

Keep traditons alive

[2013-08-09 23:39]

A Chinese chef is demonstrating what traditional Osaka-style cooking should be in Jinan, where his restaurant is gathering popularity with the city's business community.

Li Na battles her way into Rogers Cup quarters

[2013-08-09 08:01]

Li Na secured her quarterfinals spot from a tie-break at the Rogers Cup in the Canadian city of Toronto Thursday after a hard-fought battle against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, winning 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5).

Naadam Festival in Xinlingol

[2013-08-09 02:29]

The festival runs through Sunday. Featuring a range of sports and artistic events, the fair is the region’s largest traditional festival and this year attracted around 3,000 athletes.

Muslims gather for Eid holiday

[2013-08-09 02:12]

According to tradition, Muslims marking the end of the Ramadan fast go to the house of the most elderly relative to pay their respects first.

Chengdu stores ban bear bile

[2013-08-09 02:06]

Around 150 Chinese drugstores in Chengdu announced on Thursday that they would stop selling products containing bear bile powder, giving a boost to animal rights activists in China's long-running debate over the extraction of bile from live bears.


China through the lens

[2013-08-09 00:43]

It has been 30 years since Chinese-American photographer Liu Heung Shing published his photography book China after Mao. The Pulitzer-prize winner is presenting, for the first time in China, 115 of his pictures at China Art Museum in Shanghai, until Aug 27.

Public retains Olympic spirit on Fitness Day

[2013-08-08 23:58]

The Olympic legacy still benefits China's general public as witnessed by the enthusiasm for National Fitness Day on Thursday.

Li Na dominates at Rogers Cup

[2013-08-08 07:01]

Li Na dominated her first rain- delayed match at Rogers Cup in the Canadian city of Toronto Wednesday against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, yielding a 6- 1, 6-4 victory.

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