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Re-enacting ancestors' journey to the west

[2013-08-15 01:52]

As their ancestors did 249 years ago, eight Xibe people knelt before a memorial tablet at a family temple in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Wednesday in preparation for a long journey west to Xinjiang.

Special bus seat for breast-feeding mothers

[2013-08-15 01:32]

A special seat for breast-feeding mothers has been added to a No 906 bus in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province, and more are expected on other buses and routes.

When small is beautiful in hotel industry

[2013-08-15 01:18]

There's a best-selling book with the arresting title Chocolates on the pillow aren't enough: reinventing the customer experience, by Jonathan M. Tisch.

Northern exposure

[2013-08-14 23:51]

A huge ice cave and an idyllic alpine meadow are among the less-known pleasures of visiting Shanxi province, but don't expect a 5-star experience just yet.

Yao dreams of sports for fun with towering charity

[2013-08-14 21:20]

Retired Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming said he hopes that playing sports will be simply for fun someday. "Sports now means too much beyond itself.

Protests arise in Taiwan over 'comfort women'

[2013-08-14 15:19]

Activists urged Japanese government to formally apologize over "comfort women" during mass protests on Wednesday in Taipei.

Huawei unveil Ascend P6 smartphone in Vienna

[2013-08-14 09:35]

Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device Ascend P6 in Austria on Tuesday, marketing it as the thinnest smartphone in the world.

That's one cool game of mahjong

[2013-08-14 09:03]

A man, donned in full diving gear, shows his mahjong tiles underwater in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Central China's Hunan province, Aug 9, 2013.

Isinbaeva leads harvest day for host Russia

[2013-08-14 08:15]

Russia's "pole vault queen" Elena Isinbaeva ignited the Luzhniki stadium as she claimed her third world title on the fourth day of the 2013 World Championship on Tuesday.

Perseid meteor shower puts on show in night sky

[2013-08-14 07:09]

A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013.

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.

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