China's top universities began their annual independent recruitment exams on Saturday, with English no longer included among the exams' compulsory subjects
Organic, healthy and sustainable are the new keywords for a breed of socially conscious consumers and producers in the major cities of China.
Though the "two sessions" are an offi cial occasion, the participants share many informal moments too.
The world's most popular cell phone producer, Apple Inc, has adopted differential policies for repair and return services in China, CCTV has reported.
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took the pairs gold at the world figure skating championships on Friday, putting Russia back on top of an event they once dominated.
Hungary deployed tanks to reach thousands of motorists trapped in heavy snow on Friday in a sudden cold snap and high winds which also struck parts of the Balkans, Slovakia and Poland.
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans Friday marched alongside the casket of their late President Hugo Chavez, as his remains were taken to the mountaintop barracks he once called home and today houses the Historic Military Museum.
The nomination of Premier Li Keqiang was approved by nearly 3,000 deputies to the National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday.
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones and display panels, unveiled on Friday its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S4.
Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Li Keqiang at the fifth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2013.
People line up to take photos in front of the Railway Ministry before it is dismantled, March 14, 2013.