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Three-nation FTA is high priority for Tokyo

[2013-03-15 08:46]

Japan will give a higher priority to the establishment of a free trade area between the country, China and South Korea than discussions surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, a Japanese trade official said on Thursday.

China completes Xisha Islands patrol

[2013-03-15 08:13]

A China Marine Surveillance (CMS) detachment accomplished an airborne and seaborne patrol of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea ahead of schedule on Thursday.

Iowa town thrilled by friendly link to new leader

[2013-03-15 07:35]

The National People's Congress session in Beijing, where China's new leadership was announced on Thursday, attracted global attention. In the United States, Sarah Lande, a 74-year-old resident of Muscatine, Iowa, was particularly interested in the events at the Great Hall of the People.

Torch passes to a new generation

[2013-03-15 03:33]

Xi's presidency begins with simple handshake and applause as lawmakers express confidence about tackling challenges ahead under his leadership.

Daily snapshots from two sessions - March 13

[2013-03-14 14:16]

Daily snapshots from two sessions - March 13

Xi elected Chinese president

[2013-03-14 12:30]

Hu Jintao (L) congratulates Xi Jinping at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2013.

Vancouver housing draws Chinese

[2013-03-14 11:25]

Vancouver, home to one of the largest populations of Chinese immigrants, is hoping that buyers from China can help reverse a lull in the local real estate market even though prices remain sky-high.

Arctic shipping lanes open up

[2013-03-14 07:43]

The shrinking Arctic ice sheet is opening up new shipping routes for global trade, and China will be one of the main beneficiaries, according to the head of the country's leading polar research institute.

Central bank focuses on inflation

[2013-03-14 02:57]

The head of the People's Bank of China said on Wednesday his priority is to guard against inflation.

Comet PANSTARRS passes the Earth

[2013-03-13 16:43]

The comet PANSTARRS is seen next to the waxing crescent moon off the western coast of Southern California, in Los Angeles March 12, 2013. The comet will be visible until the end of March.

Daily snapshots from two sessions - March 12

[2013-03-13 13:37]

Daily snapshots from two sessions - March 12

Tofu balls mark annual festival in E China

[2013-03-13 10:42]

Villagers in Fujian make the tofu and vegetable balls before the second day of the second lunar month, or Longtaitou Festival, to pray for family and business.

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