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System to reduce dropouts, school closures

[2013-02-27 02:35]

A planned nationwide education accountability system aims to reduce the number of students who drop out because of closures and rural-school mergers, the Ministry of Education said on Tuesday.

Eat, shoot and leave at Panda hotel

[2013-02-26 12:50]

A new panda-themed hotel has opened at the foot of Emei Mountain, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 25, 2013. The hotel is reportedly the first panda-themed hotel in the world.

Full moon behind Empire State Building

[2013-02-26 09:09]

A full moon rises behind the Empire State Building in New York as seen from a park along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Cross-Straits relations 'will be boosted'

[2013-02-26 03:40]

Party chief Xi Jinping expressed confidence in maintaining and boosting cross-Straits ties during a meeting on Monday with a Taiwan delegation led by Lien Chan, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang.

Environment may be issue at two sessions

[2013-02-26 03:40]

Environmental issues are expected to be hot topics at the upcoming two sessions, say representatives who are busy preparing proposals.

Full list of 2013 Academy Award Winners

[2013-02-25 13:41]

Full list of 2013 Academy Award Winners

Ang Lee wins Oscar Award for Best Director

[2013-02-25 13:32]

Ang Lee, director of "Life of Pi", won the Oscar Award for Best Director Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony.

Chinese tune in for big night at Oscars

[2013-02-25 13:11]

Although no Chinese-connected movies were nominated for this year's Academy Awards, film lovers in China were awaiting the 85th edition of the glitzy Hollywood gala with enthusiasm.

Hathaway wins Oscar for best actress in supporting role

[2013-02-25 12:41]

Anne Hathaway, who plays in "Les Miserables," won the Oscar Award of Actress in Supporting Role Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony.

Dollar dilemma as greenback value falls

[2013-02-25 05:55]

A burden or a benefit? That is the question economists were asking over the Spring Festival about China's current high level of US government debt.

Chilly run gets blood pumping

[2013-02-25 02:40]

Strip down to your underwear in -2 C, run a lap in the freezing cold and your worries will be gone.

Foreigners in capital get a taste of Lantern Festival

[2013-02-25 02:40]

Chinese celebrate Lantern Festival by eating yuanxiao, sweet dumplings made with glutinous rice flour, along with many other traditions.

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