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Blue skies return to central, eastern China

[2013-02-01 16:31]

With the long-awaited blue skies back to central and eastern China, a sharp temperature drop will be the side effect.

A shares tipped to 'rebound'

[2013-02-01 10:03]

Despite a stock market rally in China, there is still some way to go in revaluation that could take prices to even higher levels in 2013.

Rural development remains a top priority

[2013-02-01 01:55]

Efforts will be intensified to accelerate the country's agricultural modernization and enhance developmental vitality in the sector, a central policy document said.

Li urges more mutual trust with US

[2013-02-01 01:53]

Vice-Premier Li Keqiang called for more trust between China and the United States while meeting a visiting US congressional delegation on Thursday.

Chinese navy fleet to start training in West Pacific Ocean

[2013-01-31 10:50]

A Chinese navy fleet will conduct a training exercise in the Pacific after sailing through islands off the country's coast, the defense ministry said Wednesday.

US immigration overhaul possible by 1st half of 2013

[2013-01-31 10:30]

US President Barack Obama said he believed it was possible to get a deal done by the end of the year if not in the first half.

Chinese liquor prices drop ahead of Spring Festival

[2013-01-31 10:02]

Well-known Chinese baijiu brands have lowered their prices just before Spring Festival, which is usually the peak season for liquor sales.

Pollution prompts concern

[2013-01-31 00:41]

The worst smog for decades in many parts of China has prompted calls to curb fireworks and firecrackers during Spring Festival, which begins on Feb 10.

Photos: Spring Festival around the world

[2013-01-30 20:41]

The 2013 Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, will begin on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake.

US judge okays BP plea, $4b penalty in oil spill

[2013-01-30 11:04]

A US judge accepted an agreement by BP Plc to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in US history.

Smog worries boost online sales of air purifiers

[2013-01-30 09:29]

Sales of purifiers at Suning.com, a leading e-commerce company, rose by about 70 percent month-on-month, as smog continues to take its toll on air quality.

Property prices set to rise as supply tightens

[2013-01-30 09:20]

China's property prices will continue to rise in 2013, fueled by tighter supply, quickening urbanization and an improved economy.

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