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Bright sparks

[2013-02-24 09:21]

Fireworks will fill the skies in China as the nation celebrates the Lantern Festival today, the 15th day of the first lunar month. But in one village in China, locals use molten iron to create their fiery show.

Two guys and two pie holes

[2013-02-24 09:20]

A pair of Australians open up wide to share some favorite grub with Beijingers, and Oz expat Belle Taylor sits down for a chat between bites.

Abe courts Obama support

[2013-02-24 08:19]

Washington was cautious in its responses at a US-Japan summit as leaders discussed China-related issues, including the Diaoyu Islands dispute.

Stitches from time

[2013-02-24 08:10]

Embroidery is part of the Chinese cultural fabric, and there are many schools with unique stitches, designs and characteristics from various regions.

Video games and violence? Link is unclear

[2013-02-24 07:52]

New research has begun to clarify what can and cannot be said about the effects of violent gaming on young people.

Pistorius goes free on $113,000 bail

[2013-02-23 12:02]

A South African court granted bail on Friday to Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, after his lawyers successfully argued the "Blade Runner" was too famous to flee justice.

DPRK leader Kim inspects the Korean People's Army

[2013-02-23 11:31]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korean's leader Kim Jong-un (2nd R) waves during an inspection of the Korean People's Army Unit 323 honoured with the title of O Jung-hup-led 7th Regiment, in this undated recent picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang February 21, 2013.

Colorful celebration

[2013-02-23 10:14]

Monks pose for a photo on Friday in front of a thangka - a Tibetan scroll painting - during a Tibetan Buddhism festival at the Labrang Monastery in Gansu province. The monastery, which was founded in 1709, is a major venue for Buddhist ceremonies.

Xi calls for better development of security grouping

[2013-02-23 07:50]

China's top political leader Xi Jinping called for better development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as he met its new secretary-general, Dmitry Mezentsev.

Doubts raised about pension system

[2013-02-23 03:08]

Many Chinese people say they are concerned about the inadequate and unbalanced pension distribution in the country, according to a survey.

Property prices rise in more big cities

[2013-02-23 02:38]

Around three-quarters of China's major cities saw price rises for both new and pre-owned housing in January, figures from the NBS showed on Friday.

I Sing Beijing's debut hits a high note

[2013-02-22 14:04]

There's no doubt that I Sing Beijing, a redolent blend of musicians, Western traditions and modern Chinese opera, is an important catalyst in the evolving relationship between the United States and China.

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