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Hongbao places financial burden on New Year celebrations

[2013-02-18 01:37]

Hongbao, which is supposed to add happiness and festive flavor to the holiday, has placed a heavy burden on Pu and his peers.

World Press Photo award winners

[2013-02-17 10:15]

The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world's largest annual press photography contest, were announced on February 15, 2013.

All eyes on sky after hit and near-miss from space

[2013-02-17 08:21]

A space rock even bigger than the meteor that exploded like an atom bomb over Russia could drop out of the sky unannounced at any time and wreak havoc on a city.

Chinese flotilla sets sail on escort missions

[2013-02-16 15:38]

A missile destroyer "Harbin" sets sail at a port in Qingdao city, East China's Shandong province, Feb 16, 2013, to depart for the Gulf of Aden and the sea off Somalia on escort missions.

Obama vows to allow greater scrutiny of drone attacks

[2013-02-16 09:19]

US President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to be more forthcoming with the public on his administration's campaign of lethal drone strikes.

Snow, rain add to travel pressure

[2013-02-16 03:04]

Snow and rain is expected to sweep most of China's populous regions on Saturday, affecting the ongoing travel plans of tens of millions of people returning to work after the Lunar New Year holiday.

Chinese ships continue patrolling Diaoyu Islands waters

[2013-02-15 15:11]

Chinese marine surveillance ships continued regular patrols in the territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Friday.

Beijing sees 7.48m tourists

[2013-02-15 14:52]

A total of 7.48 million local residents and tourists have visited parks and scenic spots in Beijing during this year's Spring Festival holiday, which began on Feb 10.

China's railways brace for post-holiday travel rush

[2013-02-15 13:49]

China's railways will be tested Friday, when passenger flows peak at the end of the Spring Festival holiday.

'Blade Runner' faces court on murder charge

[2013-02-15 11:18]

South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, is due to appear in court on Friday on charges of murdering his girlfriend.

The sign of the snake

[2013-02-15 11:03]

It might not be easy to think of a nice wish for this zodiac year, but the reptile is an important part of Chinese culture

Happy Valentine's Day!

[2013-02-15 09:47]

Lovers send gifts to each other on Valentine's Day.

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