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Former Taiwan leader sentenced to more jail time

[2012-12-21 07:23]

Chen Shui-bian on Thursday was sentenced to 10 years in prison in another graft case. He will face a combined sentence of 20 years in prison.

Members of drug gang change pleas

[2012-12-21 01:19]

Six members of a notorious Myanmar drug gang convicted of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River withdrew their earlier guilty pleas and denied plotting the murders at an appeal hearing.

Li builds case for urbanization

[2012-12-21 01:16]

Urbanization will be the main driver of economic growth and growth will be more focused on quality and efficiency, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday.

Photo Special: Cityscapes 2012

[2012-12-20 15:54]

A billboard greets passers-by in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, March 17, 2012.

Photo Special: Shedding tears 2012

[2012-12-20 15:19]

Tears can mean different things to different people. It can be excitement over an achievement or grief over the loss of a loved one.

Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed train tickets on sale

[2012-12-20 12:45]

Tickets for high-speed trains from Beijing to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou went on sale after 10 am on Dec 20, 2012.

New suspension bridge over Yangtze in E China

[2012-12-20 11:12]

The Nanjing No 4 Yangtze River Bridge will officially be open to traffic on Dec 24.

Xi vows to continue improving Russia ties

[2012-12-20 01:58]

China's Party chief guaranteed on Wednesday that Beijing will not change its diplomatic priority of developing Sino-Russian relations.

Xinjiang remains polio-free

[2012-12-20 01:00]

China's disease control authorities will continue supporting the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to keep the region polio-free, a senior official has said.

Abe to talk with Obama in first official visit

[2012-12-19 08:05]

Japan's prime minister-designate Shinzo Abe confirmed on Tuesday he will meet US President Barack Obama during his first official visit abroad in January.

China launches Turkish satellite

[2012-12-19 07:18]

A Turkish Earth observation satellite was successfully sent into space from Northwest China early Wednesday morning, marking the completion of this year's space launches.

China ready to enhance communication

[2012-12-19 02:48]

A top government spokesman said China is poised to enhance communication with the rest of the world in a more "proactive and comprehensive" manner in the coming year.

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