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Growth forecast to exceed 7% in 2013

[2012-12-14 04:06]

China's economic growth will be above 7 percent in 2013 — that's the verdict of 85 out of 100 Chinese economists in a survey published by Web portal 163.com on Thursday.

Response to rocket 'should be prudent'

[2012-12-14 04:05]

Any United Nations response to Pyongyang's rocket launch should be prudent, Beijing said on Thursday after the Security Council condemned the launch.Rocket launch leads to calls for sanctions

'We must never forget the history'

[2012-12-14 04:01]

Then a teenager, Li Gaoshan, 88, fought and was captured by the Japanese during the Nanjing Massacre. He is determined that the events  will never fade from memory.

Heavy snow hits north China, closing roads

[2012-12-14 00:59]

Heavy snow battered parts of northern China on Thursday, prompting authorities to close highways and prepare for flight delays.

Massacre victims remembered at Nanjing vigil

[2012-12-13 10:10]

People light the candles during a memorial event marking the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing.

American couples mark 12-12-12 with weddings

[2012-12-13 10:04]

Luis Alsina (L) and Penny Adams exchange wedding bands during a wedding ceremony on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Dec 12, 2012, the century's last sequential date of 12-12-12.

Snow slows traffic, grounds flights in capital

[2012-12-13 01:00]

More snow is forecast for Beijing on Thursday, as it continues to grapple with slowed traffic and grounded flights caused by Wednesday's unexpected snowfall.

Xi orders PLA to become ready for 'real combat'

[2012-12-13 01:00]

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has ordered the country's army of 2.3 million to intensify its "real combat" awareness to sustain military readiness.

Day to remember as couples tie the knot

[2012-12-13 00:59]

Lovebirds rushed to tie the knot on Wednesday - 12/12/12 - seeking an extra dose of luck on the last symmetrical date for nearly 100 years.

Launch of rocket is regretful, Beijing says

[2012-12-13 00:58]

Beijing expressed regret over Pyongyang's launch of a long-range rocket on Wednesday amid deep concern among its neighbors. Special: DPRK rocket launch

DPRK confirms successful satellite launch

[2012-12-12 09:22]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it successfully fired off a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite.China 'regrets' DPRK's satellite launch No debris fell into Japan's territory: TokyoGlobal reaction to DPRK satellite launchSpecial

US Air Force launches secretive space plane

[2012-12-12 04:11]

The US Air Force on Tuesday launched a space plane at Cape Canaveral in Florida, which carries a mystery payload for an undisclosed mission.

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