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Luxury brands snake their way into China

[2013-01-25 07:28]

The growing importance of the Chinese market is prompting international luxury brands to incorporate Chinese elements into their designs.

Scientist wants food waste criminalized

[2013-01-25 00:08]

A pre-eminent Chinese agricultural scientist has suggested the government criminalize wasting food.

Tibet calling as 232m go mobile

[2013-01-24 10:25]

A man makes a mobile phone call in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region on Jan 23, 2013. As the development of communication speeds up in Tibet, the number of mobile phones has increased, accounting for 85 percent of telephone use according to the data from local communication administration bureau. Statistic shows the number of mobile phone users reached 232.5 million in November 2012.

Heavyweights attend Davos Forum

[2013-01-24 08:10]

Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti shakes hands with International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2013.

Xi calls to restart peninsula talks

[2013-01-24 03:32]

Party chief Xi Jinping called for the resumption of the Six-Party Talks concerning the Korean Peninsula during a meeting with a special envoy of the Republic of Korea's President-elect Park Geun-hye.

Shanghai issues 1st free plate for new energy cars

[2013-01-24 00:42]

Shanghai is now offering financial subsidies for purchases of battery electric vehicles on top of central and local government funding.

Taiwan firm to launch transparent cellphone

[2013-01-23 10:43]

Serena Chen, Deputy Manager of Polytron technologies, Inc. displays the prototype of a transparent cellphone in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, on Jan 21, 2013. Polytron is reportedly hoping that the phone will be on the market by the end of 2013.

Rime scenery amazes tourists in Tianjin

[2013-01-23 09:55]

A snapshot of the rimed trees at a park in Tianjin, North China, Jan 22, 2013. The scenery of rime appears after days of haze and snowfall, attracting many tourists and photographers.

Beijing vows cleaner air

[2013-01-23 00:45]

The Beijing government said on Tuesday it will continue its efforts to deal with air pollution in 2013, promising that the amount of major pollutants will decrease by 2 percent.

Overexploitation of sand erodes hills of C China

[2013-01-22 16:40]

In Ningxiang county of Changsha city, Central China's Hunan province, many hills have been carved away by local factories.

Highlights from Obama's inaugural parade

[2013-01-22 09:47]

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk and wave after emerging from the presidential limousine during the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Jan 21, 2013.

Pollution, traffic hot topics for advisers

[2013-01-22 07:49]

Air pollution and traffic congestion are likely to top the agenda when Beijing's lawmakers and political advisers gather for their annual meetings this week.

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