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Record number of hopefuls sit annual civil service exam

[2012-11-26 03:04]

A record 1.12 million people took the annual national civil service exam on Sunday, a rebound after the number fell in 2010 and 2011.

China launches remote sensing satellite

[2012-11-25 19:03]

The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center confirmed that China successfully launched the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite into space at 12:06 am Sunday.

19 dead, 4 missing in SW China coal mine accident

[2012-11-25 13:40]

Nineteen miners were confirmed dead, and four others remain trapped after a coal-gas outburst hit a coal mine in Southwest China's Guizhou province on Saturday, rescuers said Sunday.

China conducts flight landing on aircraft carrier

[2012-11-25 09:34]

After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on September 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15, naval sources said.

Auspicious victory

[2012-11-25 08:44]

They are black and white, cute and China's most effective ambassadors. Now, the latest pair of goodwill emissaries are settling down nicely in their custom-made home before meeting new friends this week.

Marbury leads Ducks to kick-off win after receiving ring

[2012-11-25 08:40]

Newly-crowned CBA champion player Stephon Marbury of Beijing Ducks shows off his championship ring during a ceremony awarding the champion team of the 2011-2012 season before the kick-off game of the new season inBeijingNovember 25, 2012.

Maple leaves glow red in E China

[2012-11-24 22:37]

Photos taken on Nov 24, 2012 show the maple leaves in a botanical garden in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province.

Sansha thematic map goes on sale across China

[2012-11-24 14:20]

A staff member displays the cover of a thematic map on Sansha city in Xidan Book Building in Beijing, on Nov 24, 2012, the day of its debut sale.

Protests after Mursi assumes powers in Egypt

[2012-11-24 12:36]

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

14 killed in N. China restaurant explosion

[2012-11-24 10:51]

The death toll from an explosion at a hot pot restaurant in Shanxi province on Friday evening rose to 14 early Saturday with another 47 people being injured.

US shoppers welcome early start to 'Black Friday'

[2012-11-24 09:16]

US retailers declared their experiment with earlier store openings to kick off the holiday shopping season a success on Friday.

Envoy sees Chinese role in Middle East

[2012-11-23 23:33]

China can play a "special role" in the Middle East, a Palestinian envoy said on Friday, a day after a cease-fire took effect following 8 days of fighting between Israel and militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

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