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1.8m begin graduate school entrance exam

[2013-01-05 11:03]

A record high of 1.8 million Chinese students will sit this year's graduate school entrance examination on Saturday.

Lining up for a lifetime of love

[2013-01-05 00:45]

Jan 4 saw more than 12,000 weddings in Beijing, 7,300 in Shanghai, 3,000 marriage reservations in Chongqing, and Wuhan in Hubei province had 3,500 couples booking slots to get married.

Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

[2013-01-04 14:51]

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot.

Cold waves bring sea ice in coastal provinces

[2013-01-04 11:12]

Sea ice continues to occur in some Chinese coastal provinces as a result of recent cold waves.

Capital's subway system branches out

[2013-01-04 09:08]

Unprecedented construction of Beijing's gigantic underground transit network is expected to alleviate traffic problems that have been haunting the metropolis for decades, reports Zheng Xin.

Shark fins on factory roof fan outrage

[2013-01-04 08:29]

Hong Kong conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after images emerged of a factory rooftop covered in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins, as they called for curbs on the "barbaric" trade.

Winter clothes show times have changed

[2013-01-03 07:57]

Winter fashion trends have changed over the years as people's material well-being has improved. In the 1970s in the less developed areas of China joining the military was a good career choice for young people, and the green overcoats worn by soldiers during the winter came to symbolize a better future for many.

10,000 brave the cold for cross-country ski race

[2013-01-03 02:04]

The 2013 China Tour de Ski kicked off on Tuesday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province, which also embraced the opening of 2013 Changchun Ice and Snow Tourism Festival.

Traditions and celebrations

[2013-01-02 08:14]

There are a thousand ways to celebrate Spring Festival or Lunar New Year because of the vastness of the country. We track from north to south and from east to west to give you four different ways.

Talking up Mandarin a global undertaking

[2013-01-02 07:51]

If you didn't already know Xu Lin was an important official in China's Education Ministry, you wouldn't guess it from her manner.

Every dog has its day for dinner

[2013-01-02 01:31]

Serving their pets with specially made food is an increasingly popular trend among young owners.

E-commerce finds markets overseas

[2013-01-02 00:28]

While e-commerce companies have plunged into ever-increasing competition in the Chinese domestic market, some are trying their luck outside China.

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