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Large-scale air combat drill held in NW China

[2012-12-05 16:13]

A J-10 fighter jet (far) lands at an airport during a large-scale air combat drill involving more than 100 pilots in China's northwestern desert area, from Nov 19 to 30.

Reuters images of the year 2012 - Disaster

[2012-12-05 14:33]

A home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is seen in Union Beach, New Jersey Nov 12, 2012.

Mo Yan leaves for Sweden to accept Nobel Prize

[2012-12-05 11:43]

Mo Yan arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, as he is to leave for Sweden to accept the award, Dec 5, 2012.

Typhoon Bopha kills 129 in S. Philippines

[2012-12-05 11:42]

The Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha (local name: Pablo) rose to 129 as strong winds and heavy floods hit several provinces in Mindanao.

China to open more airspace to private planes

[2012-12-05 11:20]

China will loosen its strict control over low-altitude airspace in 2013 across the country, opening more airspace to private planes, after a two-year pilot reform in several cities, including Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Xi'an.

China offers example in anti-poverty campaign

[2012-12-05 10:07]

On his first official visit to China, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talks about the launch of a development knowledge hub.

Whooper swans paint pretty picture on lake

[2012-12-05 08:08]

Thousands of whooper swans have descended on Qinghai Lake, creating a pastoral picture on the misty water under the glow of a winter sunrise.

Challenges remain for smoking ban

[2012-12-05 08:03]

Efforts to implement a smoke-free environment in Chinese universities and colleges are improving, but challenges still remain.

World's rarest cats spotted in nature reserve

[2012-12-05 07:22]

A pair of endangered Amur leopards have been spotted in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin.

China, Kyrgyzstan to boost relations

[2012-12-05 02:34]

China and Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday underlined their growing trade and diplomatic links, and promised more pragmatic economic cooperation, investment and financial aid.

Netizens get a glimpse of country's top court

[2012-12-05 02:23]

The Supreme People's Court has invited the public to tour the building on its annual open day since 2009. Last December, young people were invited as guests.

Reuters images of the year 2012 - Festival

[2012-12-04 14:07]

US model Lydia Hearst poses during the opening ceremony of the 20th Life Ball in Vienna May 19, 2012. Life Ball is Europe's largest annual AIDS charity event and takes place in Vienna's City Hall.

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