Despite government crackdowns and rigorous penalties for rogue cabs, industry insiders say the illegal vehicles are still thriving in Beijing.
A high-speed railway linking major cities in Northeast China began trial operations on Monday, ahead of its launch at the end of the year.
Mitt Romney will vow to pursue a more aggressive policy toward the Middle East on Monday if elected in an attempt to draw a sharp distinction with President Barack Obama has handled Libya, Iran, Syria and the Arab-Israeli dispute.
The country's 119 major scenic spots attracted 34.2 million visitors during the eight-day holiday, up 20.9 percent from last year and setting a new record.
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Azarenka converted five of 12 break points while conceding five fewer unforced errors than Sharapova in a 6-3, 6-1, 86-minute victory to claim her first title in Beijing.
The details of a policy that aims to encourage private investment in Beijing's medical care sector are expected to be effective by the end of this month.
The 350 schools in the county where 18 elementary students and an adult were killed in a landslide last week have been ordered to suspend classes and undergo safety checks.
For the young soldiers stationed on top of Changbai Mountain in Jilin province, Zou Aimin is a comrade who stands shoulder to shoulder with them.
China's transport networks are expected to experience another travel peak on Sunday, when millions of holidaymakers return to home as the week-long holiday draws to an end.
Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief Wang Yi and Frank Hsieh from Taiwan on Saturday held a meeting which was regarded as "beneficial" by both, a mainland spokesman said.
Illegal manufacturing and storage of detonators triggered an explosion in a residential building of Baoding city in North China's Hebei province, which has left one killed and 34 injured by Sunday morning.