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High-speed rail spurs debate over prices

[2012-09-26 15:34]

The unveiling of high ticket prices for a new high-speed line set to open on Friday is garnering a new slew of controversy as many plan trips during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays.

Beijing gridlocked before holiday week

[2012-09-26 10:07]

The capital city witnessed severe congestion due to precipitation and more traffic before the National Day holidays.

Global yuan use increases

[2012-09-26 09:26]

RMB has gained a stronger footing in the global arena, having been ranked as the 14th payments currency with its worldwide use expanding to 15.6 percent.

China's Muslims prepare for sacred pilgrimage

[2012-09-26 08:07]

After five years on the waiting list, Wang Wancheng finally boarded a chartered flight from China to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Coal mine cable car plunges, killing 20

[2012-09-26 07:24]

Twenty coal miners died after a cable car plunged into a pit early Tuesday in Northwest China's Gansu province, authorities said.

Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats

[2012-09-25 14:18]

An aerial view shows Japan Coast Guard patrol ship and Taiwan's Coast Guard vessel spraying water at each other near Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.

China's first aircraft carrier commissioned

[2012-09-25 13:21]

China's first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the People's Liberation Army Navy.Aircraft carrier poses no threat

40 injured after Foxconn plant clashes

[2012-09-25 01:36]

Some 40 people were injured after clashes broke out at a Foxconn Technology Group plant dormitory in the northern city of Taiyuan late Sunday

22 Chinese coal miners trapped in accidents

[2012-09-25 01:30]

Efforts to rescue a total of 22 miners, who were trapped following three separate accidents in different parts of China, continued on Monday.

Tokyo's stance 'unacceptable'

[2012-09-25 01:25]

Beijing will urge Tokyo on Tuesday to change its stance on the Diaoyu Islands in talks with the highest-level diplomat Japan has sent to China after its illegal "purchase" of part of the islands.
Pentagon hopeful of diffusing tension
Artifacts offer ancient proof on Diaoyu Islands
Japan opposes China's Diaoyu map bid at UN
Taiwan fishing boats leave Diaoyu Islands

'Homeland' triumphs as Emmys go for dose of reality

[2012-09-24 14:44]

"Homeland" toppled "Mad Men" to win the top drama prize on Sunday as the Emmy Awards favored politics and 21st century tensions over shows set in bygone eras.

China's Li Na silent over island row in Japan event

[2012-09-24 10:15]

China's Li Na stuck to the business of tennis before her appearance in this week's Pan Pacific Open in Japan, refusing to comment on a deepening political crisis between the two countries over disputed islands.

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