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Measures to put brakes on traffic

[2012-08-31 07:55]

Government departments and enterprises in Beijing have been asked not to hold large conventions and to introduce flexible working hours to help ease traffic gridlock in September.

Death toll rises to 41 in SW China's colliery blast

[2012-08-31 07:42]

Death toll in the colliery blast on Wednesday in southwest China's Sichuan Province has risen to 41 as more bodies were retrieved, rescuers said Friday.

Wen lends eurozone a hand

[2012-08-31 03:30]

China may buy more European government bonds, providing eurozone debt risk can be contained, Premier Wen Jiabao told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday.Hu reaffirms support to EuropeA special relationship emergesNations urged to settle solar dispute via dialogue

Sea drill in the Taiwan Straits to ensure safe transportation

[2012-08-31 02:39]

Authorities from the mainland and Taiwan launched a massive sea search and rescue drill on Thursday in the Taiwan Straits, aiming to ensure safe transport on waterways across the Taiwan Straits.

International book fair kicks off in Beijing

[2012-08-30 17:39]

The 19th Beijing International Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday drawing 2,010 publishing companies from 75 countries and regions to the capital.

Paul Ryan accepts Republican Party's VP nomination

[2012-08-30 13:19]

US congressman Paul Ryan accepted the Republican Party's nomination as vice president contender. GOP nominates Romney as presidential candidate

In photos: Paralympic Games opens in London

[2012-08-30 13:05]

Britain's Queen Elizabeth opens the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, on Aug 29, 2012.

Samsung unveils first Windows phone

[2012-08-30 09:41]

Samsung Electronics became the first handset maker to announce a smartphone using Microsoft's latest mobile software.

Bachelors seek love from billboard ad

[2012-08-30 07:39]

Three young bachelors have posted their pictures and personal information on a billboard on a bustling Beijing street and are waiting for calls from their future wives.

The heat is on for temperature subsidy

[2012-08-30 07:31]

A revised government regulation stipulates that employers should grant subsidies to workers who work outdoors where the temperature is above 35 C, and those at workplaces where the temperature is above 33 C.

Hawking, Pistorius open London's Paralympics

[2012-08-30 05:03]

Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa's 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday night of the biggest Paralympics in the 11-day competition's history.

Ties 'can overcome challenges of history'

[2012-08-30 02:17]

The incident of the flag being removed from the Japanese ambassador's car was a discourteous act, said Tang Jiaxuan, president of China-Japan Friendship Association.Trust highlighted in forum

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