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China, Cuba sign economic agreements

[2012-07-06 02:52]

China and Cuba signed a number of agreements Thursday, covering agriculture, healthcare and tech, as the Caribbean nation focuses on economic issues.

Fireworks end Independence Day celebrations

[2012-07-05 14:47]

An Independence Day fireworks display lights up the sky over Washington, as seen from the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, July 4, 2012.

Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong

[2012-07-05 09:49]

A bird flies past the Tian Tan Buddha, a major tourist attraction which measures 34 metres (111.5 feet) tall and weighs 250 metric tons, at Po Lin Monastery on Hong Kong's Lantau Island July 4, 2012.

Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

[2012-07-05 09:38]

The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, started working at full capacity Wednesday as the last of its 32 large turbine generators was put into operation.

At life's end, hospices ease pain

[2012-07-05 07:49]

Earlier this year, Shanghai announced plans to provide hospice care for dying cancer patients.

Li pledges support for EU recovery

[2012-07-05 03:28]

China will continue to support the European Union in resolving its debt crisis in a constructive and cooperative way, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said.

Giant pandas grab London's imagination

[2012-07-05 03:20]

London is hosting 108 pandas who will be sightseeing in the English capital as part of International Panda Awareness Week.

PLA naval fleet leaves for Gulf of Aden

[2012-07-04 12:48]

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy sends its 12th batch of escort fleets to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters from Zhoushan Port, Zhejiang province, July 3, 2012.

Three Gorges Dam braces for flood peak

[2012-07-04 09:30]

The sluice gates of the Three Gorges Dam are opened for the first time this year as flood water from heavy rain hurtles down the swollen Yangtze River.

Vending machines turn trash into treasure

[2012-07-04 08:04]

Ten Reverse Vending Machine, which rewards users coins in exchange for their empty plastic bottles, have appeared at major subways and bus stops within the Fourth Ring Road of the capital since the end of July.

Sizzling weather takes its toll

[2012-07-04 07:37]

Ice cream, cool drinks and treatment for colds were all in hot demand as the sizzling weather continued in eastern and southern parts of China on Tuesday.

Adopted children discover China

[2012-07-04 02:59]

Some 130 American families with 200 adopted Chinese children are scheduled to spend three days in Beijing.

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