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Astronauts in good shape after return

[2012-07-14 02:27]

The three astronauts who went on the country's first manned space-docking mission last month said on Friday that they are in good health.

Keeping animals cool during heat wave

[2012-07-13 17:39]

Giant panda Weiwei snacks on carrot sticks on an ice block in Wuhan Zoo in Wuhan, Hubei province on July 11.

Ain't no mountain high enough

[2012-07-13 16:49]

Chen Zhou, 29, celebrates climbing the 1,491-meter Mount Songshan in Henan province on July 12.

China's growth rate drops

[2012-07-13 13:31]

China's economy reported 7.6 percent of growth in the second quarter, the lowest since the first quarter of 2009 during the global financial crisis.

Chinese firm makes Olympic flags

[2012-07-13 09:51]

Olympic flags are made in a Kings Industrial factory in Wuyi county, East China's Zhejiang province, July 12, 2012. The company will make 40 million flags for the London Games.

173 sheep killed by lightning

[2012-07-13 07:51]

A total of 173 sheep were killed almost instantaneously on Tuesday when lightning struck a mountainous area in the Hoboksar Mongolian autonomous county in Xinjiang.

Foundation creates program to help orphans

[2012-07-13 07:36]

The One Foundation, the charity founded by film star Jet Li, announced on Thursday the creation of a program to help the country's orphans and other children whose parents are absent.

Fishing vessels set off for Nansha Islands

[2012-07-13 02:39]

A joint oceangoing fishing operation involving 30 boats set sail for the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on Thursday from Hainan province.

Chinese FM meets Clinton in Cambodia

[2012-07-13 02:20]

China hopes US will respect the interests and concerns of China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, FM Yang Jiechi said on Thursday.

China eyes big haul in S China Sea

[2012-07-12 21:27]

Hainan province organized 30 fishing boats, the largest ever, composed of local fishery enterprises, cooperatives and fishermen, to explore fishery resources near the Xisha, Zhongsha, and Nansha islands in the South China Sea.

Police open day in Wuhan

[2012-07-12 19:47]

Local residents look as an officer trains a police dog at a Police Open Day event in Wuhan, Hubei province, July 12, 2012.

Guarding a stylish pose

[2012-07-12 17:41]

A female security dressed like a horse rider stands guard outside a residential community in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, July 11, 2012.

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