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S Korean students honor Confucius

[2012-05-11 19:26]

Seokjeon is a biannual ritual to consecrate Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples as supreme teachers.

Artists embrace Havana art festival

[2012-05-11 17:06]

The Havana Biennial, a major event for contemporary art, runs from May 11 to June 11 and attracts artists and curators from all over the world.

Pupils feel charm of Intangible Cultural Heritage

[2012-05-11 17:00]

"King of Hawking" Wang Liyong performs for pupils from Anshandao Primary School, Tianjin, May 8, 2012.

462 couples tie the knot in E China group wedding

[2012-05-11 14:56]

On May 10, 2012, 462 couples got married in a group wedding ceremony in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. It was the seventh group wedding ceremony at Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce company.

Prisoners get motherly hugs on Mother's Day

[2012-05-11 14:49]

This year's Mother's Day is a special one for 40 female prisoners in the women's prison in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality。

Chinese culture celebrated in Turkey

[2012-05-11 10:27]

A traditional Chinese dragon dance is performed during the Chinese Culture Year in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 10, 2012.

Lily Safra's jewels to be auctioned in Geneva

[2012-05-11 09:50]

An employee poses with jewels from Lily Safra collection during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva May 10, 2012.

Mars rover 'Curiosity' tested in desert

[2012-05-11 09:42]

Members of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team, which includes rover drivers and scientists, test out an engineering model of its next generation Mars rover, dubbed "Curiosity", in the desert near Baker, California May 10, 2012.

French 'Spiderman' scales First Tower

[2012-05-11 09:30]

French "Spiderman" Alain Robert has scaled 85 giant structures around the globe including many of the world's tallest structures, most of which he has scaled using only his bare hands and climbing shoes.

Defense minister visits West Point

[2012-05-11 07:44]

Liang Guanglie wrapped up the first US visit by a Chinese defense minister in nine years.

China urged to help African social development

[2012-05-11 07:32]

Africa needs more Chinese investment and aid to help with social development, such as building hospitals, said Alasan Senghore, director of Africa zone at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Fourth joint patrol of Mekong River to start

[2012-05-11 07:31]

China and three of its neighbors will launch a fourth joint patrol on the Mekong River, where 13 Chinese sailors were killed in October, an officer said on Thursday.

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