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A sea of emotions

[2012-06-17 07:57]

These photographs tugged at the heartstrings of judges to win the top prizes of the Third Annual Asian Press Photo Contest recently.

China sends first female astronaut into space

[2012-06-17 07:20]

China's fourth manned spacecraft lifted off at 6:37 pm on Saturday, sending its first female astronaut into space and history. Chinese space station to benefit world Int'l cooperation in space program urged Special coverage

China launches spaceship with first female astronaut

[2012-06-16 19:02]

China launched Saturday Shenzhou IX spacecraft with the country's first female astronaut aboard.

Live report: China to launch Shenzhou IX

[2012-06-16 16:31]

China will launch its Shenzhou IX manned spacecraft at 6:37 pm Saturday, sending the country's first female astronaut into space.

'Green Games' in Rio de Janeiro

[2012-06-16 09:56]

Indigenous people from many countries will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the "Rio +20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

England shatters jinx to outshine Sweden

[2012-06-16 07:24]

England showed their mettle to win for the first time in competitive matches against Sweden with a 3-2 victory in a Group D match on Friday.

President Hu makes historic trip to Denmark

[2012-06-16 03:20]

President Hu Jintao pledged to increase cooperation with Denmark, especially cultural exchanges, as he met Queen Margrethe II during a historic visit to the nation. Visits to Europe indicate support

Shenzhou IX astronauts ready for launch

[2012-06-15 17:08]

Three astronauts, who will be carried by the Shenzhou IX spaceship for China's first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module, conduct an operational practice in a simulation capsule in Jiuquan, Northwest China's Gansu province, June 15, 2012.

Liu Yang will be China's first woman in space

[2012-06-15 14:33]

Astronaut Liu Yang, one of China's two female reserve astronauts and a former air force pilot, will be China's first woman in space.

Jiaolong to rise from over-6,000m-deep sea

[2012-06-15 13:03]

China's manned submersible, the Jiaolong, threw ballast iron and began to rise after reaching the depth of over-6,000 meters of the Mariana Trench on Friday.

Tourists try on local style

[2012-06-15 10:48]

Tourists wearing a cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress also known as qipao, take photos on an ancient street in Suzhou, Jiangsu province on June 14, 2012.

China considers ways of reducing emissions

[2012-06-15 08:11]

Despite leading in some aspects of green technology, such as solar and wind power, China still faces a fight to reduce its level of emissions.

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