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Building new lives

[2012-03-29 09:38]

Or demolishing old bonds? These are the questions facing planners and residents who live near Beijing's Drum and Bell towers. Cheng Anqi, Zhang Zixuan and Han Bingbin report in Beijing.

Renminbi rate near 'equilibrium'

[2012-03-29 07:49]

The renminbi's exchange rate is nearing "equilibrium", a central bank researcher said on Wednesday, suggesting that the currency would be more likely to experience two-way fluctuation instead of the unilateral appreciation of previous years.

Gala marks emancipation of serfs

[2012-03-29 07:38]

Freedom means a lot to Lhasa resident Nyimatsering.

Plot in classic novel restages in Beijing

[2012-03-28 13:56]

The scene of "Lin Daiyu buries the fallen flowers" is restaged at Beijing's Grand View Garden in Beijing, March 27, 2012.

NASA visualises global surface currents

[2012-03-28 13:31]

A still image showing the Gulf Stream around North America taken from Perpetual Ocean, a visualization of some of the world's surface ocean currents from June 2005 through December 2007, supplied in this handout photo by NASA March 27, 2012.

Undertaker technique contest

[2012-03-28 11:01]

A man processes the damaged face of a model which is supposed to appear to have died in a car accident for an undertaker technique contest in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on March 27, 2012.

The beauty of chasing waterfalls

[2012-03-28 11:00]

Tourists snap pictures of the grand Hukou Waterfall, a well-known scenic spot along the Yellow River, as the warming weather melted ice upstream and caused river water to surge in Jixian county, North China's Shanxi province, March 27, 2012.

Fire triggers blast at ink plant in E China

[2012-03-28 10:48]

A fire broke out at an ink plant at 2:10 pm in Fuding, East China's Fujian province, triggering a chemical explosion.

2 killed in factory blast

[2012-03-28 07:40]

An explosion killed two workers and injured 26 others at a food dye factory in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, on Tuesday.

Ibero-American Theater Festival

[2012-03-27 15:11]

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the XIII Ibero-American Theater Festival in Bogota March 24, 2012.

Hindu festival in Yangon

[2012-03-27 14:17]

A devotee blesses a child with a snake during a Hindu festival in Yangon March 25, 2012.

Soccer player in the sky above NE China

[2012-03-27 11:14]

A floating pair of soccer-playing legs attracted attention in the sky above Jilin city, Northeast China's Jilin province, on March 26, 2012.

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