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Yao says Jeremy Lin's success 'unexpected'

[2012-04-02 16:13]

Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming on Sunday described Jeremy Lin's success in the NBA as "a bit out of my expectation," when asked to comment on the buzz surrounding the New York Knicks American-born player of Chinese heritage.

Smooth sailing

[2012-04-02 10:32]

The 11th naval escort squad sent by the PLA Navy left a port in Qingdao on Feb 27 for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to protect commercial ships.

Economic relations benefit both sides

[2012-04-02 07:40]

Vice-Premier reaffirmed the mainland's goodwill and commitment to peaceful cross-Straits ties.

Syrian opposition wins more support at Istanbul meeting

[2012-04-02 07:30]

Representatives from more than 80 countries voiced support to the Syrian opposition as they met Sunday seeking to mount pressure on Assad's government.

Luxury-car makers go for compacts

[2012-04-02 07:05]

Younger generation prefers smaller vehicles and tends to stay loyal when upgrading, say experts.

On higher ground

[2012-04-02 07:02]

As public debate on air pollution heats up, many are increasingly looking to the Chinese capital's skies to cool rapid urbanization with more greenery.

11 killed, 127 wounded in Thailand's blasts

[2012-04-01 15:30]

Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri on Sunday unveiled updated casualties of the southern Yala province's bombs.

Nuclear bunker opens to tourists

[2012-04-01 14:47]

A former underground nuclear base is viewed by tourists in Chongqing Municipality on March 28, 2012.

Disneyland Paris celebrates 20th anniversary

[2012-04-01 09:49]

The 20th anniversary celebrations of Disneyland Resort starts in Marne-la-Vallee, outside Paris, March 31, 2012.

Sport of wings

[2012-04-01 08:05]

In China's far west, falcon masters have made an art of handling birds of prey.

Early tea chase

[2012-04-01 07:38]

The first spring teas to reach the markets can fetch prices that have farmers singing all the way to the bank.

Huge explosion rocks German chemical park

[2012-04-01 01:07]

A huge explosion rocked a chemical industrial park in Marl, western Germany, leaving one or two workers injured and three missing.

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