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HSBC to sell 195 US bank branches for $1b

[2011-08-01 17:24]

British banking company HSBC said Monday it will sell just under half its retail banking branches in the United States to First Niagara Bank for around $1 billion.

The flying fish hunters of China's past

[2011-08-01 14:32]

Wang Yousheng, a fisherman, prepares the cormorants he trained for fish hunting in Jiedu township, Leping city, East China's Jiangxi province, July 31, 2011. As a traditional skill passed down for generations, hunting fish with cormorants is seldom seen in China anymore due to industrialization and people moving to live in cities.

Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

[2011-08-01 13:37]

Successful dive of Chinese submersible, deadly train crash's last survivor, heavy rains hit Beijing, individual mainland visitors to Taiwan, Universiade volunteers, new swimming star Sun Yang.

Stores catch Valentine's fever

[2011-08-01 13:29]

Shops in the city began to promote several kinds of lovers' gifts ahead of the Chinese Valentine's Day, which falls on August 6.

Russian students enjoy summer camp in Beijing

[2011-08-01 09:25]

Students from Russia pose for a group photo at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, July 31, 2011. A group of 450 teenagers from Russia arrived in Beijing on Saturday, kicking off a 12-day summer camp in China as guests of President Hu Jintao.

Palace Museum admits damage to ancient plate

[2011-08-01 07:15]

Managers of the Palace Museum admitted that a piece of 1,000-year-old porcelain had been damaged by error during research.

Obama, Congress reach a debt deal

[2011-08-01 06:58]

Obama says Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement with him to raise the government's debt ceiling.

Sun Yang shatters 10-year world record of 1,500m

[2011-07-31 22:49]

Sun Yang became the NO 1 male swimmer of China as the 19-year-old eclipsed the 10-year-old world mark of the men's 1,500m freestyle to clinch his second gold at the 14th FINA World Championships here on Sunday.

Russian students arrive in China for summer camp

[2011-07-31 09:40]

A group of 450 teenagers from Russia arrived in Beijing on Saturday, kicking off their 12-day summer camp in China as guests of President Hu Jintao.

Readers get to visit China Daily

[2011-07-31 09:11]

Despite a gloomy weather forecast, China Daily readers congregated in its main lobby to enjoy sunshine, fine wine and good company at a gathering for readers on Friday afternoon.

Caribbean Airlines jet crashes in Guyana

[2011-07-31 08:35]

A packed Caribbean Airlines jet carrying 163 people crashed and broke in two on Saturday as it landed in Guyana at night, injuring dozens of passengers but killing no one.

Tiger cub and chimp unlikely nursery playmates

[2011-07-30 17:26]

Two-year-old chimpanzee "Do Do" feeds milk to "Aorn", a 60-day-old tiger cub, at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok July 30, 2011.

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