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Carrier returns to Dalian after maiden sea trial

[2011-08-15 07:36]

The country's first aircraft carrier finished its maiden sea trial on Sunday and returned to port in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province.

Dollar assets concerns eased

[2011-08-15 07:08]

China's dollar investments in the US remain safe despite concerns following the credit rating downgrade, Gary Locke, the new US ambassador to China, said on Sunday.

Puppet diplomacy

[2011-08-14 09:27]

Indonesia hosts the 43rd ASEAN Economic Ministerial (AEM) and Related Meetings in Manado in North Sulawesi province.

Poor in a rich world

[2011-08-14 09:06]

Ending extreme poverty has been embraced as a common task by the international community, but Xinhua photographers around the world find there is a long way to go.

Seoul activists: Dogs are friends, not food

[2011-08-13 22:20]

A high-school animal rights activist holds a dog rescued from a dog meat farm as she performs with other activists during a protest against the eating of dog meat on "Malbok" in central Seoul Aug 13, 2011.

Libyan rebels advance on Zawiyah, battle in Brega

[2011-08-13 22:13]

Rebels in western Libya advanced north to within 25 km (15 miles) of the coastal city of Zawiyah on Saturday after a six-hour battle with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

World University Presidents Forum opens in S China

[2011-08-13 21:00]

China urges more cooperation and cultural exchanges with foreign countries to promote the friendship and cooperation.

Bridal makeup contest held in E China

[2011-08-13 20:17]

Thirty participants were given 40 minutes to finish the makeup in the local occupational skills contest. The cost of a wedding differs much in different areas of China. The average cost is 100,000 yuan ($15,600) in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, according to Dong Bin, the chairman of the province’s Wedding Association. A recent online survey in the economically well-developed city of Dongguan, South China's Guangdong province, put the average cost at 395,000 yuan.

Summer vacation brings out young migrant workers

[2011-08-13 18:02]

The Shang family, from Zhumadian of Central China's Henan province, recycles steel bars at a demolition site in Jinan, the capital of East China's Shandong province, Aug 8, 2011. As many urban Chinese children are enjoying cool air conditioners, 8-year-old Shang Guangwei and his 11-year-old sister are spending their summer vacation at construction sites, recycling waste iron and steel with their migrant parents.

Tank mock-up displays in E China factory

[2011-08-13 11:04]

The tank model, which would be placed in an amusement park in Inner Mongolia, was the first military vehicle made by Hao Jinxi, owner of the company which typically manufactures train models for scenery spots and film companies.

US Carrier in Hong Kong for 4-day port visit

[2011-08-13 09:38]

The USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier and its three support ships arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a four-day port visit.

Peckham's peace wall

[2011-08-13 09:34]

Locals in riot-hit Peckham in Britain have shown their support to the community with a board full of Post-It notes calling for peace and tolerance.

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