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Oil refinery on fire in NE China

[2011-07-16 16:44]

Fire and smoke engulfs an oil refinery of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province, July 16, 2011. The fire started about 2:30 pm, Xinhua reported.

Like Mao in ’66, swimmers cross Yangtze River

[2011-07-16 16:23]

Swimmers at the 38th International Yangtze River Crossing Festival in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, carry a poster of Mao Zedong, July 16, 2011.

Dow Jones CEO quits as hacking scandal spreads

[2011-07-16 11:08]

Les Hinton, the top executive of Rupert Murdoch's Dow Jones & Co, resigned on Friday after becoming a target of criticism for the phone-hacking scandal that occurred when he oversaw News Corp's British newspapers

Red tide formed after oil spills

[2011-07-16 10:53]

Red tide happens at the oil spills affected sea area in North China's Bohai Bay, on July 15, 2011. The oil spills near Platform C at Penglai 19-3 oil field were first detected on June 4.

Hu gives US students welcome

[2011-07-16 07:43]

During a tour of Zhongnanhai, the seat of the Chinese central government, a group of American students was warmly greeted by Hu Jintao.

Astronauts woken up by second computer failure

[2011-07-15 13:43]

After getting a little free time Thursday, the last space shuttle crew was woken up to deal with a second computer failure on Atlantis.

Unique 50m-long salute to CPC

[2011-07-15 13:05]

Niu Yinlu shows his calligraphy work – a scroll of the constitution of the Communist Party of China – in Hantai town, Xinle city, North China's Hebei province, July 14, 2011.

Forum highlights green effort

[2011-07-15 11:51]

Regional leaders from China and the US vow to enhance Sino-US relations at sub-national level.

Ancient art form meets 21st century technology

[2011-07-15 10:30]

A tiny ceramic-shelled, flip cell phone, the first of its kind globally, is shown by a designer in Jingdezhen, East China's Jiangxi province, July 14, 2011.

Bridge collapse kills 1, injures 22

[2011-07-15 08:08]

A bus carrying 23 people leans on the base of the Wuyishan Gongguan Bridge in Wuyishan, Fujian province, after the bridge collapsed on Thursday morning.

For summer, herbal treatment is just the thing

[2011-07-14 17:20]

Residents of Fuzhou, Fujian province receive moxibustion treatment on one of the hottest days of the year, July 14, 2011.

3D, interactive fitting room

[2011-07-14 11:12]

A 3D, interactive fitting room is shown to the public in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on July 13, 2011. Using it, people can see how they look in a new outfit, without the trouble of having to take their real clothes on and off. As people move, the clothes will move with them.

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