Hot issues

Government & Policy


Shrinking of conservation zone draws indignation

A proposal to redraw the boundaries of a crucial fish conservation zone in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has met strong opposition from environmental organizations.

China 'unlikely' to cut export rebates

China is unlikely to reduce export rebates for highly polluting and energy-intensive industries "during the first half",said a senior official.

China's Huawei sues Motorola for IPR breach

Huawei Technologies, on Monday asked a U.S. District Court to prevent Motorola from illegally transferring Huawei's intellectual property (IP) to Nokia Siemens Networks ("NSN"), officials of Huawei told Xinhua.

Airline punctuality lowest since 2005

Airline punctuality dipped below 81 percent for the first time since 2005, according to statistics. This showed a decline in the punctuality rate from 2005 to 2009, which remained above 81 percent.

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Foreign & Military Affairs

  • CPC to enhance ties with Australian Labor Party

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) hopes to beef up its friendly ties with the Australian Labor Party (ALP) through enhanced exchange and dialogue between young politicians.
  • UN mandate extended to 2012

    China's navy will be allowed to continue to patrol waters off Somalia until the end of 2012 following the extension of the United Nations mandate to protect ships from piracy, a senior maritime official said on Monday.
  • China, ASEAN FMs meet on bilateral ties

    Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers, their representatives and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan met in southwest China to discuss bilateral strategic cooperation, Jan 25, 2011.

Odd News

  • Plastered car warns danger of DUI

    A car swathed in bandages is put on show over the weekend at a department store in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province, to warn people of the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • The Statue of Liberty made of hair

    Beijing artist Huang Xin displays two pieces of works he made out of hair, Jan 22, 2011. It took 6.5 kg of hair and four months for him to complete the sculptures.
  • Ice water bath? Piece of cake

    Chinese iceman Jin Songhao takes a bath using 90 buckets of ice water on the frozen surface of Songhua River in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Jan 20, 2011.

China Face

  • Father of pinyin

    A former banker who created the pinyin system celebrated his 106th birthday this month.
  • Driving ambition

    Fresh from a deal with Volvo, Li Shufu wants to give people what they want.
  • General practice

    Country doctors work in trying conditions to bring care to people in the remotest of regions.

Today's Paper

Setting tone

China's largest bank is to acquire 80 percent of a Bank of East Asia's US unit.

Secret of the bamboo code
True flavor of dedication
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