Hello Kitty-themed train unveiled in Taiwan

2016-03-23 09:58:13

A Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train is seen in Taipei, March 21, 2016. The train has make its inaugural run on a round trip from Taipei to Taitung on Monday, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).

Shanghai smooths divorce procedure

2016-03-23 08:26:30

Shanghai plans to introduce an online appointment booking service for people wanting a divorce, in a bid to make the process more organized and convenient for the growing number of couples in the city looking to end their marriages.

Oiling the wheels of the healthcare industry

2016-03-23 08:26:30

When Yang Liyun was growing up in a small village in southwest China's Yunnan province, she didn't know that the eucalyptus trees growing everywhere on the surrounding mountains had any value other than as firewood.

Toll from marine disasters shrinks

2016-03-23 08:26:30

Marine disasters cost China around 7.3 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) last year, which was less than the average during the past decade, the national marine authority said on Tuesday.

Peking duck loved by German president

2016-03-22 14:02:35

On the first night during his visit to China, German President Joachim Gauck tasted the famed local dish, Peking duck, in a traditional Chinese courtyard.

Ecological tourism seen as good way to lift poor

2016-03-22 07:45:34

Ecological protection is a feasible way to end poverty, a Chongqing official said.

Moves aim to stop groundwater loss

2016-03-22 07:45:34

China will establish a national groundwater monitoring system during the next five years to prevent excessive exploitation, a government official said on Monday.

Pork price spike in Beijing raises concern

2016-03-22 07:44:30

Last month, pork prices in Beijing's major wholesale market, Xinfadi, rose by nearly 60 percent year-on-year.

Living in turbulent times in the West

2016-03-22 07:44:30

If, like me, you are an avid follower of international relationships, then things seem to have suddenly gotten a bit complicated, at least in the West.

24,697 pieces of smuggled python skin seized by customs

2016-03-22 11:07:36

Customs officers check python skin in a suspected company in Haikou, South China's Hainan province, Jan 30, 2016.

'Chunfen', or Spring Equinox, marked around China

2016-03-21 13:45:07

A villager works in a farmland in Jing'an county, East China's Jiangxi. Sunday marks "Chunfen" of this year, which literally means Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox.

Shandong reveals list of problematic vaccines

2016-03-21 13:43:13

The food and drug administration of East China's Shandong province on Monday made public a list of problematic vaccines illegally sold in 18 provinces since 2011.