For many it could be a moment of worry, alone in a foreign land, but for 27-year-old Yuan Tian it was another part of a great adventure that took her deep into the culture of the African country.
Authorities in Shanghai closed a live poultry trading zone in a market and began slaughtering all birds there after detecting H7N9 bird flu virus from samples of pigeon from the market.
Connecticut lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve a new gun-control bill in response to last December's shooting in which 20 children, six adults were killed.
China will set up two more national reserves for Siberian tigers in Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces to protect the endangered species.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea said on Thursday it had approved plans for nuclear strikes on targets in the United States.
Analysts forecast that China's consumer price index (CPI)will grow mildly in March, as food prices have continued to fall after the February holiday.
There is growing mutual trust between China and the United States, and China is firmly committed to seeking a new type of inter-power relationship.
South China's Hainan province has completed preparations for the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), which will be held on the island from April 6 to 8, organizers said Thursday.
Photos of the arrival in Washington of China's ambassador-designate to the United States, Cui Tiankai, were all over Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese social-media platform.
The aim to increase global market share is driving China's biggest maker of construction equipment to the auto-racing circuit in the United States.
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