China and Europe will take significant steps to bolster bilateral ties during Premier Li Keqiang's visit.
Whenever the Chinese economy slows down, there are calls to trim the interest rate to shore up growth. So it is no surprise to see such appeals growing in recent months.
After buoyant times, the shipping industry is experiencing that sinking feeling, with all hope of a bottoming out and rebirth having been smothered.
Today, the Chinese idea of female beauty has taken a strong swing toward Western standards, with many young women desperate for a higher bridged nose, eyelids or a sharper chin. It's a desire that has fueled a culture of plastic surgery among the wealthy.
When Gena Palumbo, president and founder of Children of China Pediatrics Foundation, asked him to perform operations in Harbin, in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, in 1998, David Roye, who had never visited the country before, replied he would work with her foundation on its China mission only once.
Lying on the Mekong River in Yunnan province, Xishuangbanna is the only tropical rainforest nature reserve in China and home to the country's last wild elephants.
Shanghai was established as a treaty port in the 19th century and became a major modern metropolis by the 1920s, internationally known as "the Paris of the East".
China's state-owned enterprises have a better ownership model than many Western firms which are often cruelly exposed to free markets, Colin Mayer believes.