• Texworld USA kicks off in New York

    An American buyer looks at Chinese fabrics and textiles at the Shanghai Holytex Imp & Exp Co. stand,at Texworld USA in Javitz Center in New York. More than 700 companies from 21 countries - including some 300 from China -- are exhibiting at the Javitz Center from July 22 to 24.

  • Angel Model Contest

    Contestants for the Miss Angel Model Contest, which is hosted by Hoocaa, an Asian marketing and entertainment organization, pose for a photo in New York on Tuesday.

  • International Model Contest

    Designer Vivienne Tam (center) talked to guests at the press event of International Model Contest at her store in Soho, New York on July 21. The contest - from July 28 to August 1 - is organized by Tam and Wechat, a mobile text and voice messaging communication app developed by Tencent in China.


Safety worries mount for Chinese overseas

A series of incidents involving Chinese citizens overseas has shocked the country and prompted public concern about the safety of Chinese people when traveling abroad.

China-Japan relations

Talks should take place between Beijing and Tokyo to forge a mechanism to manage the crisis over the overlapping air defense identification zones in the East China Sea.

Yearender: Girl power

A newly coined Chinese word nv han zi, meaning tough women, became one of the words of the year 2013.

Selfies of the year 2013

Selfie – "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website" – has been named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries editors.

Body of missing S.Korean shipping tycoon found

South Korean police said Tuesday that they have found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

Death toll in Gaza mounts to 576

Israel's large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip has killed 576 Palestinians and injured around 3,600 others.

UN vote demands site access

The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote on Monday on a resolution proposed by Australia demanding international access and a cease-fire around the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Airspace over east Ukraine shut down

The Estonian outgoing EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said the airspace over eastern Ukraine has now been shut down for civilian traffic after the crash of flight MH17.

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