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'Comfort woman', 90, dies at home
A Chinese woman forced into front-line brothels for Japanese troops during World War II died at the age of 90 on Saturday, bringing the number of surviving "comfort women", a euphemism for sex slaves, to 14 on the Chinese mainland.




'Four new inventions' we should be proud of
True, online shopping poses a challenge to brick-and-mortar stores, but it has also prompted them to improve their services and cut their costs. And the result could be an overall improvement in business.




'Fuxing' bullet train to be put into operation in N China
China's next-generation bullet train, the "Fuxing," will be put into operation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area on August 21, China Railway Corp., the train's operator, said Wednesday.




'Golden decade' envisioned for BRICS nations
It is important for BRICS countries to exchange governance experiences as the bloc, consisting of emerging and developing nations, strives to usher in its second "golden decade", a senior publicity official said on Thursday.




'Lake-jumping' festival brings coolness in Wuhan
A BMX (Bicycle Motocross) rider jumps into the East Lake as the annual "lake-jumping" festival takes place in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Aug 19, 2017.




'Olympics of photography' wraps up in Qingdao
With upbeat and joyful music and performances, the Fifth International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Photo Meeting came to an end on August 14 in Qingdao West Coast New Area of East China's Shandong province.




'Students' from China's prestigious universities charge for guiding visitors around their campuses
The tourist demand to enter the campuses of Tsinghua University and Peking University in Beijing has become so high in recent years that it has even prompted a controversial new business mode recently, raising the question whether a place for study should become a vociferous scenic spot.




'World's Largest Paint Party' comes to Shanghai
Partygoers have fun at Life In Color, also known as "World's Largest Paint Party", which was held in Shanghai on Aug 19.




12-meter-long electric smart bus starts road test in Central China
Photo taken on Aug 15, 2017 shows a 12-meter-long electric smart bus running on the road during a road test in Zhuzhou, Central China's Hunan province.




12-year-old gives birth, abandons baby
The police in Yibin, Sichuan province, are investigating the case of a 12-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby girl, and are pledging to hold the father accountable.


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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Bangladesh faces serious hunger as floods ruin farmlands: UN
As food aid rolls out to more than 200,000 people in flood-hit Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Wednesday that long-term food supplies were at risk with so much farmland now ruined. Flooding, which submerged more than a third of the low-lying and densely populated country in the last two weeks, has killed at least 132 people and affected more than 7.5 million people, disaster ministry officials in Bangladesh said on Wednesday. “Many flood survivors have lost everything: their homes...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:22:55 +0800


Theatre director who annoys Russian establishment given house arrest
A theatre director whose edgy work angered traditionalists in the Russian establishment was placed under house arrest on Wednesday in a fraud case his supporters say is part of a government crackdown on artistic freedoms. Ignoring character witness statements in his favour from high-profile figures in the arts world and an offer from one to pay any amount of bail, a Moscow court ruled award-winning director Kirill Serebrennikov should be placed under house arrest until October 19 ahead of...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:30:00 +0800


Is the baby step in Unicom’s mixed-ownership trial anything to cheer about?
Groundbreaking! Aggressive! Bold! Several heroic adjectives have been used by the Chinese state media to describe the “mixed-ownership” restructuring of China Unicom, a step in President Xi Jinping’s reform of the country’s state enterprises. It is billed as the fulfilment of his 2012 pledge, made when he became head of the government, to introduce private-sector capital and entrepreneurship into state firms and motivate their staff with share incentives. The reality,...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:01:54 +0800


Trump urged to abandon China strategy and start formal talks with North Korea
Top US experts on North Korea have urged President Donald Trump to start formal talks with Pyongyang, saying the strategy of heaping pressure on China to solve the situation won’t work. Joseph DeTrani, former special envoy for the six-party talks with North Korea, said it was time to consider formal negotiations with Pyongyang to “get North Korea to halt all nuclear tests and missile launches and return to unconditional nuclear discussions and negotiations”. “I’m...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:01:54 +0800


Battered Hong Kong cleans up after killer Typhoon Hato pounds region
Hong Kong was left picking up the pieces on Wednesday after a battering by the biggest storm in five years, which killed five people in neighbouring Macau and paralysed cities along mainland China’s southern coast. Typhoon Hato triggered the No 10 signal – the highest in Hong Kong’s storm warning system – for the first time since 2012, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights to and from the city and around the region, and caused a power blackout in Asia’s...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:45:15 +0800


Dutch farmers count cost of contaminated eggs scandal, which spread all the way to Hong Kong
Europe’s contaminated egg scare has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33 million (US$39 million), according to a preliminary estimate by the government. The scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has spread to 18 European countries and even reached as far away as Hong Kong. “Direct costs to the [Dutch] poultry sector where fipronil was used is estimated at €33 million,” Health Minister Edith Schippers and deputy economy minister...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:58:27 +0800


China to appoint new air force commander, sources say
China is expected to appoint a new air force commander as part of a People’s Liberation Army leadership reshuffle ahead of the national congress in autumn, sources said. The front runner to lead the country’s 420,000-strong air force is Lieutenant General Ding Laihang, three separate sources told the South China Morning Post. Ding, who will turn 60 next month, has held the top air force job in the Northern Theatre Command since last year. He is tipped to succeed Ma Xiaotian, 68, who...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:52:38 +0800


China’s buzzing sharing economy may not be real, but the money sure is
Inspired by the huge success of companies that make a business out of sharing cars and housing, China is going through a bout of a sharing boom, with increasing number of seemingly shareable products and services, from bicycles to power banks, to baby strollers. As many as 600 million people were involved in activities related to China’s sharing economy last year, with transactions estimated at US$500 billion, according to the State Information Centre. Economic activity around sharing...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:51:16 +0800


Palestinians insist US President Donald Trump must commit to two-state solution before peace process can resume
US President Donald Trump’s team must commit to the two-state solution and opposing settlement construction before the US president’s peace push will move forward, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday. Trump’s envoys, including special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and his son-in-law and Middle East envoy Jared Kushner, have been ferrying between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in recent months in attempts to restart direct talks between the...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:45:44 +0800


Flooded homes, shattered windows, a submerged car park and deadly bamboo ... Hato’s wrath in Hong Kong
On the southeastern coast of Hong Kong, Li Kwok-ping and four other family members – armed only with plastic buckets and a dustpan – watched on helplessly as one wave after another crashed through their door for hours, flooding their home while Typhoon Hato wreaked havoc throughout the city on Wednesday. Li’s family was just one of hundreds in rural areas that struggled to grapple with the biggest storm in five years, as Hato left destruction in its wake, flooding villages and...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:32:32 +0800
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Putin, Merkel, Macron back new ceasefire deal in Ukraine
About 10,000 people have been killed in the three-year conflict.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:38:34 +0000


The great Japanese bounce-back?
Japan's economy grew thanks to a lower yen and strong exports but tensions with North Korea could prove a setback.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:28:50 +0000


Russian industrial town gets direct rail link with China
The new freight route is also part of China's New Silk Road plan.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:13 +0000


After Charlottesville: Race, history, and radicalism
America is in the throes of yet another decisive chapter in race relations, but what kind of nation will emerge?

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:47:42 +0000


China approves projects worth over $24 billion in July
Chinese economic growth averaged 10 per cent for three decades through 2010 after opening up in the late 1970s.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:38:29 +0000


China’s Belt & Road members tally increases to 69
China has signed currency swap agreements with 22 countries and regions along the Belt and Road.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:21:05 +0000


“A historic day”, says Zuma at launch of BRICS Bank African unit
In 2016, the bank granted $1.5 billion in loans to seven projects.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:27:17 +0000


China is the largest foreign holder of American debt again
The Treasury Department has ranked China as the biggest foreign creditor of the US for the majority of the past nine years.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:29:07 +0000


Attacks on UN camps in Mali a “villainous crime”: Russia
More than 100 peacekeepers have been killed in Mali in the past four years.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:30:31 +0000


Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief
There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:38:02 +0000
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10 Museums in 10 Days? A Chinese Start-Up (Virtually) Gives Children a Tour
Thousands of children in China are experiencing live-streamed tours of some of the world’s leading art, science and history museums.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:14:31 -0500


Fiat Chrysler Is at a Crossroads. It’s Looking to China for a Solution.
Even before one suitor’s interest emerged this week, the automaker had been in talks for months on Chinese investments or other deals, officials say.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:28:26 -0500


New Balance Wins $1.5 Million in Landmark China Trademark Case
Lawyers say the money that the American company won in legal costs and damages is the largest trademark infringement award ever granted to a foreign company in China.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:18:17 -0500


Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia
Images of a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer come as America’s allies have grown concerned that the Trump administration’s actions provide an opening for China.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:29:48 -0500


Activist Confesses to Subversion in Chinese Show Trial
After spending months in secret detention, a prominent human rights attorney confessed to trying to overthrow the government of China.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:18:53 -0500


China, Like U.S., Struggles to Revive Industrial Heartland
Shenyang boomed during the country’s go-go years. But when the investment binge fizzled, the city and its factories sputtered.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:01:43 -0500


After Criticism, Publisher Reverses Decision to Bow to China’s Censors
Cambridge University Press said it will reinstate immediately all 315 papers it had cut from the version of its journal China Quarterly that can be read on its website in China.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:45:23 -0500


Great Wall Motor of China Sets Its Sights on Jeep
A deal would give the Chinese auto industry a foothold abroad and help it become an industry force. But Fiat Chrysler said there had been no overtures.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:37:17 -0500


10 Missing After U.S. Navy Ship and Oil Tanker Collide Off Singapore
The John S. McCain was traveling to a port in Singapore when it collided with a merchant vessel east of the Strait of Malacca, the Navy said.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:39:43 -0500


Missing Widow of China’s Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, Surfaces in Video
The brief statement from Liu Xia, whose husband, Liu Xiaobo, died last month, first appeared on a YouTube channel that has issued only videos echoing Chinese government views.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:16:59 -0500
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Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.