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Dance 'Pine Smoke' rehearsed in Taipei

Dancers rehearse in the dance "Pine Smoke" in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Nov.26, 2014. "Pine Smoke" is a production of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, a modern dance group based in southeast China's Taiwan.The dance, combining Taichi with dancing gestures, is expected to be put on stage at the Taipei Theater from Nov.

Centenarian bikes to record

French cyclist Robert Marchand (left), raises a glass of champagne to celebrate his 103rd birthday as he poses near a sign along the Robert Marchand pass, in the Ardeche mountains, near Saint-Felicien yesterday. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, set a record cycling 26.98 kms in one hour, in the Masters + 100 category established by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in January, and continues his passion for cycling as his health permits.

Ma eyes more investment in India, to work with tech firms

Founder and CEO of Ali baba.com, Jack Ma (C) interacts with media and delegates during a conference in New Delhi on November 26, 2014. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce organised an India - China (Zhejiang) Business Cooperation Conference in the capital New Delhi.

The strange tale of pardoned White House turkeys

U.S. President Barack Obama, along with daughters Sasha (2nd R) and Malia (R), pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey "Cheese"at the White House in Washington November 26, 2014.

City’s postboxes go high-tech

A man uses a postbox printed with a QR code for the courier service. — Xinhua


China's October industrial profits down 2.1%

THE profits of Chinese industrial businesses recorded a drop of 2.1 percent year on year, hitting 575.47 billion yuan (94.34 billion...


China's lottery sales top 32 bln yuan

CHINA'S lottery sales in October hit 32.7 billion yuan (5.34 billion U.S. dollars), up 20.3 percent year on year, the Finance Ministry...


China seeking an end to ‘safe havens’ for officials

China is calling on the United States and other Western countries to work with it to send back officials who have fled overseas with...


‘Dead mouse in veg’ fails to impress hungry family

A RESTAURANT that served up a dead mouse to a family of diners is under investigation by the Changning District government....


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‘Adorkable’ mascots a hit for Forbidden City

‘Adorkable’ mascots a hit for Forbidden City

The Palace Museum in Beijing, the erstwhile home of 24 Chinese emperors over...

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Heavy pollution ruins Hunan landscape

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A huge and expanding area of polluted mud that is so big it can be seen from...

Metro

Hard times for magazine vendors

Metro

The owners of a magazine stall on Fuzhou Road chat with a customer (left) yesterday....

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China to ease market access to key sectors

China will further ease market access to key industries in a bid to spur investment through innovating financing...


Game firm’s profit soars on varied portfolio

iDreamSky Technology Ltd, a Shenzhen-based mobile game distributor, said yesterday that its third-quarter net profit...


Black Friday now fixed into UK shopping calendar

Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the UK shopping calendar....


Toyota on drive toward new safety technology

A car driven by a journalist stops automatically in front of a dummy, using Toyota’s pre-collision system with...


Moody’s: Further stimulus unlikely

China is unlikely to launch further aggressive credit stimulus after the recent cut in interest rates, and its...


Consumer hopes flat as gloom worsens

Chinese consumer sentiment was nearly flat in November from a month ago as pessimism about business conditions...

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Water hyacinth outbreak fueled by warm weather

A WARM autumn has been blamed for the steep increase in the amount of water hyacinths growing in the city’s rivers,...


Bicycle thief detained

A MAN who stole a bicycle worth 66,000 yuan (US$10,750) and then sold it on for just 300 yuan has been detained...


Illegal vehicles on rise

A TOTAL of 5,000 motor vehicles have been involved in illegal operations this year, while 1,696 drivers have had...


Metro entrances to close

SELECTED entrances to People’s Square, Changshu Road and Hengshan Road Metro stations will be closed from Saturday...


Boy in fatal plunge

A 6-YEAR-OLD boy fell to his death from the 12th floor of an office building yesterday....


Book launched

Dr Chen Fu-min, president of Taiwan-based Chung Shan Hospital, yesterday released his book, “The New Lives and...

Latest Poll

The average air quality in Shanghai was “good” or better on 239 of the 304 days through the end of October, the city’s environmental protection bureau claimed recently. According to official figures, 78 percent of the days in the period had either “excellent” or “good” air quality, up from 73 percent in the first 10 months of 2013, it said. What do you think about the claims? Related story »



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Two-wheeled Segways and electric unicycles have been banned in the city’s subway stations due

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The giant floating Rubber Duck artwork created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will take

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National

‘Adorkable’ mascots a hit for Forbidden City

The Palace Museum in Beijing, the erstwhile home of 24 Chinese emperors over 600 years, this week opened its doors...


Race on to find best word of the year

Internet users have been asked to suggest the Chinese characters and words they feel best describe China and the...


Putin’s tiger slaughters 15 Chinese goats

A SIBERIAN tiger that was released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has been reported to have...

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Feature

Baking up some delightful wine pairings

In concert with the theme of iDEAL this week I thought I’d examine the synergistic relationship baked goods, especially...


Poland takes big bite of European fruit exports

“Just take it and eat,” a fellow Chinese reporter said while handing me an apple....


Scouring the city for some sublime bakeries

The smell of freshly baked bread right out of the oven is for many the smell of home....

World

National Guards keep the peace in Ferguson

National Guard state militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second...


Half a million cancer cases in US linked to obesity

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly...


Thai ‘hate’ video is all rage

It’s been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding...

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Arsenal downs Dortmund to make last 16

ARSENAL qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League for the 15th successive season as Yaya Sanogo's first...


Ronaldo nets as Madrid claim record-equalling win

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive...


Ludogorets draw maintains Liverpool hope

THERE was some respite for under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as his side ground out a 2-2 draw away...


Messi joins the greats with European record

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record by taking his tally...


Ando, Fernandez to start ‘happy family’

Olympians Miki Ando of Japan and Spain’s Javier Fernandez yesterday posted lovey-dovey messages on social media...


Aguero tricks to keep City in hunt

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero struck a hat-trick in a 3-2 victory against 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday to...


Fabregas and Ramos settle rift

Cesc Fabregas was “pissed off” with Spain teammate Sergio Ramos for raising doubts about his commitment to the...

Oddly Enough

Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

SOME people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana...


Indian baby born with four arms and four legs dubbed God Boy

A BABY boy born with four arms and four legs is causing panic in the streets of Baruipur, east India, as locals...


Why are seals having sex with penguins?

ON a remote island in the Indian Ocean, researchers have spotted fur seals sexually harassing and coercing king...



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