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Casualties reported after bus catches fire in central China

Successful rocket launch gets China one step closer to own space station

Dangerous chemical products disposed at tornado-hit plant in E China

Chinese navy crosses int'l date line during RIMPAC drill


Xi's Eurasia tour infuses new vigor along the Belt and Road

CHINESE President Xi Jinping's just-concluded three-nation Eurasia tour gained new momentum for the Belt and Road Initiative and boosted...


EU ministers push Britain for quick exit as Britons strive for re-running referendum

AFTER Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a historic referendum, foreign ministers from six founding countries of EU...


Mainland spokesman says cross-Strait communication mechanisms in suspension

COMMUNICATION mechanisms between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan is currently in suspension over the failure to recognize the 1992...


HK industrial building blaze "largely put out" after raging for over 100 hours

A deadly fire that engulfed an industrial building in Hong Kong's East Kowloon was "largely put out" late Saturday night after burning...


Master of street fashion photography Bill Cunningham dead at 87

LEGENDARY New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday, according to the paper where he worked for nearly 40 years....


Words of wisdom from iconic monk

XIAN Er is a wise, if quirky, Buddhist monk. At the Longquan Temple in Beijing, he talks to visitors about things like Zen philosophy,...


Ambassador’s residence an art-filled haven

THE residence of Luxembourg’s ambassador to China, Paul Steinmetz, is a gem hidden inside a traditional alley — a meticulously desgined...


Biz Hub
Productivity model to add US$5.6t in economy

CHINA could generate an additional US$5.6 trillion in gross domestic product and US$5.1 trillion in household income...


AIIB passes US$509m for first 4 projects

The board of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank yesterday approved US$509 million for its first four projects....


SOEs’ profit fall widens in January-May

THE profit decline posted by China’s state-owned enterprises widened in the first five months of this year, as...


G7 finance chiefs to consult more closely

GROUP of Seven finance leaders vowed yesterday to continue to consult closely on market moves and financial stability...


Sum for flouting trademark rights reduced

AN affiliate of US sneaker maker New Balance has been ordered to pay a Chinese businessman 5 million yuan (US$755,000),...

Metro
Doctors rush to help disaster victims Doctors rush to help disaster victims

Seven doctors from Shanghai rushed to Yancheng City in Jiangsu Province yesterday to help victims of Thursday’s...


No more free rides No more free rides

Shanghai’s senior citizens will no longer be able to take buses or the Metro for free starting from tomorrow....


Young teacher sets high ambitions in Tibet Young teacher sets high ambitions in Tibet

A recent graduate of East China Normal University will be the first Shanghai student to become a full-time teacher...


Mercury to drop Mercury to drop

The mercury is likely to drop into the 20s over the weekend and early next week as showers, sometimes accompanied...

Latest Poll

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National

Cambodia deports 39 Chinese suspects

Cambodia yesterday deported 39 suspected criminals to China’s mainland, including 25 from Taiwan....


Deadly fire rages on in Hong Kong

Firefighters yesterday struggled to contain a deadly blaze at a multi-storey industrial building in Hong Kong’s...

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Feature

A ‘Summer Palette’ with feminine strokes

Hidden in a quaint historic building in the former French concession area, Noeli Gallery is truly a gem in the...


Contemporary dance explores human desire

In his latest work, Chinese choreographer Zhao Liang explores the soul and desire of humans....

World

Petition calls for London to stay in EU

Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the European Union yesterday,...


Future uncertain for Europeans in UK

The vote by Britons to quit the EU has unsettled many of the three million Europeans who have made Britain their...

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Sports

Djokovic, Federer drawn together

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in the Wimbledon final....


Untainted Russians may vie as neutrals

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Thursday renewed its call to see Russian athletes...


Messi not in Rio team

ARGENTINA coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday named part of his soccer squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel...


Tai Chi Forum

As part of the city government’s plan to get more residents involved in sports and exercise, the inaugural Shanghai...


Open draw offers Wales, N. Ireland chance of a lifetime

Two small British nations clash for the momentous prize of a Euro 2016 quarterfinal berth today when Gareth Bale’s...


Lesser lights look to topple traditional giants

With the continent’s perennial powers shoehorned into the same half of the draw for the Euro 2016 knockout stages,...


Not all champions are role models, says Thorpe

Although Olympic champions can make great role models, sports officials can’t expect all athletes to be angels...


India follows China with football program

An ambitious project to awaken a sleeping giant of Asian soccer looks like confirming Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s...

Oddly Enough

Screwworm sex earns departed duo a 'Golden Goose'

The ins and outs of screwworm sex may not sound like a topic that would arouse passions. Yet, it seduced a pair...


Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched...


Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners...


Sheep invade Spanish city after shepherd falls asleep

HUNDREDS of sheep ran loose through the northeastern Spanish city of Huesca after their shepherd fell asleep and...


Kenyan primate sparks blackouts monkeying around

A monkey sparked power cuts across Kenya after it fell onto a transformer at a power station, the country's largest...


Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in...



 

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