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Master craftsman He Keming creates a rabbit lantern for a woman and child yesterday. The art of lantern making, which is popular ahead of the annual Lantern Festival, which falls tomorrow, is classed as an intangible cultural heritage by the Shanghai government.

Prince gets a kick out of school visit

Prince William shows off his fancy footwork during a Premier Skills football coaching event at Nanyang High School in Shanghai yesterdday. The prince was shown around by Paul Hughes (left), a former coach at Reading, Millwall and Southampton.

Volcano Villarrica spits fire over Chile

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile is seen spewing lava and smoke yesterday in this picture released by Atonchile. The eruption forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people from nearby villages and the closure of schools, but there were no reports of anyone being injured.


Full speed ahead on road to reform

Unfazed by downward pressure on the economy, China’s top political adviser Yu Zhengsheng yesterday pledged further efforts to help...


Employers, migrant workers go toe to toe in battle for the best

SHANGHAI companies are struggling to recruit and retain skilled migrant workers due to their rising pay demands. “It’s getting hard...


Military parade to mark victory over Japanese

CHINA will hold a military parade this year to mark its victory over Japan, part of worldwide commemorative events for the 70th anniversary...


Chinese realtor ordered to sell Sydney mansion

AUSTRALIA has told China’s Evergrande Real Estate Group to sell a Sydney mansion worth A$39 million (US$30 million), saying it was...


Travel

Lijiang dazzles with majestic scenery and exotic culture

Lijiang dazzles with majestic scenery and exotic culture

LIJIANG in Yunnan Province was almost unknown to tourists before the 1990s but...

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No hiding place

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A police officer trains with a gun that can shoot round corners yesterday in...

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Major talking points of the ‘two sessions’

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THE plenary sessions of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political...

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Asia’s mobile carriers ink 5G pact

ASIA’S top mobile carriers, including China Mobile, have signed an agreement to jointly develop 5G, or fifth-generation,...


Financial support for agro-sector urged

China’s banking regulator yesterday urged financial institutions nationwide to channel more financial support to...


JD.com tops estimates as revenue soars

CHINA’S JD.com Inc, the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, posted a 73 percent rise in revenue...


Nod for online brokerages

TWENTY online brokerages have been granted licences in a new round of approvals, the latest in a string of approvals...


Lafarge set to buy full stake in China unit

LEADING French building material company, Lafarge, has signed an agreement to buy a 45 percent stake in its Chinese...


Wharf aims to repeat HK success in Chengdu

CHENGDU International Finance Square, the flagship project of a new series of Wharf (Holdings) Ltd developments...

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Tracking system set for testing

A NEW system that tracks crowds via their mobile phones will be put to the test next month in subway stations,...


Courier accused of murdering neighbor

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his neighbor in a dispute over money, prosecutors in Songjiang...


Delivery man dies in toxic gas leak at university

A MAN died from gas poisoning yesterday while delivering canisters of hydrogen sulfide gas to Shanghai Jiao Tong...


Migrant women lack skills

MORE than 70 percent of women migrant workers lack first aid skills, despite 80 percent of them having witnessed...


Hotel catches fire

TWENTY people had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jing’an District yesterday after it caught fire, local authorities...


Yan’an tunnel to close

THE Yan’an Road E. tunnel will be closed to traffic traveling from Pudong to Puxi between March 14 and January...

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The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking world, as its translation results in two candidates: sheep or goat. The Chinese lunar calendar assigns an animal symbol to each year in every 12-year cycle. Chinese folklorists say the animal symbol can be either but is more likely a goat, given the latter’s popularity as a farm animal among Han Chinese. How do you suggest? Related story »



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With Valentine’s Day drawing near, local authorities are removing love locks attached to railings

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The city's Congress and political advisory body are having their annual meetings this week.

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National

Australian critics wrong, says abbot

The head of China’s Shaolin Temple has rejected claims that a center planned for Australia will be over-commercialized....


Body donation survey ‘encouraging’

over half of Hong Kong residents aware of body donation are willing to donate their bodies after death, according...


50 injured, 8 seriously, when quake hit Yunnan

Fifty people were injured when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday, local...

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Sydney’s soul best found in the suburbs

It’s 9am on a weekday morning at Sydney’s Double Bay ferry pier. Business folk stride down to the water’s edge,...


Precious time spent at hotel in silver mine

Sala silver mine was the biggest and most important mine in Sweden — with a history of 500 years until production...


Aerial garden teeming with wildlife

Located in the southwest corner of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna is one of China’s most exquisite...

World

SK couples wed in mass ceremony

THOUSANDS of couples took part in a mass wedding yesterday at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification...


Rapist gives ‘chilling’ interview in new film

The filmmaker behind a new documentary about a fatal gang-rape in India that caused global outrage yesterday told...


Headmaster ‘sorry’ for abuse of pupils

A former headmaster at one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools yesterday apologized after revelations...

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Alonso ruled out of Australian GP

FERNANDO Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after...


Mourinho: Terry to get new Blues deal

JOSE Mourinho has assured Chelsea fans that John Terry, subject of a ‘captain, leader, legend’ banner that is on...


Suspended Johnson bailed

SUNDERLAND and England midfielder Adam Johnson has been bailed until March 18 after being arrested on Monday on...


Harrington ends long wait for big title

PADRAIG Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff...


Plenty of action in city for 2015

Shanghai will host around 60 international sports events as well as more than 70 national-level competitions this...


Harden suspended 1 game for kicking James in groin

THE National Basketball Association has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron...


Lin returns to All England as favorite again

LIN Dan can rest for as long as he likes, it doesn’t matter. He’s the favorite in whatever he enters, including...

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Paw to paw

According to agencies, the one-year-old Bengal cubs’ apparent dancing is in fact a vital practice of their fighting...


Missing your pet? US firm makes life like replicas of animals

A US-based company, Cuddle Clones, is offering hyper-realistic recreations of animals like dogs, cats, and even...


Baby born inside intact amniotic sac hailed a 'medical miracle'

HIS hands and feet were clearly visible - but baby Silas Philips was in no rush to enter the world. Born still...



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