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Massage parlor tale wins big in Taiwan

Chen Jianbin celebrates with his awards at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taipei. -- Reuters

Santa’s little helpers

About 300 chocolate soldiers with Santa hats are on display at the Shangri-la Hotel in Xi’an yesterday. Ten cooks used 100 kilograms of chocolate to create mini replicas of the terra cotta soldiers of the city’s most famous tourist attraction ahead of the Christmas season.

Trio relive their Cuban adventure of 50 years ago

From left: Li Li, Chen Zhengming and Yan Yihua reunited. — Yang Meiping


UK man’s passport found in taxi

POLICE and a taxi company are trying to trace a British passenger who left his passport and cash in a cab yesterday morning. Driver...


No more US jaunts for Chinese officials

ALMOST every year for more than a decade, tour group operator Carson Zhang has guided a delegation of about two dozen Chinese government...


Chinese subtitles turned off as websites shut down

TWO Chinese websites offering free subtitled versions of foreign language movies and TV dramas have shut down. On Saturday, YYeTs.com,...


Officials say man sold pictures to foreign spy

A CHINESE man has been arrested for selling pictures of an aircraft carrier base to a foreigner, in what was claimed to be the latest...


Boxing

Zou allays stamina fears with Thai win

Zou allays stamina fears with Thai win

Zou Shiming has laid to rest fears over his stamina after surviving his first...

Foreign Views

Rebalancing global demographic patterns

When people think of the world’s “population problem,” they often focus on rapid demographic growth in parts of the developing...

Society

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Society

A woman wearing a mask featuring Chinese characters reading “Not Speaking Today”...

World

Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury verdict

World

Police detain a demonstrator after he and others blocked a street near a police...

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Wallenberg scion ponders family dynasty’s future

Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe’s most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out...


Facebook’s ‘newspaper’ goal set to hit media hard

Facebook’s move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to...


Trilateral FTA talks set for round 6

China, South Korea and Japan will hold the sixth round of talks for a trilateral free trade agreement this week,...


Risks abound for China’s global investments

China’s inexorable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing...


Briskest US home sales in October

Workers construct a new home in Ashburn, Virginia. People in the United States bought homes in October at the briskest...


PBOC eyes many tools for funds

China’s central bank said it will use multiple tools to support liquidity after a media report said it has injected...

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Clearer picture of city pollution promised

ENVIRONMENTAL officials say they are going to provide more detailed data on the composition and sources of Shanghai’s...


Wet, colder weather for week ahead

A wet week is forecast with temperatures dropping from yesterday’s high of 22 degrees Celsius, forecasters said...


Home-made porn pair punished

TWO women who made dozens of sex show videos of themselves and sold them online have been punished, local prosecutors...


100 Indians give blood

MORE than 100 Indians went to the Shanghai Blood Center to donate blood over the weekend....


Toxic gas link to deaths

AN elderly couple who operated a garbage transporting barge died after an apparent toxic gas build-up onboard,...


Keep only-child bonus

Officials from the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission said yesterday that couples who applied for an...

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

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City police are investigating an incident on a crowded Metro train in which two young women

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National

Chinese subtitles turned off as websites shut down

TWO Chinese websites offering free subtitled versions of foreign language movies and TV dramas have shut down....


Officials say man sold pictures to foreign spy

A CHINESE man has been arrested for selling pictures of an aircraft carrier base to a foreigner, in what was claimed...


Massage parlor tale wins big in Taiwan

A FILM about workers in a massage parlor in Nanjing scooped the most accolades at Taiwan’s 51st Golden Horse movie...

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Artists and calligraphers leave no inkstone unturned

A cake of ink is ground against the surface of the inkstone and water is applied gradually....


Shanlian’s eternal brush with fame

Hidden on Lianhua Street, where numerous shops sell Chinese writing brushes, Wu Xinnu’s store might be easily missed,...


Secretive craft of inksticks has fed artists, calligraphers for centuries

A middle-aged man in white undershirt stands in a room among 200 oil lamps....

World

Volunteers clear snow in Buffalo

People, with help from heavy equipment, remove snow in South Buffalo, New York. As temperatures near Buffalo rose...


Aussie police question mom after new-born found in drain

AUSTRALIAN police were questioning a mother yesterday after passing cyclists who had heard crying found her new-born...


NK warns of calamity on UN human rights voting

North Korea’s top military body warned yesterday of “catastrophic consequences” for supporters of a UN resolution...

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Greatest day of my life, says Hamilton

LEWIS Hamilton basked in the glory of a second Formula One world title on Sunday and described it as the greatest...


Fresh Selhurst Park misery for sorry Liverpool

LIVERPOOL'S Selhurst Park curse returned to haunt them on Sunday as late goals from Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak...


Pacquiao throws down gauntlet to Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao, his promoter and his trainer all threw down the gauntlet to Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino...


Smile back on record-man Messi’s face

Lionel Messi seemed to have lost some of his infectious joy in playing football in recent times but the smile was...


Zou allays stamina fears with Thai win

Zou Shiming has laid to rest fears over his stamina after surviving his first 12-round bout against Thailand’s...


Federer nets 1st Davis Cup for Swiss

Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden...


Amateur Cheng wins in Xiamen on China debut

Chinese-Taipei amateur Cheng Ssu-chia captured her second victory of the year against a professional field yesterday...

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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