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Epic performances

South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo and Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro during a press conference for their new movie, “The Crossing,” in Shanghai yesterday. The star-studded epic drama film, directed by John Woo, also features Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and actor Huang Xiaoming.

One-month-old girl comes to brother’s aid

Tongtong sleeps in her mother’s arms, while nearby her brother An’an, 3, awaits yesterday’s stem cell transplant from his baby sister. — Wang Rongjiang

Super sub sets sail

China’s deep sea manned submersible “Jiaolong” departs from Jiangyin in coastal Jiangsu Province yesterday aboard its carrier “Xiangyanghong-9.” The sub will conduct its maiden expedition as a science vessel in the southwest Indian Ocean. During the four-month mission, it plans to make 20 dives to research polymetallic sulfides, biological diversity, hydrothermal microbes and genetic resources.


80 arrested as HK street cleared

Hong Kong police yesterday arrested 80 people as they moved to clear a city street that had been blocked by Occupy Central demonstrators...


Anti-smoking campaign wins state support

A NEWLY published draft regulation on tobacco control by China’s State Council has been applauded by many who see it as an epoch-making...


24 killed in coal mine fire in NE China

A coal mine fire killed 24 workers and injured 52 others in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Wednesday, the state-owned Liaoning...


Musical tribute to Xi, Peng becomes instant online hit

A MUSIC video that celebrates the love shared by President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan has gone viral online. The video, titled...


Travel

Getting away from it all in sizzling Sanya

Getting away from it all in sizzling Sanya

As a seaside resort, Sanya in Hainan Province has only two seasons a year: the...

Foreign Views

The world would be better off if US leads constructively alongside China

The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest...

Transport

Rain fails to deter visitors at fair

Transport

Visitors brave rain at the 2014 International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery,...

Nation

A natural attraction that’s pure gold

Nation

Two people stand with bright red umbrellas on a golden carpet of leaves under...

Biz Hub
Railway builders, coal firms lift shares

Shanghai stocks rose to a 39-month high yesterday as railway construction companies and coal producers rallied...


Chinese nuke shield is first in world

A Chinese heavy machinery maker has produced the world’s first shielding equipment for the new-generation high-temperature...


National carbon market in 2016

China will open a nationwide carbon market in 2016 to help the government reduce emissions by 2030, the National...


US economy grows 3.9%

The US economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, even faster than first reported,...


Yili’s factory opens in NZ

Chinese dairy giant Yili’s first major plant abroad was...


Qihoo 360’s profit up 30%

Qihoo 360’s net profit jumped an annual 30 percent in the third quarter after China’s top online security firm...

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Ex-property agent sent fake bomb to client

A FORMER property has been jailed for 18 months for sending a fake bomb to a client following a dispute about fees....


Showers for Thanksgiving

A SUNNY autumn day is expected today, before rain returns tomorrow, forecasters said yesterday....


9 glossy ibises

The Shanghai Zoo has introduced nine glossy ibises from overseas for display, research and breeding, officials...


Brain parasite removed

Doctors from the Xinhua Hospital said they recently removed an 8-centimeter live parasite from the brain of an...


Tough safety law

TOUGH new work safety legislation will see employers responsible for workplace accidents fined up to 20 million...


Hammer killing

A WOMAN killed her husband with a hammer and then handed herself to police in Baoshan District on Monday morning,...

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

Owner of confiscated truck kills himself

A TRUCK owner committed suicide on Monday after authorities in central China’s Henan Province refused to return...


Injury toll in Sichuan earthquake rises to 65

The number of people injured in Saturday’s earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province rose to 65 yesterday,...


Mom seeking 2nd child given bill for 1st

A WOMAN in central China’s Henan Province who applied for a permit to have a second child has been asked to return...

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Feature

Park Hyatt Sunny Bay boasts secluded location in Sanya

Exclusive and private are key features in the world of luxury hotels....


Getting away from it all in sizzling Sanya

As a seaside resort, Sanya in Hainan Province has only two seasons a year: the busy season and relatively less...


Exclusive Raffles Hainan prides itself on privacy

When people swarm to Hainan Island to embrace a bright blue sky, bluish-green ocean, soft sand on the beaches and...

World

Fury on streets following grand jury decision

Enraged protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson after a grand jury decided...


US police say suspect confessed to killing 5 women

Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective in Orange County, California, how he and...


Female suicide bomber kills at least 45 in Nigeria attack

More than 45 people died yesterday in twin bomb blasts, including one by a female suicide bomber, at a packed market...

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Usmanov urges Wenger to wise up

Arsene Wenger must start learning from his mistakes if Arsenal is to compete at the highest level of European football,...


Aussies to test ‘revolutionary’ new format

Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt will clash in a new shortened, faster form of the game ahead of the Australian...


CSA defends 3-month doping ban for Sun

The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) has defended the three-month ban handed out to world and Olympic swimming...


Hughes critical after being hit with a bouncer

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is in critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery...


Manny may take less for Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is open to taking a smaller purse in a dream match-up with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather,...


Reports claim Sony set to end FIFA sponsorship

Sony has decided not to renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, reports said yesterday, as...

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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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