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Solar-powered plane lands in China

Bertrand Piccard (right) steps out of the cabin of the Solar Impulse 2 and shakes hands with co-pilot Andre Borschberg after the plane landed at Jiangbei airport in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing yesterday after a nonstop flight of more than 20 hours from Myanmar. The plane will stay in Chongqing for a few days before going on to Nanjing.

Two captors killed, prosecutor wounded in Istanbul hostage drama

In this picture obtained from the Ilhas News Agency Turkish an alleged millitant from the Turkish Marxist-Leninist left wing organisation, the DHKP-C, holds a gun to the head of prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz in Istanbul on March 31, 2015. Two members of the banned leftist group who had held the prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed Tuesday in a shootout with police that left their captive seriously wounded, police said.

Panda pair picked as gifts for Macau

Giant pandas Yalin (left) and Shurong at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China’s Sichuan Province are chosen out of 55 candidates yesterday as gifts to Macau following three months of deliberation. The gift pandas from the central government will be flown to Macau in May, replacing two pandas previously sent as gifts.


Dozens sign up to join china-led AIIB

AS dozens of countries from Europe to the Middle East to Africa jumped on the bandwagon of joining the China-backed Asian Infrastructure...

Taiwan seeks to join

Deposit scheme key step to free interest rates

CHINA will launch a deposit insurance scheme to help protect bank customers on May 1, the government said yesterday, a move seen as...


11 girls rescued from child prostitution ring

ELEVEN underage girls, one aged just 13, have been rescued from a prostitution ring in Shanghai, police said yesterday. All of the...


It’s body over mind as parents try to prime children for critical exam

SPORTS prowess accounts for only 5 percent of the points on Shanghai high school entrance exams, but the competition for high scores...


Travel

Nara boasts incredible temples with links to China

Nara boasts incredible temples with links to China

I never excepted to stay two whole days in Nara and neighboring sites when I...

Environment

Fishing for anglers in Fengxian

Environment

Water police patrol a creek in Fengxian District yesterday in a bid to crack...

News Feature

Foundation works to aid ‘de facto orphans’

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JING, from northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, lives in an extremely needy family....

Biz Hub
S&P fears over China property

GLOBAL ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said it is “encouraged” by China’s move to a “more realistic growth target”...


NZ city eyes stronger ties with Gansu

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand’s second-biggest city which was devastated by earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, wants to...


Vanke sees 4.2% gain in annual profit for 2014

CHINA Vanke, the country’s largest listed developer, yesterday said its annual profit was up 4.2 percent to 15.8...


Everbright plans listing on HK bourse

EVERBRIGHT Securities Co is planning to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange to raise fresh funds for business...


China oil demand dips, volume up

CHINA’S apparent oil demand in February contracted 1 percent year on year to 40.7 million tons, or an average 10.66...


Index set back 1% as investors take profit

SHANGHAI stocks fell yesterday as investors took profit in anticipation of new initial public offerings. The Shanghai...

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Metro takes measures to handle crowd

METRO Line 16 has been forced to restrict commuters on some stations on the line and add extra trains on its section...


Former football star arrested for brawl

A FORMER national football player and two of his companions who beat up a local taxi driver has been officially...


Money transfer

A COURT has ordered a company to return 92,000 yuan (US$14,800) to another company which transferred the money...


Bus firms subsidized

MOST of the revenue generated from the city’s car plate auctions has been used to subsidize public bus companies,...


Fire kills man

AN elderly man in his 80s was killed early yesterday when a fire broke out in a building material market in Minhang...


More police on roads

SHANGHAI police has said it will put in more officers on duty near cemeteries and tourist spots this weekend to...

Latest Poll

Drivers of cars that don’t have Shanghai license plates now face being banned from the city’s most congested roads after next month, officials with the city traffic watchdog said yesterday. Cars with non-local plates are already banned from elevated roads downtown during the morning (7:30-9:30am) and evening (4:30-6:30pm) rush-hour periods. Do you think the new measure will help ease road congestion? Related story »



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The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking

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

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National

Illegal medical waste dumping story sparks probe

Health inspectors in Beijing are said to be looking into reports of improper waste disposal at a local hospital....


Double life of fallen Shandong official highlighted in CCDI article

Wang Min, a former senior official in east China’s Shandong Province who was implicated in a corruption investigation...


China rolls out plan to treat health system woes

China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology...

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Feature

Weegee captures the mid-20th century NYC

A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked...


Taoist retreat offers slice of heaven

Situated in Hubei Province, Wudang Mountain Scenic Area covers an area of 312 square kilometers. Wudang Mountain,...


Don’t just eat that ramen: Go to a museum and learn about it

There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There’s the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed,...

World

Aid groups alarmed by casualties in Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes pounded Yemen’s Shiite rebels for the sixth day yesterday, destroying missiles and weapons...


Couple pens memoir of hunting down Nazis

France’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, this week launched their “Memoirs”...


Police search for armed prisoner

An armed prisoner was on the run in a stolen car in the United States yesterday after escaping from a northern...

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Stricken Volvo Ocean Race leader limps to dry land

DONGFENG Race Team, the joint leader of the Volvo Ocean Race which broke its mast a day ago, was nursing its stricken...


NZ ace Vettori confirms international retirement

NEW Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international...


Venus, Serena into Miami last 8

BASKING in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls...


S Korea gives Cha winning send-off

SUBSTITUTE Lee Jae-sung steered home a late winner as South Korea beat New Zealand 1-0 in a friendly yesterday...


Hamburg woos Tuchel with huge offer

GERMAN Bundesliga struggler Hamburger SV has offered Germany’s rising-star coach Thomas Tuchel a four-year deal...


FA confirms no British teams at Rio

ENGLAND’S Football Association confirmed yesterday that plans to enter British men’s and women’s football teams...


Clubs win more money, influence in UEFA

EUROPE’S top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European...

Oddly Enough

New species of mushroom that looks like a man discovered by roadside in UK

A new species of mushroom that looks like a man has been discovered by the side of a road, Daily Mail reported....


Rare creature with 'Teddy Bear Face'

The Ili pika, a rare animal with a teddy bear face and bunny-like ears, finally has been found and photographed...


US couple gets married around the world, holds 38 weddings in 83 days

AMERICAN couple, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard, have come up with the ultimate way to celebrate their love:...


US woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn....



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