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The new rich of China

Chen Guangbiao. Photo: CFP Surely people in both China and the United States now know the name of Chen Guangbiao, the 45-year-old multimillionaire/entrepreneur/philanthropist/self-promoter back to China a week ago after his much-hyped trip to the US. The first week of 2014, “Hurricane Chen” swept across...

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Renegade scholars

Defiant teachers seeking way out after high-profile dismissal, resignation. Photo: CFP Xia Yeliang, an associate professor at Peking University, had until January 31 to complete all the paperwork for his termination. But Xia, who was fired in October, has refused to go ahead with the...

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Sino-French ties renewed

Waitresses stand beside the Chinese and French flags at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, as they prepare to serve guests during a ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and France 50 years ago. Photo: AFP China...

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China’s ivory dilemma

By Liu Sha of the Global Times   Tusks and carved ivory sculptures are publicly destroyed on January 6, 2014, in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. Photo: CFP When 6.1 tons of confiscated ivory was publicly destroyed in South China’s Guangdong Province on January 6, the international...

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Fifty years of great relations

China, France mark anniversary Editor’s Note: January 27 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Sino-French diplomatic relations. China has changed dramatically over the past half century, especially with the dazzling rise of its economy to reach 56.9 trillion yuan ($9.3 trillion) in...

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Home-style cuisine packs a punch in warmth of family gathering

Hakka people often find excuses for the lack of presentation for their food, especially compared with their seafood-rich neighbors of Chaozhou and Shantou, where more attention is paid to how dishes are prepared and presented. For an outsider like me, it is in this area...

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China’s moon rover monitored with abnormality

Photographs of the Chang’e-3 probe (inset) and Yutu lunar rover taken by each other at the Bay of Rainbows on the surface of the moon. Photos: IC China’s moon rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit), has experienced a mechanical control abnormality, and scientists are organizing repairs. The...

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Final comforts

Lyn and Alan Gould embrace some of the orphans in their care. Photo: Courtesy of Lyn Gould Lyn Gould doesn’t let anyone cry until after the children have died. “When child is going to die, all you can do is to hold the child, and...

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China slams Abe’s Davos implication

By Zhang Yiwei China Thursday refuted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent appeal for more transparency in China’s military budget, stating that it is Japan that should increase transparency and explain its own military buildup. “China’s defense policy is transparent and has been published in...

1980s Children

Chinese kids through a Japanese lens

Ryoji Akiyama is a Japanese photographer known for his work expressing his thoughts and feelings on different cultural activities. Born in 1942 in Tokyo, he graduated from the Department of Literature at Waseda University. After he successively worked for AP News Agency and Asahi News...

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