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Lost Malaysia Airlines jet flew for hours on autopilot

Canberra - Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for hours on autopilot before running out of fuel over the vast Indian Ocean and crashing, a team of international investigators searching for the plane now believe.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Hotels in China Special

China has many cities, and each has a certain sense of style that is reflected in hotels ranging from traditional Chinese to Japanese to Western.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Faces of China Special

I've been teaching English in China for nine months now, and I've traveled from the south to the north, taking photos of interesting Chinese people along the way.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Suspicions raised about co-pilot of missing plane

Perth - The co-pilot of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have tried to make a cellphone call from the cockpit just before the aircraft disappeared.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Beijing's Olympic Park and circus Special

Beijing - I remember watching the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics from my California TV. When I visited the site this year, I was surprised to find a thriving tourist hub and live circus.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Photo Essay: China's Ming Tombs Special

Beijing - Thirteen Ming Dynasty Emperors, Empresses, and one royal eunuch were buried in a picturesque valley near Beijing. It's worth the trip to tour this mysterious, historical site.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

Photo Essay: Beijing's Prince Gong Mansion Special

Beijing - Prince Gong Mansion is a complex of homes, temples, gardens, and ponds in Beijing that illustrate court life in China's 18th Century.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Climbing the Great Wall of China Special

Beijing - Justin Bieber had his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall of China, but this Digital Journalist climbed it herself only to find a Chinese grandmother already there, cane in hand.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370: Live Report

Kuala Lumpur - 05:15 GMT - Sympathy - My colleague Julia Zappei in Kuala Lumpur says the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has tweeted " My thoughts and prayers are with the family members of flight #MH370.
In the Media by Justin Dear and AFP reporters in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Hanoi (AFP)

Photo Essay: Beijing's Forbidden City Special

Beijing - For almost 500 years, the Forbidden City was the home of China's emperors and their households. A massive complex of grand halls, temples, courtyards, and gardens, this setting for China's impressive past will challenge the best walkers.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams

Photo Essay: Beijing's Tiananmen Square Special

Beijing - One of the largest city squares in the world, Tiananmen has been the site of political turmoil and draws millions of tourists to see its war memorials, Mao's tomb, museums, government offices, and military parades.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

China's artificial 'nuclear winter' wrecking havoc on agriculture

Beijing - In Beijing, the air is so thick with toxic smog that officials are warning citizens to wear masks when outdoors, or stay inside. With air-quality levels rising far above what is considered safe, one scientist compared the foul air to a "nuclear winter."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

Photo Essay: Beijing's Yuan Ming Yuan Gardens Special

Beijing - Built in the 18th Century and five times the size of the Forbidden City, Yuan Ming Yuan Gardens in Beijing was an amazing collection of parks, lakes, temples, museums, and western-style mansions surrounded by dancing fountains.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Beijing's Summer Palace Special

Beijing - After touring the famous sights of Beijing, I found China's Summer Palace the most beautiful and healthy place, nestled by a lake, river, hills, and forest. Explore its royal halls, gardens, and temple with me.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Tour of Beijing Special

Beijing - After five months of teaching English in northeast China, I toured Beijing with a group of Chinese tourists and experienced the famous city's historic and modern wonders first-hand.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

Beijing’s thick smog is full of microbes

Beijing - Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, have been detected adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Birth, life and death can be expensive in China's capital

Beijing - It is almost impossible to accurately compare the cost of living and dying in China with living and dying in the West. There are so many variables, such as housing, wages, inflation, and any number of other issues that need to be considered.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Beijing will try again to tackle its air pollution

Beijing - Last week, Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau at a press conference, addressed the dirty dish-water pollution covering the city. They blamed the toxic miasma on a number of problems, the biggest being coal-fired industries, among others.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Rodman arrives in N.Korea for Kim's birthday basketball game

Pyongyang - Former NBA basketball super-star Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea, ready to mark Kim Jong-un's birthday with a celebrity game of basketball.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Dandelion growing in toddler's ear removed by surgeon

Beijing - A dandelion sprout, with roots and all, was removed by a surgeon last Monday from a toddler's ear canal in Beijing, China.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 3 comments

Chinese zoo in trouble for displaying a dog as a lion

Luohe - A zoo in China got into trouble when a so-called "African lion" started barking. Turns out he was a Tibetan mastiff, which is a large and shaggy breed of dog, and rather different from a big African cat.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Beijing air pollution hits dangerous levels (Video)

Beijing - Residents in Beijing are being recommended to stay indoors by local authorities, as the air pollution goes way over the permissible levels.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Beijing air pollution at dangerous levels

The level of air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing is now at such a dangerous level that it is 'hazardous to human health."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Chinese man drives car into students

Beijing - Thirteen teenagers were injured on Tuesday after a man who was unhappy over a court’s judgement of his daughter’s murder drove a car into a group of students in northern China’s Hebei province.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel

Video: Flood sweeps Fangshan district in Beijing, China (update)

Beijing - Heavy rain, recorded at 46 centimeters (18 inches), fell on Beicheying Village in Fangshan District, Beijing last Saturday. Questions are raised as to officials' response to the disaster.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Heavy rains in Beijing, China kill at least 10 people

Beijing - In continuing heavy rains in China, Beijing has been inundated with torrential rains, killing at least ten and stranding 80,000 at the airport.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Video: Mushroom cloud over China sparks end-of-the-world fears

Beijing - A ominous mushroom cloud formed over Beijing at 7 p.m. on June 14, swallowing up the entire city skyline, accompanied by thunder and lightning. The cloud caused mild panic as people feared that it was harbinger of an impending end-of-the-world cataclysm.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

The traditional art of Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Special

Beijing - Among the wide variety of artistic expressions of China, Cloisonné Enamel is perhaps the most comprehensive traditional technique, combining high-level of craftsmanship in bronze, drawing, painting and sculpture.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Beijing’s Summer Palace ‘The Garden of Health and Harmony’ Special

Beijing - Built around 1750 by Emperor Qianlong, the Summer Imperial Palace in Beijing is one of the largest and most beautifully landscaped estates and architectural complexes in China and one of the most elaborate examples of classical Chinese gardens.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Alleged Chinese 'gangster' cellphone photos go viral

Photos of an alleged Chinese gangster posted on the photo-sharing website Imgur on Tuesday have gone viral with over 5 million views.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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Zhang Fei s fight with Ma Chao. Painting in the Long Corridor depicting a battle between Zhang Fei a...
Zhang Fei's fight with Ma Chao. Painting in the Long Corridor depicting a battle between Zhang Fei and Ma Chao, two of the future Five Tiger Generals of the Kingdom of Shu. The episode takes place in the Battle of Jiameng Pass in the historical Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms".
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Dancing girls and acrobats in the circus at Olympic Park
Dancing girls and acrobats in the circus at Olympic Park
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An overview of the hotel s first-level bar
An overview of the hotel's first-level bar
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A fancy restaurant in the hotel
A fancy restaurant in the hotel
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A Chinese soldier stands guard near the portrait of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square
A Chinese soldier stands guard near the portrait of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square
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The Blue Iris Stone. The gardens and courtyards of the Summer Palace are decorated with many unusual...
The Blue Iris Stone. The gardens and courtyards of the Summer Palace are decorated with many unusual rock formations brought to the Palace from all over China. This bluish, glossy stone is the largest in any Chinese garden; it measures about 8 metres long by 2 metres high. It sits on the courtyard of the Hall of Happiness and Longevity.
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A Chinese teenager poses with Lonna Lisa Williams on the Great Wall near Beijing
A Chinese teenager poses with Lonna Lisa Williams on the Great Wall near Beijing
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The night view from my suite
The night view from my suite
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The Forbidden City s Outer Court
The Forbidden City's Outer Court
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Longevity Hill at the Summer Palace  Beijing  China.
Longevity Hill at the Summer Palace, Beijing, China.
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The view of downtown Beijing from my room
The view of downtown Beijing from my room
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Crossing the stone bridge above the moat that surrounds the Forbidden City
Crossing the stone bridge above the moat that surrounds the Forbidden City
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The day view from my suite
The day view from my suite
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This lion seemed to be playing with his ball-like creature
This lion seemed to be playing with his ball-like creature
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A courtyard with painted windows that look out onto the lake
A courtyard with painted windows that look out onto the lake
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A tour group listens to the story of how Dowager Empress Cixi imprisoned the young Chinese Emperor i...
A tour group listens to the story of how Dowager Empress Cixi imprisoned the young Chinese Emperor in this courtyard
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The central Monument to the People s Heros
The central Monument to the People's Heros
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An overview of Tiananmen Square with the War Memorial in the center
An overview of Tiananmen Square with the War Memorial in the center
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People wait in the courtyard to enter the buildings
People wait in the courtyard to enter the buildings
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The colorful hotel bar with pools that hold goldfish
The colorful hotel bar with pools that hold goldfish
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