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China media blame 'Putin's tiger' for goat slaughter spree

Bejing - An endangered tiger set free in Russia has killed 18 Chinese goats after crossing the frontier, with Beijing's state media saying on Wednesday that the feline felon had been freed by President Vladimir Putin.

China drafts first domestic violence law

Bejing - China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, with activists hailing it Wednesday as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.

Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong police Wednesday cleared a pro-democracy protest camp, arresting Joshua Wong and another student leader and reopening a main road blocked for almost two months.

Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

Bejing - A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

Hong Kong police say 80 arrests at pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police said they arrested 80 people after moving in Tuesday to clear a city street blocked by pro-democracy protesters for nearly two months.

Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

Yongding - A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

China's nuclear power plants — Thinking on a grand scale

China President Xi Jinping's agreement with U.S. President Obama last week to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak by 2030 is a daunting task. It will require a major economic and environmental program aimed at reducing China's dependence on coal.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Death toll rises to four after China earthquake: Xinhua

Bejing - The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued.

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Suva - Chinese President Xi Jinping injected a further 70 million yuan (US$11.4 million) of aid money into Fiji as he wrapped up a round of talks in the Pacific nation Sunday aimed at strengthening ties in the region.

5.9 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan province: USGS

Bejing - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality.

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads -- as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign.

China rejects Uighur scholar's appeal against life sentence

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent.

Trade on agenda as China's Xi visits New Zealand

Wellington - China and New Zealand agreed to expand their burgeoning trade relationship during a state visit by President Xi Jinping Thursday, including a deal to allow television co-productions to be aired on Chinese media.

Mexico's government seeks to quell mansion uproar

- Mexico's beleaguered President Enrique Pena Nieto, already struggling with protests over a student massacre, sought Wednesday to quell a controversy over a mansion his wife bought from a government contractor.

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt to break into parliament

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators on Wednesday after a small group tried to break into the city's legislature, as splits emerged within the movement before the expected clearance of protest camps.

Irate Mexico president on defensive over mansion

- Mexico's under-fire President Enrique Pena Nieto defended on Tuesday his wife's controversial purchase of a mansion owned by a government contractor, saying the former soap opera star would provide her own public explanation.

Hong Kong authorities begin clearing main protest camp

Hong Kong - Authorities on Tuesday cleared part of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp, facing no resistance as they launched the first of several planned evictions to reopen roads blocked for nearly two months.

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Washington - Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday.

Fire at factory in eastern China 'kills 18'

Bejing - Eighteen people died in a fire at a food packaging plant in China, state media said Monday, the latest accident in a country blighted by poor industrial safety standards.

Hong Kong prepares to evict some pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police will move Tuesday to evict some of the pro-democracy protesters who have been blocking main roads for more than seven weeks, a statement said.

China will never use force to achieve its goals: Xi

Sydney - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday vowed always to use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing's goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.

Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row

Johanesburg - A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said Sunday.

Hong Kong protest leaders prevented from flying to Beijing

Hong Kong - Three Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were Saturday denied permission to board a flight to Beijing, where they had hoped to bring their demand for free elections directly to Chinese authorities.

Obama warns Asian territorial rows could 'spiral into confrontation'

Brisbane - US President Barack Obama on Saturday warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia, as China squares off against rival claimants over disputed territories, but vowed that Washington would remain anchored in the region.

Man buys 99 iPhones to propose to girlfriend, gets rejected

A Chinese man went all out this week on his girlfriend, buying 99 iPhone 6 units and arranging them publicly in a heart shape before proposing to her. Unfortunately, the gesture didn't achieve its intended affect and she rejected him.

U.S., China climate deal boosts hopes of global pact

Inya - A surprise deal between the United States and China on Wednesday could be a breakthrough moment in decades-long efforts to secure a global climate change pact, environment experts said.

Drunk power plant supervisor responsible for Chinese power outage

Henan - A Nov. 2 power outage that left thousands of Chinese residents in the dark was caused not by energy overconsumption or a faulty grid, but by an intoxicated supervisor put off by how he was treated at a local pub.

China shows off new stealth fighter

Zhuhai - China's new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness -- and military force -- at the country's premier airshow.

Myanmar hosts biggest cast of world leaders since reforms

Inya - Myanmar welcomes its biggest gathering of global leaders Wednesday since the start of reforms which have seen it shed pariah status despite deepening worries over the direction of its transition from decades of junta rule.
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A reading nook at the hotel where you can hide and read for awhile
A reading nook at the hotel where you can hide and read for awhile
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The Silk Road extending from southern Europe through Egypt  Somalia  the Arabian Peninsula  Iran  Ce...
The Silk Road extending from southern Europe through Egypt, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Java-Indonesia, and Vietnam til it reaches China. Land routes are red, water routes are blue. The Black Death originated in China and spread by way of the Silk Road. It reduced the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400.
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Chaozhou Catholic Cemetery.
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Chaozhou Catholic Cemetery. Photo taken: Dec. 10. 2010.
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Hangzhou, China, Temple
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The museum on the stop toward the top of the temple
The museum on the stop toward the top of the temple
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Chinese cloisonné enamel incense burner (17th-18th centuries). On display at the Center for Visual ...
Chinese cloisonné enamel incense burner (17th-18th centuries). On display at the Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California.
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Chinese pollution
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Early morning view of Urumqi from hotel. Sept. 2012
Early morning view of Urumqi from hotel. Sept. 2012
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An empty fountain below the palace that used to hold a bronze deer statue surrounded by bronze hound...
An empty fountain below the palace that used to hold a bronze deer statue surrounded by bronze hounds
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The 38th floor bar during the day.
The 38th floor bar during the day.
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This Chinese couple partly hide behind the huge bouquet he gave his sweetheart
This Chinese couple partly hide behind the huge bouquet he gave his sweetheart
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo  Shanghai  when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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Policeman block a road next to the site of a factory blast that killed 65 people in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China on August 2, 2014
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Fishermen on bamboo rafts use cormorants to catch the fish and bring them on the boat. When the bird...
Fishermen on bamboo rafts use cormorants to catch the fish and bring them on the boat. When the bird catches a fish, it returns to the boat, the fisherman removes the fish from its throat and places it in the basket.
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China s investment in nuclear energy may come with a myriad of problems.
China's investment in nuclear energy may come with a myriad of problems.
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The Shenyang J-31
The Shenyang J-31
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Inside this building is an art gallery
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People rest inside an Imperial Garden gazebo
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A view of Beijing through the hotel s convention center window
A view of Beijing through the hotel's convention center window
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A Chinese mechanic makes himself a Lamborghini Reventon replica.
A Chinese mechanic makes himself a Lamborghini Reventon replica.
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