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Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack

Kunming - A Chinese appeals court on Friday upheld death sentences for three people convicted over a mass stabbing that killed 31 people earlier this year, state media reported.

Hong Kong activists mull taking protest to Beijing

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's democracy protesters are considering travelling to Beijing to directly petition Communist authorities as the Chinese capital hosts US President Barack Obama and other world leaders at an upcoming summit.

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: Media

Beijing - Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges.

Billionaires' $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China

Beijing - A Chinese billionaire couple's $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country's Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Hong Kong - A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city.

Woman offers sex for travel funding

Shangji - A 19-year-old woman from China placed an ad saying she will have sex with a man in each city she visits, so she can fund her trip.

China Communist party to keep grip on legal system

Beijing - China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday reaffirmed its supremacy over the legal system, as it announced measures to centralise power and combat corruption following a highly-anticipated meeting.

New Afghan president on first China visit as withdrawal looms

Beijing - Afghanistan and China pledged a long-term partnership Tuesday as new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country.

Hong Kong activists mark one month of 'Umbrella Movement'

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests as student leaders said they would consider asking senior Chinese Communist party officials to meet them directly, the first time such a request has been made.

One month into HK protests, defiance on the streets

Hong Kong - A month into the mass pro-democracy protests gripping Hong Kong, the movement is under pressure to keep up momentum -- but those on the streets say their vigil has already changed the city for good.

Female thief caught and stripped topless by store owner

Wenzhou - When a store owner catches a thief red-handed, the thief usually makes a run for it, and the crime becomes hard to prosecute. At the cost of the thief's dignity, one store owner found a bizarre and innovative way to make sure she would not run away.

China plans to scrap death penalty for 9 crimes: Xinhua

Beijing - China's legislature is considering cutting nine crimes from the list of 55 punishable by death, state media said Monday, including illegal fundraising which has been at the centre of several controversial cases.

Hong Kong protests in disarray as vote on next move scrapped

Hong Kong - Leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Sunday abruptly postponed a vote on their next steps due to differing opinions about how to move the month-long campaign forward.

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.

China launches first mission to moon and back

Beijing - China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.

China’s new Ebola drug 'is promising'

Beijing - A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has produced a new Ebola treatment. The drug was produced in conjunction with the military.

Beijing embraces 'rule of law with Chinese characteristics'

Beijing - China's Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the "rule of law with Chinese characteristics", official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform.

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Geneva - A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.

Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city's government.

Video: Angry Chinese woman rips ATM apart with bare hands

Shilong - A woman who was unable to get cash out of an ATM machine at a mall in China pulled it apart with her bare hands in frustration. Her efforts to force the machine to dispense cash soon attracted the attention of a crowd of shoppers at the mall.

Heartbroken Chinese woman spends a week at KFC

When dealing with a tough breakup, some grab a tub of ice-cream or chocolate, lock themselves away and eat until the pain goes away.

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leaders said Wednesday they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy protests and roadblocks.

No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's government held its first talks Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders but made no breakthrough in their bid to end three weeks of disruptive mass rallies which have posed a major challenge to Beijing.

Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

Hong Kong - When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water.

China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3%, govt says

Beijing - China's gross domestic product expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, despite efforts to kickstart the world's second-largest economyThe 7.

Hong Kong officials, democracy protesters hold first talks 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed parts of the city, after its leader ruled out major reforms.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

U.S., China in 'candid exchanges' ahead of Obama trip

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said.

'Foreign forces' at work in Hong Kong protests, says leader

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Sunday said "foreign forces" were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralysed parts of the city, as demonstrators accused police of using excessive violence during ugly clashes.
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Much imagination is needed to interpret the geological shapes; however, tour guides try hard to assist visitors in making out the legendary turtles, fruits, horses, etc.
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View of the Ming Tombs valley from the pagoda gate; you can see other tombs atop distant hills
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The facade of the Australia Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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The lakeside hallway with painted windows looking out at the lake
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Scene of mass stabbings at train station in Kunming, China
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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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
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