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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.

Hong Kong protesters plan to occupy British consulate

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students plan to occupy roads surrounding the city's British consulate in anger at a lack of support from London for their pro-democracy movement, as authorities ramp up pressure on protesters to go home.

US and China announce 'historic' climate accord

Bejing - The United States and China on Wednesday announced ambitious targets on greenhouse gas emissions as part of a "historic" pact that climate scientists acclaimed but US Republicans denounced as a job-killer.

Elite Talk: A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road Special

APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard joins the Elite Talk show from People's Daily Online to talk about the on-going APEC events.

Hong Kong authorities plan to take action at protest sites

Hong Kong - Hong Kong bailiffs and police are planning to take action at pro-democracy protest sites in the city as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave, the government said Tuesday.

Hong Kong authorities plan to take action at protest sites

Hong Kong - Hong Kong bailiffs and police are planning to take action at pro-democracy protest sites in the city, as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave, the government said Tuesday.

China wins APEC support for free trade 'roadmap'

Bejing - Asia-Pacific leaders Tuesday backed China's roadmap for a vast new free trade area rivalling US plans for the region at a summit in Beijing where Russian leader Vladimir Putin had a tense showdown with Barack Obama.
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The facade of the Australia Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Canada Pavilion under the sun light [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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A corner in the Canada Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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The main Jilin Songhua bridge looks colorful at night
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Max Hole during his keynote address at Music Matters in Singapore.
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