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  • Lining up for a lifetime of love
    Romantic date sees couples across the country flock to tie the knotLet Jan 4 go down in history as the sweetest day of all.In Chinese, the date 2013-1-4 has a similar pronunciation to "love you for a lifetime", making it one of the most auspicious and romantic days to tie the knot.The day saw more t...
  • New Year wish to end poverty
    Party chief Xi Jinping chats with farmer Tang Rongbin as they sit on a kang, a heatable brick bed, at Tang’s village home in Hebei province, on Saturday.Top leaders urged greater efforts to combat poverty during visits to impoverished areas, in a move that analysts said reflects the leadership's re...
  • Ancient fishing tradition reels in catch of the day
    Net gains Fishermen on frozen Chagan Lake in Jilin province haul in an impressive catch on Thursday at the start of a regional winter festival.A large winter fishing event in China kicked off on Thursday at Chagan Lake, in Jilin province.Chagan Lake, which covers an area of 420 sq km, is the biggest...
  • Railway set to create network of world-class 'city clusters'
    Route expected to generate huge business opportunities, analyst saysThe world's longest high-speed rail service, which starts between Beijing and Guangzhou on Wednesday, is expected to bring huge economic prosperity to towns and cities along its route, creating what officials are calling world-class...
  • The 'left-behind' generation
    Despite his young age, he spares no effort to move a chair taller than himself from one room to another, repeating the deed several times a day. Fearing he may hurt himself, his grandmother, 48-year-old Liu Huizhen, sometimes bends at the waist and with outstretched arms follows the little boy's ...
  • Santa is coming and China takes more notice
    The first Christmas market in Xintiandi in downtown Shanghai. From Dec 19 to New Year's Day, the European-style Christmas market combines China's New Year festival with a traditional festive European bazaar."Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man's hat."...
  • A little child shall lead
    A number of Chinese adopted children are returning with their new overseas families to live in China for a while, in the hope that getting in touch with their roots will help the kids in the long run. Tiffany Tan speaks to the families.As children's voices fill the lobby of Beijing’s Lido Hotel cha...
  • Cold noses, warm hearts
    Children who have difficulty communicating with other kids usually respond better to four-legged playmates. Therapy dogs bring comfort and joy to the elderly at a senlor care center. Dogs have always been man's best friend. And when your closest companion is down, you should offer help, support ...
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