Clashes continue in Syria, killing scores

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DAMASCUS – Clashes continued Saturday in several Syrian cities, mainly in Aleppo and the capital Damascus.Syria’s state TV said the army carried out Saturday “qualitative operations” at the Hanano barracks in northern Aleppo province, killing scores of armed insurgents.A man gathers his belongings from his damaged house in Aleppo’s district of Bustan al-Basha, Sept 8, […]

Village to be tourism hotspot

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tourists take photos while sitting on the steel ladder leading to Atuleer village in Sichuan province.A tourism development company in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, has signed an agreement with the Zhaojue county government to turn a formerly inaccessible village into a tourist destination. The company plans to invest 300 million yuan ($44 million) to […]

Beijing museum displays ‘legendary’ painting

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Noted as “one of the highest selling paintings” before its auction, the modern Chinese artwork Qi Baishi”s 12 Landscape was unveiled at Poly International Auction”s 10th anniversary celebrations on Mar 18 and will be put on display in Poly Art Museum in Beijing from Mar 20 to 28.The painting by the artist Qi Baishi, one […]

Top 10 best travel destinations for 2016

Monday, August 28, 2017

St Helena As the year 2015 comes to an end, the Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel content provider, has recently issued the top 10 recommended destinations for travel lovers for the coming new year. Where should you go? Let’s check it out!Top 10 St. HelenaSaint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South […]

Veteran Chinese drummer commits suicide

Monday, August 28, 2017

Zhang Yongguang in this undated photo. Zhang Yongguang, drummer of China’s first rock band “Ado” has died at the age of 53.It’s believed that Zhang was suffering from depression and had committed suicide on December 23, 2014.Since the rock band Ado was founded in the earlier 1980’s, Zhang and his team had worked closely with […]

Archaeologists unearth earliest known image of Confucius

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The mirror, which is made of bronze, is believed to have been used by Marquis Liu He, the grandson of Emperor Wu.A mirror that has been unearthed in a Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) cemetery bears the earliest known image of Confucius, the Nanchang Daily reported.The object was discovered in the tomb of the […]

Yuan falls sharply as China improves exchange rate formation system

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Chinese clerk counts RMB (renminbi) yuan banknotes at a bank in Huaibei city, East China’s Anhui province, January 22, 2015.BEIJING — China’s currency fell sharply in value on Tuesday following the central bank’s decision to improve its “central parity system” to better reflect market development in the exchange rate between the Chinese yuan against […]

Blaming China for market rout obscures focus of real problem

Saturday, August 26, 2017

BEIJING — For equity market investors, last week marks a dark period as almost all bourses, except those closed for holidays, saw their benchmark indexes tumble. This latest market crash shows that blaming China for the recent financial market turmoil is ill-founded as the Chinese stock markets were closed for lunar New Year holidays and […]

Mexico captures drug gang kingpin

Friday, August 25, 2017

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities announced Monday they have captured kingpin of a drug trafficking gang believed to be behind most of the violence in its Pacific coastal state of Guerrero. Antonio Reina Castillo was the leader of crime ring Los Rojos (The Reds) and was arrested Friday in the southwestern town of Apango, according […]

Former gov’t training institute VP convicted of bribery

Friday, August 25, 2017

He Jiacheng, former vice president of the Chinese Academy of Governance, was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 9 years by a court in East China”s Zhejiang province on Tuesday.He was also fined 700,000 yuan. His illegal gains were confiscated and turned over to the State, according to Ningbo city Intermediate People”s Court in Zhejiang […]

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