Graffiti on dismantled Shanghai Shikumen buildings

Monday, May 15, 2017

A graffito on the wall of a dismantled building in the Shikumen area of Shanghai on Jan 20, 2015. More than 10 works of graffiti appeared on the ruins of dismantled buildings in the Shikumen area of Shanghai on Jan 20, 2015.The graffiti created by French street artist Julien Malland and his Chinese counterpart portrays […]

South African judge begins verdict in Pistorius murder trial

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. South African Masipa began reading her verdict in the 6-month murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Pistorius on Thursday, in a detailed ruling expected to conclude […]

ICBC establishes branch in St Petersburg

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ST PETERSBURG – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) established a branch bank in St Petersburg on Thursday. It made ICBC Moscow the only Chinese-funded bank with institutions in Moscow and St Petersburg and improved its service network in Russia. Vice President of ICBC Hu Hao said during the establishment ceremony in St Petersburg […]

China urges Sudan, S Sudan to maintain talks

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday said China welcomes positive gestures recently made by Sudan and South Sudan, urging them to maintain negotiations.”China welcomes the positive gestures made by Sudan and South Sudan to resolve their differences,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing.Hong’s comments came after Sudan President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and […]

China to host BRICS Film Festival in June

Friday, May 12, 2017

The 2017 BRICS Film Festival will be held in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province from June 23 to 27, according to a press release Wednesday. There will be 30 films from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) screened during the festival, including an anthology by five directors from the aforementioned countries, “Where […]

Xi backs spread of nation’s tea culture

Friday, May 12, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter on Thursday to the opening ceremony of the First China International Tea Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.Tea has been an important part of Chinese people’s lives and a cherished symbol of Chinese culture, Xi said.From the ancient Silk Road and other trade routes that saw the flow […]

Great leaps in every direction

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Shandong Acrobatic Troupe has toured around the world and won three top Golden Clown awards at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo. Photos Provided To China DailyA famous troupe from Shandong pulls out all the stops as performers create a show that excites a new audience, Chen Nan finds.Over 10 years ago, Shandong […]

Treasuring roots of a civilization

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A long line of tables is set up in a village during an ancestral-worship ritual in Songyang county, Zhejiang province.Over the past two decades, author and artist Feng Jicai has been investigating, saving and protecting folk heritage, which is vanishing amid fast changes in Chinese society.Among his recent books on folk culture is Heritage of […]

Drug cartel kingpin Guzman escapes from Mexican prison

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy’s airstrip in Mexico City in this February 22, 2014 file photo. MEXICO CITY – Drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison, local authorities confirmed early Sunday. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, disappeared from the […]

China’s non-manufacturing PMI slips to 53.5 in Jan

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A nurse tends to a newborn after giving the infant a bath at the Heyi Confinement Center in Xiamen, Fujian province.[Provided to China Daily]China’s non-manufacturing activity shrunk in January, indicating slowing expansion in the service sector, a monthly survey showed Monday.The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector came in at 53.5 in January, […]

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