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Chinese art offers 'window'

Crowds of red, orange and pink peonies blazed under the bright chandeliers of the grand ballroom in the student union at the University of Maryland.

Xiamen, Seattle get direct link

Xiamen Airlines launched Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service on Sept 26th, creating an air bridge connecting two of China's major special economic zones with an economic heavyweight on the US West Coast.

Students 'die' to get closer to each other in Hangzhou

Freshmen from universities have become "quite actors" in recent days after taking part in a "play dead" contest, in which they "died" in all kinds of possible ways.

Life of 10 drivers for web taxi-hailing services

They may be a white-collar worker returning home, a company salesperson, a hotel staffer, a stay-at-home dad, a factory owner or a construction worker, but now they are all driving for internet taxi services.

Star swimmer Fu Yuanhui bites snake in Bear's 'Running Wild'

Chinese swimmer-turned-Internet star Fu Yuanhui chewed up uncooked snake and faced other challenges in Bear Grylls' outdoor-adventure show Running Wild.

Lang Ping named Evergrande Life Assurance's global life ambassador

Lang Ping, the Rio Olympics women's volleyball coach that led them to victory, signed an agreement with the Evergrande Life Assurance Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the Chinese property giant Evergrande Group, to become the company's global life ambassador on Tuesday.

Obama nominates first US Ambassador to Cuba in 50 years

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis as the first US Ambassador to Cuba in over 50 years.

Baring his artistic soul

Top-selling artist Zeng Fanzhi, who's best known for his Mask series, is holding his largest solo exhibition to date at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing to showcase the wide range of his work.

Food and Travel

Foods offer last kisses of summer

With China's Mid-Autumn Festival just past and the Autumn Equinox occurring last week, Mike Peters grabs a final taste of the pleasures of summer before cool weather comes.

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Ancient cures for a new nation

A visit to a Chinese acupuncturist has opened a whole new world of medicine for Issa Justin, a young South Sudanese man who is both a patient and medical student in Juba, capital of the world's newest nation.

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