Over half Republican voters not happy with Trump as nominee

More than half of US Republican voters are not pleased with Donald Trump as their nominee in the 2016 presidential race, according to a latest Gallup poll.

Wanda eyes film deals, acquiring a Hollywood studio

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Co, said he expects to close two billion-dollar film-related deals in the United States this year, and then will seek to buy one of Hollywood's "Big Six" movie studios.

Largest subway train unveiled in Beijing

A new subway train with the largest capacity for Beijing Subway Line 16 is presented at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing on Monday. The northern section of Line 16 will go into its test run by the end of this year and its passenger capacity for next year is predicted to be around 80,000 trips per day.

Didi-Uber merger eyed by watchdog

The mega merger between the top two ride-hailing service providers in China came into focus on Wednesday after the country's antitrust watchdog said it had a right to investigate the deal.

Actress takes part in reality TV for the first time

Chinese actress Jiang Yiyan participates in a reality TV show for the first time.

Badminton coach calls for calm after Rio storm

China's failure to defend three of its badminton titles at the Rio Games was a shock for a nation accustomed to dominating the Olympic courts, but head coach Li Yongbo called for calm amid the storm of criticism.

Paris tourism lost 750 mln euros after attacks

Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros.

Is it a manhole cover or ancient coin?

In Zhengzhou, Henan province, 19 manhole covers on a sidewalk have been painted like ancient coins.

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Flowers turn Beijing suburbs into riot of colors

From August to September each year, Yanqing's Flowers Ocean scenic spot divided in seven sections display marigold, lily, scarlet sage, verbena, Salvia farinacea, spider flower and chrysanthemum attracts thousands of visitors.

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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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