Vesuve de Brekka, the horse given to President Xi Jinping as a state gift by French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to China from Monday to Wednesday, is said to be in "perfect health" and in the care of veterinarians and breeders.Feng Yongbin / China Daily

Key meeting on Constitution set

The Communist Party of China Central Committee will hold a key session next week to review the draft of an amendment to some parts of the country's Constitution, according to a meeting presided over by General Secretary Xi Jinping on Friday.


Professor dismissed over harassment

Chen Xiaowu, a professor at Beihang University in Beijing, has been dismissed from his post as executive vice-president of Beihang's Graduate School following the confirmation of accusations of sexual harassment, the university reported late on Thursday, the day before a student at another university made allegations of sexual harassment against a professor.


Tech firms in the dock over privacy concerns

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the country's information technology regulator, on Friday urged the country's top technology firms to streamline their customer data collection processes amid a string of online privacy rows.


US plans to reimpose sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - The United States is planning to reimpose sanctions on Iran, said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday, ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on whether to extend sanctions relief on Iran under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal.


Classic Never Goes Out Of Style

Fashion is a fickle business with the hottest trends coming and going as quickly as the tide that sweeps in and out at the shore. But when fashion is your business, having a central, enduring and classic philosophy is what separates the leaders from the pretenders.

Weekend Life

Deliver me, Oh sweet one

Every night before going to bed Lu Yu takes a sip from a glass at her bedside. It's a habit she got into seven years ago in her first year at university, when she felt she needed a bit of alcohol-induced drowsiness to send her to sleep.


Enjoying a slice of the cold

The Christmas and New Year periods are now very popular points on winter tourism calendar in China, with the number of travelers up by more than 150 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to Lvmama, a popular online tourist service platform.

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Motto for a new lifestyle: 'Rice wine is better than tears'

"If you are in Beijing, would you come and drink with me and be my friend?" Qiran, host of an internet radio show called 777 Love Letters.


Tale of two cities and a panda

If you go to a New Year's market in Paris, you would probably expect to find mulled wine, toffee apple, candy floss, fudge and a cup of warm cider perhaps. But this year, there was a little twist - a naughty panda.


Hitting the right keys

It is 9 am on Wednesday on a cold and chilly winter morning in December in Beijing. Ren Shirong, 82, arrives at the China Braille Library near the Second Ring Road from his home near the city's Fourth Ring Road.


Saved by a Violin

Between 1915 and 1918, many Christian Armenians were killed but one young man survived thanks to a violin. He didn't know how to use it, but thanks to that instrument, which was given by a friend, he could pretend to be part of an ensemble that was going on tour and therefore he escaped to Lebanon.

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Best bets

NCPA Operetta Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) in Beijing


An exotic feast of cheese, and Georgia's on my mind

When I told a few people recently that I had discovered a Georgian restaurant in Beijing, the most knowledgeable responses I could elicit were "Where is Georgia?" and "What language do they speak there?"