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A train of the past: Coal burning, 82 stops and 2.5 yuan tickets

[2017-01-23 11:03]

The train 6041 covers 997 kilometers and includes 82 stops, a journey in its entirety that takes 46 hours. It burns coal to provide heating and hot water, which is rare to see in China today.

Why China doomsayers should take a break

[2017-01-23 11:03]

Doom-mongers on the Chinese economy have relentless energy to question the country's performance, but a string of upbeat economic data should give them the chance to take a break.

Chapeco rises from ashes of tragedy

[2017-01-23 06:59]

Chapecoense, the up and coming Brazilian soccer club decimated by a plane crash, proudly strode back on the field on Saturday with a new lineup for its first match since the November tragedy.

Signs of solutions loom in Syria with fresh int'l approach in Astana

[2017-01-23 10:38]

A face time between the rebels and the Syrian government will take place for the first time in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday to lay the foundation stone of the solution to the long-standing conflict in Syria.

Chinese cities take top spots with most unaffordable housing

[2017-01-23 10:45]

In Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, it now takes more than 30 years for an average household to buy a 90-square-meter apartment, making them among the top five cities with most unaffordable housing.

Belt and Road Initiative important for socio-economic development of entire South Asia: Nepalese officials

[2017-01-23 10:42]

Nepalese officials have said that the Belt and Road Initiative will be highly important for the socio-economic and infrastructure development of entire South Asia including Nepal.

O'Sullivan wins record seventh snooker Masters title

[2017-01-23 10:39]

Ronnie O'Sullivan fought back from behind to beat Joe Perry 10-7 here on Sunday to become the first player to win the Masters snooker tournament seven times.

China's urban unemployment rate at 4.02%

[2017-01-23 10:36]

The registered unemployment rate in Chinese cities stood at 4.02 percent at the end of 2016, down from 4.04 percent three months earlier.

Food Insider: Tossing the prosperity salad

[2017-01-23 10:17]

Yusheng, raw fish, is a traditional auspicious food with a Cantonese origin, which has become especially popular in Singapore over the years.

China cuts red tape on intermediary services

[2017-01-23 10:33]

The State Council said Sunday that it had eliminated 17 intermediary service items in a move to cut red tape.

695m Chinese surf internet via cell phone in 2016

[2017-01-23 10:26]

About 695 million Chinese people -- around half of the country's population -- had used mobile phones to access the internet as of the end of 2016.

Service sector shines despite slowing economy

[2017-01-23 10:22]

Despite a slowing economy, China's service sector was eye-catching in terms of growth, investment attraction and tax contribution in 2016, an official said Sunday.

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