Russian President Vladimir Putin (third left) and President Hu Jintao (third right) shake hands with delegates during their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vladivostok on Saturday. APEC leaders' meeting in Russia's Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok takes place on Saturday and Sunday. AFP Photo / Pool
President Hu Jintao pledged on Saturday to keep the Chinese economy stable and robust, calming fears that a slowdown by the world's second-largest economy might further hamper a struggling global market.
Continuous aftershocks on Saturday have forced residents in quake-stricken Luozehe township in Yiliang to evacuate to safer zones.
Beijing and Jakarta on Saturday agreed to work together for regional peace and development as their leaders met at the APEC forum in Russia's Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok.
Borders can sometimes become bridges, as our small academic party found in a preview of China's most northeastern edges. There were none of the clenched knuckles that are sometimes a physical reaction to barriers and barbed wire.
As the third season of The Amazing Race: China Rush hits the TV airwaves this month, Chinese-American host Allan Wu has a message for viewers who want to try out for the show next season: It's just going to get tougher.
Most primary and middle schools in China welcome their new and returning students on Sept 1. One such schools is Louzishui primary school, located on the Beijing outskirts of Fangshan district, which was badly affected by the heaviest rain in six decades, on July 21. After the rainwater receded, the school's gates and walls collapsed, and a heavy layer of sludge was left on the ground floor. Computers, tables and exercise facilities were among the items destroyed. But everything looks normal on the first day of school, thanks to school authorities who have ensured the students are off to a good start in the new academic year. Zhu Xingxin captures some of the happy faces.
Germany coach Joachim Loew has admitted his side must convert more of its chances after laboring to a 3-0 win over minnow the Faroe Islands in its opening World Cup qualifier.
BOSTON - From the moment Mitt Romney ended his first bid for the Republican nomination in 2008, he complained that he had felt cheated out of a chance to explain himself to the country.
Fact 1: Nearly all of the world's booming cities are in the tropics and will be home to an estimated one billion new consumers by 2025. As temperatures rise, they - and we -will use more air-conditioning.
Science and Technology
NEW DELHI - Accepting a just-picked mango from a stranger in Lodi Gardens and then putting it directly into my mouth - skin and all - was stupid. I admit that.
Arts and Styles
As a child the sculptor Saint Clair Cemin lived for two years on his mother's 2,025-hectare property in rural Brazil, where his father, an engineer, tried and failed to grow wheat.
A big bowl of tea offered to the thirsty is priceless, according to Yin Zhijun, general manager of the Lao She Teahouse in Beijing.
In the mid-1950s, select French antique dealers organized themselves and held a fair seeking to inspire passion in collectors and bring them to Paris.
Hu Defu, commonly known as Kimbo, doesn't speak much, but when he plays piano, he sings, literally and figuratively.
Emmanuel, our butler at Chateau La Lagune, welcomes us into the formal dining room and proceeds to show us how to set a table in the traditional French style.