Protesters express their anger outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday. Liu Cheng / for China Daily
On Saturday, demonstrations were held in more than 20 major cities across China as public anger grew against Tokyo's most recent provocations in its illegal claims on the Diaoyu Islands, which have always been a part of China historically.
Beijing said Brussels has agreed to begin dialogue and cooperation to resolve the multi-billion-dollar anti-dumping investigation towards China's solar panel manufacturers.
Looking at the rotten columns and the fragile, weather-beaten walls, the appraiser's evaluation of a 100-year-old courtyard house or siheyuan in Xinjiekou was "unfit for living", even though the occupants had already removed much of the illegal and hazardous extensions so common to such properties.
Camilo Guevara is holding a very odd press conference.
There are at least a couple of things that frustrate Yann Romain about Beijing. One is that it is hard to find a female model "who has not had a face job"; the other is that those who run fashion magazines are often the "young, stuck-up know-it-alls". That is why Romain, 48, a French photographer who has been shooting pictures for fashion magazines in France for 15 years, steers away from the industry in China.
Couples from around the world competed in the finals of Argentina's annual tango competition in late August. The highlight of the event is a ceremony to honor Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla, the legendary composer and bandoneon player, who revived the genre and infuriated purists by blending tango with rock music in the 1970s.
Several teams rushed to sign players to new contracts on Friday with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire on the weekend and the National Hockey League (NHL) threatening a lockout.
Wahen the National Museum of China and the British Museum decided to collaborate on an exhibition here that would celebrate two important 2012 events - the London Olympics and the Chinese museum's centennial - they chose to focus on something that played a vital role in the fortunes of both nations: porcelain.
VELLAPALLAM, India - Drifting on the strait between India and Sri Lanka, an Indian fisherman named Sakthivel cowered in his boat. A Sri Lankan naval officer, who took the man's photograph, delivered a warning: If we find you in Sri Lankan waters again, you will never leave.
Science and Technology
Bargain hunting online? How about an original Rembrandt for $900 ("you can clearly tell its age by the paper," the seller of this etching attests), or a signed piece in ink by Matisse for $1,250. (The artist's work is, the online seller notes, "radical and unprecedented in the history of Western art.")
Arts and Styles
SEOUL, South Korea - Like so many South Korean parents at the time, Shin Kyung-sook's mother saw education as her daughter's best chance of escaping poverty. So in 1978 she took her 15-year-old daughter to Seoul, where Ms. Shin would lie about her age to get a factory job while attending high school at night to pursue her dream of becoming a novelist.
I have just finished lunching with my friend Jan in Hong Kong's Soho when she suggests that we go for a stroll. She was looking for a pair of jeans and, like many women, found it difficult to find flattering ones.
Cities intensely vie with each other for tourists, but the ferocious competition paused for a day at the Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit on Saturday as members of the newly founded World Tourism Cities Federation shared their experiences and best practices.
The China Pavilion, a must-visit highlight at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, will re-open to the public as a brand-new China Art Palace on Oct 1.
The lotus paste should be so silky it melts in the mouth like soft, sweet butter, with an indulgent mouth-feel that can only come from the best Hunan lotus nuts.