Former State councilor Tang Jiaxuan (left, front row); chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Zhao Qizheng (right); and former UN undersecretary-general Akashi Yasushi (second from right, front row) talk before the Ninth Beijing-Tokyo Forum opens in Beijing on Saturday. Xu Jingxing / China Daily
Conflict and disparity between China and Japan must be brought under effective management not only for the benefit of the two countries, but also for the future of Asia and the world, participants to a key forum said on Saturday.
The Beijing-Tokyo Forum in Tokyo in the summer of 2006 was where Shinzo Abe sent a positive signal to China before his first term as Japanese prime minister. Frequent visits to the Yasukuni Shrine by Abe's predecessor, Junichiro Koizumi, had chilled Sino-Japanese relations during Koizumi's tenure.
He Yu has long loved talking about sports. Now, the 25-year-old Chinese who lives in the United Kingdom, does so on the radio.
A former member of the British queen's household, who now trades on her extensive social network and reputation, is on a crusade to bring good manners to China - or at least to those who want to improve their social or business standing with foreigners.
Not wanting to be labeled shengnu, or "leftover women", singles in China are using all means to get hitched.
Li Na, the first Chinese singles player to win a Grand Slam title, added another significant first to her collection on Friday by reaching the WTA Championships semifinals.
At the Oskie Rice Arena, the Friday night lights hung in the damp, cool Hawaiian air. Beaming through Maui's notorious red clay dust, the lights served as a backdrop to one of the Upcountry's biggest events.
HONG KONG - This city has one of the world's most highly regarded subway systems, with spotless stations, cellphone service on trains and even computers with free Internet access on some platforms. Getting from one side of Hong Kong Island to the other takes a mere 25 minutes for the 13-kilometer journey on trains that have a 99.9 percent on-time record.
Science and Technology
For more than a century, researchers were puzzled by the ability of cancer cells to evade the immune system. They knew cancer cells were grotesquely abnormal and should be killed by white blood cells. In petri dishes white blood cells could go on the attack against cancer cells. So why could cancers survive in the body?
Arts and Styles
NAZARETH, Pennsylvania - For guitar aficionados, a visit to the C. F. Martin & Company factory is akin to a religious experience. They talk in reverential tones about the handcrafted instruments that have been produced here for more than 150 years, referring to certain models in online forums as "the Holy Grail" of the acoustic guitar.
The geeks are coming into fashion. Computers have already remade the world, changing business and culture as they jumped from clunky mainframe to desktop to phone. But now technology is growing even more prevalent, moving beyond the back office and factory floor and creeping toward the accessories, dresses and shirts themselves.
Come eat with us at Simple House, the invitation said, but as soon as I stepped into the restaurant, I knew it was not going to be so simple. This is one of many dining outlets at the Kunlun Hotel, arguably China's best State-owned hotel.
It's a new theater, new show and new rules. You are not only allowed to "consume food and beverages" during the show but are encouraged to do so.
My first thought was this holiday was going down the pan, quite literally. After a long climb upstairs, I'd been plonked in a bright yellow rubber boat and shoved down a dark, wet and windy tube to emerge in what looked like a WC bowl, around which centrifugal forces carried me several times before gravity took me down another tunnel that emerged in a swimming pool, my screams still echoing behind me, along with those still engaged in the surprising excitement and shock.