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Relatives and friends of the passengers on Flight MH370 anxiously await news at Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday. Zhu Xingxin / China Daily

154 Chinese missing

Several countries' joint efforts to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people, including 154 Chinese, which was heading to Beijing, intensified late Saturday as the plane is presumed to have crashed into the ocean bordering Vietnam and Malaysia.

Li affirms post-WWII world order

Foreign minister addresses diverse issues

Sunday Focus

Last contacts recalled as search ramps up

Sina Weibo user @RoseMiiiiira said her friend surnamed Wang and his fiance, Gao, were on the plane.

Chinese artists' group on board MH370

Family, friends awaiting news at Lido hotel

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Xi to visit Europe later this month

President Xi Jinping will make his first trip as head of state to Europe - "a priority on China's diplomatic agenda this year" - later in March to "open a new chapter" in Sino-European relations, China's top diplomat said on Saturday.

Highlights from the news conference

Exports in February slump due to Lunar New Year holiday

Big cities fail to meet air standards

Group to coordinate cybersecurity measures

Delegates seek to crack down on Internet rumors

Sunday People

Leader on a mission to serve

For the past 15 years, Stan Tsai has started his Chinese New Year celebration mostly the same way, preparing for shows and exhibitions in the Lakeforest Mall, a suburban Washington shopping center.

World Scene

The enlightenment of Helen Hai

Sunday Expat

A milieu of his own

He has a gift for using nightlife as a lens for seeing the city, the urban life. That's Andrew Field's quick assessment of modernist writer Mu Shiying, the subject of Field's new book. But the words might well be a snapshot of Field himself.

Out and about

Golfing legend is awed by China progress

Sunday Image

Navy training mission

The People's Liberation Army navy tested its combat capabilities on the open seas as well as its effectiveness in protecting China's interests through a recent long-distance training mission, according to a senior navy commander.

Art Special

Ancient traditions still alive in artist's work

In an era dominated by modern art and abstractionism, artist Jia Guangjian, 50, grounds his work in ancient Chinese philosophy and seeks new ways to make traditional painting techniques relevant in today's society.

Natural gift

Brush with beauty

Painter has fresh take on traditional style

Sunday Food

Ingredients of success

Nicholas Blair never has much trouble working up a new menu when he needs to. For starters, he says, there are about 200 vegetables to choose from in his culinary tool box.

Washing down bites of Italy with a few choice brews

Old-style feel-good eatery

Sunday Kaleidoscope

Crying their hearts out

Three years ago, while pursuing his studies in the United Kingdom, Taiwan photographer Hsu Shengyuan watched a silent video in class, I'm Too Sad to Tell You, by Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. He was struck by the video, which consists of the artist crying in front of a camera.

Re-creation is second nature

Exhibition Special: Nobel laureate to keynote Macao environmental forum

Art Special

The feminine touch

Since ancient times, the works of most women painters in China have featured elegant and delicate styles that reflected their exquisite emotions and distinctive feelings about life.

Portrait of the artist

Sunday Sports

Harden helps Houston gain some revenge

James Harden and the Rockets were determined to make up for their most lopsided loss of the season when they got a second shot at Indiana on Friday night.

Lee will trim schedule to prolong career

Red bull tourney provides big boost for badminton

Score board

Feng plots her future with eye on Olympics

Travel special: Takeoff for helicopter tours around Beijing

Sunday Food

Tasty treats for Chinese New Year

When in Beijing, eat as Beijingers do. Some of the capital's restaurants are offering typical Beijing foods during the Spring Festival. Take the chance to dig in and find out more about city's festive culture.

Festive dishes around town

Sunday Food

The other side of Xinjiang

A recent surfeit from visits to the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Turkey and Ningxia Hui autonomous region had left me a little reluctant to try any more lamb, but a new Xinjiang restaurant in Beijing beckoned, and by all accounts, it promised to be different. "You can eat beef," the spouse quipped. "Who would eat beef at a Xinjiang restaurant?" I shot back.

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Sunday Kaleidoscope

Tickling the funny bone

Comedy is hard but not for this funnyman. Ever since Chen Peisi became a household comedy star after performing in a sketch comedy for CCTV's Spring Festival Gala in 1983, he has been known for making audiences laugh.

Edited collection explores Asian art

Lennon remembered in tribute night

Entrepreneur Special

Shoppers in a strange land

When Sheila Zhang, who has lived in the United States for 20 years, returned to Beijing in 2011 she found shopping online to be problematic.

Entrepreneur Special

Paying it back

From a country boy to the leader of a multi-faceted company, Han Xuechen believes that a sense of commitment to society is crucial to success.