President Xi Jinping and Dutch King Willem-Alexander review an honor guard upon the arrival of Xi and his delegation at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on Saturday ahead of the March 24-25 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. Koen Van Weel / AFP
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Josette Sheeran recalls visiting Beijing for the first time in 1981.
Not every teacher enjoys being called out by one of his students, but Jeffrey Morabito took it in stride at his recent exhibition opening at the Beijing American Center. The overflow crowd included many students in Morabito's class at Beijing Normal University. The artist had been describing the spontaneous nature of his creativity, insisting that his work isn't generally based on anything particular - and doesn't need to be. Stream of consciousness can be the best muse.
The Chinese marine corps has concluded war games. This is the corps' first combined combat exercise with army forces in cold environments. In a simulation of a city assault, one side deployed automatic reconnaissance aircraft and special forces to collect intelligence on the other side before weeding out its defenses and engaging in urban combat. Navy commander Wu Shengli says the drill was aimed at honing the navy's cross-regional mobility and abilities in extended combat in strange and extremely cold environments.
US first lady Michelle Obama's family made headlines Saturday night when they dined at Da Dong Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.
Mention rum to the typical consumer and he will think pirates surrounded by scantily clad women in ripped clothing wandering the beach promoting cheap liquor, holiday cocktails with an umbrella or, heaven forbid, rum and Coke.
Dwarfed by such high-rises as Yoho Midtown and Sun Yuen Long Centre, Yuen Long Old Market is a mere blip in the sprawl of the rapidly developing New Territories town. Yet it is along this neighborhood of gray brick two- and three-story buildings that Hong Kong's past glory can be gleaned.
Arrive in Venice on a rainy day and the much-touted canals and houses are cast in a muted, enigmatic light. Turn up when the sun is shining and the sensory blitz is almost too much to behold - a heady cultural concoction of singing gondoliers, vivid pink mansions and tantalizing cooking smells.
There is not a moment to lose if the 2016 Rio Olympics are to go off smoothly, officials said on Friday after wrapping up their latest visit by identifying a "sense of urgency" surrounding preparations.