Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (center), visits the new Iraklion Archaeological Museum, which opened on Saturday. Li presented a mask replica from the Sanxingdui Ruins in China's Sichuan province to the museum. Liu Zhen / for China Daily
Trips to historical sites show leaders hope to extend ties beyond deals
Since May 2, when a Chinese oil rig started drilling in the waters near Zhongjian Island of China's Xisha Islands, Vietnam has sent a large number of vessels, including armed ones, near the site to forcibly interrupt and stop the normal operation of the Chinese oil platform.
Expatriates' children belong to multiple cultures - yet not like those societies' natives.
Feng Chan considered himself one of the local boys. He went to a Dutch school, hung out with Dutch children and spoke Dutch fluently. But he did feel uncomfortable every time he saw his friends being greeted by their parents with a hug. Or whenever parents kissed around their children.
Even though the decor has no touch of the Ottoman Empire - except the two evil-eye pendants that hang from one of the walls, the food at Efes Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant is both authentic and out of this world.
A visit to Redtory never disappoints. The former canning factory that is now an art hub has steadily gained a reputation for mounting thought-provoking international and local exhibitions.
Colored murals at an ancient archaeological site in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, record a Chinese princess traveling across a river on a boat to meet - and perhaps marry - the local ruler. In another scene, Chinese ambassadors present the king with rolls of silk.
After a 13-hour trek over rough terrain, in the dark, Lin Wenchao finally crossed the finish line - in his wheelchair.