Durban talks agree new climate change course


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State Council proposes rules on bus safety

CHINA'S State Council yesterday released a draft regulation on school bus safety. The draft, the first of its kind, is the latest response to pub...

Shanghai Shenhua confirm Anelka coup

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Blood shortages 'permanent'

SOME major Chinese cities, including Beijing, will continue to be threatened by low blood reserves due to increasing demands and declining donations, ...

Fitness fad drives zoo bosses wild

SHANGHAI Zoo is introducing restrictions on the 10,000 people who descend there every morning to exercise, claiming they are upsetting animals. Z...

5 detained over violence at land protests

FIVE villagers in southern China's Guangdong Province have been detained for allegedly assaulting police and smashing property after protests turned v...

Forecasters set to say winter's here

Kidnap gang murderers receive death sentences

'Batman' boost for Oscar hopes

ZHANG Yimou, one of China's best-known directors, is banking on "Batman" star Christian Bale to help boost the country's chances of winning an Oscar, ...

State Council proposes rules on bus safety

CHINA'S State Council yesterday released a draft regulation on school bus safety. The draft, the first of its kind, is the latest response to pub...

Joint patrols on Mekong begin

CHINESE police yesterday started joint patrols with their counterparts from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to maintain security along the Mekong River. ...

HK metro scare blamed on signals

9 perish as truck crashes into bus


On this day in 1994, Shanghai's first subway line opened. Metro Line 1 stretched 16.1 kilometers and...




China aims for balanced trade as imports expand

CHINA does not intentionally seek a large trade surplus and it will focus on expanding imports in the coming years, President Hu Jintao said yesterday...

New eurozone deal a right step

AN agreement reached by European countries for deeper economic integration was a step in the right direction but not a complete solution for the euroz...

Slower increase in fiscal revenue

CHINA'S fiscal revenue rose at a slower pace in November amid a slower economic growth and weakening property and automobile markets. Its fiscal r...

Clegg sees opting out of treaty as bad for UK

China commemorates 10th anniversary of WTO entry

Exports increase at slower rate

Qualcomm launches cheap chips

China's foreign trade growth slows in Nov

US stocks in solid gains after EU deal

Udinese go top as Milan held

UDINESE went top of Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to Chievo as AC Milan were held to a 2-2 draw at Bologna yesterday. Juventus can reclaim the le...

China captures relay golds

HOST China showed its power in teamwork yesterday, winning both the men's and women's relay golds at the ISU World Cup Short Track speedskating's Shan...

Anelka agrees terms with Shenhua

CHINESE Super League side Shanghai Shenhua has agreed terms with Chelsea's French striker Nicolas Anelka, the club said yesterday. "We have agree...

Donald, Quiros do the double

Sharks slump to another away defeat

Victims remembered

Iran says no return of captured US spy drone

IRAN will not return a United States surveillance drone captured by its armed forces, a senior commander of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard sa...

Dead gunman said troubled by recent breakup

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Noriega is flown to Panama to serve time

Teenage boy escapes from captors

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The flower lady of Zhongshan Park

EVERYONE passes the flower ladies in city parks but few give them much thought. Visiting Australian writer Linda Neil is drawn by the fragrance of jas...

New hope for women with breast cancer

BREAST cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the ti...

TCM's waste not, want not theory

TRADITIONAL Chinese medicine experts say too much food is wasted when cooking at home. This wasted food - usually the least tasty parts like vegetable...

Marx laughs off boring questions

Cutting out guanxi in art shows

Lu Xun's characters come to life on stage

Lavish 'Nutcracker' pulls out all stops

Public fuming over foul air finally gets attention

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Necessary euro bailout flies in face of capitalism

IF any solution to the European crisis proposed over the next few days is to restore confidence to the sovereign-bond markets, it will have to be both...

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Student used 7 identities to blackmail policeman

Burglar locked in flat almost starves to death


Woman strips to bra and panties for airport security

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