A leather engraver’s meditative craft

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Zhang Yuan works on a leather engraving piece in Changchun, Jilin province, April 29, 2016. Artisan Zhang Yuan is of the post-70s generation, and learned leather engraving from a noted Japanese craftsman. Zhang says that the life of a leather good doesn’t start at the moment the leather product is finished, but when the owner read more »

Star hurdler Liu set to miss World Championships

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

One time Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang is unlikely to compete at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing.The 2004 Athens Games 110-meter hurdles gold medalist withdrew from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, due to injuries and hasn’t returned to the track for two-and-a-half years.Liu, 31, who has endured a long recovery read more »

Tradition versus safety hazard

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Six bullet trains on the Guangdong-Hainan section had to be cancelled because quite a few number of sky lanterns released by villagers were caught in the high voltage train cables. The lanterns were later untangled from the cables and normal services restored. Traditional rituals such as the one to release sky lanterns on special occasions read more »

Art show to celebrate 95th anniversary of the CPC

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A fine art exhibition now at the National Museum of China in Beijing celebrates the 95th anniversary of the founding of Communist Party of China. A fine art exhibition now at the National Museum of China in Beijing celebrates the 95th anniversary of the founding of Communist Party of China. On show are paintings, lithographs, read more »

Infrastructure bank promotes win-win co-op in Asia

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was established on Oct 24 with an initial capital of $50 billion and 21 participant states. AIIB is a diplomatic victory for China, despite opposition from the United States, says an article in the 21st Century Business Herald. Excerpts:The AIIB will be another international financial organization independent from the read more »

China eyes reform, innovation to drive less-developed areas

Monday, July 3, 2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C) visits a navel orange planting base in Ruijin, East China’s Jiangxi province, Aug 22, 2016. Li made an inspection tour in Jiangxi from Aug 22 to 24. NANCHANG – Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the need for more reforms and innovation to boost economic growth in the less-developed central and read more »

Volkswagen Import showcases 16 models at 2015 Chengdu Motor Show

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Till Scheer, managing director of Volkswagen Import, with the all new Golf GTE at the Chengdu Motor Show, says environmental awareness is increasing in China. Volkswagen Import has presented 16 vehicle models to the ongoing Chengdu Motor Show, with the lineup led by Volkswagen’s first plug-in hybrid-the all new Golf GTE.In addition to the unveiling read more »

UK healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Liberia’s last known Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo sits in the exit portion of a Chinese Ebola treatment unit, where she was treated, in Monrovia, Liberia, March 5, 2015. LONDON/FREETOWN – Britain said on Wednesday a military healthcare worker had tested positive for Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and airport officials there said the patient read more »

EWB expands in Texas

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Chinese Consul General in Houston Li Qiangmin (third from left), Dominic Ng (fourth from left), chairman and CEO of East West Bank (EWB), and Wendy Cai-Lee (right), executive vice-president of EWB, join in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. MAY ZHOU / CHINA DAILYLocal business and community leaders joined East West Bank (EWB) to celebrate the opening of read more »

Egypt to probe transport minister over bus tragedy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

CAIRO – Egypt’s Prosecutor General Abdel- Meguid Mahmoud ordered an investigation with the resigned transportation minister over a deadly collision between a train and a school bus, official news agency MENA reported on Saturday.Mohamed Rashad al-Matini, Minister of Transportation, has submitted resignation earlier the same day to President Morsi, and Morsi accepted it.Prosecutor Mahmoud has read more »



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