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Traditional way to tie the knot

Young brides at a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony in Shanghai’s Fengjing water town. A total of 20 couples took part in the annual event yesterday, with at least one of each couple from a foreign country.

‘Robot’ cream of the artistic crop

Farmer painter Lu Yongzhong poses in front of his latest work, “Straw Robot,” in Shanghai yesterday. The painting is part of Lu’s series, “Earth.” Lu, an artist from Shanghai’s Jinshan District, has now finished the series comprising 10 works, including “Dragon’s Dream” — a “painting” created in a paddy field and the largest of its kind in China.

iPhone 6 smuggling bid busted

Apple’s iPhone 6 are displayed during a news conference by Customs and Excise Department and police in Hong Kong yesterday. Hong Kong customs and marine police on Saturday foiled a smuggling case involving a speedboat carrying 138 iPhone 6, along with hard disks and RAMs, from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland.


Tropical storm to hit mainland

One man died as tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds yesterday and dozens of flights...


Shanghai-HK stock link: instant windfall?

Expectations are running high that Chinese mainland’s sluggish stock market will get a big boost from a pilot program linking the Shanghai...


Avoid being taken for a ride by unregulated bargain car rentals

MOTORISTS are seizing the chance to turn their cars into money-making machines by renting out their vehicles on peer-to-peer Internet...


Some tears but ‘no regrets’ for Li Na

Chinese tennis star Li Na has “no regrets” about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries,...


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Aid workers tackle public services

Aid workers tackle public services

People helping people. Provinces helping provinces. Cities helping cities. It’...

Society

Police destroy 4,000 gambling machines following crackdown

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MORE than 4,000 illegal gambling machines seized in police raids have been destroyed...

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United slumps to defeat at Leicester

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Promoted Leicester City, trailing 1-3 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to...

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Shanghai-HK stock link: instant windfall?

Expectations are running high that Chinese mainland’s sluggish stock market will get a big boost from a pilot program...


Ascott spells out ambitious global plans

ASCOTT, a leading owner-operator of international serviced residence, is aiming to more than double its global...


Microsoft postpones launch of Xbox One

Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console on the Chinese mainland, which had been set...


Huge cold storage facility unveiled

SWIRE Pacific Cold Storage Ltd, the world’s third-largest in terms of capacity, inaugurated a 440 million yuan...


AgBank launches yuan bond in Dubai

The Agricultural Bank of China, the country’s third-biggest bank by assets, yesterday launched the listing of 1...


G20 close to reaching growth deal

Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies yesterday said they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world...

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Avoid being taken for a ride by unregulated bargain car rentals Avoid being taken for a ride by unregulated bargain car rentals

MOTORISTS are seizing the chance to turn their cars into money-making machines by renting out their vehicles on...


Avoid being taken for a ride by unregulated bargain car rentals

MOTORISTS are seizing the chance to turn their cars into money-making machines by renting out their vehicles on...


Police destroy 4,000 gambling machines following crackdown

MORE than 4,000 illegal gambling machines seized in police raids have been destroyed in suburban Baoshan District,...


Platform for fashionistas bears fruit

What chic clothes and bags were on show at the recent London Fashion Week? Which celebrities looked outstandingly...


Watchdog highlights tourism complaints

THE Shanghai Tourism Administration has highlighted complaints about service quality in the industry, as the weeklong...


Tropical storm to hit mainland

One man died as tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds yesterday...

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Charity donations rising after Red Cross scandal

Chinese charities received nearly 98.94 billion yuan (US$16 billion) in donations last year, 21.06 percent more...


Outbreak of dengue fever ‘most serious’ in 10 years

At least 4,800 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Guangdong Province, including the capital Guangzhou,...


Into the wild for 2 more pandas

China will release another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild this year, Zhang Hemin, director of the...

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Basic medical care is rudimentary and overloaded

Four Tibetan children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old were brought to Shanghai earlier this month to undergo...


Learning is hampered by lack of water

One Shanghai educator said he will never forget the day when water first came out of the taps at a Tibetan school...


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People helping people. Provinces helping provinces. Cities helping cities. It’...

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Ukraine faces suit over MH17 crash

Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its...


Key credits handling of economy for 3rd poll win

The New Zealand government’s handling of a fragile economy was the “overwhelming” reason for its third election...


Zoo burns horns to highlight poaching

A CZECH zoo burned around 60 kilograms of rhino horns yesterday, part of an international campaign designed to...

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Hamilton storms to victory, Rosberg falters

Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One drivers’...


N Korea’s Kim breaks 2 world records with lifts

North Korea’s Kim Un Guk broke two world records in weightlifting at the Asian Games yesterday, while two new women’s...

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A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in Ohio. Oxford police said...


These little girls look like twins but they are aunt and niece

THEY look like twins but these two little girls are aunt and niece, born a generation apart in neighbouring hospital...


Police photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

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