Piano-making in Europe: Major challenges from inexpensive Asian competitors
A Pleyel grand piano requires between 500 and 1,500 hours to construct and sells for about $135,000.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
China authorizes first pilot city of Russian ruble use
Chinese cabinet has authorized Suifenhe City at the China-Russia border as the country's first pilot zone where Russian ruble can function equally as renminbi, local government sources told Xinhua on Sunday.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Fran O'Sullivan: Quick answer to 'Chinese Dream' - come to NZ
Beijing has pledged to reduce pollution by 2017 but the number of vehicles is growing and alternatives to coal for energy are some way off.
135 Chinese peacekeepers depart for Mali
With only a few international flights landing and leaving from Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, the city's international airport usually remains quiet.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
Trudy Rubin: The China strategy
Vice President Joe Biden was busy shuttling this week from Japan to China, trying to defuse tensions over a new air-defense zone that China has set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Piano-makers: Major challenges, minor successes
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Voice of America
Chinese Sculptors Bring Their Talent to US Holiday Ice Show
No matter what the thermometer shows about the weather in your neighborhood - this next story will keep you cool.
Xi stresses adherence to Marxist philosophy
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping has urged all Party members to learn Marxist philosophy to better understand the country's situation and help push forward all types of work.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
China sends security force for peacekeeping mission in Mali
China sent 135 peacekeepers on Tuesday for a peacekeeping mission to Mali, marking the first time the country has dispatched security forces for a peacekeeping mission.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Harbina s Baroque-style edifices to become tourist drawcard
China's largest and most intact buildings in the "Chinese Baroque" architectural style favored in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have been renovated and will open to tourists next year, local housing authorities said.
Voice of America
China Launches Moon Rover Mission
China says the launch of its first robotic mission to the moon's surface has been a success.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Market Report, "Orient Group Incorporation (600811) - Financial and...
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Bangor Daily News
SAD 1's Chinese initiative shows financial promise
Shengli No. 1 High School in Dongying, China, is up and running with eight students attending the Presque Isle international school.
The Planetary Society
Chang'e 3 ready to launch to the Moon
Another brief mission status update: Here's China's official announcement that Chang'e 3 is set to launch tomorrow -- December 2 at 01:30 China time, or December 1 at 17:30 UT / 09:30 PT.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
People's Daily Online
Explaining China to American readers
"Moment in Peking" was one of the first Chinese novels written in English for an American audience by Lin Yutang in 1937.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Frosty fits in at Gaylord's ice show
I'm happy to see Frosty the Snowman. The sight of him makes me feel warm inside, even though I'm freezing outside at ICE ! Frosty is the central character of ICE!, the elaborate ice-carving attraction that's back for the holidays at the Gaylord Palms resort in Kissimmee .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Video shows Harbin, China, artisans at work at Ice! at the Gaylord Palms Resort
If you've ever wondered who makes the detailed sculptures at Ice! at the Gaylord Palms Resort each year, you can now see them firsthand.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
China Digital Times
Heavy Smog Closes Roads, Airport in Northeast China
Smog lowered visibility to less than 50 meters in parts of northeast China this weekend, leading to the closure of highways and an airport.