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The needs of cyclists and pedestrians should be considered during urban development so people will have more public space, China's top urban planning authority said on Tuesday. Developers should take these needs into account when building or improving roads, said Tang Kai, chief planner of the ministry of housing and urban-rural development.
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The consular service of Kazakhstan in China is now trying to find out whether Kazakhstani citizens in China have been affected by Kalmaegi typhoon, so far no victims reported, said Kazinform.kz. The Kazakh Embassy has launched a hotline to assist the fellow citizens of Kazakhstan .
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency. The 31-year-old leader assumed power after his father, Kim Jong Il , died suddenly in 2011.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the October 8 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang August 31, 2014. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
Lord Patten was the last governor of Hong Kong, and still, it seems, has a keen interest in its affairs. He has written a piece for The Financial Times, extolling his views on Britain's "moral and political obligation" to its former colony.
Passing through 9 countries and 14 cities in 21 days, traveling 14,000 miles, crossing the Eurasian continent - You Yikun, a young man from Chongqing, celebrated his 22nd birthday last month with a special gift that sounds like a crazy stunt. You graduated from the College of International Education of Sichuan International Studies University in 2011 and was enrolled into the University of MA laga in September of the same year, taking his master's degree in Tourism.
Chinese and Cambodian artists on Tuesday exchanged their experience on calligraphy and painting, aiming at promoting cultural relations between the two counties. The four visiting Chinese artists led by Yu Zhou, deputy chief of Third Department of Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
After their trysts with gospel music, R&B, hip-hop and some Motown in parts of the world, two Americans are now happy to entertain China. Belle Taylor talks to the Jackson Twinz.
China is looking to outsmart Japan which has committed investments to the tune of $38 billion in India during Narendra Modi's recent visit to Tokyo. China will bid aggressively to bag key Railway infrastructure projects from India when its premier Xi Jinping meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral level talks in New Delhi later this week.
A tourist with a protective mask takes a self-portrait at the Bund under heavy haze in Shanghai. Photo: AP The government has decided to limit the use of imported coal with more than 40 per cent ash and 3 per cent sulphur in the three main coal-using regions from January 1, 2015 in a bid to improve air quality, especially in the major cities such as Beijing.
The focus of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week should be on tangibles - on mutually beneficial diversification and intensification of economic and cultural ties, tapping of all possible complementarities through imaginative arrangements and programmes. Not on political documentation, which there is a surfeit of already.
Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.
One of the UK's biggest supermarket chains withdrew two batches of imported chardonnay from sale this week because there was no warning on the label that the wine contained sulphites. The same could happen here, because New Zealand works to much the same rules when it comes to protecting those most in need of protection from themselves.
A foreigner, right, shows his job application form at a human resource market in Beijing in this 2012 file photo. [Photo/IC] Beijing municipal authorities issued a decree on Sunday to further tighten foreign hiring requirements in the capital city, The Beijing News reported Monday.
While tourists flock to the Great Wall of China and other popular tourist destinations around the world, why not explore some lesser-known hidden gems? Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Global Heritage Fund head Vince Michael recommend Pingyao Ancient City for a more complete picture of ancient Chinese life. Heading to Machu Picchu in Peru? How about exploring Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Columbian archaeological site that was a religious and ceremonial pilgrimage center for the pre-Columbian Andean religious world? One of the earliest known towns in the world, Catalhoyuk is a nearly 10,000-year-old example of a well-preserved Neolithic village in Turkey.
Peter Kammerer says his physical and emotional ties make him a bona fide Hongkonger, with no plans to leave short of a catastrophe Peter Kammerer is a long-time columnist and commentator for the SCMP. He has received recognition for his writing at the Hong Kong news Awards, the annual Human Rights Press Awards and from the Society of Publishing in Asia.
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