The train station in Harbin has become an unlikely pilgrimage spot for South Koreans honoring the assassin of a Japanese statesman in 1909--and another flashpoint in tensions between Beijing and Tokyo.
China’s leadership endorsed a broad range of reforms in November. But since then, only a few piecemeal measures have been implemented. Here’s look at the promises, what’s been done and what may be in store.
The day's China news in pictures: hostesses take photos of one another ahead of the opening on the annual National People's Congress, a building shaped like a teapot, a bakery show and more.
(BEIJING) — A fire on a passenger bus in northeastern China killed at least 10 people and injured 17 on Wednesday, officials said, in the country’s second deadly bus fire in less than a week. The fire broke out aboard a crowded bus in...Show More Summary
Weibo users are praising a 'real life fairy tale' that played out in Zhengzhou, Henan. A girl surnamed Feng was diagnosed with cancer and, during what could have been the darkest times of her life, found true love and got married to her 'prince charming' named Yang. [ more › ]
China for another year outlined its commitment to fight pollution, enacting new limits and even using the word “smog” for the first time. But in the area that matters most – spending – Beijing appears to be falling short.
Last month fifteen Chinese tourists were kicked off a China Eastern flight in Phuket, Thailand, after a minor argument grew into a bloody brawl. This video, apparently of a different Thai-China flight that featured a bit of a bloodbath, is fairly intense to watch. Show More Summary
China’s leadership endorsed a broad range of reforms in November. But since then, only a few piecemeal measures have been implemented. The National People’s Congress provides an opportunity to push the reforms ahead. Here’s look at the promises, what’s been done and what may be in store.
Zhu Jingke works as a math teacher in a Jiangliu primary school in Anhui Province, and has held his position for 35 years, despite having ankylosing spondylitis, a severe back condition. Zhu cannot stand up straight or sleep lying down, but that hasn't stopped him from traveling 35 kilometers to school each day and teaching a full course load. [ more › ]
In keeping with tradition, China Real Time has uploaded English and Chinese versions of all three major reports from the opening day of the National People's Congress as text-searchable PDFs for your reading pleasure.
Wendi Deng may be the ex-wife of a billionaire, but that doesn't make her an ex-billionaire. Photos have been circulating of Deng's new Beijing digs, a luxurious villa that cost an estimated 1 billion yuan to construct, and is conveniently located just next to the Forbidden City. [ more › ]
When Maximo Caminero walked into a Miami art gallery last month and smashed one of Ai Weiwei's painted vases on the floor, we know what you were thinking: damn, that looks like a good time. [ more › ]
The Ukrainian troops kept the bonfires burning all night on Monday, kicking stones into the embers and waiting for the sun to rise over the Belbek air force base in southern Ukraine. Five days had passed since the start of the siege against them and the strain on the troops was starting to show. Show More Summary
Former James Bond star Sean Connery has come out with a resounding “ay” in favor of Scottish independence. Though Connery no longer lives in Scotland, he says that Scottish independence from the United Kingdom could spur artistic and creative growth in his home country, as well as boost the film industry there. Show More Summary
Shanghai Restaurant Week is in full swing and Dining City has eclipsed their goal of 60,000 seats! However, there are still plenty of seats open at some of Shanghai's top restaurants. Here are our top picks! And if you're a Restaurant...Show More Summary
Here’s a conundrum for Chinese students of foreign policy. Imagine a country that Beijing supports, with a simpatico leader and a shared communist history. Now imagine that friendly ally deploys soldiers to another nation, contravening...Show More Summary
Shrinking amounts of arable land, ravenous meat consumption, and too many damn people may put China's food supply on life support, forcing officials to scramble for solutions. One of those potential solutions is lab-grown meat. [ more › ]
The lot of the beleaguered Palestinian militant group Hamas grew still worse on Tuesday, when an Egyptian court banned the Islamist organization and ordered confiscation of its assets inside Egypt. The ruling threatens to complete the...Show More Summary
(JOHANNESBURG) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe because he believes his life is in danger. He told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he believes...Show More Summary
A popular tourist-area of the Great Wall has been specifically sectioned-off for tourists to plaster with graffiti, in an effort to save other parts of the structure from being covered with notices that someone "was here" and/or who to call "for a good time." [ more › ]