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Foreigners take on challenge of wacky Chinese snacks


Foreigners participate in a challenge to eat unusual examples of Chinse cuisine in Beijing, July 13, 2017.

China's top health authority urges stronger maternal safety measures


The state health authority Thursday urged the strengthening of maternal safety to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

Feature: Birthday for one of China-leased giant panda pair celebrated in S.Korea


The birthday for one of a pair of giant pandas, leased by China, was celebrated Wednesday at the zoo of Everland, South Korea's largest theme park located in Yongin, 40 km south of capital Seoul.

Suspect charged for kidnapping Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying


A federal grand jury indicted Brendt Christensen on Wednesday for kidnapping Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying last month, federal prosecutors said.

Artificial intelligence town opened in eastern China


A global artificial intelligence town has been opened in Hangzhou, the capital of eastern China's Zhejiang Province, where many of the latest AI technologies are on display.

Shared bikes: reduce, reuse or recycle?


China's booming bike-sharing industry could generate 300,000 tonnes in scrap metal in the future – equal to the amount needed to build five aircraft carriers, Xinhua reported on Monday.

Why is China so obsessed with mobile gaming?


Enter any Chinese subway station and you’ll see riders tapping away on their phones. They’re chatting, shopping, reading and catching up on TV. But more often than not, they’re gaming.

China's Siberian tiger mother gives birth to septuplets


KUNMING, July 5 - A female Siberian tiger in southwest China's Yunnan Province has given birth to septuplets, the zoo announced on Wednesday.

First US beef delivered to China after 14-year embargo lifted


The first shipment of 500 pounds of US beef has arrived in Shanghai and is in the hands of its first Chinese customer after a 14-year import embargo since the end of 2003.

Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck


A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said.