Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan. They power boats mounted with ferocious dragon heads through the water to the frenzied beating of drums.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, days after atomic bombs killed a total of 200,000 in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world is still not free from the threat of nuclear destruction, with nine countries possessing 19,000 nuclear weapons.
Even after several years of double-digit spending increases, China’s military reach is limited to its home territory. The reach of the US armed forces includes historical ties with traditional allies, geographic distribution and cutting-edge technology, as well as income through arms exports.
In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.
Beijing's anti-graft watchdog released on April 22 a detailed list of 100 fugitives it wants to extradite back to China as part of its "Sky Net" anti-graft operation. Here is our back page published on April 25, 2015 in print.
Health and social welfare get some of the biggest increases in spending this year under the budget plans, with education and the environment also benefiting.