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.
Satellites are fundamental to our daily lives. Take a closer look at the man-made constellation of hi-tech machinery hovering above the earth.
Over the years the wild monkeys in northern Hong Kong’s parks have become popular tourist attractions.
The English Premier League returns to action this weekend. Here's our in-depth guide to the world's most popular football league.
The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime,” said British minister Sir Edward Grey, on the eve of Britain declaring war on Germany. Many expected the Great War to be brief.
Apart from the first and second world wars, the Tour de France has been held every year since 1903 when journalist Geo Lesevre at L'Auto magazine envisaged a cycle race across the country.
A graphic celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous guitar.
We take a look back at the big players in the history of the Academy Awards, including the winners of the 86th Oscars held on March 2 where it honoured the best of 2013. (See full-screen version)
17 days, 88 nations and 98 gold medals: the 22nd Winter Olympics have finally come to an end in Sochi, with Russia and Norway at the top of the medal table. We take a look back at which countries have fared best in the quest for gold since the Winter Olympics began in 1924.