Chinese leaders' passion for sports

2014-03-29 22:33

An enthusiasm for and participation in sport has helped make Chinese leaders appear more accessible.

Chinese leaders: Interest in sports

2014-03-28 13:17

Chinese leaders' passion for and participation in sports has made them more approachable, compared with their usual image of being serious or unsmiling politicians. Many are not just fans but are also actively involved.

President Xi on the ball when it comes to sport

2014-03-27 16:27

Chinese President Xi Jinping is a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing football and volleyball when younger and actively takes part in swimming and mountaineering.

First lady's worthy causes

2014-03-27 15:30

Beyond her title as China's first lady, Peng Liyuan is also known for the worthy causes she participates to help others and benefit the society.

50 years of Sino-French ties

2014-03-26 08:32

China and France should seize the opportunity to expand their half-century-old relationship for future cooperation, said observers as President Xi Jinping pays his first visit to France and other countries in Western Europe since taking office last March.

Zhongshan suit: Chinese style

2014-03-24 16:03

Hongdu, a time-honored brand in Beijing, is widely recognized as the best Zhongshan suit manufacturer.

Top meetings between Xi and Obama from 2009 to 2014

2014-03-24 15:06

Xi and Obama have met a total of four times since 2009, and they had two meetings in 2013, Xi's first year as Chinese president. Additionally, before he became president, Xi met Obama on two occasions, including a meeting at the White House in February 2012.

Chinatowns in Europe

2014-03-21 16:33

Chinatown, as the name suggests, refers to the overseas Chinese community. Chinatowns are found all over the world and most have changed from simple residential areas to busy commercial centers and tourist attractions.

Volvo: Fate rests in China, not Europe

2013-12-23 07:44

China will play a pivotal role in Volvo Car Corp's global revival plan, said Alain Visser, senior vice-president of the automaker headquartered in Sweden.

Bolt from the blue as pigeons race east

2013-12-20 10:07

A Belgian bird called Bolt was recently sold for a world record price of 310,000 euros ($425,000), the price of a desirable residence in Brussels.