Yanukovych faces ‘mass murder’ charge

A man holds a Ukrainian flag as he stands on Kiev’s Independence Square on Monday.Ukraine?issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the “mass murder” of protesters and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the...

Cross-border sex trade

Vietnamese women wait for customers on Vietnam Street in Hekou Yao Autonomous County, Yunnan Province. Photo: IC As the biggest trade partner of Vietnam, China has expanded business relations with the Southeastern Asian country by opening up its border towns. Every morning in Hekou, Southwest...

China’s 2.38-meter man dwarfs crowd in Suzhou

Zhang Huan, 2.38-meter-tall, attends a promotional event at an expo center in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, on Feb 21. Zhang, from Zaozhuang city of East China’s Shandong province, is taller than Bao Xishun, a 2.36-meter-high herdsman from North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region who has been...

Chinese ambassador lodges representations about Obama-Dalai meeting

WASHINGTON – Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai made solemn representations to the US government on Friday about President Barack Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, urging Washington to immediately take effective measures to correct this mistake. Tibet is an inseparable part of the Chinese territory and...

Mission possible

While most people slow down in their 70s, Jiang Shumei has published her first book – a biography. Sun Ye finds out more about her incredible life. Jiang Shumei was illiterate for much of her life. She only started learning to write Chinese characters at...

Root diggers

Newly retrieved lotus roots are stacked on the river bed. Photo: CFP Acquiring lotus roots, which Chinese people see as a delicacy, is a laborious process. Hidden in the mud under freshwater rivers and lakes, there is no other means of digging them out except...

Japan’s politics hinder own ‘normalization’

By Wang Yiwei Illustration: Liu Rui/GT It’s often said that we should take a rational attitude toward Japan’s efforts at “normalization” and its throwing off the shackles of the postwar order. Now that almost seven decades have passed since the end of WWII, Japan is...

Postgraduate poisoner sentenced to death

By Jiang Yabin in Shanghai and Chang Meng in Beijing Lin Senhao (center), a medical student who murdered his roommate, stands trial in a courtroom of Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People’s Court on Tuesday. Photo: AFP/Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People’s Court A postgraduate student who poisoned his...

Sex and the city

Hotels and entertainment venues prosper on a street in Dongguan, in January 2010. Photo: IC The crackdown on prostitution in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan changed the city overnight from a throbbing nightlife hub to something resembling a ghost town. Before, Dongguan was the...

Abe trampling history

Time usually heals historical wounds. This lesson has been lost on Japan’s current leadership, and the dangers it poses for the future of the country are enormous. Japan never went through the wrenching, effective process of facing up to the terrible crimes its armed forces...

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