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The ancient Silk Road, a corridor for trade and cultural exchange between Asia and Europe dating back 2,000 years, and the Grand Canal, the longest artificial waterway in the world, are added to the World Heritage list on June 22. Jiang xiaoming / for China Daily

Editor's Note: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decided at its meeting in Doha, Qatar, late last month to add two new World Heritage Sites in China to its list, giving the country 47 sites, the second-largest number in the world after Italy's 50. The Grand Canal and the Silk Road -- the latter including sites in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan -- are considered to be "of outstanding value to humanity" and a testament to the historical importance of...

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Filling the sails with mutual trust

The sixth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the fifth China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange concluded in Beijing on July 10, with both sides saying they were a "full success." The latest round of... Read more


Investment from China to boom

Economic changes in China have set the world's second largest economy up for a "structural increase" of foreign direct investment (FDI) in a broad range of industries in the United States over the next decade,... Read more


iPhones' access to data facing scrutiny

Researcher says Apple can nab texts, contactsPersonal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week.The same techniques to... Read more