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China, Saudi Arabia deepen ties

China and Saudi Arabia signed 14 agreements and memorandums of understanding on Thursday to deepen cooperation in such areas as energy, investment, finance, culture and aerospace.

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Megacity attracts masses for Spring Festival celebrations

The Chinese Year of the Rooster has arrived and many people found that Chengdu, a national central city pinpointed by the State Council, was an ideal destination to experience traditional culture and folk customs, especially during Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Praying for a good harvest on the Roof of the World

Farmers gather for plowing ceremony, Da Qiong and Palden Nyima report. It’s early spring in Yarlung Zangbo Gorge and the air is still chilly, as farmers from the Tadruk township in Tibet autonomous region’s Nedong county prepare for the annual Spring Plowing Ceremony.

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The genes of dreams

Craig Mello, an American biologist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, said the great thing about science is that it can break barriers and bring people of different cultural backgrounds together.

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Conflicting traits are mark of monkey

Of all 12 zodiac animals, the monkey, while not enjoying the exalted status of the dragon or the tiger, is widely acknowledged to be closest to us humans. Comparing somebody to a monkey, though still largely derogatory, becomes more acceptable because it can take on a scientific dimension once Darwin’s theory is factored in.

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Columbia library: gifts from China

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University received two Chinese-themed gifts just before a blizzard paralyzed New York City.

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