Occasions

China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

Feb 16, 2017

China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years

Clip of Trump's granddaughter singing spreads on Chinese web

Feb 3, 2017

A brief video clip of Donald Trump's granddaughter singing in Chinese is circulating to strong approval on the internet in China, even while some criticized the U.S. president's failure to send greetings to the Chinese people over the Lunar New Year

Molten iron creates bursts of light at Chinese New Year show

Jan 30, 2017

Inside a dark amphitheater near China's Great Wall, four performers carry long, wooden spoons filled with molten iron. Each throws the iron against a giant wall, creating a burst of light.

China marks Lunar New Year with prayers, incense, fireworks

Jan 28, 2017

Chinese are lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year

Chinese Lunar New Year feast begins with drums and dumplings

Jan 27, 2017

Villages and cities across China are preparing this weekend to celebrate Lunar New Year, though few feasts are as elaborate as the one in Liuminying, a hamlet in Beijing's suburbs

Chinese head home in world's biggest annual human migration

Jan 13, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers are packing airports, train and bus stations as they begin making their way home for Lunar New Year celebrations

Philippines searches for 18 crewmen of ship sunk by typhoon

Dec 27, 2016

The Philippine coast guard pressed its search for 18 crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day

Typhoon kills 6, spoils Christmas festivities in Philippines

Dec 26, 2016

A powerful typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines after killing at least six people and spoiling Christmas in several provinces, where more than 380,000 people abandoned home celebrations for emergency shelters and other safer grounds

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, messes up Christmas in Philippines

Dec 26, 2016

A typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines weakened slightly on Monday as it roared toward a congested region near the country's capital, officials said

'The Assassin' star Shu Qi marries HK actor-director Fung

Sep 3, 2016

"The Assassin" star Shu Qi surprised fans and the public by announcing Saturday that she has married Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung