Beijing recorded 46 days of heavy pollution during 2015, accounting for 12.6 percent of the year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced on Tuesday. Full Story

Chinese Spring Festival goes global, holds universal values

Fourteen-year-old Chen Yiyue, who is half-Chinese, half-French, has always relished the atmosphere of a Chinese Spring Festival celebration. When her mother invites friends to dine with them during that festival, the table is full of delicious food, ladies all wear red and grandparents give her cash-stuffed red envelopes. Full Story

Taiwan quake kills 23

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan reached 23 by Sunday noon, the Tainan fire agency said. Full Story