Thu, August 19, 2010

The top 10 everything of 2009

Debuts, deaths and Disney

China Daily asked its foreign readers in China and overseas to vote for their favorite stories of 2009. Peng Yining and Zhang Yuchen take a look how they answered. Full story


Waving Goodbye to 2009

Whirled uses Google Wave to say goodbye to 2009.


What do you think is the biggest challenge in the year of 2009?
Economy recession
Security threats persist
A/H1N1 flu
Climate change


Debuts, deaths and Disney

2009-12-31 07:43:15 GMT China Daily China Daily asked its foreign readers in China and overseas to vote for their favorite stories of 2009. Peng Yining and Zhang Yuchen take a look how they answered.

Top 10 hot topics on Internet 2009

2009-12-29 09:28:19 GMT China Daily Editor's note: The Internet has been a hotbed for public discourse. Many issues did not find a solution until they first found an outlet on the web and galvanized the public for support or condemnation. The following ten stories, as selected by editors, reflect the year's most talked about and most acted upon. It is also an ode to the power of the netizens.

Top 10 no-nos for civil servants

2009-12-29 03:37:28 GMT China Daily Editor's Note: Take it for gospel, or just laugh it away. It's up to you, public servants. Chinese Internet surfers have compiled a handbook of "10 Commandments" for Chinese civil servants in an attempt to give well-meant advice to those serving the people.

Top 10 toppled executives 2009

2009-12-24 11:26:51 GMT China Daily BEIJING, Dec. 24 -- Editor's Note: With great power comes at least some responsibility. But not everyone with great power turns out a responsible person. Some tend to abuse whatever power they have in their executive positions. Here are ten stories involving some of the least upstanding members of China's business community of 2009 – if they are guilty as charged.

Xinhua top 10 world news events in 2009

2009-12-30 04:25:32 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The following were the top 10 events around the world in 2009 as selected by Xinhua:

A look at major challenges in 2009

2009-12-29 03:48:54 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Poverty, violence, diseases, global warming and natural disasters are not uncommon challenges to mankind. But some have taken on a new look in the year of 2009.

Yearender: Iraq goes ahead amid violence in 2009

2009-12-27 21:25:31 GMT Xinhua English by Li Laifang, Gao Shan

Japan sees change at the top in 2009

2009-12-27 08:57:10 GMT Xinhua English TOKYO, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- This year Japan has seen the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) kicked from government by the electorate for the first time in more than half a century. The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power promising change, and analysts say that the new government has got at least some of the way to delivering on that promise.

Yearender: Eastern European economy stumbles forward in 2009

2009-12-25 10:20:40 GMT Xinhua English by Xinhua writer Ding Yi

Yearender: 2009, difficult year for Latin American economies

2009-12-17 18:31:35 GMT Xinhua English by Alexander Manda

Top 12 CEO departures of 2009

2009-12-17 08:00:43 GMT Forbes Of the 4.3 million Americans who lost their jobs this year, unemployed CEOs may deserve the least public sympathy. Many of them ran companies that took federal aid. Others made a fortune when they sold their companies. One may have mishandled data that was tied to his company's most promising product.

Yearender: U.S. financial sector recovers in 2009 but weakness remains

2009-12-13 19:18:38 GMT Xinhua English NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Since March 2009, the U.S. financial sector has been on the mend. However, credit conditions remain tight while financial institutions are still in the stage of de-leveraging and cleansing of their balance-sheets.

Yearender: Injury-plagued Jelimo let world down in 2009

2009-12-31 00:35:32 GMT Xinhua English NAIROBI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- At the beginning of 2009, a world gripped by Jelimomania waited in bated breath to witness what lay in store from two-lap princess Pamela Jelimo.

Tales from the tour in 2009

2009-12-30 03:58:27 GMT For a select few, the airline of choice is TWA — Tiger Woods Airlines.

Top 10 world athletes of 2009

2009-12-30 03:01:33 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Following are the world's top 10 athletes for the year of 2009 selected by Xinhua News Agency:

China's top 10 athletes of 2009

2009-12-29 08:00:42 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Following are China's top 10 athletes for the year of 2009 selected by Xinhua News Agency:

Top 10 celebrity deaths of 2009

2009-12-29 09:33:14 GMT China Daily Editor's note: 2009 witnessed the sad passing of a number of stars of the stage and screen who touched many lives around the world. Here in a special, we look back at the celebrities we lost and pay tribute to them for the joy and memories they brought to us.

2009's top entertainment stories

2009-12-28 02:26:54 GMT Xinhua English Michale Jackson's death and Susan Boyle's overnight sensation are the top entertainment stories voted by U.S. newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by The Associated Press.

Top 10 movies of this holiday season in China

2009-12-23 08:37:52 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 23 -- The time slot between November and February has long been a golden time to release films in China. The season is studded with festivals and holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Chinese Spring Festival and Valentine's Day.

Top 10 Chinese web celebrities 2009

2009-12-23 08:21:21 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Dec. 23 -- Editor's note: They say everybody will have 15 minutes of fame at some stage in their life, but with the increasing use of the Internet, for some, the glare of the media spotlight often shines too brightly and suddenly. Each year several attention-arresting "web" celebrities become all the rage among millions of netizens, and 2009 was no exception. Here we take a close look at the top 10 web celebrities of this year.

Top 10 stupid thieves

2009-12-29 09:24:43 GMT China Daily Editor's Note: As anyone who has ever seen a good crime drama knows, robbery is wrong and can go wrong. When it fails, it can be exhilarating. Just ask anyone who enjoys a Coen Brothers comedy. Here we look at some of the funniest botched heists this year, which have not been adapted for the big screen and remain in their raw mirth.

The big ten books of 2009

2009-12-29 02:37:05 GMT China Daily The past year has yielded a marvelous variety of books in China. Here are our top picks, as compiled by Liu Jun and Mei Jia report

2009: the Year of Twitter and Facebook

2009-12-28 07:46:02 GMT WASHINGTON (AFP) – Twitter, fueled by smartphones and online bursts of 140 characters, soared to lofty heights over the past year while Facebook eclipsed MySpace to become the world's leading social network.

Fossil of early hominid heads Science's top 10 scientific advances of 2009

2009-12-18 07:38:16 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The research that brought to light the fossils of Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia, has topped "Science"'s list of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in 2009.