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Britain's Prince William visits the Imperial Palace, or the Forbidden City, in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2015. Prince William arrived in Beijing on Sunday evening for his first-ever visit to China.

Prince in palace

Britain's Prince William visits the Imperial Palace, or the Forbidden City, in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2015. Prince William arrived in Beijing on Sunday evening for his first-ever visit to China.

Photo taken on March 2, 2015 shows the scene of a press conference on the third session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee in Beijing, capital of China. The third session of the 12th National Committee of CPPCC, the national advisory body, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 3.

Press conference on 3rd session of 12th CPPCC National Committee held in Beijing

Photo taken on March 2, 2015 shows the scene of a press conference on the third session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee in Beijing, capital of China. The third session of the 12th National Committee of CPPCC, the national advisory body, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 3.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho celebrates on the floor as Chelsea players celebrate with the trophy during the presentation after Chelsea won the League Cup final football match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on March 1, 2015. Chelsea won 2-0.

Wembley win leaves Mourinho feeling like a kid

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho celebrates on the floor as Chelsea players celebrate with the trophy during the presentation after Chelsea won the League Cup final football match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on March 1, 2015. Chelsea won 2-0.

Huawei's Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Yu presents his company's new device

Huawei reveals Huawei Watch at MWC 2015

Huawei's Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Yu presents his company's new device "Huawei Watch" during a press conference in Barcelona on March 1, 2015 the eve of the 2015 Mobile World Congress opening. Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at the world's biggest mobile fair starting tomorrow.

This caged tiger (pictured) is given two live mice for a snack to cheer it up - only for the three animals to end up becoming friends.

Caged cat which was down in the dumps cheers up after it is given pet mice

This caged tiger (pictured) is given two live mice for a snack to cheer it up - only for the three animals to end up becoming friends.


China's stance on HK constitutional reform unchanged

The Chinese government's stance on the constitutional reform in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is "clear and consistent," a spokesman for the Chinese political advisory body said Monday. ...

New environment minister praises former reporter's smog documentary

IN his first public pronouncement since becoming China’s new environment minister, Chen Jining praised Chai Jing, a former China Central TV reporter, for her “Under the Air” documentary on air pollution. ...

An eye-catching start for the Sino-UK Year of Cultural Exchange

In an auspicious ceremony at the start of his first visit to China, Britain's Prince William launched the start of the UK season of the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange by dotting the eye of a sculpture of internationally acclaimed character, Shaun the Sheep. At the start of the Chinese New Year of the sheep, the Duke’s gesture echoes the auspicious ceremony of dotting the lion’s eye in a traditional Chinese lion dance, bringing good fortune and happiness to this Year of Cultural Exchange. ...

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