Market alternate charges in China — March 6

BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Wednesday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System: Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan U.S. dollar...

China renews yellow alert for thick fog

BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory Wednesday renewed a yellow alert for thick fog that will affect most parts of the country. From Wednesday morning, thick fog will sweep parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei and Liaoning, according to the National...

ChiNext Index closes increased at noon Wednesday

BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, closed 0.78 percent higher at 1,689.6 points in the morning session Wednesday. The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and the Shenzhen SME...

E-cigarettes trigger ‘indicators of lung harm’

E-cigarettes are not safe for your lungs, researchers have declared on the back of another worrying study into vaping.   Scientists found vapers are nearly twice as likely to suffer wheezing and difficulty breathing than those who do not smoke or use e-cigs. These...

The 30 most well-known landmarks on the planet

These top landmarks inspire awe. Landmarks give us a sense of place. These monuments and natural wonders connect us to a destination and inspire travel. In Paris, it’s the Eiffel Tower and in New York City it’s the Statue of Liberty. All monumental to each place and...