Across America

Lesson in Chinese history
  • Cookstove technology key in fighting pollution

    Fuel sources such as biomass, coal and wood are relied on by nearly 3 billion people a day for cooking and heating purposes.

  • Chinese supercomputer still top-ranked

    As computer professionals from around the world met in New Orleans this week for the annual Supercomputing Conference, the Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was named the world's top supercomputer for the fourth consecutive time by the TOP500 organization.

China

Painful search for reunion

Business

Cool vehicles at Auto Guangzhou 2014

Life

Bird's-nest entrepreneur aims for high-flying business
  • Early start to family life

    In the villages of southwestern Yunnan province, some girls as young as 12 marry and have babies, driven by poverty and cultural traditions. In most case, their husbands are also in their teens.

  • Disney offers Lunar New Year cruise package

    Tourists from Beijing can celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday in February in style, visiting Miami and Orlando in Florida and cruising the Bahamas on a Disney Dream Cruise package.

  • China vows harsher punishment for production, sale of fake drugs

    China will hand out harsher punishment for the production and sale of fake and substandard drugs as the country combats increasingly severe drug scandals.

Food

A big story of the little chestnut
  • Shangri-La Bartender of the Year 2014 held in Beijing

    The Shangri-La Bartender of the Year 2014 competition was held in Beijing, on Nov 20th, 2014.

  • Town that always says Ganbei!

    Moutai Town, a hamlet in the north of Guizhou province, is nestled in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains, with the Chishui River running through it. It has since time immemorial been a natural cellar for the production of baijiu, or Chinese white spirits.

  • The spirit of traditional Beijing cuisine

    We visited one of Beijing's oldest Lu-style (Shandong) restaurants to find out its relation to Beijing cuisine, and how traditional dishes are surviving in the modern city.

Culture

Contemporary ceramic art on show in Hangzhou
  • Photos reveal China scenic in the 1930s

    American Hyland Lyon, who piloted a private plane for Chang Hsueh-liang and worked for the Associated Press as a press photographer at the same time, took many invaluable photographs due to his special position and experience in China.

  • China's contemporary porcelain dazzle in Britain

    A pop-up contemporary Chinese porcelain exhibition was held at the Clore Education Centre of The British Museum from November 18-19, showcasing 27 works by 18 artists.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Nov 15 - 21

World Internet Conference

Drug abuse blamed for big increase in violence

Rampant smuggling of synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has led to more violent crimes nationwide in China.

A commuter's last train

Stock Connect unites HK, Shanghai

Although the much-anticipated Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect program did not start with a bang on Monday, stock analysts in both cities have remained upbeat.

Air force plans to modify pilot selection process

The People's Liberation Army air force will upgrade its pilot selection procedure, adding individual psychological tests and flight simulation to the country's strictest recruitment process.

Koalas steal the show at G20 in Brisbane

Australia’s cutest animal stole much of the limelight at the G20 summit over the weekend in subtropical Brisbane, when the host country launched a behind-the-scenes diplomatic offensive.

Xi, Obama meeting: a lively history lesson

People's Daily revealed more details about the Xi-Obama meeting in Zhongnanhai.

Odd news on world's biggest online shopping day

The world's biggest online shopping day on Nov 11 has ended with record sales. But the story did not end with the passing of the day, instead the new and interesting stories related to the day are still pouring out.

Country pushes for code at South China Sea

China will push for the implementation of a code of conduct for the South China Sea - a document that will lessen the risk of escalating tensions in the area-but experts said such an agreement faces obstacles.

'Running Naked Boy', now 6, crosses Lop Nur desert

He Yide, who was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2013 as the youngest person in the world to pilot a plane, is in the news again.

Road map for promoting the rule of law

The Fourth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee held Oct 20 to 23 in Beijing clarified a roadmap to "the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics".

Remembering fellow heroes

Researchers help shed new light on precious parts of shared WWII history between China and US allies.

Obama takes executive action on immigration

A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

China wants its voice
heard in cyberspace

China is considering setting up its own rules in cyberspace in order to have its voice better heard in the fast growing Internet sphere.

New Zealand welcomes Xi

Xi Jinping was greeted in Wellington with a traditional Maori welcome and was presented with an All Blacks rugby union jersey bearing the lucky number 8.

Pessimism over US Congress on IMF reforms

As experts descend on Washington to discuss global economic governance, some have expressed disappointment with the US Congress for blocking relevant reforms.

Chinese Community Leaders

Samuel Mok: A true leader 'by reference'

China Hands

Penetrating China's remote interior
  • A long resume and early ties with China

    Nathaniel Ahrens has a long resume for a 40-year-old, covering more than a dozen companies and institutions in the business and academic world, all related to China.

  • Levine finds joy working on US-China ties

    When Henry Levine went home in New York suburbs during the Christmas vacation in 1971, the Bucknell University senior had a chat with his high school pal Jeff Shultz, then a senior at Cornell University. They talked about what they were going to do after graduating from college.

China-US

Zhang Zhao: Entering the ecosystem of Hollywood
  • Obama moves on immigration

    A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

  • Beverly Hills banks on Chinese New Year

    Star-studded US city Beverly Hills is gearing up for its annual Chinese New Year celebrations to attract more Chinese tourists and business travelers.

  • Chinese lantern festival is coming to California

    Global Winter Wonderland, the largest Lantern Festival outside of China, will be held at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, from Nov 22 to Jan 4, 2015.

US

Gunman shot dead after wounding 3 at Florida campus
  • Pessimism on IMF reforms

    As experts descend on Washington to discuss global economic governance, some have expressed disappointment with the US Congress for blocking relevant reforms.

  • US's Ebola control effort may extend

    The US military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • Obama takes action on immigration

    A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

World

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Sports

Zou holds key to $1 billion bonanza
  • Federer set to face France in Davis Cup final

    Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday.

  • Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season.

West vs. Russia
  • US violates Chinese sovereignty in HK

    The emergence of China as a significantly influential nation in world affairs is opposed by the doctrine that the US must remain the sole super power.

  • How can one root for Abe to win the poll

    Japanese politics, often mired in mediocrity, has the capacity to make you wish this planet could get along entirely without politics.

  • Time bomb in Asia-Pacific

    Washington's persistence in pushing its pivot to Asia strategy reveals the fragility of US power and its Cold War mentality.

Travel

The life of nuns traveling on foot
  • Town that always says Ganbei!

    Moutai Town, a hamlet in the north of Guizhou province, is nestled in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains, with the Chishui River running through it. It has since time immemorial been a natural cellar for the production of baijiu, or Chinese white spirits.

  • Visa changes for Chinese visitors unlock opportunities

    New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country.

  • Wu Zhen, epitome of classic water towns

    With a history spanning over 1,300 years, the place best exemplifies what a water town south of the Yangtze River should look like.