Across America

China investors top US list of 2013 national security reviews
  • US Rep requests Lunar New Year honors

    US Congresswoman Grace Meng is now pushing the House of Representatives to pass legislation to officially recognize Lunar New Year.

  • Hainan expands US non-stops

    Hainan Airlines announced the addition of three weekly nonstop flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Shanghai's Pudong Airport beginning June 20.

China

Visitors enjoy cherry blossom in a park in SW China's Yunnan

Business

China's manufacturing PMI rebounds in February

Life

A room of one's own - for a little while

Food

Wine, olive oil and the good life

Culture

Pingxi sky lantern festival held in Taiwan

Entertainment

Actress Li Xiaoran attends Milan Fashion Week

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Patent applications lead the world

China recorded 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, of them about 663,000 inventions having high quality and market value.

BC lures Chinese tourists

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 19, draws close, the scramble to attract Chinese travelers is growing intense.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Alibaba places China smartphone business bet with $590m Meizu deal

Alibaba is taking a $590 million stake in an obscure domestic smartphone maker.

China, US vow to deepen military relations

Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Michael Vickers, visiting US under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Premier Li attends Davos Forum

China plans to withstand downward pressure and continue with its strategic focus in 2015, Premier Li Keqiang said at the Davos Forum.

Li Na expecting first baby

Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na and husband Jiang Shan are expecting their first child.

Star's marriage is 'bittersweet' news for fans

Liu Jiao and a bunch of her music-loving peers were "heartbroken" at the news that Chinese pop icon Jay Chou got married in Britain.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

Homeland Security funding drama darkens US fiscal outlook

US Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain.

17th Apple retail store in Chinese mainland opens in Shenyang

The first Apple retail store in Northeast China opened on Saturday, which is also Apple's 17th retail store in the Chinese mainland.

PBOC cuts rates to ease business financing

China's central bank is to cut benchmark deposit and lending rates to further lower financing costs for Chinese companies.

Former celebrity TV anchor on crusade against pollution

A former celebrity TV presenter China Central Television has released a self-funded documentary about smog, inspired by her sick daughter.

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year

People

Shawn Chen : A pioneer in international education
  • 15-year-old skater dreams big

    Karen Chen, the 15-year-old bronze medalist from last month's US Figure Skating Championships, is excited about the coming trip to the Junior World Championships in Estonia in three weeks.

  • Luly Yang: Fashion designers aims to inspire

    Luly Yang's name is synonymous with her highly conceptual couture creations and highly sought after fashion designs.

China-US

EB-5 could harbor fraud: report
  • China no longer US' 'greatest enemy': Gallup

    China is now seen as less of a threat to Americans, thanks to Russia's actions in Ukraine and terrorist group ISIS, according to polls done by Gallup in February.

  • China, US work to make Xi's visit successful

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice both said that the upcoming state visit to the United States by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September is of great significance.

  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

US

Netanyahu's speech to Congress controversial
  • Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor

    Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of logic-bound Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" science fiction television series and movies, died on Friday at age 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • China ends UN council presidency

    Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, the rotating president of the UN Security Council for February, wrapped up "a very busy month" on Friday.

  • EB-5 could harbor fraud: report

    A new report from a US congressional commission expressed concern over China's "extensive" use of the EB-5 visa program, saying that the program is hard to regulate and runs the risk of "outright investor fraud".

World

Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary marked by celebrations

Sports

Robben helps goal-hungry Bayern keep Wolves from door
  • China moves step nearer soccer goal

    The goal of turning China into a soccer power has moved closer to being realized, with a top-level policymaking team approving a comprehensive reform plan to boost the sport from playgrounds to stadiums.

  • Rose has successful knee surgery

    The Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Friday that the star point guard Derrick Rose's knee surgery was successful and he will miss about 4-6 weeks.

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Travel

Red-crowned cranes in Yancheng