Across America

Allure of Hangzhou: silk and tea
  • New flight links SF with Wuhan, Guangzhou

    China Southern Airlines officially launched a new non-stop route from San Francisco to Wuhan at a news conference at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Tuesday.

  • Solar panel fines could have ripple effect

    The US Department of Commerce on Tuesday issued its final finding on solar panels from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, saying they were dumped in the United States with manufacturers offered subsidies from their respective governments.

China

Trending: Extreme cold exercise
  • Official suspended, sex photos went viral

    An official in east China has been suspended after local disciplinary authorities launched an investigation into photos showing him in compromising positions went viral.

  • Relocated parents face hard lessons

    Relocated parents face hard lessons As young Chinese children head abroad to study, many anxious parents are opting to move with them, but some experts say the trend is a double-edged sword.

  • Traffic at scenic spot to be cut all year

    Vehicle restrictions are to operate all year round at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, to improve the environment.

Business

Old fashioned tea house seen in Anhui

Life

Stars shine with a different shimmer
  • China's 'Sherlock Holmes' makes his case

    Meng Guanggang recalls having his car set on fire and being chased by gangsters.

  • School days once more

    In a country that changes as rapidly as China, it's no wonder some people want to hold on to what is familar. Yu Ran chats to a woman who is recreating the classrooms of the 1980s for adults.

  • The shopping lure of Europe

    What distinguishes Europe from the other tourism destinations for Chinese travelers?

Food

Queen of desserts

Culture

Chengdu art show to exhibit in Taipei
  • DPRK oil paintings displayed in China's Hebei

    Visitors enjoy oil paintings from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Hebei Library in Shijiazhuang, capital of North China's Hebei province, Dec 14, 2014.

  • Iron of the tiger

    When visitors walk into Chinese folk artist Zhan Dongsheng's house, in Xinyang, Central China's Henan province, they see animals such as tigers and dogs emerge vividly on pieces of 2-meter-long silk.

Entertainment

Yearender: Chinese actresses who married in 2014

China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Official suspended after sex photos go viral

An official in east China has been suspended after local disciplinary authorities launched an investigation into photos showing him in compromising positions went viral.

Beijing wins central approval for new international airport

Government approves plan for a new airport in Beijing that will enable the capital to handle 72 million more passengers each year.

Relocated parents face hard lessons

As Chinese children head abroad to study, many parents are opting to move with them, but some experts say the trend is a double-edged sword.

SCO urged to cut trade barriers

China proposed to help SCO countries upgrade their resource-based economies with advanced industrial equipment and financial support.

HK chief calls for respect of law as protests end

Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, called on Monday for full respect for the rule of law and the constitutional framework governing the special administrative region's election overhaul.

High-end club hidden in Beijing's historic site

Private clubs continue to operate in some historic buildings in Beijing despite the government ban.

Canada preparing to return property

Canada and China are ready to sign an agreement to return illegal assets seized from fugitives of economic crime, including corrupt officials.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Strength of China's anti-graft body revealed

About 1,000 employees are currently working at China's top anti-corruption body, according to a report by Phoenix Weekly on December 3, 2014.

8 sentenced to die for killer blasts

Eight terrorists who triggered two explosions that killed 46 people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region received the death sentence on Monday.

Official sees bright future for Macao

The "one country, two systems" plan has been a great success since Macao formally returned to the motherland 15 years ago.

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

US President Barack Obama declared the end of America's "outdated approach" to Cuba, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with Cuba. Timeline: Major events in US-Cuba relations since 1959

Sino-US pact seeing major progress

China and the United States are finalizing text checks on a bilateral investment treaty and will formally exchange negative lists at the beginning of next year.

China trims US stake to 2-yr low

China reduced its holdings of US debt in October to a 20-month low, and analysts' interpretation of the decline ranged from China being less inclined to participate in the foreign-exchange (FX) market to a positive development for the United States.

Solar panel fines could have ripple effect: experts

The US Department of Commerce on Tuesday issued its final finding on solar panels from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, saying they were dumped in the United States with manufacturers offered subsidies from their respective governments.

Chinese Community Leaders

Man-Li Kuo Lin: always helping others
  • Ming-Tat Cheung: Doctor with a big heart

    When it comes to representing the Chinese community in Canada, Dr Ming-Tat Cheung is a name you can't miss.

  • S.B. Woo: Using skills to make change

    Every time Shien-Biau "S.B." Woo, former lieutenant governor of Delaware, hears about US President Barack Obama appointing an Asian American to his cabinet or federal court, he feels a deep sense of satisfaction. He knows his hard-fought efforts are paying off.

China Hands

Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire
  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

  • Penetrating China's remote interior

    For Marilyn Beach, an environmental specialist with extensive experience in China, her most memorable project there was the 18 months she spent traversing rugged terrain in remote areas of the west to research the West-East Gas Pipeline Project.

China-US

Ground broken in NYC
  • Chinese liquor in deal with US firm

    Baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co Ltd has teamed up with US liquor giant Brown-Forman Corp to develop new products for emerging markets and counter sluggish baijiu sales.

  • China not to blame for job losses in US

    Like some US politicians, the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has for years blamed China for the loss of American jobs. When its latest such report came out on Dec 11, it drew immediate fire from the US China Business Council (USCBC).

  • China-US trade talks get started in Chicago

    Senior Chinese and US officials will convene the 25th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Chicago on Tuesday, and will seek to address differences on trade and investment potential in areas such as agriculture and tourism.

US

It's your move

World

DPRK marks 3rd anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death
  • New York premiere of DPRK comedy canceled after threat

    A hacking group warned people to stay away from cinemas showing "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about assassinating the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

  • Death toll of Indonesia's landslide reaches 79

    Rescuers have discovered 79 bodies in a landslide in Banjarnegara district of Indonesia's Central Java and are searching for at least 29 others who remain missing, officials said here on Wednesday.

  • Beijng condemns Pakistan school attack

    Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 137 people, many of them children, and injuring 245 others.

Sports

Wolfsburg signs China midfielder for 2 1/2 years
  • US will bid to host 2024 Summer Games

    The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country's Olympic committee said on Tuesday.

  • Rugby legend ignites trophy craze

    Rugby legend and Land Rover Ambassador Lawrence Dallaglio takes the Rugby World Cup trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, on a tour of Hong Kong and Shanghai December 9, 2014, Tuesday.

Climate change: developed vs. developing nations
  • Where will PM Abe take Japan now?

    Abe remains the leader of his party and his country. But very few can imagine him winning a single popularity contest anywhere in the neighborhood of East Asia.

  • Waiting for the hottest word of the year

    These buzzwords, whether they are official selections or sourced from the people, including netizens, mirror the diverse social cultures in China.

  • Economy will prove naysayers wrong

    China's growth faces real headwinds and cyclical challenges, but the forecast of a major slowdown may underestimate the strength of the policy response.

Travel

Top tourism cities of the Chinese mainland