China praised for financial aid on climate

US' top climate-change negotiator applauded China for its $3 billion contribution to help developing countries prepare for climate change.

Rights panel presses US over scientists' cases

Sherry Chen, a hydrologist with the US National Weather Service, and Xiaoxing Xi, former chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, were accused of espionage.

New Year's beat

A child from the Miao ethnic group beats a bronze drum to welcome guests and celebrate the Miao New Year in a village in Leishan county, Guizhou province, on Monday.

Xiaomi rolls out 3 new products to end the year

Xiaomi, China's leading smartphone maker, launched three new products in Beijing on Tuesday, including a smartphone, a tablet and an air purifier.

Faye Wong to release album in 12 years

Faye Wong has announced that she will release a new album entitled "Getting By", which will be her first album release in 12 years.

College to broadcast basketball games in Chinese

When the University of Dayton's men's basketball team plays Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, fans will be able to follow the action in Mandarin Chinese.

Avoiding escalation over Russian warplane downing

US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Tuesday urged Russia and Turkey to avoid escalation after a Russian warplane was downed by Turkey.

Yoko Ono charms Beijing audiences in solo exhibition

The 82-year-old conceptual artist and singer Yoko Ono was in Beijing late last week for her exhibition Golden Ladders, which is being held at a Faurschou Foundation gallery in the city's 798 art district.

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Enjoy snow scenery in Tianjin

Photos taken on Nov 21, 2015 show snow-covered Limutai scenic spot in Jixian county, North China's Tianjin municipality.

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Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

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