Across America

Murder charge in stabbing of Chinese woman
  • California mall 'China Ready' for tourist dollars

    A shopping mall in Santa Monica, California, hopes to become a magnet for Chinese tourists with its recent recognition as "China Ready".

  • China reforms can benefit US: experts

    As China adjusts to a more sustainable long-term economic growth model, countries around the world should be aware of the impact that the reforms could have on the global economy, said Cui Yuying, vice-minister of the State Council Information Office of China on Monday.

China

Siberian tiger cubs in NE China
  • Errant officials to be penalized for pollution

    Government officials found responsible for environmental pollution will be held accountable beyond their terms of office, according to a new national guideline.

  • Standards rising for elderly healthcare

    China will explore the use of the Internet, cloud computing and big data to transform care for the aged and further boost the use of e-commerce among seniors, according to Zou Ming, vice-minister of civil affairs.

  • Sichuan to try quake insurance program

    Fu Mingquan, a resident of Longmen, Sichuan province, was glad to learn that earthquake insurance covering houses would be available on a trial basis in areas prone to quakes.

Business

Chinese tee up in golf haven

Life

Life of the "Sea Gypsies" on water
  • Wooden collection

    Some people collect paintings, others, sculptures and antique furniture. But Qin Tongqian does more-he buys entire houses, mostly homes built in ancient China.

  • Boat trackers reorganized to tow boats in Shennongxi

    As early as the 1950s, local people relied heavily on boat trackers as the traffic was quite limited. With no access of roads, Shennongxi is the only way in and out and thus being a boat tracker was very popular then.

  • China's May Day railway trips hit record

    11.9 million trips were taken by rail in China on Friday, the first day of the country's three-day public holiday, a daily record.

Food

Sweet idea for charity
  • Latin spirit

    Thanks to recent agreements with Mexico, quality tequilas are now finding their way to China's best bars and supermarkets. Mike Peters chases the blue agave's magic for Cinco de Mayo.

  • The World of Michael Chow

    From James Bond villain to celebrity restaurateur, the founder of Mr. Chow did more than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

  • Chopsticks for my steak, please

    Shanghai has long had a fondness for Western dishes mixed to its own tastes. The cuisine, known as hai pai, still has a special place in the hearts of locals.

Culture

Wooden collection
  • Better works on show

    Art Beijing not only displays works by established artists, but also puts emerging talents in the spotlight and attracts new buyers.

  • Six-decade career celebrated

    Oil painter Luo Erchun, 85, has donated 39 paintings to the National Art Museum of China.

Entertainment

Actress Lin Chi-ling releases new fashion shots

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

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.

China pledges continued help as Nepal rebuilds

About 360 metric tons of relief materials were to be sent to Nepal on Wednesday afternoon and were expected to arrive within four days.

Annual China-US air passenger trips top 6m

Some 6.13 million passenger trips were made by air between China and the United States in 2014, the Civil Aviation Administration of China disclosed.

Investors tee up in US golf paradise

A Chinese investment group has become the largest operator of golf courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, known as the seaside golf capital of the US.

Understanding culture called key for foreign businesses in China

Foreign companies that want to explore and win in the Chinese market should take a bicultural approach, especially in an increasingly competitive space, according to a global business consultant.

People

Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • 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.

China-US

Shanghai, San Francisco work on commerce
  • China turns out at offshore drillers event

    More than 200 hundred Chinese companies big and small are taking part in the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

  • Honor for man who saved lives

    Ho Feng Shan, Chinese consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940, was honored with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award at Holocaust Museum Houston's (HMH) annual dinner on April 30.

  • US pilot killed in China crash

    A light aircraft crashed in east China's Anhui Province on Sunday, killing an American and a Chinese onboard, local authorities said.

US

Santorum to announce decision on US presidential run on May 27
  • AIIB 'backfired' on US: Expert

    Both US and China experts agreed that Washington's resistance to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was a blunder that backfired on US efforts to restore influence in the region.

  • Contest attackers 'probably inspired by IS'

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad.

  • New York to start direct flight to Cuba

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a new direct flight to Cuba from New York since travel restrictions were recently eased.

World

UK votes in most unpredictable election in decades
  • Putin, Merkel to discuss Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Moscow on Sunday.

  • A relationship beyond realm of diplomacy

    The just concluded visit to Pakistan by President of Peoples Republic of China His Excellency Xi Jinping has surely been instrumental to exponential expansion in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

  • Plans for Iranian port pressing ahead

    India will push ahead with plans to build a port in southeast Iran with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off US pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran.

Sports

Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury
  • Wu leaps to forefront of Chinese game

    The current pride of China's golf is making history and also carrying the country's hopes of success on the world stage.

  • McIlroy happy at the top

    Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift nor a surprise.

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Travel

Academy entices tourists with grotto paintings
  • Life of the "Sea Gypsies" on water

    A nomadic, seafaring indigenous people, the Bajau live their lives almost entirely at sea in the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • Fairy tale for the ages

    The ethnic Yi fable of Kunming's Stone Forest tells of the gorgeous and glib Ashima, and the poor but kindhearted herder Ahei, who fall in love. But a landlord's covetous son abducts Ashima and hides her in the limestone labyrinth.

  • Park brings age of dinosaurs to life

    It's perhaps the only place in China-maybe the world-where dinosaurs declare they're snapping shots of you while you squat over toilets.