Across America

US officials seek business on tour
  • Book on Karl Marx is for young readers

    A popular teenagers' book in China on the life of Karl Marx may also stir the same zeal among American youth, despite the ideological and historical differences between the two countries.

  • Panel stresses Chinese, US literature translation

    For Chinese and US literature to reach more readers, both need to be translated accurately and properly verified, according to a panel of publishing industry executives.


China destroys 662 kg of illegal ivory


Gucci launches 50% discount in China
  • G7 backs inclusion of yuan in IMF basket

    The Group of Seven countries are in fundamental agreement that the Chinese yuan should be part of the IMF's international basket of reference currencies, but there is no need to rush.

  • Price gap to narrow for some goods

    The latest tariff rate cut, along with other factors, will eventually narrow the price gap for consumer goods between the domestic and overseas markets.

  • Luxury brands cut prices

    International luxury brands are cutting prices in China to counter Chinese consumers' overseas shopping habits.


The old timekeeper
  • School uniform dresses up museum

    The humble uniform of a middle school in Shenzhen has become part of the collection in one of the world's greatest museums.

  • Canyon running through the city in Chongqing

    Located in the core area of the three urban clusters, Qianjiang City Grand Canyon in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality is the country's only canyon running through a city centre.

  • Student poet writing his own destiny

    Khachamgyal's hometown in China's Qinghai province is famous for producing learned scholars and literary legends, and the college student is determined to follow in their footsteps.


Grilling, South Africa style
  • Belgian chef celebrates 'natural wonders'

    Visiting chef Seppe Nobels' blue eyes light up with excitement when he is asked about his morning at Jingshen Hai-xian Shichang, the capital's busiest fish market.

  • Red bowl's chic hotpot

    About 1,500 years ago, Mongol horsemen, cooking over campfires, seared meat in their shields and simmered soup in their upturned helmets.

  • As cafes multiply, so do 'coffee cats'

    On May 12, American ice cream brand Haagen Dazs refurbished one of its key outlets in Shanghai's Nanjing road and began switching up its products. It added ice cream to glasses of coffee and marketed the new store as its first global coffee shop.


People of Xinjiang portrayed in pages
  • Book fair features Superfortress author

    In 1999, Li Xiaowei learned about the US 20th Air Force's existence in Sichuan province, China, during World War II. Now, 16 years later, Li is scheduled to be at the 2015 BookEpo America in New York on Friday to sign copies of his book, Superfortress: Anti-Japanese History of US 20th Air Force with Chinese People.

  • 'Party' books a hit at NY fair

    Imagine a book being the life of a party.


Stars' confirmation they're dating goes viral online
  • Gao Yuanyuan releases travel photos

    Chinese actress Gao Yanyuan released some of her photos taken while she was travelling in Europe.

  • A modern dilemma

    The rising number of Chinese mothers who accompany their teenagers to study abroad to care for them has inspired a TV series.

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

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.

Chinese ambassador warns US against escalating situation in S China Sea

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai warned Friday that the US overreaction to China's moves in the South China Sea is escalating the situation and will make the region "less stable."

US envoy urges 'unity' over denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

A leading US nuclear envoy has called for "the unity and cooperation" of all parties to advance the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

G7 backs inclusion of yuan in IMF basket of currencies

The Group of Seven countries are in fundamental agreement that the Chinese yuan should be part of the IMF's international basket of reference currencies, but there is no need to rush.

Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage.


Bammy Wong: Building a network of legends
  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

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, Chicago sign tourism pact


Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in US
  • Central Pacific will see more hurricanes

    Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water.

  • Chinese books in spotlight

    China's participation in the Global Market Forum during the upcoming Bookexpo America will provide the American public with more access to understand it, Chinese Consul General to New York Zhang Qiyue said on May 26.

  • Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma

    Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.


Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis
  • Cameron in Paris to push for EU reforms

    French President Francois Hollande received British Prime Minister David Cameron who started a European tour to build support for EU reforms before EU membership in-out referendum by the end of 2017.

  • Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

    A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have advised residents to evacuate from the immediate area.

  • Heat wave hits Gaza City

    Heat wave hits Gaza City. A Palestinian boy plays in a fountain basin to cool off during hot weather in Gaza City May 27, 2015.


China win Asian Women's Volleyball Championship title


Sightseeing by sidecar is like a portal to the past