Across America

San Francisco names park for Fang
  • US Commerce chief vows trade growth

    United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said Thursday that the United States is committed to the Asia-Pacific region and "rebalancing" toward the region will remain a cornerstone" of US policy.

  • Landmark mayoral China mission

    In a move to draw investment and forge connections with Chinese entrepreneurs and officials, the mayors of Menlo Park and Union City, California, announced plans for a landmark joint trip to China on Thursday.


4,000-year-old ebony tree unearthed in E China


Chairman of China Resources removed from office
  • China announces preliminary IPO list

    Securities regulator unveiled a short list of firms applying for listing in the small hours of Saturday, signaling a restart of the IPO review.

  • US-listed China stocks in doubt

    The shares of Weibo Corp gained strongly in their Nasdaq debut, but the cloud over United States-listed Chinese stocks hasn't totally lifted.

  • Central govt cuts public expenses

    China's central government will spend less on overseas visits, vehicles and receptions, popularly known as the "three public consumptions" this year.


Celebrities show up at Dior runway show
  • The tangled web of cultural niceties

    A few years ago when I was traveling across the Pacific Ocean on a United Airlines flight, I was thrown into the perfect storm of cultural collisions.

  • Chiung Yao slams copycat writer

    Taiwan novelist and screenwriter Chiung Yao claims screenwriter Yu Zheng from Chinese mainland plagiarizes one of her works.

  • New push to take care of stray pets

    A giant dog and a cat flanked the sidewalk of Beijing's Shimao International Shopping Center on Saturday afternoon. The enormous stuffed animals were not an invasion but an effort to raise awareness about stray animals.


Sugar series by Emily Blincoe


Rare duplicate of Chinese classic opens to public
  • Zhuang drama art week opens

    People of Zhuang ethnic group perform a musical dance during the opening of the Zhuang drama art week in Tianlin county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez and China

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was probably the most-read contemporary foreign writer in China for more than three decades.


Ann Hui has mixed feelings about 'Golden Era'

Beijing integrates with Tianjin, Hebei

Beijing has launched an initiative to integrate with neighboring Tianjin municipality and Hebei province.

Enemies share eternity together

Burial site in Jiangsu province holds the bodies of 73 Chinese and 13 Japanese soldiers killed in 1942, the only known cemetary of its kind in China.

Expats flee big, smoggy cities

As pollution lowers quality of life for many foreigners, smaller or coastal cities are becoming a magnet thanks to a good environment, reports Zhang Yuchen

Life after an only child dies

Project explores ways to provide care and support for parents whose child has predeceased them.

Parents put kindergartens to the test

Nomads change for education

Answering the call to prayer

President Xi visits western Europe

'Model husband' shatters image of love

Reforms set to boost NGOs

New rules relating to registration and donations are expected to see social organizations play a greater role in the provision of services.

Malaysia Airlines plane 'ended' in sea

A Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared on March 8, about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur.

Sex education for children in China

This special coverage sheds light on sex education in China and how other countries' experiences might be helpful to China's practice.

Death toll of S. Korean ferry sinking rises to 33

One more female passenger's body was found Saturday night, sending the total death toll to 33.

New human H7N9 case reported

One more human H7N9 case has been confirmed in East China's Jiangsu province, the provincial health department said on Saturday.

China on frontlines of cyber threat

Twenty years after it embraced the Internet, China has become a cyber giant, but a weak one vulnerable to a skyrocketing number of threats.

China raises alert against cancer

A week-long campaign was held in Beijing this week to boost public awareness of cancer prevention and control, addressing a growing health crisis the country cannot afford to ignore.

Chinese Community Leaders

Debbie Liu: Encouraging others to serve
  • Hsing Kung: Giving to community has rewards

    On March 17, the City of Cupertino honored Kung as Citizen of the Year for his community service and also for serving as president of the Cupertino Rotary Club in 2013.

  • Steven Lewis: A career of studying China

    Because of his extensive knowledge of China, Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at Rice University's Bake Institute, has been invited before Congress numerous times to help lawmakers better understand China.


Top 10 Chinese Internet firms eyeing IPOs in US
  • BlackRock to invest further in China

    Chinese authorities have given the world's biggest asset manager, BlackRock Inc, a renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor license, which means the firm can invest directly on the mainland using offshore yuan.

  • Sellers make clear profits on Google Glass

    As Google's Android operating system enters China's smartphone market, its second-generation Google Glass is attracting interest from Chinese consumers.

  • China advised to curb credit growth

    China should move to rein in a record expansion of lending that endangers the financial system, even if growth slows, an International Monetary Fund official said.


Runners and their 4-legged friends race in New York


Royals marvel at Blue Mountains
  • S Korean ferry's captain under probe

    South Korean coast guard said it was investigating whether the capsized ferry's captain was one of the first ones off the sinking ship.

  • Marquez dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose dynastic epic One Hundred Years of Solitude, put magical realism on the literary map, died at 87.

  • 3rd Chinese national among missing

    A Chinese schoolgirl was among the missing passengers aboard a South Korean ferry ship, which capsized off South Korea's southwest coast, the Chinese embassy said, adding missing Chinese nationals to three.


Formula One's champion moments in China
  • World title challenge Tso close, yet so far

    Two months ago, Hong Kong's unbeaten Rex Tso Sing-yu looked like the odds-on favorite to become China's next world champion.

  • Manny wants to talk to Floyd

    Manny Pacquiao, who avenged his loss to Timothy Bradley in convincing style last week, says he is ready any time to negotiate the bout with Floyd Mayweather that fight fans have been craving for years.

New sanctions on Russia
  • Asia remains US' priority

    The impact of the Ukraine crisis on strategic international relations has started emerging. Many people are wondering whether it will influence the "pivot to Asia" policy of the United States.

  • Better GDP growth rebuts 'China collapse' theory

    Official data show that China's GDP grew 7.4 percent year on year in the first quarter, 0.3 percentage point lower than the pace in the previous three months.

  • China displays soft power in MH370 search

    As the frustrating, until now futile search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 wears on, some people may be wondering: How long will China continue its big and costly operation in the Indian Ocean?


Singapore hospitality in Chengdu