Across America

Mandarin takes root in Argentina
  • China in LatAm: a win-win-win

    China's investment in Latin America will produce win-win-win results for both China and the Americas, said a China expert with a Washington-based think tank.

  • NY wants Brazil's big spenders

    New York City hopes to reach 67 million annual visitors by 2021, and a big part of the plan is attracting tourists from the South American country, as well as from China.

China

Two graft-involved Chinese fugitives taken back from Laos

Business

Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015 concludes

Life

Royal Caribbean liner set to sail to Tianjin

Food

Qiulin lieba—a symbol of Harbin

Culture

Fujian puppet shows in Cambodia

Entertainment

Puberty blues for young Einsteins
  • New film on China's billionaires

    The film Tuhao 520, or Love without Distance, is attempting to scrutinize the definition of "tuhao", a popular Chinese expression to describe people who are rich but possibly lack some finesse.

  • Han Hong wins at reality show 'I Am A Singer'

    "I Am A Singer" is a Chinese version of the Korean reality show "I Am A Singer" broadcasted on Hunan Television.

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

China-US 'new diplomacy' discussed

China-US accommodation in the Asia Pacific region is the top concern in China-US relations for the following decade, said a major Chinese expert on American studies at a Washington-based think tank.

China eyes $2.5 tln annual trade volume with Belt and Road countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said he hoped foreign entrepreneurs would boost contact and cooperation with Chinese firms and initiatives for win-win results.

Youku Tudou faces class
action lawsuit

Youku Tudou, China's largest streaming portal, is the subject of a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of violating federal securities laws during between February 2014 and March 2015.

LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, injuring the driver and the train's operator.

Chinese Community Leaders

Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons
  • 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.

People

Amy Tan talks about writing
  • Pao can seek damages: judge

    Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), can pursue punitive damages in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against her former employer, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled on Saturday.

  • Hu Yanyan: the guardian of China Guardian

    Hu Yanyan is leading the transformation of the world's fourth-largest auction house.

China-US

Bay Area children awarded for China knowledge
  • China's investment opportunities lauded

    Despite the slowdown of China's economy, there are opportunities for foreign investment in the Chinese mainland, a partner with a China-based investment-management group said on Friday.

  • New Yorker sends honey from 'heaven' to Shanghai

    Among sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains, virgin Himalayan forest and terraced meadows sits the office of Shangrila Farm, launched by New Yorker Sahra Malik and her sister Alia in 2008.

  • 'Made in China' to 'Made in USA'

    It was the second and biggest 'invest-in-the-United-States' summit put on by the US Commerce Department, and the 150-member Chinese delegation was clearly a main target.

US

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured
  • US denies visa to young man for transplant

    Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant.

  • New York fire, building collapse injure 12

    An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion.

  • Teen's DNA project nets student Intel science award

    In an eighth grade science assignment, Andrew Jin did a small experiment to investigate whether bacteria could easily develop resistance to antibacterial agent triclosan. His research found the bacteria taken from sinks were indeed resistant against the agent.

World

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

Sports

Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

Handshake
  • No shortcut to national success in soccer

    There is no shortcut to success in soccer. Only with patience, perseverance and hard work can the fate of Chinese soccer be changed.

  • China, ASEAN plans synergize

    The "Belt and Road Initiatives", therefore, would benefit both sides as they are broad enough to encompass different modes of economic integration.

  • Singapore represents Lee's legacy

    Singapore has undergone remarkable economic transformation because of the policies implemented diligently by Lee, his colleagues and successors.

Travel

Enjoy blooming sakura in Tokyo
  • Royal Caribbean liner set to sail to Tianjin

    Royal Caribbean International's third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be based in Tianjin after it is completed next month. The Miami-based cruise company recently made the announcement in Beijing.

  • Shifting sands

    Growing numbers of Chinese tourists are visiting Egypt, keen to see the country's ancient wonders despite the recent political unrest.

  • Changchun World Sculpture Park: a legacy for the future

    Changchun World Sculpture Park, located in southern Changchun and on the north side of the entrance to urban Changchun on the Beijing-Harbin Express Way, is a park in northern China that covers an area of nearly 100 hectares.