Across America

Across America
  • Economist eyes China's transformation

    Nicholas Lardy, one of the leading economists on China in the United States, has been very excited about the economic reform plans rolled out at the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China last November.

  • More earthquake relief rolls in

    Chinese organizations across the US have donated more than $400,000 to the Chinese embassy to support relief efforts for the Yunnan earthquake that struck China in early August.

China

Blast rips through a home in Beijing
  • Aviation court gives Shanghai a global voice

    The Shanghai International Aviation Court of Arbitration, the world's first arbitration court specializing in solving global aviation disputes, was opened in Shanghai on Thursday.

  • Sino-Russian energy deals benefit all

    Cooperation between China and Russia in the energy sector has brought tangible benefits to both countries and is expected to yield further positive results, says Li Hui, China's ambassador to Russia.

  • More put learning Chinese to test in EU

    More people in European Union countries have taken Chinese-language proficiency tests in recent years, an official at Hanban - the headquarters of the Confucius Institutes - said on Thursday.

Business

Jack Ma's $21.8 billion puts him top of China's wealth list
  • Taking the green road to growth

    Stein Erik Hagen believes that China will continue to play a critical role in the global economic shift and spearhead green energy applications worldwide.

  • Microsoft to close MSN service in China

    Skype, the real-time Internet communication service provided by Microsoft, has emailed Chinese MSN users about the change, suggesting they move to the VoIP service.

  • Apple sends invites to mystery event

    Apple computers sent out a wave of media invitations on Friday saying that the tech giant will hold an unspecified event near the company's corporate headquarters on Sept 9.

Life

Picture perfect marriage
  • Furry friends

    Many adorable pets went on show at Pet Fair Asia 2014, along with the latest gadgets for their every need.

  • Hey, good looking?

    Do Chinese women know how to dress better than their husbands or boyfriends? An online debate has sparked controversy on why the men seem not to care about their looks as much.

  • Real challenge is beyond ice buckets

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken China's entertainment and executive worlds by storm after making its debut more than a week ago.

Food

Kitchen jazz
  • Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well

    The Second Division under the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a semi-military administrative body in a few places of Xinjiang, has some of the best tomato farms in China.

  • Hangzhou dishes: To die for

    It is said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If you see Hangzhou as a female, you will definitely head over heels for her!

  • Savoring food and fuss at mom's table

    Believe it or not, there are people who pay to be yelled at, and stand waiting in line for hours to sit in almost ghetto-like environment for a meal.

Culture

Young inheritor passes down traditional artistry
  • Winning moves

    Practical wing chun is no monkey business, neither is it inspired by mantis, snake or tiger. This lethal martial art aims to take the opponent out of the game in three moves.

  • 21th Beijing Int'l Book Fair kicks off

    More than 2,162 exhibitors from 78 countries and regions participate in the book fair. The book fair, which consists of four exhibition halls, was opened on Wednesday.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Aug 23 - 29

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Leading leaden lives

Cheng Xiaomin is 20, but she is only a bit taller than an average 8-year-old.

Former security chief under probe

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

Bay Area takes lessons from Napa quake

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee discussed South Napa earthquake recovery and San Francisco's emergency preparedness and resiliency efforts during a meeting with the disaster council in San Francisco.

US urged to stop recon

China has once again urged the US to reduce and stop its close military surveillance along the Chinese coast as the two militaries are holding bilateral talks in Washington this week.

US firm partners with stevia maker

A partnership between a California-based biotechnology company and a leading Chinese producer of stevia plant extracts gives both groups a solid base for further research and development in determining the potential value of stevia extraction.

Microsoft CEO 'en route to Beijing'

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

Chinese Community Leaders

Wang Ling-chi: Fearless fighter for civil rights
  • Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together

    Kenneth Li, born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong, came to Houston in 1981 to go to college at Houston Baptist University. Since then, he hasn't ventured far from his school, but has built a strong community around himself. He got into real estate after graduation and focused his business in southwest Chinatown, which is less than three miles from the school.

  • 'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

    By 2025, Asian Americans are projected to be 18 percent of California's population and comprise more than 12 percent of registered voters, according to a survey by the California League of Conservation Voters.

China-US

Bay Area takes lessons from Napa quake
  • Microsoft CEO 'en route to Beijing'

    Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • US firm partners with stevia maker

    A partnership between a California-based biotechnology company and a leading Chinese producer of stevia plant extracts gives both groups a solid base for further research and development in determining the potential value of stevia extraction.

  • Lenovo settles US laptop lawsuit for $70m

    Lenovo will spend about $49 million to repair Lenovo IdeaPad laptops sold in the US, as well as about $20 million in cash refunds and credit to settle a 2013 suit involving the company's ultrabook products.

US

Obama blames Russia for violence in eastern Ukraine
  • Drug overdose deaths rises in New York

    New dada from the New York City Health Department show that, from 2010 to 2013, drug overdose deaths in the metropolis increased by 41 percent.

  • Obama to mull options against Islamic State

    US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq and Syria.

  • US rice could see potential market in China

    A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

World

DPRK not to send cheering squad to Incheon Asiad
  • APEC members calls for ocean partnership

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members passed a declaration on Thursday calling for the establishment of a new partnership focusing on maritime cooperation in the region.

  • Turkey to form new government

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan formally asked former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday to form a new government and be his prime minister, CNN Turk news channel reported.

  • UN peacekeepers detained in Syria

    Forty-three peacekeepers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) operating in the Golan Heights separation area between Syria and Israel were detained by "armed elements" early Thursday after a heavy fighting between the Syrian armed forces and rebels, a UN spokesman told reporters.

Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
Obama weighing ISIS options
  • Singapore, future of China in urban order

    If you can conjure up an image of the Second Ring Road with cars flowing freely, rather than being a parking lot for hours day and night, it is Singapore.

  • Students' military drill needs a rethink

    Public misgivings about the recent incident at a military training program in Longshan county, Hunan province, have not been mitigated even after local authorities made the investigation result public. Conflicting official and non-official versions of the incident have confused people, reflecting the failure of local authorities to respond to public queries.

  • Film quality, not capital, decides success

    The cultural industry, including the film industry, has been attracting increasing amounts of capital from other industries. But more money does not necessarily translate into more good contents.

Travel

Scenery of Chuzhou city in Anhui province