Across America

Across Canada Oct 30
  • Big brother going online in China

    As the globally popular reality TV show, The Big Brother finally launches its Chinese edition, China's online video portals are aiming to demonstrate that like television they also have the capability to make blockbuster shows.

  • Mainland in middle in report by World Bank

    When combined with Hong Kong, the mainland's economy has one of the top five business-friendly regulatory environments among close to 200 of the world's economies, according to a World Bank Group report.

China

Homemade cars outpace the ordinary

Business

Halloween promotions abound in China

Life

Silver screen's ethnic sheen
  • Fright night

    Immense brown spiders squat on orange cupcakes in a bakery window. Australian student Brian Wilson, 10, arrives at his international school with blood streaming out of a gash on his face. Skulls, some of them broken, leer menacingly from shop windows and billboard advertisements.

  • amfAR's fifth annual Inspiration Gala held in LA

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses at the amfAR's fifth annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014.

  • Fashion designers turn eyes to smog mask

    Models display creations by a sportswear designer during China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 28, 2014.

Food

Top 10 spooky theme restaurants for Halloween

Culture

Volti's artworks on show in Chengdu

Entertainment

Lovely Wang Luodan poses for fashion magazine

HK extends injunction against protests

HK court extends temporary injunction against protests

Growth pangs

China is slowing. It grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter, the weakest quarterly growth for 66 months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Decoding China cyber-society

A report by Fudan University, covering some 1,800 subjects with diversified occupations and social roles, givs a portrait of Chinese netizens.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to the nation's criminal laws means a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

The ancient army that's still growing

China responds over "hacker infiltration to Apple's iCloud"

China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple's iCloud.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

CPC Fourth Plenary Session

The CPC Central Committee, elected by the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, convenes at least one plenary session every year. The fourth session will be held this year.

Innovative Asia

Tourists set to travel light overseas

An increasing number of countries are modifying their visa-application procedures in the hope of attracting more visitors from China.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

US spaceship test flight failure kills at least one

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the company said.

China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan

China on Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of $81.43 million to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan in Beijing.

Consensus sought with US on governance of Internet

Beijing wants agreements with Washington at an upcoming global summit on how the Internet should be governed.

US experts hope China joins trade partnership

US experts believe that encouraging China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will have a huge impact on US-China relations and the future trade framework in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chinese Community Leaders

Wellington Chen: Fights to fix 'outsider' problem

China Hands

CI's New York president ushers in new era

China-US

China, US act to bolster tourism
  • US experts hope China joins trade partnership

    US experts believe that encouraging China to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will have a huge impact on US-China relations and the future trade framework in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • WB report ranks China on business-friendly rules

    When combined with Hong Kong, the mainland's economy has one of the top five business-friendly regulatory environments among close to 200 of the world's economies, according to a World Bank Group report.

  • Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit

    Lenovo Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.

US

US spaceship test flight failure kills at least one

World

Talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement
  • 4 killed in plane crash in Kansas

    At least four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near an airport in midwestern US State of Kansas on Thursday, US media reported.

  • Canadian PM to attend APEC

    The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to China in November was reconfirmed after speculation that it might be canceled after recent violence in Canada.

  • NZ appoints new consul-general to HK

    New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as the country's new consul-general to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Sports

China's Xu now world's No 1 junior
  • Rose looking to boost ranking in Shanghai

    Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters this week.

  • Kaka to make Orlando City debut

    Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, according to local media reports.

QE's end
  • Big donations reflect rising soft power

    Real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi and his wife donated $10 million to Yale University on Wednesday, drawing harsh criticism from netizens. Many have said: Why not donate to schools in China?

  • Banking on capital to go global

    Since China will soon become a net capital exporter, investors and firms must be spurred to explore more lucrative markets abroad.

  • Nigeria sets example in fight against Ebola

    Forty-two days have passed since the last Ebola case was detected in Nigeria, the World Health Organization announced on Oct 20, declaring the country Ebola-free.

Travel

Ali in Tibet,heaven for wild animals