Across America

Japan's view of history still rankles
  • Who's causing California's real estate bubble?

    According to a report based on the S&P Case-Shiller Index, San Francisco home prices soared 23.1 percent on an annual basis, leading to speculation of a housing bubble among Chinese buyers who want to purchase a home in the San Francisco area.

  • Opera legend honored in performances

    A performer from the 120th anniversary of Mei Lanfang from Jingju Theater Company of Beijing in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday.

China

Shanghai through a foreigner's lens

Business

Smartphone subsidy cuts to lift local firms

Life

Celebrity drug scandals can damage sponsors
  • Story of facekini inventor

    Zhang Shifan, a native of Qingdao city, runs a swimsuit store in the coastal city of Shandong province. The 58-year-old woman is recognized as the inventor of the facekini.

  • Cool designs that have fun with water

    Water is probably one of the biggest sources of pleasure in the summer. With a designer's vision and an expert's know-how, it can either run as a fountain in your bathroom or fall from a lamp in your shower.

  • Beautiful night scenery of Nanjing

    Photo shows the night scenic view of Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province. The opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games was held on Aug 16, 2014.

Food

Nanxiang steamed buns
  • Creative Chinese Style breakfast

    Creative Chinese Style breakfast full of mother's love

  • Mooncake sales set to go sky high

    It's a long-standing tradition that Chinese people eat sweet and square mooncakes at family gatherings during the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, thanks to national policy and market demand, nowadays there are very healthy varieties of mooncakes at reasonable prices.

  • Getting into the chef's head

    He’s a man of few words, and many food critics have given up trying to extract the juicy details of culinary mastery from him.

Culture

British Museum to stage major Ming Dynasty exhibition
  • Hostile books fill shelves in Japan

    Books and publications carrying disparaging content about South Korea and China have been growing in popularity in Japan to the point that some bookstores even have a dedicated corner for such xenophobic material.

  • Books of summer

    Want to beat the heat with a cool read? Xing Yi and Liu Zhihua find out what books some authors, diplomats and businesspeople are thumbing these days.

Entertainment

Actor Lu Yi poses for magazine with lovely daughter

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.

US military mulls more troops to Iraq

A senior US official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders.

Japan's view of history still rankles

Just moments after Dennis Blair, former commander of the US Pacific Command and former director US National Intelligence, expressed his puzzlement over why China and South Korea would still have historical issues with Japan, he got a quick explanation.

Chinese, US attitudes on dementia vary

People in China are the most willing group to pay out of pocket to learn early on if they have a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, according to recently published data from a worldwide study on neurological disorders.

Young netted in drug abuse blitz

Young people comprise the majority arrested in recent years during the police crackdown on drug use, Beijing police and experts say.

Chinese Community Leaders

'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

China-US

Opera legend honored in performances in NYC
  • Chinese, US attitudes on dementia vary

    People in China are the most willing group to pay out of pocket to learn early on if they have a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, according to recently published data from a worldwide study on neurological disorders.

  • US police uses Weibo to reach Chinese

    The police department of Alhambra, Southern California, is using China's Twitter-like micro blogging site, as an outreach tool for its Chinese residents.

  • Chinese delegation to promote Canton Fair

    A senior-level trade delegation from the China Foreign Trade Center visited the San Francisco area on Friday to encourage American companies to participate in the 116th China Import and Export Fair, one of the world's top trade fairs.

US

Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Missouri
  • Police kill another black youth in Ferguson

    Police shot and killed a 23-year-old black male in the northern part of St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, just 10 km from and ten days after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Japan's view of history rankles

    Just moments after Dennis Blair, former commander of the US Pacific Command and former director US National Intelligence, expressed his puzzlement over why China and South Korea would still have historical issues with Japan, he got a quick explanation.

  • US dominates Chinese world university rankings

    US universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation Friday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford.

World

Landslides kill at least 27 in Japan
  • Myanmar reports suspected Ebola case

    A man traveled from Thailand to Myanmar has been suspected of catching the deadly Ebola virus, Myanmar's Ministry of Information reported Wednesday.

  • UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

    The public health expert is heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease.

  • Gaza ceasefire talks collapsed

    A temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has "collapsed" after the 24-hour respite ended Tuesday midnight as no truce-extension agreement was reached and Israel and Hamas renewed their hostilities, a senior Palestinian official said.

Sports

Top 10 signings for the 2014-15 Spanish League
Injured EU

Travel

Scenery at wetland of Heixiazi Island in NE China