Across America

Seattle gets Chinese radio
  • USC student-murder case grinds on

    A public hearing in the case of the July 24, 2014 murder of Chinese USC graduate student Ji Xinran took place at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal JusticeCenter in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

  • Chinese rank US as top spot for road trips

    Almost half of the Chinese tourists prefer the United States as their destination for their overseas self-driving trip, according to a survey conducted jointly by Mafengwo.com, China's largest tourist information-sharing website, and zuzuche.com, one of the leading online car rental reservation platforms in China.

China

Group charges money to help stuck drivers
  • China's gender imbalance concerns reborn

    China's gender imbalance issue is back in the spotlight, after pregnant villagers in east China were alleged to be illegally determining the sex of their unborn children.

  • Program to tackle child poverty

    The government will boost the nutrition and education of millions of children up to the national average by the end of 2020, according to a press releases issued by the Ministry of Education at the State Council’s weekly policy briefing on Jan 30.

  • 2.8 billion trips expected during spring festival in China

    A total of 2.807 billion trips are expected to be made by Chinese people during the Spring Festival travel rush, according to the Ministry of Transport Thursday.

Business

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in China

Life

Chinese New Year to light up New York City
  • Big ideas for small spaces

    Interior design is not just about decoration but the relationship between people and space.

  • To your door

    Chen is a courier with STO Express, one of China's major logistics companies.

  • Pageant prep

    Miss Venezuela 2014 Migbelis Castellanos, Miss Britain 2014 Grace Levy, and Miss China 2014 Yanliang Hu rehearse for the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, on Jan 23

Food

Esfahan on a plate
  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild to auction wines in HK

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild, one of the world's luxury chateaus, held an event to savor its collection of bottles from 2003 to 2012.

  • Caravans and picnics: A legacy of roadside feasts

    In many imaginations-and in the movies-the great trade routes from East to West are dotted with caravanserais, way stations built about every 30 kilometers, or the distance a loaded camel could cover in a day.

  • A day to say 'Cheese!'

    I don't know where you were on Jan 20, but I can tell you where I was: at a Jenny Lou's market in Beijing, with my nose pressed firmly against the bright glass of the cheese cooler.

Culture

Stamps celebrate masterpieces of Chinese literature

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Jan 24 - 30

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.

Infographic:Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

CES: Connected cars trends to watch

Driverless cars, piloted driving solutions and connected cars are believed as a major trend of this year's International Consumer Electronics Show.

Kung fu star's son sentenced to six months in prison

Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined two thousand yuan ($322) for drug related charges in Beijing.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the CES.

95% of netizens disapprove of removal of cleavage scenes

Nearly 95% of netizens disapprove the removal of scenes showing cleavage on screen in Empress of China, calling the move "unnecessary".

How does anti-graft watchdog handle petitions?

China's top anti-graft watchdog has published photos on its new mobile app and relaunched website that shed light on the process involved in dealing with people's petitions.

MH370 verdict reached

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was officially declared an accident on Thursday under international aviation rules, according to Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation.

No change in Sino-US military ties

The US Defense Department and the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday that US policy and military-to-military engagement strategy with China has not changed.

US law firms review Alibaba's fakes issue

Two New York-based law firms are investigating investor claims about the business practices of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in light of a critical Chinese government report about counterfeit goods being sold on a company platform.

US wants fair trade with China

The United States is now focused on completing negotiations of a high-value Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that does not seek to exclude, but rather help China, a senior US diplomat said on Wednesday.

Chinese Community Leaders

Jack Tchen:Curating Sino-American history

China Hands

Robert Daly: Many of his paths lead to China
  • Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire

    He is a man of many firsts: the first Chinese-American US ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce and the first Chinese-American governor of the State of Washington.

  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

China-US

Your Honor Meets Your Honor
  • Henry Tang: Pushing forward US-China dialogue

    In the 1960s, Henry Tang was an undergraduate student at Columbia University pursuing a degree in international economics and tinkering with the idea of getting a PhD and becoming a US-China specialist. He would go to Columbia's library to take out books on China.

  • China's train makers to court investors on road show

    Senior management at China's CNR Corp and CSR Corp - the country's largest train makers - are on a global tour to reinsure investors as the two companies merge into what will be the world's largest train maker.

  • Chinese company unveils long-range electric bus

    China’s BYD Motors Inc unveiled the world's first long range, electric-battery bus in New Orleans on Jan 27 at the United Motorcoach Association’s Expo 2015.

US

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto
  • US law firms review Alibaba's fakes issue

    Two New York-based law firms are investigating investor claims about the business practices of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in light of a critical Chinese government report about counterfeit goods being sold on a company platform.

  • Your honor meets your honors

    Tao Kaiyuan (center), vice-president of Supreme People's Court of China, poses with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Ginsburg (left) and retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the US Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday.

  • USC student murder case grinds on

    A public hearing in the case of the July 24, 2014 murder of Chinese USC graduate student JiXinran took place at Clara Shortridge FoltzCriminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

World

Heavy snow hits UK
  • Saudi's new ruler reshuffles cabinet

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman announced a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, according to local media report. According to the order, he appointed new ministers of justice, Islamic affairs, agriculture and information and a new intelligence chief.

  • Stories of some MH370 passengers

    On March 8, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines jet fl ying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control over the South China Sea. The aircraft was carrying 239 people, including 154 Chinese passengers.

  • NZ, Fiji to resume military co-op

    The armed forces of New Zealand and Fiji will formally resume cooperation this weekend, after nine years since they were suspended after a coup in the Pacific island state.

Sports

Athletic Club, Villarreal and Espanyol join Barca in Cup semi-finals
Rebalancing
  • 'Road and Belt Initiatives' to restore lost glory

    The Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road strategic initiatives are China's important step toward countering the containment policies of certain Western countries.

  • Free of gilt, sports get a breath of fresh air

    After worshipping gold medals for decades, China has finally taken a step to separate sports from utilitarianism and accord priority to sportsmanship.

  • Importance of exam scores analyzed

    There is nothing wrong in parents expecting their children to perform better in exams, yet if overemphasis on scores hurts their children, then the parents should be the ones to blame.

Travel

The Palace Museum to open more sections in 2015
  • Intelligent tourism changing industry

    The 2015 Chinese Tourism Conference and Golden Journey Prizes of China award ceremony were held by the Travel Channel on Monday in Beijing.

  • Heading from the Middle Kingdom to Middle Earth

    When New Zealand film icon Peter Jackson brought the final installment of his Hobbit trilogy - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - to China last week, he told a news conference in Beijing that his homeland is the perfect place to portray Middle Earth.

  • Fast-track trip

    Tourism between China and Russia is about to accelerate since a 7,000-kilometer, 1.5 trillion yuan ($245 billion) high-speed rail under consideration will cut travel time between Beijing and Moscow from six days to two, the Beijing Information Office says.