Across America

Mandarin takes root in Argentina
  • Pao loses bias case against VC firm

    A jury in San Francisco has decided that Ellen Pao, a former junior partner with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was not sexually discriminated against or retaliated against by her former employer.

  • 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.

China

Record-breaking transparent skywalk to open in May
  • Scientists mull power station in space

    The battle to dispel smog is moving to space. Chinese scientists are mulling the construction of a solar power station 36,000 kilometers above ground.

  • Rape laws should cover male victims

    A draft amendment to the criminal law to revise the definition of sexual assault from "indecent acts toward women and children" to "indecent acts toward others" has gained widespread attention.

  • Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission has just completed their visit to Beijing, and is pleased with what they found.

Business

China rolls out new measures to boost housing market
  • Volvo to build first US assembly plant

    Volvo announced on Monday that will invest up to $500 million in its first assembly plant in the United States, where the company plans to double sales.

  • Chinese stocks surge to 7-year high

    Chinese stocks jumped to a seven-year high on Monday amid speculation of further monetary easing and the lifting of property curbs.

  • Countries rushing to join AIIB

    Observers say US, now increasingly isolated, should rethink its negative position on the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Life

Yishu 8 Young Artist Award announced

Food

Ciao, Macao
  • Museums put ramen on a culinary pedestal

    There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There's the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there's the trendy, artisanal, handmade soup that fans line up for hours to try.

  • Kunming's 1910 'station' boasts century-old charm

    It's a Sunday afternoon in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, and warm weather has drawn a crowd to the outdoor dining deck of 1910 La Gare du Sud.

  • A carnival for foodies

    A market in Yunnan offers an array of treats ranging from the province's famed mushrooms, to creepy snake fruits and rice crisps.

Culture

Photos capture the path of Buddhism
  • Yishu 8 Young Artist Award announced

    The 3rd Yishu 8 Young Artist Award ceremony was held on March 27. Two student artists from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Fu Xiaojie and Wang Enlai, were announced as the winners.

  • First Chinese-Spanish bilingual school thrives in Argentina

    The School No. 28 is the first Spanish-Chinese bilingual school in Argentina. This is a project initiated by the Buenos Aires city government with the support of the Chinese Embassy in Argentina.

Entertainment

Angelina Jolie gives inspirational speech at Kids' Choice Awards

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

Washington 'willing to work with AIIB'

Washington is willing to cooperate with the new China-led infrastructure investment bank, according to an envoy of United States President Barack Obama on Monday.

Chinese woman charged with fraud remains in jail

Zhao Shilan, who with her ex-husband has been charged with money laundering and immigration fraud based partly on information from Chinese investigators, remains in jail in Washington state.

Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found

Authorities shifted their focus to what caused the Manhattan apartment building collapse and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings, after two bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Warship arrives to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen

China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate Chinese nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse.

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

Elderly care explored from all angles

US

Air Canada flight crash lands, no serious injuries
  • New York will remain focus of investors: experts

    As the Chinese increase real-estate investments in the United States, they are likely to continue to focus on major cities and metropolitan areas like New York, according to real estate industry professionals.

  • Brooklyn Nets celebrate Chinese culture

    The Brooklyn Nets view connecting with the city's growing Chinese community as a good business move.

  • Pier Antique Show in New York

    Decorative and fine arts, antique furniture and jewelry displayed at the Pier Antique Show which features more than 400 exhibitors at Pier 94, in New York.

World

The world in photos: March 23-29
  • Warship to evacuate Chinese from Yemen

    China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate Chinese nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse.

  • Iran talks move towards historic point

    As the March 31 deadline approaches, delegates from the P5+1 countries and Iran on Sunday continued their intensive negotiations to reach an understanding which could pave way for the final resolution of the long disputed Iranian nuclear issue.

  • Germanwings co-pilot may have had detached retina

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes.

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.

AIIB

Travel

Picturesque spring scenery in Bomi county in Tibet
  • Getting close to world's largest Miao nationality village

    Xijiang is a village in eastern Guizhou Province and is famous for the largest village inhabited by people of Miao ethnic minority. It is also known as the "one-thousand-household Miao village". The Xijiang Miao Village is about 260 kilometers from Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province.

  • Ciao, Macao

    The ancient maritime trade destination today mixes modern marvels with historical wonders produced by its past as a Portuguese colony. Mike Peters explores the island.

  • 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 April. The Miami-based cruise company recently made the announcement in Beijing.