Across America

China investors top US list of 2013 national security reviews
  • US Rep requests Lunar New Year honors

    US Congresswoman Grace Meng is now pushing the House of Representatives to pass legislation to officially recognize Lunar New Year.

  • Hainan expands US non-stops

    Hainan Airlines announced the addition of three weekly nonstop flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Shanghai's Pudong Airport beginning June 20.

China

China imposes ivory import ban to evaluate its effects over 1 year

Business

Pie in the Sky?
  • Inside a Taobao village

    Bainiu used to be a small village of less than 1,600 farmers. But in the past seven years, the village has become a hotspot for e-commerce startups.

  • Tax break helps small businesses save $17b

    More than 100 billion yuan ($16.6 billion) in tax break eased tax and fees burden of small businesses last year, an official with the Finance Ministry said on a Friday policy briefing.

  • Shanghai tops China's disposable income list, gap remains

    Per capita disposable income in Shanghai, the nation's financial hub, hit 47,710 yuan ($7,611) last year, eclipsing Beijing to secure the first place nationwide.

Life

Proud to be a toilet cleaner
  • Population shifts affect festival

    China's population is undergoing major changes, affecting many traditional customs, especially the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.

  • Money, smarts among top traits in mate search

    Education, immigration status and income are the top categories Chinese people living in the United States consider when searching for mates, according to the latest report by a Chinese dating company in the San Francisco area.

  • A small present with a big meaning

    Hongbao, a red envelope containing small amounts of money, is a gift that is guaranteed to be warmly received, not just because of the cash, often a token amount, but also because of its traditional symbolism and best wishes for the future.

Food

US embraces Chinese tea traditions & lifestyle

Culture

The eighth nine days: wild geese are flying back
  • San Jose park named after Iris Chang

    Iris Chang, "the woman who could not forget," now is going to be remembered by park visitors in the community where she spent her last days.

  • Thousands worship Jade Emperor of Heaven in Fujian

    More than 3,000 devotees from both sides of the Taiwan Straits attended the worship ceremony of Jade Emperor of Heaven at Tianbao Yuzun Palace in Zhangzhou city of Southeast China's Fujian province in the early morning of Feb 27, 2015.

Entertainment

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

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

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.

Tech firms cut from approval list

Analysts said China's decision to remove some of the leading tech companies from its state-approved purchase list is designed to aid the country's technology sector while addressing what Beijing sees as security concerns.

Yuan on move, but not to top

The yuan will get near the top of the East Asian monetary order, but will not challenge the US dollar's position as the world's top currency, according to an expert in Washington.

'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

US Representative requests Lunar New Year honors

US Congresswoman Grace Meng is now pushing the House of Representatives to pass legislation to officially recognize Lunar New Year.

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year

People

Shawn Chen : A pioneer in international education
  • 15-year-old skater dreams big

    Karen Chen, the 15-year-old bronze medalist from last month's US Figure Skating Championships, is excited about the coming trip to the Junior World Championships in Estonia in three weeks.

  • Luly Yang: Fashion designers aims to inspire

    Luly Yang's name is synonymous with her highly conceptual couture creations and highly sought after fashion designs.

China-US

EB-5 could harbor fraud: report
  • China no longer US' 'greatest enemy': Gallup

    China is now seen as less of a threat to Americans, thanks to Russia's actions in Ukraine and terrorist group ISIS, according to polls done by Gallup in February.

  • China, US work to make Xi's visit successful

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice both said that the upcoming state visit to the United States by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September is of great significance.

  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

US

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel
  • 400-yr-old books are found in California

    Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in California and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin.

  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

  • Killer of 'American Sniper' jailed for life

    Eddie Ray Routh was jailed for life without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."

World

Prince William starts Japan tour on culture exchanges
  • Ukraine starts heavy weapons withdrawal

    The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said Thursday that the country's military forces are starting the withdrawal of their heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern regions.

  • Gunman kills 4, found dead in South Korea

    A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days.

  • Chinatown parade sees record attendance

    An estimated 100,000 spectators and 4,000 performers were on hand for the 42nd annual Vancouver Spring Festival Parade on Sunday, a record-breaking turnout, organizers said.

Sports

Lippi's glory days in China
US spys China's mobile phones and internet

Travel

Ocean of golden canola flowers in Luoping, Yunnan
  • Big boost for toilets

    The China National Tourism Administration will coordinate construction of 33,000 toilets nationwide in the next three years, according to a meeting in Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regio, on Feb 26.

  • Maldives' tourism industry faces challenges as Chinese tourists decline

    Maldives's crucial tourism industry is facing challenging times as it grapples with declining Chinese tourist arrivals, the island nation's main source of tourism revenues.

  • A Portrait Of The Silk Road

    A photo album replete with travelogues has been published after its author retraces the ancient route. Xing Yi reports.