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

Farmer makes his own submarine in Hubei
  • Lightning rods protect Great Wall

    Twelve lighting rods disguised as trees will stand on the sides of unopened sections of the Badaling Great Wall by the end of 2014, helping to protect the cultural site, the management authority of the section said.

  • Guo Meimei faces gambling charge

    Guo Meimei, the 23-year-old woman whose online posts unfairly tarnished the reputation of the Red Cross Society of China three years ago, was formally arrested on a charge of operating a gambling house.

  • Pilots to be required to lose heavy accents

    People who have a strong accent in their spoken Mandarin can no longer apply for a pilot's license or fly aircraft as of 2016, civil aviation authority says.

Business

Zoomlion eyes farm machinery after $340m deal
  • Manufacturing activity at 3-month low

    The HSBC/Markit China flash manufacturing PMI for August dipped to 50.3 from a final reading of 51.7 in July, making the lowest rate in three months.

  • Chinese spending in S. Korea to quintuple

    Spending by Chinese visitors to South Korea is projected to reach 30.5 trillion won ($29.8 billion) by 2020, nearly quintupling that of last year, Yonhap said.

  • China, Mongolia to expand economic ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to work with Mongolian leaders to explore effective ways to expand and deepen bilateral economic and trade relations between two countries.

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

Jackie Chan apologizes for son

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

Rubber duck traveling to Los Angeles
  • 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.

  • 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.

World

Thai junta leader voted prime minister
  • Venezuela's president pays visit to Fidel Castro

    Castro's "Reflections" column posted Wednesday night on the official website CubaDebate said Venezuela's socialist leader dropped by Tuesday, fulfilling a promise to make a visit that Maduro made Aug 13 as Castro turned 88.

  • SCO not military alliance: PLA officer

    An upcoming anti-terror drill to be held among members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) does not indicate that it is becoming a military alliance.

  • 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.

Sports

Western Sydney beats Guangzhou 1-0 in 1st leg
The Ebola outbreak
  • No change in blacks' plight despite Obama

    Tension has been escalating in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer early this month, with the shooting triggering debate on whether it was the result of racial discrimination.

  • Learn from Deng's diplomacy

    Blessed with Deng Xiaoping's foreign policy legacy, China should continue to follow the course he charted so it can be an important force for peace and development in the world in the decades to come.

  • Billionaire's racist talk can't derail ties

    Australian billionaire-turned legislator Clive Palmer's TV rant against China has naturally met with strong condemnation from both China and Australia.

Travel

Scenery at wetland of Heixiazi Island in NE China