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Commentary: Obama's criticism of Chinese counterterrorism law groundless

China

China ready to celebrate traditional Lantern Festival

Business

Shaolin abbot responds to commercialization criticism

Life

Bike-riding activity held to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Brazil

Food

Sweet tradition

Culture

Prince William visits Xishuangbanna

Entertainment

Photographer captures beauty around world

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

Tale of two cities

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

China refutes US concern over security

Beijing hits back at criticism from United States President Barack Obama over a counterterrorism law being considered by Chinese lawmakers.

China's defense budget expected to rise about 10%

China's defence budget this year is expected to increase by about 10 percent compared with 2014, the spokeswoman for the country's parliament says.

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the US Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the US would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons.

US agents raids 'maternity hotels'

Federal agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched over two dozen Southern California locations Tuesday to investigate maternity tourists, mainly from China.

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

China passes US at movie box office
  • US retailer stands by flooring made at factory in China

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators - North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood floor - closed down 25 percent on Monday following a report on "60 Minutes" that showed a factory in China making laminate flooring that the TV program said exceeds California's standards for formaldehyde, a chemical linked to cancer.

  • US firms to lower China stakes in '15

    Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China have reduced their reinvestment budgets for this year by 9.3 percent.

  • China responds to US concern over counterterrorism law

    China's drafting of its first counterterrorism law is a domestic issue, China's Foreign Ministry said in response to comments made by the United States.

US

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home

World

Holi festival adds color to Indian widows' dull life
  • Shanghai gives William a royal welcome

    Prince William received a warm welcome in Shanghai on Tuesday, on the second leg of his trip to China, the first visit by a senior British royal for almost three decades.

  • JTC, Temasek to merge urban solutions units

    JTC Corporation and investment company Temasek have entered into an agreement to merge four of their operating subsidiaries into an integrated platform for sustainable urban development.

  • Abe faces questions about donations

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he accepted donations from firms that received government subsidies as he personally faced questions about potentially improper donations for the first time.

Sports

Prince William loves playing soccer
  • Fosun may bid on Brooklyn Nets

    China's Fosun Group has expressed interest in buying the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets, and the price tag could be near $2 billion, according to a published report.

  • When will China bid for World Cup

    For hundreds of millions of Chinese soccer fans including President Xi Jinping, hosting a World Cup is the most common wish. But a consensus is yet to be reached on when to lodge a bid.

Paleontology museum

Travel

Beijing's Palace Museum unveils display schedule