Across America

Chao gift to Harvard begins to take shape
  • New publication will focus on China’s energy industry

    To provide a window on the industry that makes China the world's largest consumer and producer of energy, the Chinese think tank China Energy Fund Committee launched CEFC China Energy Journal, the first English-language publication devoted to the country's energy industry.

  • Ecuadorean rose business blossoms in China

    A gift box with a fresh red rose is labeled at 520 yuan ($84) and a bundle of 99 colorful roses at 6,999 yuan at a Chinese website that sells roses only from Ecuador.

China

Red Cross Society of China delivers relief supplies to Nepal
  • Hospitals checked for possible bribes, kickbacks, misconduct

    The former head of a prominent hospital in Yunnan province is suspected of taking large bribes, including 100 houses, 100 car lot properties and 35 million yuan ($5.6 million) in cash, from 2005 to last year, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Monday.

  • 2,000 Chinese tourists return from Nepal

    About 2,000 Chinese tourists have arrived home, while 400 remained stranded at a airport in quake-hit Kathmandu as airlines race to evacuate them following Saturday's earthquake, said Chinese Embassy in Nepal on Monday.

  • Watchdog says Sinopec chief faces investigation

    Wang Tianpu, president of Asia's biggest crude oil refiner, is under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violations".

Business

Around the world on solar power

Life

Handmade noodles become local intangible cultural heritage

Food

10 things you should know about Malbec
  • Argentina's Malbec wine as good as Messi: Envoy

    Malbec, the grape variety that represents the brand and uniqueness of Argentina wines, is just like what football star Lionel Messi is offering to the world.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

  • Under the mango tree

    Times are changing for 'lifestyle restaurant' and global brand Mango Tree. Matt Hodges visits the mothership in Bangkok as the company gets ready to open on the Chinese mainland.

Culture

Replicas of looted Yuanmingyuan animal heads pop up
  • Handmade noodles become local intangible cultural heritage

    The handmade noodles there take nearly two days for the master to prepare, and the skills are traditional and complicated that only few people know, which made it becomes a local intangible cultural heritage.

  • Making Chinese opera an international music form

    Liu Shiming’s life has been devoted to modern Chinese opera and folk hit singing, which the famous tenor believes must explore its ethnic folk music resources and win the hearts of own people to achieve global recognition.

Entertainment

New show gives ancient opera a fresh sound
  • Music city

    Zhenjiang might be an important stop on the Yangtze River economic belt, but it lacks cultural vibrancy. The Changjiang International Music Festival is trying to change that.

  • Scorpions to mark 50th year in China

    Rock veterans Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 and perform in China for the first time.

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

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.

China expected on agenda for Abe, Obama

China will be an important part of the conversation between US President Barack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when the two meet in Washington on Tuesday, according to a White House official.

Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

Tens of thousands stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake in Nepal expressed frustration at the government's slow response to the crisis as death toll has climbed to 4,264 people.

New US-Japan defense guidelines inject instability in East Asia

By unveiling the new US-Japan defense guidelines, Washington has simply signed a Faustian pact with a Tokyo that has a knack of alienating its neighbors and creating instability in East Asia.

iPhone sales in China surge, boost Apple's profits

Helped by strong sales of the iPhone, revenues in China rose 71 percent to $16.8 billion, making it the biggest market behind the US.

People

Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • 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.

China-US

Late captain is remembered

US

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
  • Chinese firms need global vision: dean

    Chinese companies have to adopt a global perspective for their evolving role in international markets, the dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business told China Daily on Monday.

  • US, Japan unveil new defense guidelines

    US and Japan on Monday announced new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation, allowing Japan's self defense forces to take on more ambitious global role that the Shinzo Abe administration has been seeking.

  • China documentary on monkeys thrills

    "Amazing", "fantastic", "unprecedented" were but a few of the comments from the audience after the screening of Chinese pioneering wildlife photographer Xi Zhinong's latest documentary Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La.

World

At Harvard, protesters demand Abe to apologize for Japan's wartime crimes

Sports

Relieved Lee handed backdated doping ban
History

Travel

Egrets fly to Xiangshan Forest Park for migration
  • Neighborly visits on border

    China's largest border city offers close encounters with its mysterious northeastern neighbor. Erik Nilsson visits the DPRK and dances with its people-without technically setting foot on its shores.

  • Transparent skywalk opens in Chongqing

    With a total investment of more than 35 million yuan ($5.6 million), the glass bridge is built at an altitude of 1,010 meters, with a vertical drop of 718m directly under the skywalk to the ground.

  • Hemu village, a hidden heaven

    Located within the Kanas Lake scenic area in the north of China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Hemu is a rather primitive village.