China praised for financial aid on climate

US' top climate-change negotiator applauded China for its $3 billion contribution to help developing countries prepare for climate change.

Rights panel presses US over scientists' cases

Sherry Chen, a hydrologist with the US National Weather Service, and Xiaoxing Xi, former chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, were accused of espionage.

New Year's beat

A child from the Miao ethnic group beats a bronze drum to welcome guests and celebrate the Miao New Year in a village in Leishan county, Guizhou province, on Monday.

Xiaomi rolls out 3 new products to end the year

Xiaomi, China's leading smartphone maker, launched three new products in Beijing on Tuesday, including a smartphone, a tablet and an air purifier.

Shooting a martial arts flick the hard way

While most directors rely on computers to transform actors into superheroes, Xu Haofeng shoots his martial arts flicks in a more traditional way through training the star to be a real kung fu master.

College to broadcast basketball games in Chinese

When the University of Dayton's men's basketball team plays Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, fans will be able to follow the action in Mandarin Chinese.

Avoiding escalation over Russian warplane downing

US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Tuesday urged Russia and Turkey to avoid escalation after a Russian warplane was downed by Turkey.

A star afoot

Tragedy in Sichuan propelled a Chinese dancer to New York and a stellar career with the Martha Graham Company.

Food and Travel

Carve up this turkey for dessert

This mind-boggling cake is a vanilla cream cake with chocolate glaze, created in the shape of a Thanksgiving turkey.

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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.

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