Across America

US teachers visit China on fellowship
  • Microsoft relaunches chat robot

    Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) chat robots in China - Cortana and her little sister XiaoBing - are not only out to entertain the country's 600 million Internet users with their hip, slang-laden comebacks, reminders and tips, but they also aim to explore the huge mobile and smart home market.

  • NBA Nation concludes successful China gig

    NBA Nation, the NBA's largest fan basketball playground and lifestyle touring event, wrapped up its two-month tour of China, giving fans the opportunity to participate in basketball while staying active with NBA players, legends and dance teams.

China

Hainan braces as approaching typhoon intensifies

Business

Sinopec sells $17.5b stake in retail unit to investors
  • Microsoft relaunches chat robot

    Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) chat robots in China - Cortana and her little sister XiaoBing - are not only out to entertain the country's 600 million Internet users with their hip, slang-laden comebacks, reminders and tips, but they also aim to explore the huge mobile and smart home market.

  • Alibaba roadshow bodes well

    Investors' fever toward the Alibaba Group during its roadshow and all the hype surrounding the Chinese e-commerce behemoth are boding well for its record-breaking IPO in the US market.

  • Economist who swims against tide

    Justin Yifu Lin believes that with some adjustments, China still has the potential to sustain the miracle for another 20 years.

Life

Street snaps of Gao Yuanyuan in New York
  • Renovation programme underway at Labrang Monastery

    The Labrang Monastery, a major Tibetan Buddhism monastery in China, is undergoing the largest renovation programme since its establishment in 1709.

  • Wengang Township: hometown for brush pens

    Zhou Pengcheng, a boss of brush pen workshop makes personalized brush pens in Wengang township of Jinxian county, east China's Jiangxi province, Sept 11, 2014.

  • Best bets

    As of now, eight of the top 10 women tennis players are expected to take part in the Wuhan Open.

Food

A gilded prophet comes home
  • An abundance of riches

    Shanghai food has always been unabashedly heavy, its flavors enhanced by generous applications of the kitchen trinity of oil, sugar and soy. Xu Junqian talks to a chef who claims he was born "dipped in soy".

  • No shoddy oil found on mainland so far

    No tainted oil from Taiwan has been found so far to have been imported to the mainland, authorities said on Wednesday, as the quality watchdog suspended the importation of all suspect products.

  • Creative themed restaurants around China

    Theme restaurants are restaurants in which the concept of the restaurant takes priority over everything else, influencing the architecture, food, music, and overall 'feel' of the restaurant.

Culture

Renovation programme underway at Labrang Monastery

Entertainment

Songstress Li Xianglan dies at 94

Go Wuxi: Canal city in transition

Budding businesses of the digital age

Young Chinese entrepreneurs are tapping opportunities to realize their world-changing dreams as the Internet is breaking down the barriers.

Top 10 most used desktop instant messaging tools

Here is a look at the top 10 instant messaging tools used by Chinese netizens in July.

Top 8 executives who left western firms for Chinese companies

Premier Li attends Summer Davos forum

China's top business elites under 40

Business magazine Fortune's Chinese version has ranked top 40 business elites in China who are under 40.

Host of Japan's historic surrender

Young China - You've got talent

Swimming in Politics:the allure of Beidaihe

Quaint seaside city has punched above its weight in the political arena, hosting waves of national leaders and serving as the launch pad for key state policies.

President Xi visits Mongolia

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.

Sinopec privatization biggest in Xi's tenure

State-owned oil refiner will sell $17.5 billion stake in its retail unit, China's biggest privatization since President Xi Jingping came to power in 2013.

Beijing to tighten foreign hiring requirements

Foreign employees in capital should be aged between 18 and 60, with a bachelor's or higher degree and at least two years experience.

Hillary Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016.

US teachers visit China on fellowship

Educational exchanges between the world's two largest economies are not just for students. Teachers can also get in on the act.

Chinese Community Leaders

Building a golden China-Hollywood bridge
  • GOP candidate a natural gas advocate

    Doug Lee is a Republican candidate for the New York State Assembly District 16 in Nassau County and he will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Michelle Schimel in November on a platform.

  • Chen connects police, Asian community

    As the assistant chief of the Houston Police Department and in charge of staff services, John Chen wears a uniform and spends a lot of time in his downtown office.

China-US

China, US step up IPR cooperation
  • Chinese firms learning lessons

    In order for Chinese companies to be successful in the US, the firms need to hire local workers, establish close ties with service providers and whenever possible team with local partners.

  • Paulson, Rudd tackle China's future

    Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson shared their views on changes China has experienced in recent years.

  • Exhibit recounts Shanghai's Jewish refugees in WWII

    About a hundred people from the US and China gathered at Congregation Beth Israel on Wednesday to attend to attend the opening ceremony of Shanghai Jewish Refugees Exhibition.

US

With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016
  • US to restart adoption program in Vietnam

    Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, the US Embassy said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the consent of their birth parents.

  • Police: Escaped school shooter captured

    Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio high school students who escaped from prison.

  • US beef talks continue

    "Progress is being made but ongoing discussions continue at very high levels," said Alfred Almanza, administrator of the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service, at the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum in Beijing on Friday.

World

Queen Elizabeth urges Scots to think 'carefully'
  • Australia to sign agreement with China

    Australia looks set to sign a free-trade agreement with China, the deal expected to be clinched by the end of the year.

  • Swedish PM declares resignation

    Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt declared his resignation on Sunday night amid disappointing results of his center-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election.

  • Taliban leader killed in security operation

    An Afghan security force killed a senior Taliban leader along with four other insurgents in the country's western province of Herat overnight, police said Monday morning.

Sports

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia
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Travel

Aquatic plants exhibition attracts visitors in Taipei
  • Beauty of Gahai Wetland in NW China's Gansu

    The Gahai Wetland, a source area of China's Yellow River, is growing in both water area and waterfowl numbers since the establishment of a national natural reserve in 2002.

  • LA highlights its tourist attractions

    The Tourism and Convention Board of Los Angeles unveiled a showroom highlighting the city’s attractions in Beijing on Sept 10 as it endeavors to reach a double-digit increase in Chinese tourists to the largest city on the west coast of the United States.

  • Interview with Sylviana Murni

    Jakarta in Indonesia and Beijing have been sister cities for several years. Last week, the deputy Governor of Jakarta, Sylviana Murni, came to Beijing to attend the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF)'s two-day tourism summit.