Across America

Authors trace history of Chinese art collections
  • China's investment opportunities lauded

    Despite the slowdown of China's economy, there are opportunities for foreign investment in the Chinese mainland, a partner with a China-based investment-management group said on Friday.

  • Apple Pay could face uphill battle in China: Analysts

    Though Apple Inc hasn't announced a plan to roll out its Apple Pay service in China, some analysts say that if it does they are skeptical the service would significantly affect the Chinese mobile-payments market

China

China unveils action plan on Belt and Road Initiative

Business

Chinese CEO compares Apple Inc to Hitler
  • Hainan to ease its duty-free policy

    Hainan International Tourism Island in South China will continue to ease its duty-free policy and bring in tourism professionals to develop the area into an international tourist destination.

  • As property curbs ease, investors may return

    China has eliminated decade-long restrictions on foreign investment in its property market, spelling good news for foreign investors in fields ranging from land development to the construction of high-end office buildings.

  • Bagging rights

    As upper-income spending falters in Europe and in the emerging markets once considered the promised land for luxury sales, a host of high-end European brands have come out with gloomy business forecasts, triggering expectations of a wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for cash-flush buyers from Asia and the Middle East.

Life

Creations presented at China Fashion Week
  • Silversmith carries on ancestral tradition

    In Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region, ethnic Bai silversmiths are using their ancestral skills to make Tibetan-style objects including ornaments, jewelry and religious items.

  • In diplomatic fashion

    Wives of diplomats from the Commonwealth Society of Beijing warm up for a qipao show at a spring reception at a hotel in Beijing on March 25.

  • Spring scenery of Hongcun village, E China

    Listed as a world cultural heritage site, Hongcun village in East China's Anhui province preserved a remarkable extent of the surviving examples of Anhui-style architecture.

Food

Qiulin lieba—a symbol of Harbin

Culture

Ancient bricks and tiles exhibited in Xi'an

Entertainment

Han Hong wins at reality show 'I Am A Singer'

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Asian countries to seek win-win co-op: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping says interests of Asian countries become intertwined & community of common destiny has taken shape.

'Made in China' to 'Made in USA'

It was the second and biggest 'invest-in-the-United-States' summit put on by the US Commerce Department, and the 150-member Chinese delegation was clearly a main target.

More countries to join China-backed investment bank

Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Motive examined after
'deliberate crash'

Attention was focused on the motivations of Lubitz, a German national who joined the Lufthansa-owned budget carrier in September 2013 and had just 630 hours of flying time.

Chinese Community Leaders

Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons
  • 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.

People

Amy Tan talks about writing
  • Pao can seek damages: judge

    Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), can pursue punitive damages in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against her former employer, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled on Saturday.

  • Hu Yanyan: the guardian of China Guardian

    Hu Yanyan is leading the transformation of the world's fourth-largest auction house.

China-US

Kissinger: US, China should seize chances to cooperate
  • China's investment opportunities lauded

    Despite the slowdown of China's economy, there are opportunities for foreign investment in the Chinese mainland, a partner with a China-based investment-management group said on Friday.

  • New Yorker sends honey from 'heaven' to Shanghai

    Among sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains, virgin Himalayan forest and terraced meadows sits the office of Shangrila Farm, launched by New Yorker Sahra Malik and her sister Alia in 2008.

  • 'Made in China' to 'Made in USA'

    It was the second and biggest 'invest-in-the-United-States' summit put on by the US Commerce Department, and the 150-member Chinese delegation was clearly a main target.

US

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured
  • US denies visa to young man for transplant

    Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant.

  • New York fire, building collapse injure 12

    An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion.

  • Teen's DNA project nets student Intel science award

    In an eighth grade science assignment, Andrew Jin did a small experiment to investigate whether bacteria could easily develop resistance to antibacterial agent triclosan. His research found the bacteria taken from sinks were indeed resistant against the agent.

World

Germanwings pilot planned big gesture, says ex-girlfriend

Sports

Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

Handshake
  • No shortcut to national success in soccer

    There is no shortcut to success in soccer. Only with patience, perseverance and hard work can the fate of Chinese soccer be changed.

  • China, ASEAN plans synergize

    The "Belt and Road Initiatives", therefore, would benefit both sides as they are broad enough to encompass different modes of economic integration.

  • Singapore represents Lee's legacy

    Singapore has undergone remarkable economic transformation because of the policies implemented diligently by Lee, his colleagues and successors.

Travel

Shifting sands
  • Changchun World Sculpture Park: a legacy for the future

    Changchun World Sculpture Park, located in southern Changchun and on the north side of the entrance to urban Changchun on the Beijing-Harbin Express Way, is a park in northern China that covers an area of nearly 100 hectares.

  • A carnival for foodies

    A market in Yunnan offers an array of treats ranging from the province's famed mushrooms, to creepy snake fruits and rice crisps.

  • Paradise lost

    Palau seeks to curb Chinese tourist inflows as visitors oversaturate its attractions.