Across America

Across America
  • Exchange program start was an accident

    "We started it from zero," said Thomas Fingar, one of the founders involved from the beginning in establishing academic exchange programs between China and the US.

  • Bao Bao's birthday bash all set

    In the Washington National Zoo's giant panda habitat early Wednesday afternoon, cub Bao Bao was taking a nap on top of a rock formation in the pavilion while her mother, Mei Xiang, paced from room to room.

China

Brrrrr: Ice Bucket Challenge grips Beijing
  • 1,000 cult members arrested in 500 cases since June

    Police have arrested 1,000 "Church of Almighty God" members in connection with more than 500 cases since June, when the Ministry of Public Security initiated a nationwide special campaign to attack the cult, the ministry said on Thursday.

  • 120 celebrities on police anti-drug list

    The Beijing police have obtained a list containing 120 celebrities suspected of drug abuse including Jaycee Chan, son of super Kongfu star Jackie Chan.

  • Eight injured in S China knife attack: Police

    A man whose relatives claimed he had a history of mental illness slashed eight people with a knife in Guangzhou City of south China's Guangdong Province on Thursday night, local police said.

Business

Ouya wins Xiaomi partnership to take games to China
  • IBM server sales 'never stopped'

    IBM Corp's partnership with Chinese banks remains active despite reports that said Big Blue's products were ousted from the industry over security concerns, according to the United States company.

  • China's foreclosures on the rise

    Having to rely on themselves to sustain their cash chain, property investors will have a tough time as the market continues to cool. More foreclosures could ensue.

  • Former NDRC finance chief under probe

    Zhang Dongsheng, a former director at China's economic planning agency who oversaw corporate bond issues, is the latest official to be implicated in an anti-corruption drive.

Life

Celebrity drug scandals can damage sponsors
  • Story of facekini inventor

    Zhang Shifan, a native of Qingdao city, runs a swimsuit store in the coastal city of Shandong province. The 58-year-old woman is recognized as the inventor of the facekini.

  • Cool designs that have fun with water

    Water is probably one of the biggest sources of pleasure in the summer. With a designer's vision and an expert's know-how, it can either run as a fountain in your bathroom or fall from a lamp in your shower.

  • Beautiful night scenery of Nanjing

    Photo shows the night scenic view of Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province. The opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games was held on Aug 16, 2014.

Food

Nanxiang steamed buns
  • Creative Chinese Style breakfast

    Creative Chinese Style breakfast full of mother's love

  • Mooncake sales set to go sky high

    It's a long-standing tradition that Chinese people eat sweet and square mooncakes at family gatherings during the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, thanks to national policy and market demand, nowadays there are very healthy varieties of mooncakes at reasonable prices.

  • Getting into the chef's head

    He’s a man of few words, and many food critics have given up trying to extract the juicy details of culinary mastery from him.

Culture

British Museum to stage major Ming Dynasty exhibition
  • Hostile books fill shelves in Japan

    Books and publications carrying disparaging content about South Korea and China have been growing in popularity in Japan to the point that some bookstores even have a dedicated corner for such xenophobic material.

  • Books of summer

    Want to beat the heat with a cool read? Xing Yi and Liu Zhihua find out what books some authors, diplomats and businesspeople are thumbing these days.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Aug 16 - 22

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.

Former security chief under probe

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

The 'house-as-an-ATM' experiment

It is an ages-honored tradition, a tradition that has been lifting many Chinese families out of poverty.

Investment laws revised by next year

Revisions to China's foreign investment laws are likely to be concluded by 2015, when the focus will shift to the supervision of individual investors and their respective conduct, according to an official with China's Ministry of Commerce.

Maine woman convicted of embezzling from Chinese

A woman from Portland, Maine has been convicted of embezzling more than $330,000 from a Chinese company that wanted to invest in a paper mill.

Icy challenge is bringing the 'circus' to town

Many celebrities in China are waiting anxiously to be named, presumably by better-known stars, to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Chinese Community Leaders

Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together
  • 'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

    By 2025, Asian Americans are projected to be 18 percent of California's population and comprise more than 12 percent of registered voters, according to a survey by the California League of Conservation Voters.

  • Dong Xudong: No longer a 'headless fly'

    It took a wall coming down and feeling like a "headless fly" for Dong Xudong to learn how local politics work.

China-US

Opera legend honored in performances in NYC
  • Amazon to bring foreign goods directly into China

    US e-ecommerce giant Amazon will set up operations in Shanghai's free trade zone and also signed an agreement to give Chinese customers access to products from its global supply chain, the company said Wednesday.

  • Chinese, US attitudes on dementia vary

    People in China are the most willing group to pay out of pocket to learn early on if they have a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, according to recently published data from a worldwide study on neurological disorders.

  • Who's causing California's real estate bubble?

    According to a report based on the S&P Case-Shiller Index, San Francisco home prices soared 23.1 percent on an annual basis, leading to speculation of a housing bubble among Chinese buyers who want to purchase a home in the San Francisco area.

US

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson
  • US Ebola patients discharge

    Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday.

  • US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

    At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and is set to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital.

  • US military mulls more troops to Iraq

    A senior US official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders.

World

Malaysia receives MH17 bodies
  • Hungary to send ammo to Iraq

    Hungary said Thursday that as a member of the European Union and NATO, it will send ammunitions to Iraq, free of charge, to assist the fight against terrorism there.

  • Joint efforts blunt ISIL's advance

    US airstrikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces around Erbil, Iraq.

  • Venezuela's president pays visit to Castro

    Castro's "Reflections" column posted Wednesday night on the official website CubaDebate said Venezuela's socialist leader dropped by Tuesday, fulfilling a promise to make a visit that Maduro made Aug 13 as Castro turned 88.

Sports

Western Sydney beats Guangzhou 1-0 in 1st leg
  • Riding the comeback trail

    Zara Phillips, one of the world's best-known equestrians, is charging along the comeback trail and has her sights set on performing well at the FEI World Equestrian Games eventing event next week.

  • Suarez pledges to not bite again

    Contrite striker vows to keep teeth to himself from now on. Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.

The Ebola outbreak
  • Islamic State a threat to the world

    Although al-Qaida led by Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a US strike in 2011, claimed to lead the Islamic "war against the US", the outfit didn't receive much assistance from the Muslim world.

  • Development is still priority

    What is the gist of Deng Xiaoping's thought and how does it apply to China's development today? These questions are worth discussing as the anniversary of his 110th birthday is observed on Friday.

  • Fair market is anti-trust goal

    Probes into both domestic and foreign-funded enterprises are push for a more regulated market order and maturer mechanisms.

Travel

Scenery at wetland of Heixiazi Island in NE China