Across America

International alliance launched for Macao

China

Zhejiang village suffers in isolation

Business

Intl commodities fair opens in Yiwu

Life

Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level
  • Sisters reunited after 40 years

    Two women, who didn't know they were sisters, have been reunited after four decades thanks to the help of one's best friend and a little luck, in Hefei city, East China's Anhui province, according to ahwang.cn on Thursday.

  • Clean air? Don't hold your breath

    Intense air pollution is expected to strike China's northern cities twice more before November.

  • Chinese film 12 Citizens competes for main award in Rome

    Actors, directors and movie fans are in Rome for the 9th Rome Film Festival. Chinese director Xu Ang is there for the world premiere of his latest movie,12 Citizens.

Food

Shulan in NE China presents boutique rice
  • Chopsticks & Beyond into Zhengzhou

    Cooking and the enjoyment of food are things that go beyond political and cultural borders.

  • Tracing the origins of rice

    This is the neighborhood where Chinese farmers tended the first paddy fields, and respect for rice is still very much ingrained in local culinary traditions.

  • Art on a plate

    Don't ask the staff members at Museo why the deep fried Camembert is called Mona Lisa's smile, You will struggle to get a straight answer.

Culture

Int'l Contemporary Art Fair in Paris
  • Translator Sidney Shapiro dies aged 98

    Sidney Shapiro, a famed U.S.-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing.

  • Chinese, French presidents write preface for Chinese relics exhibition

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande have written a preface for an ongoing Chinese cultural relics exhibition in France, part of the two countries' celebration of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations.

Entertainment

Elegant Amber Kuo pose with fine jewelry

Decoding China cyber-society

A report by Fudan University, covering some 1,800 subjects with diversified occupations and social roles, givs a portrait of Chinese netizens.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to the nation's criminal laws means a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

The ancient army that's still growing

China responds over "hacker infiltration to Apple's iCloud"

China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple's iCloud.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

CPC Fourth Plenary Session

The CPC Central Committee, elected by the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, convenes at least one plenary session every year. The fourth session will be held this year.

Innovative Asia

Tourists set to travel light overseas

An increasing number of countries are modifying their visa-application procedures in the hope of attracting more visitors from China.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Poverty in China

Oct 17 marks China’s first Poverty Alleviation Day. We hope this special serves as a wake-up call for people to act together to fight extreme poverty.

Exams that baffle best test-takers

The Chinese are allegedly the best test-takers in the world, but still find some exams very difficult. Following are the hard exams most taken or talked about by Chinese.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to NYC from Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebolahas, tested positive for Ebola.

Virgin America expands link with China Airlines

An agreement announced between Virgin America and China Airlines will expand the existing relationship but only yield an incremental increase in business.

The Forbidden City relives in Vancouver Art Gallery

The Forbidden City travelled to the west coast for its second stop of the historical moment of culture exchange between China and Canada.

Twitter, Facebook eye 'strong connections'

Nation's strong developer talent pool and advertising budget from going-global enterprises are apparently the big attractions for the US Internet companies.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ding Yuan: Safeguarding history's truths

China Hands

Rob Efird: It was 'love at first sight' for China

China-US

Facebook's Zuckerberg turns on his Chinese charm
  • 100,000 Strong boosts Mandarin effort

    More and more American students may be studying Chinese, but the number of them studying abroad in China and developing the linguistic competencies to engage with Chinese people remains few, according to Dan Davidson, president of the American Councils for International Education.

  • General aviation is ready for takeoff

    Personal-aircraft sales and the general-aviation market in China are poised to grow as the country eases restrictions that have hampered the industry, according to aircraft manufacturers.

  • Book tells story of 'comfort women'

    The story of China's World War II-era "comfort women" should be told to help ease their historical pain, said the author of a new book on the subject in Washington on Tuesday.

US

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria
  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in US midair crash

    A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at an airport in Maryland.

  • New York police wounded in hatchet attack

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.

  • New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

    A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to NYC from Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebolahas, tested positive for Ebola.

World

Pregnant Kate stuns in knit dress at charity gala

Sports

Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury
  • China climbs to 88th in FIFA rankings

    China climbed to 88th on the October edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, nine positions higher than last month, according to the FIFA website.

  • Schumacher's doctor sees progress

    A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

Heavy fog hits China

Travel

Precious tulips plundered in Central China