Across America

Artists advocate for environmental protection
  • NYC's Asian restaurants hit by higher rent

    Mei Chou closed her first New York City restaurant in 2008 because of it. Now she is facing the same issue again with her two-year-old Chinatown bistro — skyrocketing rent.

  • Wanxiang finds success in US

    If companies operating in China want to expand to the United States successfully, there may not be a better example than the Wanxiang Group Corporation, the largest China-based automotive components company by revenue.

China

'Pocket-size' teacher with tall dreams
  • China, Laos sign seven deals

    China and Laos signed seven cooperative agreements on Monday in their efforts to jointly boost national development in trade and other areas.

  • Many oppose college tuition increase

    Many residents are opposed to increases in college tuition fees and want universities to reveal their financial situations, according to an online survey.

  • 60,000 plus cases probed in 5 months

    Anti-graft authorities investigated more than 60,000 cases in the first five months of this year, nearly 35 percent more than in the same period last year.

Business

Microsoft likely targeted in Chinese antitrust probe
  • OSI overhauls China operations

    OSI Group announced Monday a number of sweeping changes to the organizational and management structure of its China operations after being hit with a meat scandal.

  • Private rocket company looks to the stars

    They may be aiming for the stars, but the problems facing three young entrepreneurs are Earth-bound, as they try to successfully launch the first private rocket firm in China.

  • China angered by US protectionism

    China is strongly dissatisfied with the United States for its anti-dumping and countervailing probes into Chinese exports of photovoltaic products.

Life

Love me, forget me, please
  • Lonely path for 'leftover' women

    For many Chinese singles looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover".

  • Etro's women no victims of fashion

    Today, when people think of Etro, one of Italy's more unusual contributions to world fashion, they think of him as someone who embodies the cosmopolitan spirit.

  • Green is the new black

    Because polyester makes up a huge chunk of the global fiber market, recycling it is gentler on the environment than producing brand-new polyester.

Food

Hangzhou residents enjoy noodles during Zhongfu
  • Geda Noodles

    Geda Noodles is a local snack of Shaanxi province. It is believed that Geda Noodles was invented by a worker named Li Shansi at a restaurant called Yuelai Restaurant in Sanyuan county, Shaanxi province.

  • Skippy chops bound for China

    Adelaide-based Macro Meats has spent over a year working on the feasibility of exporting our national emblem onto Asian dining tables.

  • Hot,hot,dip,dip...

    Hotpot is also known as steamboat in some southern Chinese cities, and in Hong Kong, they call gathering around a steaming cauldron of hot soup "da binlou", or "hitting the side of the pot".

Culture

Awesome 3D beach art in New Zealand

Entertainment

Actor Lu Yi and daughter Bei Er appear at theater show

Xi attends BRICS summit

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.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang under probe

Retired former security chief becomes the most senior Party official to face formal investigation during the term of President Xi Jinping.

Prudence urged over solar dispute

China's Ministry of Commerce has urged the United States to handle the latest dispute over solar trade "prudently," saying that trade friction is unavoidable but governments have a responsibility to prevent it from harming China-US relations.

US visa delays likely to continue

The US embassy in Beijing said the visa service returned to online working last Wednesday, but it is still operating at a significantly reduced capacity.

OSI group to fund food safety

US-based OSI Group, owner of the Shanghai Husi Food, announced that it would invest $1.62 million for a 3-year food safety education campaign in China.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gene Wu: Changing the stereotypes

China-US

Amateur team aims for great heights
  • Ministry urges prudence over solar dispute

    China's Ministry of Commerce has urged the United States to handle the latest dispute over solar trade "prudently," saying that trade friction is unavoidable but governments have a responsibility to prevent it from harming China-US relations.

  • Some analysts like to see zero-sum game

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his nine-day trip to Latin America on July 23, attending the sixth BRICS summit, visiting four nations and meeting more than a dozen leaders from the region.

  • Artists advocate for environmental protection

    Twenty-six young artists from the US and China showcased their original artwork on the importance of protecting the planet as part of an exhibit held at the United Nations in New York on Monday.

US

LA police arrest 4 teenagers in Chinese student murder case
  • LA lightning kills 1, injures 13

    A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said on Sunday.

  • NYC's Asian restaurants hit by higher rent, taxes

    Mei Chou closed her first New York City restaurant in 2008 because of it. Now she is facing the same issue again with her two-year-old Chinatown bistro — skyrocketing rent.

  • Naval vessels conduct exercises

    RIMPAC is the world's largest biennial naval exercise between the US and Pacific Rim nations, with 22 countries participating, including China which is joining for the first time.

World

Armed clashes set Libya's Tripoli ablaze
  • Iraq reaches breaking point

    Salman Khaled has lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

  • Israeli jets strike Gaza

    Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

  • Aquino urges support to reforms

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on the nation on Monday to support his reforms as he faced the biggest political crisis in his four years in power, a spending scandal that could damage his anti-graft image and undermine reforms.

Sports

'Li Na Building' unveiled in Shanghai 
  • Jacques Rogge expects great success for Nanjing YOG

    Ahead of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), former President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge told Xinhua in an exclusive interview his expectation of the games to be a great success.

  • All tickets claimed for LeBron's homecoming show

    LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tainted Apple
  • MH17 incident not a cold-war tool

    And the most important lesson it has learnt from all the wars and crises is that, mutual trust and transparency are the best cure for distrust and conflict.

  • Overcoming HK's social divide

    The lack of rational discussions where moderate views can be heard makes it hard for differing groups to find common ground in Hong Kong.

  • Society should address suicide among youths

    The rising rate of suicides among youths has become a big cause for concern for many countries, but the number and the reasons for suicides in China are even a bigger cause for concern.

Travel

Int'l Grape Exhibition Garden opens in Yanqing county of Beijing