Across America

Chinese lacrosse team leaves Denver with heads held high after tournament

China

Typhoon Matmo wreaks havoc in Fujian, Taiwan

Business

NDRC confirms Qualcomm's monopoly
  • China, US agree on infrastructure deals

    China and the United States agreed Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on infrastructure while calling for an acceleration of talks on a bilateral investment treaty.

  • China shares surge Thursday

    China shares rose sharply on Thursday as investors plowed into blue chips, cheered by the progress of a trading plan that will soon make it much easier for foreigners to buy Shanghai stocks.

  • Haikou lifts limit on buying property

    Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan province, has become the 27th city to lift restrictions on property acquisitions.

Life

'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says joking robot
  • Make way for the androids

    A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

  • Excess is his success

    Italian designer known for his flamboyant style visits China, where his brand is becoming increasingly popular. Mark Graham reports.

  • Cast members promote Ning Hao's film

    Cast members attend a press conference for "Xin Hua Lu Fang", directed by Ning Hao, in Beijing on July 20, 2014. The film is scheduled to open on September 30.

Food

Six types of cancer-causing food
  • Alsace on a plate

    The new chef at Heritage draws on French classics as he explores ways to keep his kitchen 'close to nature' in Beijing.

  • Shanghai favorites served up in style

    Tai Sheng Yuan is a renowned Chinese food restaurant in Shanghai that serves Shanghai, Sichuan and Canton cuisine.

  • Eatbeat

    Not long after its opening, the Beijing branch of Japanese ramen restaurant Ippudo has people lining up at its gate to eat.

Culture

Creative public sculptures from around the world
  • Book fair addresses high-tech demand

    With one simple scan, teacher Gladys Lau fed into her handset information about an exhibition featuring Hong Kong's literature and writers at the Hong Kong Book Fair, which was held from July 16 to 22.

  • Star power publishing

    When celebrities dip their toes in the world of publishing, they can harness thousands of fans into an energetic promotional force. Liu Zhihua reports.

Entertainment

Street snap: A fashion trend in Beijing
  • Zhang Yimou sues film company

    Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou has filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong-based New Pictures Film Company, claiming he is owed 15 million yuan, or some $2.4 million.

  • Battle for the big screen

    As the competition for summer box-office dominance heats up, Wang Kaihao looks at the innovative online marketing techniques being used by domestic filmmakers.

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.

TransAsia crash while landing in Taiwan

Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured after a Taiwan plane, with 58 people on board, made a failed emergency landing in Penghu.

Meat supplier in global crisis

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.

Death toll in Gaza mounts to 701

The death toll of the Israeli offensive which started on July 8, has mounted to 701, spokesman of the health ministry Ashraf al- Qedra told Xinhua, adding some 4,500 others have been injured.

Dogs 'capable' of feeling jealousy

The research, based on a similar study to gauge jealousy in infants, suggests dogs and possibly other animals exhibit a primordial form of the emotion.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gigi Li: Representing the under-represented
  • He Konghua: The 'sister' of cultural exchange

    San Francisco businesswoman and community leader He Konghua was born in 1949 in Beijing, the same year that the People's Republic of China was founded and the whole nation embraced a new era. This coincidence in timing might explain her deep and abiding love for the motherland.

  • Chiling Tong: Passing a leadership torch

    For Chiling Tong, CEO of the International Leadership Foundation and former US deputy assistant-secretary of Commerce, being a leader herself is not enough. Raising future leaders who share her ethnic background is more imperative and fulfilling.

China-US

Top chains may suffer a backlash that lingers

US

Dance troupe's fusion performance wins over judges on television show
  • US study: dogs are capable of feeling jealousy

    The research, based on a similar study to gauge jealousy in infants, suggests dogs and possibly other animals exhibit a primordial form of the emotion.

  • Rappellers go over the edge for charity

    Laurie Staten of Dallas, left, Maria Lamela of Point Pleasant Meadow, center, and Niki Gray of Maryland are 3 of the 6 team members part of "Team of Me," a group of comprised of Merrill Lynch employees. Merrill Lynch donated the most money, $30,000.

  • Policy innovations for a green economy

    On 25th June, UNEP's Inquiry released its first publication, "Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development. It sets out an open invitation to those with interests, experience and insights to contribute to developing design options for a sustainable financial system.

World

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territor
  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

  • 40 bodies from jet returned to Dutch soil

    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

  • DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday it is preparing for the 17th Asian Games and hopes its players and cheering squads would make the Asiad more enlivened and contribute to mending the stalled inter-Korean relations.

Sports

DPRK hopes for better inter-Korean ties through Asian Games
  • Air crashes to hit the world of sports

    The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, shocked the world just as the memory of missing MH370 was slowly beginning to fade.

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    The Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night formally announced the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city of Glasgow.

Hypocritic US
  • Bridge over Pacific waters

    China values geopolitical importance of Latin American and Caribbean nations and wants all-round cooperation with them.

  • A globalizing China benefits world

    It is generally understood that China has been rapidly globalizing and that a globalizing China has been a primary catalyst for improving living standards in many parts of the world.

  • Western media expose their prejudice

    The Western media tried to sensationalize the so-called spy incident shows that opinions are divided in the US over improving military ties with China.

Travel

Beautiful scenery of Xiangshawan