Across America

RMB hub makes a splash


58,000 drawn to college
  • Heiress harmonizes hot pot with organic farming

    Wealthy heiress Stephanie Ho may be something of a fashionista in her spare time, but these days she prefers discussing culinary matters in her role as the founder of two organic-restaurant brands, Green & Safe and Qimin Hotpot.

  • PLA bribery probe to continue

    Investigations into suspects who had connections with Xu Caihou will continue to the end, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Baby havens 'under great pressure'

    An organization that runs a safe haven for abandoned babies has had to scale back its operations because of financial constraints and a lack of workers.


Michigan firm gets $1 billion Chinese contract
  • Trendsetters to the fore at Boao Forum

    Young leaders and trendsetters set out their ideas and solutions at a sub-forum with the theme "Power of individuals in the era of pluralism" at the Boao Forum for Asia.

  • Countries rushing to AIIB as deadline nears

    South Korea and Turkey have announced their decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the latest batch of wait-and-see countries to join as the application deadline draws close.

  • China creates key telecom chip

    A Chinese state firm has successfully invented a cutting-edge chip for data transmission in telecommunication.


Silversmith carries on ancestral tradition
  • 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.

  • Murder, he writes

    How does a professor go about sketching the lead character of his crime thrillers?


A carnival for foodies
  • Qiulin lieba—a symbol of Harbin

    When friends visit Harbin, I recommend they try lieba (the Russian chljeb ‘bread’), a large round bread baked with beer yeast. Actually, this type of bread has become the symbol of Harbin cuisine.

  • Kunming's 1910 'station' boasts century-old charm

    It's a Sunday afternoon in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, and warm weather has drawn a crowd to the outdoor dining deck of 1910 La Gare du Sud.

  • Spanish chef eager to make his mark in Beijing

    Jordi Villegas can't wait for his mama to visit China's capital, because the demands of his job have kept him from going to his home near Barcelona for the past three years.


Craftsman continues ancient tradition of prayer-stone carvings
  • 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.

  • Authors trace history of Chinese art collections

    Like other Chinese art enthusiasts, Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac followed the sale of Robert Ellsworth's huge Asian art collection at Christie's for Asian Art Week with much interest. They went to Christie's gallery in Rockefeller Center in mid-Manhattan to look at the collection and kept up with the daily auctions that took place during the week.


Strike a pose for reality TV 'Supermodel'
  • CCTV presents series on people and nature

    China's first high-definition documentary series reflecting the relationship between people and nature on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is being shown on China Central Television on Wednesday night.

  • Telling China's story

    Discovery Channel, known for its culturally diverse content, has launched Hour China, a documentary anthology on the country for its global audience.

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

'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 among the 2,600 attendees was clearly a main target, DONG LESHUO reports from Washington.

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.

Tornadoes kill one in Oklahoma

The first batch of severe weather in the US tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads.

Kissinger: US, China should seize chances to cooperate

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attended the China Development Forum 2015 Economic Summit on March 21.

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.


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.


New Yorker sends honey from 'heaven' to Shanghai
  • '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 among the 2,600 attendees was clearly a main target, DONG LESHUO reports from Washington.

  • China, US bear down on fugitives, 'Sky Net' unleashed

    China will strengthen cooperation with the United States on major legal cases aimed at repatriating corrupt Chinese officials hiding in the US, as well as confiscating their ill-gotten assets, a senior official of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said.

  • Chinese one-third of US foreign students: report

    The number of international students studying in the United States has risen, bolstered by growth from China, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.


New York fire, building collapse injure 12
  • US invites Brazil's Rousseff for official visit

    The US government has invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for an official visit to Washington D.C., in a move to repair strained relations.

  • US seeks China ties at investment summit

    When US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said that the SelectUSA Investment Summit had a "powerful start" on Monday, he was facing the huge Potomac Ballroom in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • Toronto debuts N. American yuan trading

    The first clearinghouse in North America for China's yuan currency, also known as the renminbi, is officially opened following ceremonies on Monday in Toronto.


'Behind-the-scenes' visit at Paris Zoological Park


Chelsea extends contract one year for captain Terry
  • 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.



Sri Lanka's tourism earnings grow 6.6 pct helped by Chinese arrivals
  • 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.

  • Sun, fun and roulette

    Double-oh-seven has been there for some sun and fun. In fact, three 007s have frolicked in the surf on these islands.