Across America

Florida lobsters find a market in China

China

A migrant worker and his little friends

Business

Shanghai native makes tiny car with $240
  • Nevada builds on economic ties to China

    Nevada was an early US pioneer in exploring economic ties with China when it became the first state 10 years ago to open a state-licensed tourism office in the Chinese mainland.

  • Avon among US companies violating FCPA

    Avon, the world's largest direct seller of beauty products, pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in China, joining other US companies that have violated the act in China in recent years.

  • Florida holds key to nation's craving for lobster

    The United States lobster trade with China is growing rapidly, especially for a species called the spiny lobster that is harvested in the Florida Keys.

Life

Aspiring dancers prepare for art test
  • Christmas: China and the West

    As Christmas steeps even more deeply in the Chinese society, it has also undergone some changes and deviated from how it’s usually spent in the West. Here are some of our editors’ picks of the major differences.

  • Eco-conscious Christmas gifts

    Christmas is a time of year to celebrate, but the environmental impact of the holiday season can be shocking. Wu Ni looks at some earth-friendly gift ideas.

  • Tea contest held in China's Xiamen

    Tea experts appraise tea at a tea contest held in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Dec 20, 2014. Over 1,000 kinds of tea attended the contest in Xiamen on Saturday.

Food

Feast for the pocketbook
  • 7 hot drinks to make Christmas merrier

    Eggnog, mulled wine, hot spiced cider - Christmas wouldn't be the same without them.

  • Traditions, traditions…

    Christmas dinner is just like the Spring Festival reunion dinner. It is a time for families to gather, and to celebrate one meal together.

  • Tea contest held in China's Xiamen

    Tea experts appraise tea at a tea contest held in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Dec 20, 2014. Over 1,000 kinds of tea attended the contest in Xiamen on Saturday.

Culture

Students paint dream on manhole covers
  • 2014 Biennial of Chinese Traditional Painting opens

    The Third Biennial of Chinese Traditional Painting opened on Dec 23 at the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and will last until March 8.

  • Vessels of culture

    An exhibition at the Palace Museum reveals rare artifacts from ancient China's international porcelain trade. Wang Kaihao looks at how they connect the country to the world.

Entertainment

Xu Jinglei poses for fashion magazine

Yearender: What happened around the globe in 2014

The world in the past year suffered panic and terror the like of which looks set to continue with war and adversity seemingly around every corner.

Boy with HIV assured of care, education

China's health authority has pledged to assure Kun Kun the right to medical treatment, a living allowance and a school education.

The turning of the year

he winter solstice, which marks the shortest day and the longest night, is a time of celebration as the seasons change and winter begins to ebb.

15th anniversary of Macao SAR

Macao SAR celebrates its 15th anniversary of return to the motherland on Dec 20.

Wish Box opens new ways to warm the world

China Daily launches Web app by which potential donors will be put in direct contact with nomadic children in Qinghai province's Yushu prefecture.

PLA submariners defy death in the depths

For Senior Captain Wang Hongli and his crew, reacting fast enough in their submarine in the abyss of the ocean is a matter of life and death.

Beijing wins central approval for new international airport

Government approves plan for a new airport in Beijing that will enable the capital to handle 72 million more passengers each year.

China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Relocated parents face hard lessons

As Chinese children head abroad to study, many parents are opting to move with them, but some experts say the trend is a double-edged sword.

SCO urged to cut trade barriers

China proposed to help SCO countries upgrade their resource-based economies with advanced industrial equipment and financial support.

HK chief calls for respect of law as protests end

Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, called on Monday for full respect for the rule of law and the constitutional framework governing the special administrative region's election overhaul.

High-end club hidden in Beijing's historic site

Private clubs continue to operate in some historic buildings in Beijing despite the government ban.

Alibaba tycoon's bodyguard: master of tai chi

With an average height and plain looks, Li Tianjin does not impress at the first sight, but he has an eye-catching role as the bodyguard of Jack Ma.

Elderly prefer to stay at home

Beijing's population is aging, and the city is investing in various services catering to the elderly. China Daily examines the efforts being made.

Nevada builds on economic ties to China

Nevada was an early US pioneer in exploring economic ties with China when it became the first state 10 years ago to open a state-licensed tourism office in the Chinese mainland.

Marbury plans to never leave China

After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball.

Chinese Community Leaders

Father's legal battle leads to helping immigrants

China Hands

Robert Daly: Many of his paths lead to China
  • Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire

    He is a man of many firsts: the first Chinese-American US ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce and the first Chinese-American governor of the State of Washington.

  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

China-US

AMC silent on showing The Interview
  • UN opens new China Lounge

    The East Foyer of the United Nations General Assembly Building in New York has been renamed the "China Lounge", as the area has just finished renovation under the sponsorship of the Chinese government and was officially unveiled on Monday.

  • Aaiting word from China on Sony hack

    Beijing clearly stated its opposition to any form of cyber attack but has yet to make a final judgment regarding the hacking of US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • Marvelous night for a moon dance

    The Culture of China Festival of Spring performance wins applause at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday evening.

US

George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital
  • Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    One week before the US combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube

    "The Interview" went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day.

  • Ebola outbreak not yet under control

    Despite progresses made in the fight against the ongoing Ebola outbreak that distresses large parts of West Africa as well as the rest of the world, the epidemic is yet to be put under control.

World

White Christmas in Moscow
  • Flood in northern Malaysia worsens

    The flood situation in several northern Malaysian states worsened during the last two days with 69,549 victims housed at relief centers so far, reports reaching here said on Friday.

  • 10 years after tsunami: then and now

    December 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, or Boxing Day tsunami, which struck on Dec 26, 2004, triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • NATO not walking away from Afghanistan

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged the NATO allies will not walk away from Afghanistan upon the completion of the bloc's international combat mission at the end of 2014.

Sports

LeBron enjoys Christmas homecoming tour
  • Peyton has no plans to call it a day in Denver

    NFL fans and fantasy football owners debating Peyton Manning's prowess and problems can continue that discussion well into the new year.

  • Marbury plans to never leave China

    After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball.

Peace threat in 2015

Travel

Winter Nadam kicks off in North China
  • Traditions of the legendary St. Regis

    The exceptional experience at the St. Regis comes not only from the flawless management and design, but also the very special bespoke service and time-honored heritage and traditions.

  • Iceland expects to attract more Chinese tourists

    Iceland saw more than 23,000 Chinese visitors in the first 11 months of this year, increasing by 49 percent compared with the same period last year.

  • Rime blankets Inner Mongolia

    A blanket of rime covering more than 50 kilometers appeared in the National Forest Park in the Greater Xing'an Mountains in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.