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

Torrential rain cools Beijing
  • Dozens dead in Xinjiang terror attack

    Dozens of civilians were killed or injured in a terrorist attack early on Monday morning in Shache County, Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local police said.

  • Travelers find ways around flight delays

    Chinese military and civil air traffic control authorities worked to ease the concerns of passengers after days of flight delays and cancellations.

  • Number of Chinese visiting Japan soars

    The number of Chinese tourists visiting Japan increased sharply in the first half year of the year despite the continuing diplomatic tension between the countries, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Business

McDonald's Japan works on contingency plan
  • 'Right talent' in short supply

    Talent shortages and skills gaps have varied effects on companies: lower competitiveness, reduced innovation and creativity, and less ability to serve clients.

  • Chery to export 13,000 cars to Venezuela

    Chinese independent car maker Chery Automobile Co Ltd will export 13,000 cars to Venezuela after signing an agreement with the country's Ministry of Commerce.

  • East China city lifts home purchase limit

    The eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou on Tuesday became the latest city to lift home purchase restrictions to prop up the property market.

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.

Microsoft probed for monopoly

The Chinese antitrust regulator confirmed on Tuesday that it is launching an anti-monopoly investigating concerning Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system and Office business software.

4 charged for murdering student

Two adults and two teenagers were charged with murder Tuesday for the beating death of a University of Southern California student Ji Xinran from China.

Baidu developing 'self-driving' car

Chinese search engine leader Baidu Inc, widely known as the Google of China, is following in the Western Internet giant's footsteps by working on its own version of a self-driving car.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gene Wu: Changing the stereotypes

China-US

Amateur team aims for great heights
  • Silicon Valley rally calls on Fox News to fire Beckel

    More than 50 local politicians and community leaders joined a rally at city hall in San Jose, California, calling for Fox News to fire talk-show commentator Bob Beckel for what they said are racist remarks he made on his show earlier this month.

  • 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.

US

Philadelphia Orchestra holds press conference
  • 252 pounds dancer swings with flexibility

    She may be twice the size of other women but LuAyne Brown boasts double the tricks - because she is the world's heaviest pole dancer.

  • Student deaths shake Chinese communities

    Chinese communities throughout the United State were saddened by the deaths last week of a 24-year-old Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC), who was beaten on his way to his apartment and died there.

  • 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.

World

Libyan warplane crashes in Benghazi
  • Khamenei accuses Israelis of 'genocide'

    Israel has committed "genocide" in the Gaza Strip, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

  • 'Significant' progress in Iran nuke talks

    The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks on Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended.

  • Foreign kids enjoy summer fun in DPRK

    After some on-the-spot guidance from DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and a major facelift, the Songdowon International Children's Camp reopened on Tuesday for this year's foreign campers.

Sports

252 pounds pole dancer swings with flexibility
  • Bayern goes Green for US tour

    Julian Green has been touted as the new face of US soccer - but it is one few Americans recognize.

  • FIFA pressing Italy for probe on racism

    FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favorite to become its next president, in which he alluded to African players as "banana eaters".

Shrinking recovery
  • New model to boost South-South ties

    As recognized in the joint declaration, it is this condition that will enable the two sides to get developing countries greater say in the world order.

  • Latin America on Japan's radar

    Abe is the first leader of his country to visit the Latin region in a decade and is aiming to secure energy resources, business deals and political support.

  • Properties abroad a two-edged sword

    Chinese buyers should take into account factors such as exchange rate fluctuations, geographical and cultural differences, and political uncertainties before deciding to invest in real estate in overseas markets.

Travel

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