Across America

Oil's fall 'huge gift' for China: expert
  • China, US to act on food issues

    Senior Chinese and US officials stressed on Wednesday the importance of bilateral agricultural cooperation to ensure food security in both countries and around the globe.

  • Testing procedure curtails US hay exports to China

    China's booming dairy industry has meant a surge in US hay exports, but the country's resistance to imports of some US genetically-modified crops (GMOs) is reducing US exports of hay modified with biotech alfalfa.

China

Early mist rises on Yangtze River
  • Illicit $1.25 trillion smuggled out of China

    China saw an estimated $1.25 trillion leaving its borders illegally from 2003 through 2012, leading the way among 151 monitored developing economies.

  • China files one-third of patent claims

    China was responsible for one-third of the world's patent applications last year, once again driving strong global growth despite stalling innovation in Europe and Japan, the World Intellectual Property Organization said on Tuesday.

  • Not schools for scoundrels

    As China's anti-graft campaign approaches its third year, behind-the-scenes efforts are being made to educate officials and dissuade them from accepting bribes or succumbing to other forms of graft.

Business

Russia's richest lose $10b
  • Asia's top 3 billionaire all Chinese

    Chinese real estate mogul Wang Jianlin trails Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, and Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing among Asia's wealthiest.

  • Cash crunch fans expectation on RRR cut

    China's market liquidity has turned surprisingly tight in recent days despite rate cuts in November, arousing speculation over possible cut in reserve requirement ratio (RRR) soon.

  • China home prices continue to cool

    China's property sector continued to cool in November, with new home prices in 67 of 70 major cities reporting month-on-month drops, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

Life

The workplace romance
  • The outsider

    Laura Tang has lived in Shanghai for 10 years, moving to the city from a village in Hunan province.

  • Stars shine with a different shimmer

    The recent death of an 83-year-old Japanese actor created a wave of commemoration in China, which is quite unusual in the current climate of tense Sino-Japanese relations.

  • China's 'Sherlock Holmes' makes his case

    Meng Guanggang recalls having his car set on fire and being chased by gangsters.

Food

Queen of desserts

Culture

Snapshots in time
  • It's all about 'culture'

    Anation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

  • ABBA is back - in pictures

    So a new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing the band again.

Entertainment

Yearender: Chinese actresses who married in 2014

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.

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.

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.

Canada preparing to return property

Canada and China are ready to sign an agreement to return illegal assets seized from fugitives of economic crime, including corrupt officials.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Strength of China's anti-graft body revealed

About 1,000 employees are currently working at China's top anti-corruption body, according to a report by Phoenix Weekly on December 3, 2014.

8 sentenced to die for killer blasts

Eight terrorists who triggered two explosions that killed 46 people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region received the death sentence on Monday.

Official sees bright future for Macao

The "one country, two systems" plan has been a great success since Macao formally returned to the motherland 15 years ago.

The heat is on for the 'living fossil'

China urges US to correct itself after WTO case win

China welcomed an decision by the WTO to reject the appeal by the United States in a trade dispute over countervailing duty measures.

New dynamic for US, Cuba

For China, the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will bring both opportunities and challenges, experts said.

VP assures on US economic ties

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang has assured US officials and business communities that his country's policy for developing the China-US economic relationship will not change despite China's expanding economy.

Tech giants gain ad-market share

Four major Chinese tech companies are starting to overtake their American counterparts in the global digital advertising market, and are catching up to market giants Google and Facebook, according to researcher eMarketer.

Chinese Community Leaders

Man-Li Kuo Lin: always helping others
  • Ming-Tat Cheung: Doctor with a big heart

    When it comes to representing the Chinese community in Canada, Dr Ming-Tat Cheung is a name you can't miss.

  • S.B. Woo: Using skills to make change

    Every time Shien-Biau "S.B." Woo, former lieutenant governor of Delaware, hears about US President Barack Obama appointing an Asian American to his cabinet or federal court, he feels a deep sense of satisfaction. He knows his hard-fought efforts are paying off.

China Hands

Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire
  • 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.

  • Penetrating China's remote interior

    For Marilyn Beach, an environmental specialist with extensive experience in China, her most memorable project there was the 18 months she spent traversing rugged terrain in remote areas of the west to research the West-East Gas Pipeline Project.

China-US

JCCT in Chicago
  • China urges US to correct itself after WTO case win

    China welcomed an decision by the WTO to reject the appeal by the United States in a trade dispute over countervailing duty measures.

  • Vice-premier assures on US economic ties

    Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang has assured US officials and business communities that his country's policy for developing the China-US economic relationship will not change despite China's expanding economy.

  • Tech giants gain ad-market share

    Four major Chinese tech companies are starting to overtake their American counterparts in the global digital advertising market, and are catching up to market giants Google and Facebook, according to researcher eMarketer.

US

New dynamic as US, Cuba restore relations
  • Obama opens historic door

    Sudden as it is, the thaw between the United States and Cuba, signaled by the presidents of the two countries announcing they will start talks on restoring diplomatic relations, should not have come as a surprise.

  • Canada revises investor-visa plan

    Canada's new program that would give approximately 50 immigrants and their families residency visas by investing at least 1 million Canadian dollars in a venture-capital fund has appeal for many Chinese, despite its stricter assessment and verification, according to observers.

  • Air China, Air Canada to deepen cooperation

    China and Canada's national airlines, Air China Ltd and Air Canada, are increasing their cooperation.

World

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba
  • Hostage reveals drama inside Sydney siege

    Sydney hostage Joel Herat has revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Islamic extremist Man Haron Monis.

  • Canada promotes beef in China

    Canadian beef is entering the retail market of China's first tier cities and poised to be available in more regions.

  • Beijng condemns Pakistan school attack

    Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 137 people, many of them children, and injuring 245 others.

Sports

British, German soldiers play Christmas truce centenary match
Sanctions
  • Unlocking strategic competition

    China should persist in cultivating a favorable neighboring environment and concentrate resources on core interests.

  • Time to end higher education 'elite cult'

    Debates over "985" and "211", two official higher education programs, continue after education authorities decided to "weaken" them instead of canceling them altogether.

  • Act to stop another bloodbath

    Militancy is a regional problem and until it is addressed as such, there will only be a long-term ebb and flow of militancy, cycles destined to repeat themselves.

Travel

Xi'an railway station: Lost in translation