Across America

California flight school to train Chinese pilots
  • Vietnam lukewarm to US offer

    The Pentagon chief's call for an end to all construction work on South China Sea islands did not receive a clear endorsement from Hanoi on Monday despite closer US-Vietnam military cooperation and simmering maritime tensions in the region.

  • Chinese to relish tequila and Mexican food

    Mexico wants Chinese consumers to drink more tequila as the consulate general of Mexico in Guangzhou plans to hold events for promoting of the liquor in Shenzhen, Dongguan and Zhuhai in Guangdong province, and Xiamen in Fujian province this year.

China

Survivors recall moments of horror

Business

Chinese stock market explained in new book

Life

Painting exhibition of Li Jin to be held in Shanghai

Food

Sugar-pulling technique: Intangible culture heritage
  • Online rumors' ill effects on food safety

    Dozens of experts, government officials and entrepreneurs recently gathered in Beijing for a seminar organized by Xinhuanet.com, the multilingual website for Xinhua New Agency, to discuss how to tackle online rumors about food safety.

  • Belgian chef celebrates 'natural wonders'

    Visiting chef Seppe Nobels' blue eyes light up with excitement when he is asked about his morning at Jingshen Hai-xian Shichang, the capital's busiest fish market.

  • Red bowl's chic hotpot

    About 1,500 years ago, Mongol horsemen, cooking over campfires, seared meat in their shields and simmered soup in their upturned helmets.

Culture

Culture Insider: Mysterious imperial toys of the Qing Dynasty
  • Shangjin ancient town in Hubei

    The almost 1,800-year-old Shangjin ancient town, which is located at northwestern Hubei, is the best preserved ancient town in Hubei due to its remote site.

  • 'Tiao Qian' ceremony held at ancient Taer Monastery

    Buddhists wearing masks attend a ceremony depicting stories of Gods and ghosts in Tibetan Buddhism at the Taer (Gumbum) Monastery in Huangzhong county of Xining, capital of Northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 31, 2015.

Entertainment

Jolin Tsai to tour in China

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

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.

Ship disaster in Yangtze River: Roundup of updates

By 9:30 am Wednesday, 14 are confirmed dead, 14 have been found alive and 428 passengers remain missing after the ship disaster on the Yangtze River.

Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program

US President Barack Obama signed into law legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records.

Unconfirmed multiple bomb threats made against flights in US

At least five bomb threats were reported on Tuesday against flights of five airliners leaving or landing in the US.

Where Caitlyn Jenner found her Vanity Fair style inspiration

The stealth Caitlyn Jenner cover shoot for Vanity Fair sprang from her chats with the magazine's fashion and style director, Jessica Diehl, about inspirations ranging from Lauren Bacall to "The Thomas Crown Affair."

People

Bammy Wong: Building a network of legends
  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • 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.

China-US

Chinese treasures go on block
  • Maryland governor wraps up China trip

    Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan wrapped up a three-day visit to China after meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and US Ambassador Max Baucus, and taking part in a signing ceremony for Maryland and Chinese companies.

  • More clean-energy cooperation sought

    The US and China are seeking closer collaboration on clean energy research to reduce energy consumption, according to working groups of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC).

  • New Hampshire 3D company signs contract with China

    Known as the Granite State and for holding the first primary in the US presidential election cycle, New Hampshire is adding some technology prowess to its persona.

US

2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

World

Italy marks Republic Day with military parade in Rome
  • S.Korea closes schools for MERS fears

    More than 200 schools in South Korea have suspended classes Wednesday due to fears for contagion of young students from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

  • Nearly 3 million still need aid in Nepal

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 2.8 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the earthquake in Nepal.

  • Drought affects 36 Thai provinces

    A drought crisis has been affecting 36 provinces across Thailand, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said Tuesday.

Sports

New York Cosmos defeat Cuba in diplomatic soccer friendly
  • Federer, Nishikori crash out of French Open

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga treated the home crowd with a comeback win over Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori and reached the semifinals at Roland Garros here on Tuesday.

  • Li Na gives birth to baby girl

    Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na posted a photo of her newborn baby girl's foot on her Sina Weibo and Twitter account early on Wednesday. The baby is called Alisa.

FIFA corruption

Travel

Picturesque Xinduqiao town in SW China