Across America

Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level
  • Genetic editing of human embryo sparks an uproar

    A global outcry from scientists has arisen after Chinese scientists successfully "edited" the genes of human embryos for the first time.

  • Clean-coal tech can aid air goals

    China will need to use clean-coal technology to ensure a steady energy supply and to meet more stringent environmental standards, according to a report from the China Energy Fund Committee.

China

Face-kini fad hits models

Business

Concept cars in spotlight at Shanghai auto show

Life

Enter the Iron Dragon

Food

Under the mango tree
  • Spanish chef seeks the essentials in food

    Alain Devahive Tolosa is a master of molecular cuisine. The Catalan chef deconstructs and recreates ingredients like he did during his 15 years at El Bulli, which was often touted as the best restaurant in the world in its heyday.

  • Bosnians boil largest broth for record bid

    Bosnian chefs cook in a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the largest chicken broth, in a central square of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, April 17, 2015.

  • Searching for the perfect mix

    Young Chinese bartenders join the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in search of the perfect combination between liquor and food.

Culture

Tibet, Nepal retain close ties throughout history
  • The exquisite stone that sings

    Unable to speak for years after birth, Liu Shiming began singing verses in folk style before he could even speak and is cited as full embodiment of the legendary wood-turned stone that sings, Wen Zongduo and He Keyao report.

  • Traditional performing stages in China

    China's performing stage is an essential part of traditional Chinese architecture. Most well-preserved ancient stages were built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Entertainment

Top seamster goes beyond red carpet

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.

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.

The real Apple Watch goes on sale Friday in China, US

Some Chinese have been buying knock-off versions of the Apple Watch, but on Friday they'll get a chance to order the real thing.

China looks to top the bill in Hollywood productions

LA moguls are looking longingly East as the mainland becomes a hefty box-office market, reports Xie Yu in Hong Kong.

Panda to be inseminated via China

This year, the National Zoo in Washington will be celebrating giant panda breeding season in a very special way.

Chinese mourn passing of US officer

A Chinese-American police captain, who recently died after a six-year-battle with cancer, was remembered by Chinese supporters.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ho Feng Shan: A man of compassion, courage
  • Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons

    Chang came to the United States in 1979 from Taiwan for graduate school at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She moved to Houston and got a job as an engineer in a pipeline company in 1981.

  • 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.

People

Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site
  • Carrying on a Chinese food legacy

    Chinese food has been available in the United States since the mid-1800s, when the first Chinese came to the country as laborers. But authentic Chinese food did not start to prosper in America until the mid-20th century, and that was largely because of one woman: Joyce Chen.

  • Zhao Qiguang: A 'Marco Polo' from China

    Zhao Qiguang, a professor at Carleton College in Minnesota and distinguished Chinese scholar, had a childhood fascination with the Venetian explorer Marco Polo and a passion for swimming.

China-US

Chinese mourn passing of US officer

US

US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages
  • Ex-general, CIA chief gets probation

    Former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

  • Chinese mourn passing of US officer

    A Chinese-American police captain, who recently died after a six-year-battle with cancer, was remembered by Chinese supporters.

  • Rice University official honored

    Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun was honored at the annual Significance to Success luncheon of the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council on Thursday for her contributions to a variety of organizations across Houston.

World

Are you prepared to welcome the second royal baby?
  • Anniversary of Armenian massacre marked

    Armenians hold candles during a memorial march after an Ecumenical service marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces, at the cathedral in Berlin April 23, 2015.

  • DPRK to establish 2nd intl tourist zone

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has declared a second international tourist zone, the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday.

  • EU, Cuba to hold political dialogue meeting

    The European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday said EU and Cuba restarted political dialogue and will hold the first meeting in June.

Sports

Ding trails Higgins 3-5 at snooker worlds second round
Left behind

Travel

Holiday conference set for October
  • Hemu village in Xinjiang, a hidden heaven

    Located within the Kanas Lake scenic area in the north of China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Hemu is a rather primitive village.

  • The future of travel

    More than 1,200 tourism enterprise representatives, tourism planners, experts and media gathered in Beijing recently for the 2015 Conference for Tourism Retailers and Suppliers held by Easytour International Travel Service (Beijing).

  • Intoxicating terrace in E China's Zhejiang

    Old men dressed in straw rain coats walk in the terraces with farm cattle. This is the unique scene in Ninghai county, East China's Zhejiang province when the spring ploughing season comes.