Across America

Across America
  • Bay Area takes lessons from Napa quake

    San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee discussed South Napa earthquake recovery and San Francisco's emergency preparedness and resiliency efforts during a meeting with the disaster council in San Francisco.

  • More earthquake relief rolls in

    Chinese organizations across the US have donated more than $400,000 to the Chinese embassy to support relief efforts for the Yunnan earthquake that struck China in early August.

China

Xi urges innovation in 'new military revolution'
  • Foxconn plant to employ 20,000

    Technology giant Foxconn's plant in Shanxi province has launched a massive recruitment drive for an additional 20,000 workers to meet orders for next-generation smartphones.

  • 'Magic mirror' perfect fit for shoppers

    The system makes suggestions by matching users and garments by size and skin tone. Users can change the clothes on their visual figures displayed on the screen by hitting a button on the screen.

  • Foreign marriage disputes increase

    Courts are facing an increasing number of family dispute cases involving non-Chinese partners, and an awareness of foreign laws is becoming essential for Chinese residents marrying foreigners.

Business

Chengdu Motor Show 2014 kicks off

Life

New tours, old cures
  • Furry friends

    Many adorable pets went on show at Pet Fair Asia 2014, along with the latest gadgets for their every need.

  • Hey, good looking?

    Do Chinese women know how to dress better than their husbands or boyfriends? An online debate has sparked controversy on why the men seem not to care about their looks as much.

  • Real challenge is beyond ice buckets

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken China's entertainment and executive worlds by storm after making its debut more than a week ago.

Food

Qingdao: The city that was built on beer
  • Oktoberfest in August

    I never thought I'd be doing this in China. The music is quick and lively, a happy little polka. Immediately I'm on my feet, along with my friend from Alabama.

  • Some fun beer quotations

    Beer brewers shall sell no beer to the citizens, unless it be three weeks old; to the foreigner they may knowingly sell younger beer.

  • Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well

    The Second Division under the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a semi-military administrative body in a few places of Xinjiang, has some of the best tomato farms in China.

Culture

Thomson photos offer a glimpse of 19th century China
  • Art imitating life, and vice versa

    Hang Chunxiao, a well-known curator who helped plan Zhou Jie's exhibition 36 Days, spends a lot of time explaining to visitors why the artist is wearing clothes, and why she doesn't always lie on a wire bed.

  • Winning moves

    Practical wing chun is no monkey business, neither is it inspired by mantis, snake or tiger. This lethal martial art aims to take the opponent out of the game in three moves.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Aug 23 - 29

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Leading leaden lives

Cheng Xiaomin is 20, but she is only a bit taller than an average 8-year-old.

Former security chief under probe

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.

Exhibition on China-US WWII collaboration unveiled

A photo exhibition covering China-US collaboration during World War II in the China Burma India Theater was opened in Beijing on Saturday.

Google building delivery drones

Google is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

US, China plan followup to Sunnylands summit

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, plan a followup to their informal summit last year after November's APEC summit in Beijing.

US urged to stop recon

China has once again urged the US to reduce and stop its close military surveillance along the Chinese coast as the two militaries are holding bilateral talks in Washington this week.

Chinese Community Leaders

Wang Ling-chi: Fearless fighter for civil rights
  • Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together

    Kenneth Li, born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong, came to Houston in 1981 to go to college at Houston Baptist University. Since then, he hasn't ventured far from his school, but has built a strong community around himself. He got into real estate after graduation and focused his business in southwest Chinatown, which is less than three miles from the school.

  • 'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

    By 2025, Asian Americans are projected to be 18 percent of California's population and comprise more than 12 percent of registered voters, according to a survey by the California League of Conservation Voters.

China-US

US, China plan followup to Sunnylands summit
  • Microsoft CEO 'en route to Beijing'

    Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • US firm partners with stevia maker

    A partnership between a California-based biotechnology company and a leading Chinese producer of stevia plant extracts gives both groups a solid base for further research and development in determining the potential value of stevia extraction.

  • Lenovo settles US laptop lawsuit for $70m

    Lenovo will spend about $49 million to repair Lenovo IdeaPad laptops sold in the US, as well as about $20 million in cash refunds and credit to settle a 2013 suit involving the company's ultrabook products.

US

Google building delivery drones
  • Drug overdose deaths rises in New York

    New dada from the New York City Health Department show that, from 2010 to 2013, drug overdose deaths in the metropolis increased by 41 percent.

  • Obama to mull options against Islamic State

    US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq and Syria.

  • US rice could see potential market in China

    A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

World

Annual elephant polo tournament kicks off in Thailand
  • EU to impose strong Russia sanctions

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Saturday the EU was prepared to toughen sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but also that it wanted a political deal to end the confrontation.

  • APEC members calls for ocean partnership

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members passed a declaration on Thursday calling for the establishment of a new partnership focusing on maritime cooperation in the region.

  • Turkey to form new government

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan formally asked former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday to form a new government and be his prime minister, CNN Turk news channel reported.

Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
Obama weighing ISIS options
  • Singapore, future of China in urban order

    If you can conjure up an image of the Second Ring Road with cars flowing freely, rather than being a parking lot for hours day and night, it is Singapore.

  • Students' military drill needs a rethink

    Public misgivings about the recent incident at a military training program in Longshan county, Hunan province, have not been mitigated even after local authorities made the investigation result public. Conflicting official and non-official versions of the incident have confused people, reflecting the failure of local authorities to respond to public queries.

  • Film quality, not capital, decides success

    The cultural industry, including the film industry, has been attracting increasing amounts of capital from other industries. But more money does not necessarily translate into more good contents.

Travel

Beautiful China