Across America

Chinese firm oversees $60 million renovation of Pasadena hotel
  • Iris Chen, former teacher, to run NYC schools' fund

    Iris Chen, a Chinese American who is former school teacher, will run the private fundraising arm of New York City' education department, which has put hundreds of millions of dollars into initiatives such as pre-school preparation for children from low-income families and evaluating teachers.

  • Firms hear success tips in the US

    Human capital is the key to success for Chinese companies doing business in the US, a panel discussion suggested.

China

Weekly Photos: Aug 25-31
  • Beijing tests anti-terror measures

    Beijing police will launch an eight-week inspection of anti-terror precautionary work to guarantee security for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting to be held in Beijing in November.

  • Salary hike guidelines set for Xinjiang

    The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has released it annual basic guideline for workers' salary increases, with the basic line at 15 percent and no more than 18 percent and no less than 5 percent.

  • System on way to cap carbon output

    China will gradually set up a mechanism for limiting its overall carbon emissions and accelerate development of a national carbon market.

Business

Manufacturing activity moderates
  • Making the big transition

    Wuxi, a historic city on the Yangtze River Delta just half an hour by high-speed train from Shanghai, could be a vision of China's future.

  • Alibaba postpones IPO investor meetings

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has postponed the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering (IPO) by about a week, says Bloomberg.

  • China revises law to manage govt money

    China's top legislature on Sunday adopted a revision to the Budget Law which clears ambiguity and closes loopholes in managing the trillions of yuan involved in fiscal revenue and spending.

Life

Trend watch: Chinese actresses in Venice
  • 'Magic Mirror' perfect fit for shoppers

    Help could be at hand for exhausted women shopping for clothes in malls, often accompanied by grudging husbands.

  • Hello Kitty is not a cat: Expert

    Hello Kitty's creator Sanrio is saying that the famous cartoon figure is actually a "little girl," and not a cat.

  • New tours, old cures

    Those who visit Beijing dreaming of health and experiencing traditional Chinese healthcare culture on their trip will be delighted to learn that the city is now catering for their needs, offering the chance to practice tai chi on the Great Wall and enjoy a massage and acupuncture in tandem with visits to scenic spots.

Food

Junk food kills appetite for healthy meals
  • 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.

  • Qingdao: The city that was built on beer

    It's a breezy summer day in coastal Qingdao, and I am awash in beauty and beer. I've been hanging out all morning with 48 lovely young ladies, each one a beauty contest winner in her home country or region.

Culture

12 most beautiful subway stops around the world

Entertainment

24-year-old student crowned Miss Hong Kong 2014

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.

Beijing spruces itself up for APEC summit

Beijing is renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings, and sprucing up roads and landscape marred by congestion and pollution as it gets ready to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group (APEC) summit meeting in November.

New Budget Law to change the game

China's top legislature adopts a revised Budget Law to put government income and spending into a more stringent legal constraint, a move that has an effect on the country's fiscal balance.

Microsoft asked to explain monopoly accusations

A special investigation team questioned Microsoft vice president David Chen and other staff about alleged monopoly activities on Monday and asked the company to give an explanation.

China makes largest share of foreign students

China remains by far the largest source country for foreign students coming to the US for higher education, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

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

Chinese Americans running for office in the Bay Area

US

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy
  • Chinese injured in bus crash in W Canada

    Six Chinese mainland passport holders are among the 54 passengers injured in a highway bus crash on Thursday in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the tour company that chartered the bus said Friday.

  • US launches air strikes on IS rebels

    The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

  • 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.

World

450 injured as protesters clash with police in Pakistan
  • DPRK fires one short-range projectile

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday fired one short-range projectile into its east waters.

  • Islamist militia guards US Embassy in Libya

    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday.

  • 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.

Sports

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters
  • Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals

    With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest US Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997.

  • Peng reaches first Slam quarters

    No 39 ranked Peng Shuai stunned 14th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in straight sets to reach a personal milestone and keep China's hope alive.

Russia targets McDonald's
  • Beijing can't afford a slip in Hong Kong

    The NPC Standing Committee has categorically framed the method for the election of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's chief executive (CE) in 2017 through universal suffrage.

  • Let everyone enjoy the paid vacation

    the government should take measures to ensure that everyone, from top executives to unskilled workers, get to enjoy paid vacation.

  • Whither goes the anti-graft drive

    The entrapment of the biggest "tiger" (suspected corrupt official) has raised hope of government reform and the establishment of a permanent anti-corruption mechanism.

Travel

Natural scenery of Arxan in Inner Mongolia