Across America

US, China to parley on extradition of criminals
  • EB-5 visa ceiling is short-term, expert says

    The US may have run out of EB-5 visas for Chinese applicants for the first time ever, but experts say it should have little effect on those wanting to apply.

  • Chinese investors revive Shipyards

    Thanks to the EB-5 money-for-visa program, many wealthy Chinese investors are helping revive one of San Francisco's most ambitious development projects, a project that will help lift one of the city's worst neighborhoods out of poverty.

China

Blast rips through a home in Beijing
  • Aviation court gives Shanghai a global voice

    The Shanghai International Aviation Court of Arbitration, the world's first arbitration court specializing in solving global aviation disputes, was opened in Shanghai on Thursday.

  • Sino-Russian energy deals benefit all

    Cooperation between China and Russia in the energy sector has brought tangible benefits to both countries and is expected to yield further positive results, says Li Hui, China's ambassador to Russia.

  • More put learning Chinese to test in EU

    More people in European Union countries have taken Chinese-language proficiency tests in recent years, an official at Hanban - the headquarters of the Confucius Institutes - said on Thursday.

Business

Jack Ma's $21.8 billion puts him top of China's wealth list
  • Taking the green road to growth

    Stein Erik Hagen believes that China will continue to play a critical role in the global economic shift and spearhead green energy applications worldwide.

  • Microsoft to close MSN service in China

    Skype, the real-time Internet communication service provided by Microsoft, has emailed Chinese MSN users about the change, suggesting they move to the VoIP service.

  • Apple sends invites to mystery event

    Apple computers sent out a wave of media invitations on Friday saying that the tech giant will hold an unspecified event near the company's corporate headquarters on Sept 9.

Life

Top totes make bold fashion statement

Food

Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well

Culture

Palace Museum to offer discounted tickets

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.

US, China to parley on extradition of criminals

An anti-corruption and transparency mechanism being worked on by 21 APEC economies, might lead to the ultimate extradition of more corrupt Chinese officials from the US and other countries.

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.

China accuses US over 'close-in reconnaissance'

Defense Ministry says US military has frequently conducted reconnaissance, which has "gravely undermined China's security interests as well as China-US strategic mutual trust and bilateral ties."

EB-5 visa ceiling is short-term, expert says

The US may have run out of EB-5 visas for Chinese applicants for the first time ever, but experts say it should have little effect on those wanting to apply.

Chinese Community Leaders

Wang Ling-chi: Fearless fighter for civil rights
  • '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.

  • Dong Xudong: No longer a 'headless fly'

    It took a wall coming down and feeling like a "headless fly" for Dong Xudong to learn how local politics work.

China-US

China accuses US over 'close-in reconnaissance'
  • DC Chinese film festival offers a window on life's wide diversity

    Yibin Cai, founder and director of the DC Chinese Film Festival, can hardly believe the scale the event has grown to in so short a time.

  • Microsoft CEO 'en route to Beijing'

    Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source said on Thursday, 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 (R & D) in determining the potential value of stevia extraction, according to company executives.

US

Obama blames Russia for violence in eastern Ukraine
  • 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

DPRK not to send cheering squad to Incheon Asiad
  • 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.

  • UN peacekeepers detained in Syria

    Forty-three peacekeepers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) operating in the Golan Heights separation area between Syria and Israel were detained by "armed elements" early Thursday after a heavy fighting between the Syrian armed forces and rebels, a UN spokesman told reporters.

Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
Obama weighing ISIS options
  • Will convergence help traditional media?

    The fourth meeting of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms on Aug 18 issued a clear guideline on the convergence of traditional and new media and their development.

  • University tuition hike unwarranted

    The increase in fees, in some cases more than 40%, has cast doubt on the mission of public universities a to offer an affordable education because they are run on taxpayers' money.

  • Conciliation way forward for HK

    2017 reform package can be viewed as the starting point for a joint political venture for the SAR and the central government.

Travel

Century-old park reopens in Shanghai
  • Serene Retreat

    Yangon mesmerizes with ancient pagodas, scenic lakes, hip bars in restored colonial architecture and delicious freshwater seafood.

  • Inner Mongolian road trip

    Road trips come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re supposed to be done in the country you call home. This region offers rugged landscapes, centuries of history in the form of lamaseries and Mongolian traditions, modern-day cowboys on motorbikes and its own fairy tale Grand Canyon.

  • Horses graze at Shandan Horse Ranch in Gansu

    The history of the ranch can be traced back to 121 BC when famous Chinese general Huo Qubing established the ranch specially to herd horses for the army of China.