Across America

Japan's view of history still rankles
  • Chinese delegation scouts for trade fair

    A senior-level trade delegation from the China Foreign Trade Center visited the San Francisco area on Aug 15 to encourage American companies to participate in the 116th China Import and Export Fair, one of the world's top trade fairs.

  • Immigrants get help with tough hurdles

    Most immigrants to the US begin their Americanization by learning English. Though some are faster learners than others, it is wrong to assume that Chinese or Asian learners are more advanced than others.

China

Shanghai through a foreigner's lens

Business

Smartphone subsidy cuts to lift local firms

Life

Designer creates prints that travel
  • Cool designs that have fun with water

    Water is probably one of the biggest sources of pleasure in the summer. With a designer's vision and an expert's know-how, it can either run as a fountain in your bathroom or fall from a lamp in your shower.

  • Beautiful night scenery of Nanjing

    Photo shows the night scenic view of Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province. The opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games was held on Aug 16, 2014.

  • YOG opening ceremony director shares insights

    The opening ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be "very different" from that of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to Chen Weiya, general director of both events.

Food

Creative Chinese Style breakfast
  • Mooncake sales set to go sky high

    It's a long-standing tradition that Chinese people eat sweet and square mooncakes at family gatherings during the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, thanks to national policy and market demand, nowadays there are very healthy varieties of mooncakes at reasonable prices.

  • Getting into the chef's head

    He’s a man of few words, and many food critics have given up trying to extract the juicy details of culinary mastery from him.

  • Food party at Youth Olympic Village

    The cultural education campaign of 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics was launched in Nanjing on Thursday.

Culture

Bikini models embark on World Heritage tour in Beijing

Entertainment

Zhang Ziyi graces Harper's Bazaar

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.

Antitrust probes 'won't deter investors'

Antitrust investigations into foreign companies in China will not scare away foreign investors despite the inflow of overseas spending in July hitting a two-year low, an official said on Monday.

Obama vows long-term strategy against ISIL

Noting that Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured the dam on Monday, Obama said "We will continue to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against ISIL by supporting the new Iraqi government."

Ministry says trade growth needs help to reach 7.5%

China's economic data for July suggests foreign trade activity is recovering, but still faces pressure to meet the annual foreign trade target, the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.

Xi pledges to make China media more up to date

President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday to establish a modern communications system in China, the first time that he has spoken about integration in the media.

Chinese Community Leaders

'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

China-US

US pork industry feels effects of China's ban on some imports
  • Who's causing California's real estate bubble?

    According to a report based on the S&P Case-Shiller Index, San Francisco home prices soared 23.1 percent on an annual basis, leading to speculation of a housing bubble among Chinese buyers who want to purchase a home in the San Francisco area.

  • Chinese, US attitudes on dementia vary

    People in China are the most willing group to pay out of pocket to learn early on if they have a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, according to recently published data from a worldwide study on neurological disorders.

  • Chinese delegation to promote Canton Fair

    A senior-level trade delegation from the China Foreign Trade Center visited the San Francisco area on Friday to encourage American companies to participate in the 116th China Import and Export Fair, one of the world's top trade fairs.

US

120th anniversary of Mei Lanfang
  • Another black youth killed in Ferguson

    Police shot and killed a 23-year-old black male in the northern part of St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, just 10 km from and ten days after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Japan's view of history rankles

    Just moments after Dennis Blair, former commander of the US Pacific Command and former director US National Intelligence, expressed his puzzlement over why China and South Korea would still have historical issues with Japan, he got a quick explanation.

  • US dominates Chinese world university rankings

    US universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation Friday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford.

World

Landslides kill at least 27 in Japan
  • Myanmar reports suspected Ebola case

    A man traveled from Thailand to Myanmar has been suspected of catching the deadly Ebola virus, Myanmar's Ministry of Information reported Wednesday.

  • UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

    The public health expert is heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease.

  • Gaza ceasefire talks collapsed

    A temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has "collapsed" after the 24-hour respite ended Tuesday midnight as no truce-extension agreement was reached and Israel and Hamas renewed their hostilities, a senior Palestinian official said.

Sports

Top 10 signings for the 2014-15 Spanish League
Injured EU

Travel

Ruins of Old Summer Palace brought back to life