Across America

China investors top US list of 2013 national security reviews
  • US Rep requests Lunar New Year honors

    US Congresswoman Grace Meng is now pushing the House of Representatives to pass legislation to officially recognize Lunar New Year.

  • Hainan expands US non-stops

    Hainan Airlines announced the addition of three weekly nonstop flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Shanghai's Pudong Airport beginning June 20.

China

China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

Business

Potential buyers count down days to Apple Watch launch
  • China cuts interest rates to ease deflation

    China's central bank on Saturday decided to cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points amid deflation worries.

  • Shagang cuts stake in listed steel unit

    The decision by the nation's largest private steelmaker, Shagang Group, to sell 55.1% of the shares in its Shenzhen-listed unit Jiangsu Shagang Group Co Ltd, was intended to raise funds for diversification beyond steel, analysts said.

  • China overhauls industry gas pricing

    China will set an equal, fair natural gas pricing structure for all industrial users to allow market forces to lead the energy sector, the top economic planner announced on Saturday.

Life

Proud to be a toilet cleaner
  • Population shifts affect festival

    China's population is undergoing major changes, affecting many traditional customs, especially the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.

  • Money, smarts among top traits in mate search

    Education, immigration status and income are the top categories Chinese people living in the United States consider when searching for mates, according to the latest report by a Chinese dating company in the San Francisco area.

  • A small present with a big meaning

    Hongbao, a red envelope containing small amounts of money, is a gift that is guaranteed to be warmly received, not just because of the cash, often a token amount, but also because of its traditional symbolism and best wishes for the future.

Food

US embraces Chinese tea traditions & lifestyle

Culture

Terracotta warriors wrapped in cling film for protection of remnant painting
  • Shaolin Temple seals Australian deal

    China's legendary Shaolin Temple in Henan province is poised to build a complex in Australia that will include a temple, four-star hotel, kung fu academy and educational facilities.

  • San Jose park named after Iris Chang

    Iris Chang, "the woman who could not forget," now is going to be remembered by park visitors in the community where she spent her last days.

Entertainment

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

PBOC cuts rates to ease business financing

China's central bank is to cut benchmark deposit and lending rates to further lower financing costs for Chinese companies.

Former celebrity TV anchor on crusade against pollution

A former celebrity TV presenter China Central Television has released a self-funded documentary about smog, inspired by her sick daughter.

China ends UN council presidency

Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, the rotating president of the UN Security Council for February, wrapped up "a very busy month" on Friday.

Ling Jihua removed from CPPCC leadership list

Ling Jihua has been removed from the post of vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year

People

Shawn Chen : A pioneer in international education
  • 15-year-old skater dreams big

    Karen Chen, the 15-year-old bronze medalist from last month's US Figure Skating Championships, is excited about the coming trip to the Junior World Championships in Estonia in three weeks.

  • Luly Yang: Fashion designers aims to inspire

    Luly Yang's name is synonymous with her highly conceptual couture creations and highly sought after fashion designs.

China-US

EB-5 could harbor fraud: report
  • China no longer US' 'greatest enemy': Gallup

    China is now seen as less of a threat to Americans, thanks to Russia's actions in Ukraine and terrorist group ISIS, according to polls done by Gallup in February.

  • China, US work to make Xi's visit successful

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice both said that the upcoming state visit to the United States by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September is of great significance.

  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

US

Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy

World

China ends UN council presidency, eyeing 70th birthday

Sports

Robben helps goal-hungry Bayern keep Wolves from door
  • China moves step nearer soccer goal

    The goal of turning China into a soccer power has moved closer to being realized, with a top-level policymaking team approving a comprehensive reform plan to boost the sport from playgrounds to stadiums.

  • Rose has successful knee surgery

    The Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Friday that the star point guard Derrick Rose's knee surgery was successful and he will miss about 4-6 weeks.

US spys China's mobile phones and internet

Travel

Ocean of golden canola flowers in Luoping, Yunnan
  • Testino's tips for travel photography

    Q+A: Mario Testino

  • 36 hours in Casablanca

    Marrakesh and Fez bewitch travelers with their ancient customs, and Tangier and Essaouira with their counterculture exotica, but Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, is a cosmopolitan Atlantic port, an alluring blend of tradition and progressiveness.

  • Big boost for toilets

    The China National Tourism Administration will coordinate construction of 33,000 toilets nationwide in the next three years, according to a meeting in Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regio, on Feb 26.