Across America

Language contest wows judges
  • Chile volcano Calbuco erupts again with new cloud of ash

    Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in eight days on April 29, sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky, although officials said the latest eruption was less powerful than those of last week.

  • LatAm compete with China for M&A

    Despite a first-quarter dip in the total value of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America, Mexico remains an enticing option for foreign investors, according to a partner with a US-based private-equity firm.

China

'90s generation living 'substantial' lives

Business

Student bets on stock from her dormitory

Life

Fairy tale for the ages

Food

Business-starved high-end restaurants seek new profit staples
  • The World of Michael Chow

    From James Bond villain to celebrity restaurateur, the founder of Mr. Chow did more than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

  • Chopsticks for my steak, please

    Shanghai has long had a fondness for Western dishes mixed to its own tastes. The cuisine, known as hai pai, still has a special place in the hearts of locals.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

Culture

Terracotta Warrior Army site starts new excavation

Entertainment

Coco Lee joins Beckham's birthday party

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

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.

China protests US blacklisting in religious freedom

China on Monday lodged a protest against US federal advisory body labeling China as a "country of particular concern" on a religious affairs blacklist.

China becomes top source of immigrants to United States

China has become the largest source of immigrants to the United States, according to the most recent US Census Bureau data.

Los Angeles protesters confront Abe face to face

From coast to coast, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to the US was met by protesters demanding an apology for Japan's World War II-era wrongdoings.

Arrest warrants issued in birthing center cases

Federal arrest warrants have been issued for 11 Chinese witnesses in connection with the birthing centers case in Southern California.

People

Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

    Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

China-US

Consul general praises Beijing university to alumni
  • Honor for man who saved lives

    Ho Feng Shan, Chinese consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940, was honored with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award at Holocaust Museum Houston's (HMH) annual dinner on April 30.

  • US pilot killed in China crash

    A light aircraft crashed in east China's Anhui Province on Sunday, killing an American and a Chinese onboard, local authorities said.

  • MOCA honors community leaders

    The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) honored four Chinese Americans for their contributions to the local Chinese community on Thursday.

US

Two gunmen shot dead at Islam art show near Dallas
  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew

    Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday, six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.

  • Fidel and Raul Castro meet Japanese FM

    Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuban Revolution, and his brother and President of Cuba Raul Castro have had separate meetings with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, local press reported Sunday.

  • Top students get awards

    The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco on April 29 presented awards to dozens of outstanding Chinese students currently studying in the US, as well as outstanding US students planning to study in China with scholarships.

World

Fans celebrate 'Star Wars Day' in Budapest

Sports

Tiger Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn break up
No official apology from Abe over sex slavery

Travel

Boat trackers reorganized to tow boats in Shennongxi
  • Fairy tale for the ages

    The ethnic Yi fable of Kunming's Stone Forest tells of the gorgeous and glib Ashima, and the poor but kindhearted herder Ahei, who fall in love. But a landlord's covetous son abducts Ashima and hides her in the limestone labyrinth.

  • Park brings age of dinosaurs to life

    It's perhaps the only place in China-maybe the world-where dinosaurs declare they're snapping shots of you while you squat over toilets.

  • Tourists encouraged to show good manners

    Chinese tourists are encouraged to show good manners at attractions nationwide during the May Day holiday, as tourists' behavior both at home and abroad has been much criticized of late.