Across America

Lavender farm has just right scent to lure Chinese tourists
  • Pleas for help on murder case

    Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $70,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of a Chinese family in Texas.

  • Firm to build $1.85bn plant in US

    Yuhuang Chemical Inc, a North American subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co Ltd, is trying to cash in on the low shale gas and energy costs in Louisiana by producing methanol for the growing market.

China

Typhoon Nakri arrives in E China
  • Lawsuit challenges alleged gay 'cure'

    A Chinese court began hearing the country's first-ever lawsuit by a homosexual man subjected to a treatment that was supposed to "cure" his sexual preference.

  • Multinational bribery cases on the rise

    Prosecuting departments have been handling an increasing number of cases involving bribery offered by multinational companies to government officials or State-owned enterprises.

  • More Chinese evacuated from Libya

    Chinese embassy in Libya on Thursday has facilitated the evacuation of more Chinese nationals out of the warring Middle East country.

Business

Products that pack a surprise!

Life

Romantic epic at the movies for Qixi festival

Food

A bite of Halal Food
  • Delectable illustrations of Europe

    Anna Keville Joyce has created charming illustrations of European cities. The food illustrator's latest project is based on cities she visited while living in Eastern Europe.

  • China vows zero tolerance for GM rice

    Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishments for illegal sales and growing of genetically modified (GM) crops days after media exposure of GM rice on sale at a supermarket in central China.

  • Geda Noodles

    Geda Noodles is a local snack of Shaanxi province. It is believed that Geda Noodles was invented by a worker named Li Shansi at a restaurant called Yuelai Restaurant in Sanyuan county, Shaanxi province.

Culture

Ethnic instrument playing preserved in S China

Entertainment

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to release jazz album

Xi attends BRICS summit

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.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

'Military drill isn't targeting any nation'

China rejected any suggestion on Thursday that its ongoing military exercises, believed to be some of the most extensive off its eastern seaboard, sent a message to any country.

Snyder back to China to lure biz

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been leading trade missions to China every year since taking office in January 2011. He is planning to go back again in November.

Multinational bribery cases on rise

Because State-owned companies often need to purchase equipment and parts from foreign firms, some companies offer huge bribes to promote products.

Alibaba may buoy mobile portfolio

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is reportedly in talks to provide funding to US messaging company Snapchat.

Chinese Community Leaders

Backtracking to know Chinese community

China-US

From Harlem to Guangdong
  • Film spotlights 9-Man volleyball

    As half-Chinese, half-German descendants growing up in a predominantly white suburb of Boston, Ursula Liang and her brother had never experienced much of their Chinese-American roots until they discovered 9-Man, a popular form of Chinese volleyball played in Chinatowns across North America.

  • Teens swap visits on entrepreneurship

    One year ago, 20 students from China came to the United States to pair up with 20 counterparts in Connecticut to learn more about entrepreneurship and the global economy. Next week, the 20 Connecticut students will go to Shanghai to do the same thing.

  • New York state seeks Chinese tourists

    New York State wants more Chinese tourists to say — or sing — “I Love New York’’ as it seeks to tap into the more than $102 billion global Chinese tourism market.

US

Prodigy, 11, wows chess world
  • US warns against travel to West Africa

    The US government on Thursday issued a warning against nonessential travel to West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, saying the level 3 advisory, its highest level, reflects the "worsening" Ebola outbreak in this region.

  • American infected with Ebola to be evacuated

    A US humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

  • US sanctions DPRK shipping companies

    The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on two shipping companies of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for their attempt to import arms and related material from Cuba last year.

World

Soldiers can double in brass
  • Israel, Hamas agree on 72-hr ceasefire

    Israel and Islamist militant group Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday.

  • India, US stress strategic ties but tensions remain

    The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to US President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership.

  • Ebola fears grow across globe

    Fears that the African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Sports

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip
War in Mideast
  • Confidence boost for economic boom

    The official investigation of former security head Zhou marks yet another milestone in the anti-corruption drive spearheaded by the President Xi.

  • Beware of damage from nepotism

    Whether it is the Old Boys network in Japan, Bhai-Bhatijabaad in India, or guanxi in China, nepotism has been writ large in Asian societies.

  • Bid for outside help a failure

    Hong Kong's 'opposition' camp is discovering how little support it has in the international community for its unconstitutional cause.

Travel

Tallest drum tower of Dong ethnic group under construction