Across America

AVIC's US buys to boost global growth
  • YFS to open tank plant in Detroit

    YFS Automotive Systems Inc, a Chinese-owned maker of automotive fuel tanks, will open a plant in Detroit in early 2017 that is expected to eventually employ 174 people.

  • Can China and the US feed each other?

    Chinese food safety and sustainability was on the menu at a Washington think tank as speakers looked into challenges and opportunities for China and the US on food safety issues, a major concern.

China

3,000 students attend pre-exam session in huge hall

Business

Investors' antics at stock market slump

Life

In a hive of solutions
  • Babies in swimming contest

    An infant swimming competition was held in Changsha Window of the World, central China's Hunan province on July 2, 2015. Many parents and their babies participated in the contest.

  • Social media blamed for huge rise in the number of divorces

    The growing use of social media is a major factor behind a dramatic increase in the divorce rate, according to a lawyer.

  • Red Bull for phones swap helps students focus

    It's common to see students in class at universities focusing on their smartphones while their professors seem to be talking to the air. Smartphones and social media have changed people's lifestyles, and not all are good changes.

Food

The sweet smell of food & flowers
  • Tempting diners to good health with good food

    The "energy balls" and "super-food mocha" from Sprout Lifestyle Cafe in Shanghai have won a place in the hearts of patrons of the city's cafes and food boutiques.

  • Pizza Hut's new offerings

    Pizza Hut, a popular Western chain, has introduced 20 new dishes in China in June. The most common is "Artisan Pizza", which comes in three flavors — Parma ham, smoked salmon and spicy beef. The latest pizzas use handmade crusts topped with a selection of meat, vegetables and fruits, the company said.

  • Missing links?

    Beijing expats craving Western-style sausages often follow their noses to the guy grilling at local food fairs. Mike Peters sits down with a young entrepreneur who was into pearls before swine.

Culture

No-man's land is nomads' land

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: July 11 - 17
  • Popular anchor back on screen

    Chinese anchor Dong Qing is set for a return to the small screen after a spell studying at the University of Southern California.

  • A real kung fu movie

    Bloody Destiny, a movie on a professional boxer's attempts to flee gangsters, was released on the mainland on June 26.

Seventh China-US strategic dialogue

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

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.

Professor accused of spying out on bond

Zhang Hao, a professor at Tianjin University who had been detained in the US on accusations of economic espionage in May, has been released on a $500,000 bond, a press official from the university said on Thursday.

Chinese defense concerned about US moves in South China Sea

China is greatly concerned about the United States' push to "militarize the South China Sea region," Defense Ministry Spokesman Yang Yujun said.

Chinese named in test-taking scam deported from US

Judge orders man to be deported for his role in a testing scam in which clients paid imposters to take tests to win admission to elite universities.

Baidu to buy back shares worth $1b

China's largest Internet search provider will buy back shares worth $1 billion after its stock price plunged following a disappointing financial report.

People

Fan Fan and Li Xi: Artists in ink and life

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

Texas family welcomes a special girl from China

US

US to maintain strong presence in Middle East
  • US refuses to pardon Snowden

    The White House on Tuesday reiterated its refusal standing to pardon the government information leaker Edward Snowden. Instead, it says, the former contractor should return to the U.S. and "accept the consequences of his actions."

  • 40th film festival unveils line-up

    Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced the first round of titles premiering in the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations of the 40th TIFF on July 28 in Toronto.

  • Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders

    The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.

World

Somalia offers apology, seeks China's help
  • Presidents vow to fight terrorism

    The two leaders made clear their resolve to combat terrorism, including the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, during talks in Beijing.

  • Chinese FM to visit Singapore, Malaysia

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Singapore and Malaysia in early August, and attend foreign ministers' meetings on east Asian cooperation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei announced Wednesday in a press release.

  • India executes man for role in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    India executed Yakub Memon for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, after the country's Supreme Court rejected his last-minute plea to stop his hanging in an unprecedented pre-dawn hearing.

Sports

Rodriguez strike caps Real's 3-0 win over Inter
  • Bayern stars boost China's game plan

    Like many other world-famous soccer clubs that have visited China, Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich orchestrated a whirlwind of activities during the team's preseason tour last week.

  • A new buzz swirling around sport

    Chinese soccer is relishing the opportunity to capitalize on the central government's efforts to popularize the game, said Rong Zhihang, vice-chairman of the CFA and a former star player.

China's stock market

Travel

Rally call of nature
  • Snapshot of authenticity

    Built in 314 BC, Langzhong Ancient Town has held onto its original name and flavor, including a layout that harkens back to the Feng Shui principles of the Tang Dynasty

  • Spectacular waterfall at Xiaolangdi Reservoir

    Visitors watch the spectacular scene of water-sediment regulation at Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Central China’s Henan province on the evening of July 4, 2015.

  • Macao spins the wheel to drive tourism sector

    Cheng Koon-man made the right decision when he opened a second restaurant in Macao deep in the heart of a new bustling shopping precinct.