Across America

China, California address climate, energy issues
  • Flooding risk inland: researchers

    China has the third-highest population in the world at risk of inland flooding due to climate change, according to new analysis from Washington-based World Resources Institute.

  • South Carolina picked for Chinese plant

    A Chinese company that manufactures above-ground storage tanks will locate its first US facility in northwest South Carolina.


People celebrate upcoming Lantern Festival across China
  • Problem in Shanxi 'seems like cancer'

    The serious corruption in Shanxi seems like a cancer and the province should be insistent and persistent in its anti-graft drive.

  • Smog could be beaten in 10 years

    It might take China a decade to tackle its notorious smog problem, said Zhong Nanshan, a deputy of the National People's Congress and a renowned respiratory expert specializing in pandemics.

  • Free trade zone action to speed up

    China will speed up its strategy for free trade zones, a key initiative in further opening up, President Xi Jinping said as he joined a discussion with lawmakers from Shanghai.


Voices of business elites at the 'two sessions'


Can you find invisible models?


Currying flavor south


Prince William visits Asian elephant park in SW China
  • Artists share their views

    The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) kicked off this week.

  • Rare pieces stolen from Chinese museum in France

    About 15 rare pieces of art have been stolen from the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris.


Birdman to land at Beijing gathering

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

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

US fails to grasp China's terror laws: legislature

Misunderstandings have arisen from US opposition to a Chinese draft law asking US corporations to disclose their security-related data, a spokeswoman for the annual session of China's top legislature said on Wednesday.

Militaries' cooperation 'key' in ties

More China-US military exchanges are expected to prevent miscalculation and misunderstanding, said a Pentagon Army general on Wednesday.

China, California address climate, energy issues

California and China are looking for ways to work together on clean energy and climate change.

China faces 'formidable challenges', says Li

Structural problems have become "tigers on the road" holding up China's economic development, Premier Li Keqiang says when delivering the annual work report of the government.Key figures for China's economy

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year


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.


Wisconsin ginseng prized
  • US fails to grasp China's terror laws: legislature

    Misunderstandings have arisen from US opposition to a Chinese draft law asking US corporations to disclose their security-related data, a spokeswoman for the annual session of China's top legislature said on Wednesday.

  • Live, from Beijing, it's Saturday Night ... Really?

    One of the US' most venerable comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, is headed to China for a local remake and experts say the comedy sketch program, known for its irreverent lampooning of society and culture, could do well, as long as it stays away from political satire and focuses on other forms of humor.

  • US agents raid California locations to probe Chinese maternity tourism

    Federal agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched over two dozen Southern California locations Tuesday to investigate maternity tourists, mainly from China.


US Justice Dept finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices
  • 'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt

    A lawyer for the accused Boston Marathon bomber said at the start of his trial that their client bore responsibility for the attacks that killed three people and injured 264 with a blunt admission: "It was him."

  • US House committee subpoenas Clinton emails

    A House of Representatives committee has issued subpoenas for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state.

  • 'Maternity hotels' in California are raided

    Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity tourism" schemes offering travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign women seeking to give birth in the United States, US immigration officials said.


US ambassador to South Korea slashed in face by assailant
  • Floods displace over 2,000 in Brazil

    More than 2,000 people have been left homeless along the Bolivian-Brazilian border where incessant rains have flooded the area and caused the Acre and Tahuamanu Rivers to burst their banks.

  • Belgian royal couple to visit China

    The King and Queen of Belgium will pay a week-long state visit to China in June, said Didier Reynders, Belgium's deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs.

  • Prince Harry invited to serve in Australia

    Australia's Queensland city Townsville has made an impassioned plea for Britain's Prince Harry to make his final tour of duty this year.


Prince William loves playing soccer
  • Fosun may bid on Brooklyn Nets

    China's Fosun Group has expressed interest in buying the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets, and the price tag could be near $2 billion, according to a published report.

  • When will China bid for World Cup

    For hundreds of millions of Chinese soccer fans including President Xi Jinping, hosting a World Cup is the most common wish. But a consensus is yet to be reached on when to lodge a bid.

White and Black


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