Across America

Beijing hotel recognized for excellence
  • Putting differences aside for the well-being of all

    Leaders of grassroots civic organizations among Asian Americans should put aside their political differences, unite their constituents, pool their resources and put their heads together to help form a fairer and more constructive society for the well-being of their community.

  • Canada promotes beef in China

    Canadian beef is entering the retail market of China's first tier cities and poised to be available in more regions.


Early mist rises on Yangtze River
  • Illicit $1.25 trillion smuggled out of China

    China saw an estimated $1.25 trillion leaving its borders illegally from 2003 through 2012, leading the way among 151 monitored developing economies.

  • China files one-third of patent claims

    China was responsible for one-third of the world's patent applications last year, once again driving strong global growth despite stalling innovation in Europe and Japan, the World Intellectual Property Organization said on Tuesday.

  • Not schools for scoundrels

    As China's anti-graft campaign approaches its third year, behind-the-scenes efforts are being made to educate officials and dissuade them from accepting bribes or succumbing to other forms of graft.


Russia's richest lose $10b
  • Asia's top 3 billionaire all Chinese

    Chinese real estate mogul Wang Jianlin trails Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, and Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing among Asia's wealthiest.

  • Cash crunch fans expectation on RRR cut

    China's market liquidity has turned surprisingly tight in recent days despite rate cuts in November, arousing speculation over possible cut in reserve requirement ratio (RRR) soon.

  • China home prices continue to cool

    China's property sector continued to cool in November, with new home prices in 67 of 70 major cities reporting month-on-month drops, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.


The workplace romance
  • The outsider

    Laura Tang has lived in Shanghai for 10 years, moving to the city from a village in Hunan province.

  • Stars shine with a different shimmer

    The recent death of an 83-year-old Japanese actor created a wave of commemoration in China, which is quite unusual in the current climate of tense Sino-Japanese relations.

  • China's 'Sherlock Holmes' makes his case

    Meng Guanggang recalls having his car set on fire and being chased by gangsters.


Queen of desserts


Snapshots in time
  • It's all about 'culture'

    Anation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

  • ABBA is back - in pictures

    So a new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing the band again.


Yearender: Chinese actresses who married in 2014

China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Beijing wins central approval for new international airport

Government approves plan for a new airport in Beijing that will enable the capital to handle 72 million more passengers each year.

Relocated parents face hard lessons

As Chinese children head abroad to study, many parents are opting to move with them, but some experts say the trend is a double-edged sword.

SCO urged to cut trade barriers

China proposed to help SCO countries upgrade their resource-based economies with advanced industrial equipment and financial support.

HK chief calls for respect of law as protests end

Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, called on Monday for full respect for the rule of law and the constitutional framework governing the special administrative region's election overhaul.

High-end club hidden in Beijing's historic site

Private clubs continue to operate in some historic buildings in Beijing despite the government ban.

Canada preparing to return property

Canada and China are ready to sign an agreement to return illegal assets seized from fugitives of economic crime, including corrupt officials.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Strength of China's anti-graft body revealed

About 1,000 employees are currently working at China's top anti-corruption body, according to a report by Phoenix Weekly on December 3, 2014.

8 sentenced to die for killer blasts

Eight terrorists who triggered two explosions that killed 46 people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region received the death sentence on Monday.

Official sees bright future for Macao

The "one country, two systems" plan has been a great success since Macao formally returned to the motherland 15 years ago.

The heat is on for the 'living fossil'

New dynamic as US, Cuba restore relations

For China, the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will bring both opportunities and challenges, experts said.

China set to make tracks for Europe

China is to boost its presence in the Balkans and funnel exports to Europe through a "corridor" linking Beijing with the continent via the Mediterranean.

New York premiere of DPRK comedy canceled after threat

Premiere of Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-Un has been canceled after a warning from a hacking group.

Wal-Mart bullish over Sam's Club

Wal-Mart is expecting to open seven more of its high-end Sam's Club stores over next three years in a move that it hopes will help halt its declining performance in China.

Chinese Community Leaders

Man-Li Kuo Lin: always helping others
  • Ming-Tat Cheung: Doctor with a big heart

    When it comes to representing the Chinese community in Canada, Dr Ming-Tat Cheung is a name you can't miss.

  • S.B. Woo: Using skills to make change

    Every time Shien-Biau "S.B." Woo, former lieutenant governor of Delaware, hears about US President Barack Obama appointing an Asian American to his cabinet or federal court, he feels a deep sense of satisfaction. He knows his hard-fought efforts are paying off.

China Hands

Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire
  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

  • Penetrating China's remote interior

    For Marilyn Beach, an environmental specialist with extensive experience in China, her most memorable project there was the 18 months she spent traversing rugged terrain in remote areas of the west to research the West-East Gas Pipeline Project.


Allure of Hangzhou: silk and tea
  • New flight links SF with Wuhan, Guangzhou

    China Southern Airlines officially launched a new non-stop route from San Francisco to Wuhan at a news conference at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Tuesday.

  • China trims US stake to 2-yr low

    China reduced its holdings of US debt in October to a 20-month low, and analysts' interpretation of the decline ranged from China being less inclined to participate in the foreign-exchange (FX) market to a positive development for the United States.

  • Solar panel fines could have ripple effect: experts

    The US Department of Commerce on Tuesday issued its final finding on solar panels from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, saying they were dumped in the United States with manufacturers offered subsidies from their respective governments.


New dynamic as US, Cuba restore relations
  • China, US vow more agri cooperation

    Senior Chinese and US officials stressed on Wednesday the importance of bilateral agricultural cooperation to ensure food security in both countries and around the globe.

  • Chinese tech giants gain ad-market share

    Four major Chinese tech companies are starting to overtake their American counterparts in the global digital advertising market, and are catching up to market giants Google and Facebook, according to researcher eMarketer.

  • US, Cuba restoring ties 'very important'

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday heralded restoration of ties between the United States and Cuba as "positive news," thanking leaders of both countries for "the very important step."


Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba
  • Hostage reveals drama inside Sydney siege

    Sydney hostage Joel Herat has revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Islamic extremist Man Haron Monis.

  • Canada promotes beef in China

    Canadian beef is entering the retail market of China's first tier cities and poised to be available in more regions.

  • Beijng condemns Pakistan school attack

    Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 137 people, many of them children, and injuring 245 others.


British, German soldiers play Christmas truce centenary match
  • Unlocking strategic competition

    China should persist in cultivating a favorable neighboring environment and concentrate resources on core interests.

  • Time to end higher education 'elite cult'

    Debates over "985" and "211", two official higher education programs, continue after education authorities decided to "weaken" them instead of canceling them altogether.

  • Act to stop another bloodbath

    Militancy is a regional problem and until it is addressed as such, there will only be a long-term ebb and flow of militancy, cycles destined to repeat themselves.


Photo exhibition on Maritime Silk Road opens at UN headquarters