Across America

Oil's fall 'huge gift' for China: expert
  • China, US to act on food issues

    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.

  • Testing procedure curtails US hay exports to China

    China's booming dairy industry has meant a surge in US hay exports, but the country's resistance to imports of some US genetically-modified crops (GMOs) is reducing US exports of hay modified with biotech alfalfa.

China

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.

Business

China's JD.com to sell Gap clothing
  • More Chinese teenagers to study in US

    Chinese teenagers studying in the United States has increased more than 60 times during the past decade, with experts believing the boom will continue into the future.

  • Solar ruling dims Sino-US co-op

    The latest US ruling on Chinese solar products sent negative signals of trade protectionism to the world and will inevitably impair bilateral economic relations.

  • China revises 2013 GDP up by 3.4%

    China's statistics authority on Friday revised its 2013 GDP figure up by 3.4 percent, based on results from the latest economic census.

Life

St. Regis brings extra luxury to Chengdu’s hospitality
  • Rural student outreach at sprawling new Kempinski

    After performing a waist- drum dance dance at a Christmas lighting ceremony in at Kempinski’s sprawling new complex in the outskirts of Beijing the Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing and Yanqi Island last week, fourth grader Wang Heng just couldn’t wait to open a Christmas stocking and fish out gifts offered by the hotel — candy wrapped in colorful packages and a signature red Christmas hat.

  • Wish Box opens new ways to warm the world

    the children believe their wishes may come true, thanks to the Qumalai Little Students Wish Box (曲麻莱小学生愿望盒) Web app China Daily launched on Dec 16 in cooperation with the nonprofit StepUp!.

  • The outsider

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

Food

A taste of Paris
  • A bigger slice of the action

    After earning his spurs in the kitchens of The Westin, The Sheraton, Sens on the Bund, and a sprinkling of other top-notch venues, Simpson Lu fi nally got the chance to become his own boss in November 2010.

  • Little luxuries in the afternoon

    This is the season for high teas, with dainty cups of fine china and little pastries that appeal to both visual and physical appetites.

  • Queen of desserts

    Baking cakes started as a way to keep busy during pregnancy, but soon morphed into a thriving business.

Culture

Foreign writer rich list reflects influence of movie adaptations

Entertainment

Wang Likun poses for Vogue magazine
  • A matter of time

    Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is notoriously difficult to work with. Many actors have complained about endless filming delays, a lack of planning and unexplained halts.

  • Williams delivers last laughs in latest Night at the Museum

    Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest Night at the Museum.

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'

China urges US to correct itself after WTO case win

China welcomed a decision by the WTO to reject the appeal by the United States in a trade dispute over countervailing duty measures.

New dynamic for US, Cuba

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

VP assures on US economic ties

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang has assured US officials and business communities that his country's policy for developing the China-US economic relationship will not change despite China's expanding economy.

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.

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.

China-US

New initiative launched to support Americans to study in China
  • China urges US to correct itself after WTO case win

    China welcomed a decision by the WTO to reject the appeal by the United States in a trade dispute over countervailing duty measures.

  • 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.

  • Vice-premier assures on US economic ties

    Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang has assured US officials and business communities that his country's policy for developing the China-US economic relationship will not change despite China's expanding economy.

US

US Secret Service lack of leadership, training
  • Japan, US delay defense guideline revision

    Japan and the United States announced that they will delay the revision of their defense guidelines planned in the end of this year until the first half of 2015 so as to keep in step with Japan's legislation over the right to collective self-defense.

  • Obama opens historic door

    Sudden as it is, the thaw between the United States and Cuba, signaled by the presidents of the two countries announcing they will start talks on restoring diplomatic relations, should not have come as a surprise.

  • Canada revises investor-visa plan

    Canada's new program that would give approximately 50 immigrants and their families residency visas by investing at least 1 million Canadian dollars in a venture-capital fund has appeal for many Chinese, despite its stricter assessment and verification.

World

DPRK marks 3rd anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death
  • Putin says Russian economy will rebound

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference:

  • Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

    Mount Gamalama in Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province erupted on Thursday night, spewing a two-kilometer ash column, official said here Friday.

  • More anti-terror raids in Sydney

    Australian counter-terrorism police confirmed on Friday they raided five Sydney homes on Thursday which were linked to a man's alleged plot to execute a random member of the public in Martin Place in the city's CBD.

Sports

British, German soldiers play Christmas truce centenary match
Peace constitution under threat
  • An example of passing on wrong values

    One of the many important characteristics of family education is that parents should teach children the important values of life on every occasion they get.

  • High-speed rail link expands beyond borders

    As the economic links among the countries in the region strengthen, the regional economy will consolidate and become more stable to the benefit of all the countries involved.

  • Macao's 15 years of examplary progress

    One of the main reasons Macao could achieve these is that it adheres to the "One Country, Two Systems" policy and acts in accordance with the Basic Law, which guarantees the SAR's prosperity and stability.

Travel

Xi'an railway station: Lost in translation