Across America

Maryland's new first lady thankful
  • Tencent-HBO deal can feed big appetite for content in China

    A content deal between Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and Time Warner Inc's HBO is a move that could shake up the Internet video streaming market in China, according to an entertainment industry analyst.

  • Breast cancer study gets $1.5 million grant

    A team led by a Chinese professor at the University of Houston has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of a social support group on Chinese-American breast cancer survivors.

China

Trending: Chubby twins grow into handsome young scholars
  • Education, graft the hottest topics on Chinese Internet

    A survey finds that 23.8 percent and 22.9 percent of Internet users talk about education and anti-graft issues respectively, much higher than those concerned about environment and real estate.

  • WADA may seek longer ban for Sun

    Olympic swimming star Sun Yang could face additional sanctions after escaping with a lenient ban from the China Anti-Doping Agency following a failed dope test.

  • Men spending more on facial care

    A growing awareness of male grooming, a stressful urban lifestyle and environmental concerns are fueling the growth in the male personal care market.

Business

Huiyuan Juice eyes Australian farms
  • Amazon answers 'Nov 11' with Black Friday

    In a move seen as a response to Alibaba's hugely successful Single's Day sales, Amazon has announced plans to attract customers from China.

  • China rates cut not to plunge yuan

    The Chinese yuan will not drop significantly amid interest rate cuts, with impacts of declining yields offset by increasing trade surplus and dwindling worry over financial stability.

  • China eases market access for investment

    China will further ease market access to key industries in a bid to spur investment through innovating financing and investment regimes.

Life

A woman's efforts to lose weight
  • US issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.

  • Chinese sign language video dictionary is a first

    A charity in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, recently made national headlines with its video dictionary of Chinese sign language, which is reported to be the first of its kind.

  • Winter warmers for pets

    As the cold weather approaches, pet owners must not forget the most vulnerable members at their family.

Food

Fresh twist on favorite flavors
  • Celebrities on chocolate bars

    Choc Stars appear in Shanghai, attracting a large group of customers who are seeking presents for Christmas.

  • Singaporean abroad

    The Lion City is well known for being a gourmet paradise that marries different ethnic influences into a delicious diet of dishes.

  • Counting sheep to China

    Despite its distance from the world's largest market, New Zealand, with vast flocks of sheep, is poised to plug the rapidly growing demand for the high-protein red meat in China.

Culture

Photo masters featured in museum show

Entertainment

Gao Yuanyuan to marry on Friday

World Internet Conference

Drug abuse blamed for big increase in violence

Rampant smuggling of synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has led to more violent crimes nationwide in China.

A commuter's last train

Stock Connect unites HK, Shanghai

Although the much-anticipated Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect program did not start with a bang on Monday, stock analysts in both cities have remained upbeat.

Air force plans to modify pilot selection process

The People's Liberation Army air force will upgrade its pilot selection procedure, adding individual psychological tests and flight simulation to the country's strictest recruitment process.

Koalas steal the show at G20 in Brisbane

Australia’s cutest animal stole much of the limelight at the G20 summit over the weekend in subtropical Brisbane, when the host country launched a behind-the-scenes diplomatic offensive.

Xi, Obama meeting: a lively history lesson

People's Daily revealed more details about the Xi-Obama meeting in Zhongnanhai.

Odd news on world's biggest online shopping day

The world's biggest online shopping day on Nov 11 has ended with record sales. But the story did not end with the passing of the day, instead the new and interesting stories related to the day are still pouring out.

Country pushes for code at South China Sea

China will push for the implementation of a code of conduct for the South China Sea - a document that will lessen the risk of escalating tensions in the area-but experts said such an agreement faces obstacles.

'Running Naked Boy', now 6, crosses Lop Nur desert

He Yide, who was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2013 as the youngest person in the world to pilot a plane, is in the news again.

Road map for promoting the rule of law

The Fourth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee held Oct 20 to 23 in Beijing clarified a roadmap to "the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics".

Remembering fellow heroes

Researchers help shed new light on precious parts of shared WWII history between China and US allies.

Anti-corruption move gains traction

The strengthening of the anti-corruption campaign in China and the rule of law emphasized at the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee last month has continued to draw an overall positive response from US experts.

US, China push climate change onto front burner

When the United States and China committed to specific targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions earlier this month, the agreement advanced the issue of climate change around the world, according to two observers.

Amazon answers China's 'Double 11' with Black Friday

In a move seen as a response to Alibaba's hugely successful Single's Day sales, Amazon has announced plans to attract customers from China.

China's tire firms urge govt to fight US action

The tire industry has urged the government to take decisive measures against the US anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on tires imported from China.

Chinese Community Leaders

Samuel Mok: A true leader 'by reference'

China Hands

Penetrating China's remote interior
  • A long resume and early ties with China

    Nathaniel Ahrens has a long resume for a 40-year-old, covering more than a dozen companies and institutions in the business and academic world, all related to China.

  • Levine finds joy working on US-China ties

    When Henry Levine went home in New York suburbs during the Christmas vacation in 1971, the Bucknell University senior had a chat with his high school pal Jeff Shultz, then a senior at Cornell University. They talked about what they were going to do after graduating from college.

China-US

Anti-corruption move gains traction
  • Tencent looks to up app game on US campus

    WeChat, the Chinese mobile application, is making a push on college campuses as it aims to catch WhatsApp in the US market.

  • Maryland's new first lady thankful

    Yumi Hogan, the first Asian first lady of Maryland, thanked members of the Chinese community for their support in the recent election of her husband, Larry, who was elected the state's governor.

  • US, China push climate change onto front burner

    When the United States and China committed to specific targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions earlier this month, the agreement advanced the issue of climate change around the world, according to two observers.

US

More troops deployed in Ferguson
  • US to leave more troops in Afghanistan

    The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations.

  • LA police on alert of Ferguson protest

    The Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday declared another citywide tactical alert in anticipation of more protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson.

  • Ferguson protests continue across US

    US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday anyone who destroys property in rioting against a Missouri grand jury's decision should be prosecuted, urging Americans upset by the court to work together to improve race relations.

World

Kate helps launch hospice campaign
  • Fernandez vows to fight hedge funds

    Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez returned to the public stage in fighting form on Tuesday after a three-week break due to an infection, declaring in a speech to businessmen she would not be held ransom by hedge funds suing the country.

  • EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

    The European Council on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year's Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran.

  • Turkey, US wide apart on how to battle IS

    The divergence between Turkey and the United States on the strategy to battle the Islamic State (IS) threat remains largely intact even after US Vice-President Joe Biden's two-day visit in the Turkish coastal city of Istanbul.

Sports

Barcelona beats APOEL 4-0, Messi sets record
  • Ferrari appoints Arrivabene as new team principal

    Maurizio Arrivabene has been appoinated as Ferrari's new team principal to replace Marco Mattiacci, the Italian Formula One team announced on Monday.

  • Sports moments of the week: Nov 17-23

    FC Barcelona doesn't have a record when it comes to keeping its iconic players. Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola are among many football stars that left the Catalan club for another. Will Lionel Messi follow in their path?

Iran nuclear talks
  • Promote Palace Museum with care

    The authorities should be careful not to go the extreme of just focusing on commercial promotion to make money and ignoring their social responsibility.

  • FTAs form base of regional integration

    China, the Republic of Korea and Japan are holding the sixth round of talks for a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Tokyo.

  • Help parents who've lost only child

    Chinese authorities should provide special aid for elderly parents who have lost their only child and take care of them through welfare organizations.

Travel

Annual pass for 800 Chinese tourist attractions available for 150 yuan