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  • Market tumult not seen as economic threat

    As China's stock market continued on a tumultuous course, US observers said the market will have little direct impact on the country's economy and that the government should move ahead with efforts to lift economic activity.

  • Teaming up for healthy hearts

    The American Heart Association and China's Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to advance CPR training and cardiovascular science-sharing in China in Washington on Tuesday.


In photos: China from above


Stocks tumble again despite steps to halt market rout
  • China sees more exports, investment along Belt and Road

    China's exports and investment along the Belt and Road, a China-proposed trade and infrastructure network, increased steadily in the first five months of 2015 as the country strengthened economic ties with the region.

  • AIIB's president candidate, scholarly economist

    Jin, secretary-general of AIIB interim secretariat and former vice president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has spent the past few months shuttling between countries to convince them to join the bank.

  • Chinese economy shows positive signs

    Multiple economic indicators in recent months suggest the Chinese economy is over the worst as pro-growth and reform measures take effect.


Summer tourism season begins in Shandong
  • 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.


Pizza Hut's new offerings
  • 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.

  • There's more to American food than burgers and french fries

    Take the words "American" and "food", and you have the ingredients for a popular misconception: In the United States the cooking lessons ended once the burgers, French fries and ketchup hit the table.

  • Queen of punk offers tea and scones

    At Vivienne Westwood's first-ever cafe in Shanghai, the bittersweet coffee and sweet lemon meringue tart seems to have little in common with the British Queen of Punk.


Fate of traditional houses remains in question
  • Shanghai man captures his love for lane houses

    The 61-year-old Shou Zhusen said his interest in photography, especially portrait photography, has been as instilled in him as his love for the Shanghai lane house where he has spent his entire life.

  • Chen Qingqing's Fantasy Museum

    Chen Qingqing is relishing the chance to show her work, which focuses on wooden drawer installations, fiber hemp grass garments and light boxes, to a new audience.


Popular anchor back on screen
  • 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.

  • Chen Kaige appointed dean of film academy in Shanghai

    Shanghai University marked the creation of its new film academy and the appointment of Chinese director Chen Kaige, Palme d'Or winner of the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, as its dean in a ceremony on July 5.

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.

President Obama addresses IS threat

US President Barack Obama said Monday that currently there was no plan for his administration to send more US troops abroad to fight IS.

China has ability to deal with risks to economy: premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday China has the confidence and ability to deal with risks and challenges to its economy.

China measured in response to Clinton hacking claims

China has responded to accusations by Hillary Clinton with relative calm after the Democratic presidential contender accused China of being provocative in the South China Sea and of rampant hacking into the US government and companies.

Govt prefers peaceful means in resolving maritime row: Envoy

Chinese ambassador urged the Philippines to resume talks on maritime disputes in the South China Sea as an international tribunal will begin hearings Tuesday to resolve the issue.


Edward Chow: leading by example
  • Victo Ngai: How to draw success

    Being nominated for and eventually named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 movers and shakers might be hugely exciting, not only because of the money but also because of the international recognition.

  • In Italy, East meets West in a pavilion

    Co-designed by China's Tsinghua University and New York-based architecture firm Studio Link-Arc, the 50,000-square-foot China pavilion at the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition  opened to the public on May 1.

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.


Xiaomi's venture into Brazilian market could set stage for US foray
  • Net addicts focus of film

    Compulsive Internet usage is a growing problem as more devices enable people to connect to the web. In China, which has the greatest number of Internet users in the world – 632 million as of July 2014 – Internet addiction is also rising, particularly among teenagers.

  • For PetroChina, move to Houston pays off

    It has been about two years since PetroChina International (America) moved its headquarters to Houston from New Jersey in 2013 - a strategic move that obviously has paid off, according to President Li Shaolin.

  • Concern over US military strategy

    The 2015 US National Military Strategy listed ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), Russia, Iran, North Korea and China as possible threats, but experts believe many US actions are also seen as a threat in others' eyes.


US, Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years
  • 'Interest in complexity'drives winning scientist

    Christopher J. Chang — one of two Chinese Americans among the three winners of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists — has been honored for his discoveries in chemistry that span neuroscience and energy science.

  • US Navy Yard in Washington on lockdown after shooter report

    Police were responding to a report of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in southeast of the US capital Thursday morning.

  • Ballpark to fill for WWII event

    Houston's Minute Maid Park - home of the Astros - inked a deal with Southern News Group (SNG) on Wednesday leasing the ballpark to the group spearheading Diversity and Peace, an event celebrating the end of WWII and the diversity of the city.


36 dead, 26 missing after banca capsized in C. Philippines
  • Injured ROK tourists in intensive care

    The seventeen injured passengers from a northeast China bus crash, 16 of whom are from the Republic of Korea (ROK), have been transferred to a larger hospital with better facilities.

  • Thai navy plans to buy three Chinese subs

    The Thai navy plans to buy three submarines from China under a government-to-government dealing, said Thai navy chief Adm Kraisorn Chansuvanit on Thursday.

  • Japan's LDP lawmaker denounces Abe's security policies

    A veteran lawmaker from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Tuesday wept during a press conference denouncing that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to ram a series of controversial security bills is jeopardizing the country's postwar pacifism.


Pirlo joins New York City from Juventus
Groundless accusation


Spectacular waterfall at Xiaolangdi Reservoir
  • 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.

  • Harbor of the gods

    The ancient Maritime Silk Road's starting seaport imported a pantheon of faiths. The legacy survives not only in concrete but also in customs. Wang Kaihao reports in Quanzhou, Fujian province.

  • Beijing to introduce three scenic rail tours for summer vacation

    The railway department of Beijing will operate three special rail tours to take tourists from the capital to destinations in China’s northwest and northeast in an 8-11 day journey in July and August.