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MOCA honors community leaders

China

China's May Day railway trips hit record
  • 1 killed, 2,000 evacuated as rainstorms batter central China

    One person was killed and nearly 2,000 were evacuated as of 9 am Saturday as heavy rains lashed parts of Central China's Hunan province, said the provincial flood control authority.

  • SAP Extreme Sailing Team on form in the fog

    After mother nature forced the cancellation of racing on day one of the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, today the dense fog lifted just enough for Race Director Phil Lawrence to squeeze in nine tight races, in front of the crowd that lined the shores of Fushan Bay. Replay the day's racing here.

  • Beijing allows guide dogs on subway

    Beijing on Friday started allowing visually impaired passengers to take guide dogs onto the subway, while blind rights advocates continue to urge greater accessibility for the dogs in the city's public transportation system.

Business

Bullish stock market indicative of strong economic prospects

Life

Beijing allows guide dogs on subway

Food

Business-starved high-end restaurants seek new profit staples
  • The World of Michael Chow

    From James Bond villain to celebrity restaurateur, the founder of Mr. Chow did more than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

  • Chopsticks for my steak, please

    Shanghai has long had a fondness for Western dishes mixed to its own tastes. The cuisine, known as hai pai, still has a special place in the hearts of locals.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

Culture

Global galleries display works at the 2015 Art Beijing expo
  • Peking Opera Suolin Purse to be staged at Lincoln Center

    The Chinese Peking OperaSuolin Pursewill be featured at the closing ceremony of the 15th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival. Zhang Huoding, who plays the main character, will later make her debut at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September.

  • Beijing holds exhibition on legendary fragrance

    "Esprit Dior, Miss Dior", an exhibition aimed at interpreting the mystery of Dior's perfume, is underway until May 31 at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing.

Entertainment

We are young
  • Music city

    Zhenjiang might be an important stop on the Yangtze River economic belt, but it lacks cultural vibrancy. The Changjiang International Music Festival is trying to change that.

  • Scorpions to mark 50th year in China

    Rock veterans Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 and perform in China for the first time.

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.

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.

Putin ratifies east-route gas pipeline agreement with China

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ratified a gas supply agreement with China via the so- called Eastern route.

Manufacturing hub starts work on first zero-labor factory

A manufacturing hub in South China is building its first zero-labor factory, a signal that the "robot assembling line" strategy is brought into effect.

New York City police officer shot in head while conducting patrol

A New York City police officer was shot in the head Saturday evening as he attempted to inquire about a suspect's actions during his patrol on the street.

Britain has a new princess and eagerly awaits her name

Speculation about the new royal's name has been frenetic, and all the top bets for the baby's name are Alice and Charlotte, followed by Elizabeth.

People

Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

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.

China-US

Ho Feng Shan honored by Houston Jewish community
  • MOCA honors community leaders

    The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) honored four Chinese Americans for their contributions to the local Chinese community on Thursday.

  • China train giants mull Bombardier stake: report

    China North Railway and China South Railway companies reportedly are looking at acquiring a controlling stake in Bombardier Inc's railway unit, but Canada could act to block a sale to gain political support in the company's home province of Quebec, according to a former Canadian diplomat in China.

  • Wal-Mart to open 115 new stores in China, shutter others

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retail outlet, is looking to increase its presence in China by opening 115 new stores over the course of the next three years, the company said.

US

Marchers protest police violence in Baltimore, New York

World

Chinese medical teams provide surgeries in Nepal

Sports

Chelsea poised to celebrate first title in five years
Apple fever

Travel

Simple delights by the sea
  • Life on the seven seas beckons

    The first world cruise from China docked in New York on April 14(local time), 45 days after departing from Shanghai's Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal at the start of March.

  • China tipped to eclipse US as top cruise market

    Cruises are hugely popular among Americans, who make up half of the global market since this form of travel became popular in the early 1980s, but they are only just starting to take off in China.

  • May Day holiday: Rush and crush of tourists

    Huge numbers of people take May Day holiday as an opportunity for a spring day out, bringing chaos to tourist attractions and congestion to roads.