Across America

Belting it out
  • Subway victim mourned in Chinatown

    Family and friends of Wai Kuen Kwok, who was shoved off a subway platform and killed by a passing train on Nov 16, remembered the victim Sunday at his funeral in Chinatown.

  • New York leads way in boom in real estate

    Real estate investment in the United States, especially in New York City, is enjoying a banner year, said panel members at the Asian Financial Society's (AFS)) Summit 2014 in New York.

China

Helping hand after quake

Business

Wine dealer smashes fake Chateau Lafite in Shenzhen

Life

More go abroad for healthcare

Food

Promoting old Italian recipes

Culture

Performers receive support from tourists, government

Entertainment

Barbara Hulanicki to return to Biba label

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.

Hagel resigning as US defense secretary

Chuck Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.

80% of China's rich aspire to overseas education

An overwhelming majority of China's richest people are likely to send their children abroad for education, the United States and the United Kingdom being their first choices, according to a Hurun Report on education.

US aids in return of economic fugitives

The latest judicial cooperation between China and the United States to nab economic fugitives has made major progress, with more than a dozen suspects brought back from the US to face trial, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Security said.

Luxury hotels chains expand in China

International luxury hotel chains, eyeing a rapidly expanding Chinese middle class with a taste for the upscale, are making moves to cater to that population with hotels in second- and third-tier cities in 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

LA mayor touts city's ties to China
  • Subway victim mourned in Chinatown

    Family and friends of Wai Kuen Kwok, who was shoved off a subway platform and killed by a passing train on Nov 16, remembered the victim Sunday at his funeral in Chinatown.

  • US aids in return of economic fugitives

    The latest judicial cooperation between China and the United States to nab economic fugitives has made major progress, with more than a dozen suspects brought back from the US to face trial, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Security said.

  • Wall St ends at records on central bank action

    US stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy.

US

Hagel resigning as Defense secretary
  • New York leads way in boom in real estate

    Real estate investment in the United States, especially in New York City, is enjoying a banner year, said panel members at the Asian Financial Society's (AFS)) Summit 2014 in New York.

  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    The weekend passed without a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, about whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, fueling speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice.

  • Chinese, Korean students get SAT results

    A majority of students from China and the Republic of Korea have received their scores from an October SAT test from the company that administers the exam used in the US college application process.

World

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
  • ROK urges DPRK to stop provocation

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) Sunday urged Pyongyang to stop any provocations or threats using conventional weapons or weapons of mass destruction.

  • Chinese FM to attend Iranian nuclear issue

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will leave Beijing in the early hours of Monday morning to Vienna in Austria, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday evening.

  • China urges to pave way for six-party talks

    China urged all parties concerned to create conditions to revive six-party talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the country pledged to resume them.

Sports

Hamilton savours his greatest day
  • 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?

  • Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season.

US Democrats diverge from Republicans

Travel

Reliving Haikou's glory days
  • Town that always says Ganbei!

    Moutai Town, a hamlet in the north of Guizhou province, is nestled in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains, with the Chishui River running through it. It has since time immemorial been a natural cellar for the production of baijiu, or Chinese white spirits.

  • The life of nuns traveling on foot

    Daoyuan Temple in Haicheng, Liaoning province, has strict and explicit discipline. All the nuns obey the rule of never touching or saving money. Now, 35 of them are participating in foot travel.

  • Visa changes for Chinese visitors unlock opportunities

    New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country.