Across America

Study-abroad programs weighed
  • Beijing gears up for Super Bowl

    American football is about to swarm China, as fans gear up for the Super Bowl - the sport's ultimate showdown - which this year pits two formidable teams with passionate fans.

  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: Paper wins

    The schoolyard game of Rock-Paper-Scissors doesn't seem like one in which players take a scientific approach.

China

The ancient practice of preserving and drying food
  • Policemen probed over assault on undercover journalists

    15 policemen in Guangdong province are under investigation after allegedly beating undercover journalists covering an official dinner that apparently flouted the country's ban on extravagant meals.

  • Jack Ma opens college for entrepreneurs

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma and seven other entrepreneurs opened a school for business startups in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Monday.

  • Couples urged to have more children

    Family planning officials in Shanghai have called on the city’s residents to have more babies as an unexpectedly small percentage of couples have sought permission for a second child.

Business

US apples to tickle Chinese taste buds

Life

Pageant prep
  • Noodle village

    Handmade noodle is one of famous local delicacies in Shaanxi province.

  • Big ideas for small spaces

    Interior design is not just about decoration but the relationship between people and space.

  • To your door

    Chen is a courier with STO Express, one of China's major logistics companies.

Food

Celebrate La Ba with porridge and garlic
  • A day to say 'Cheese!'

    I don't know where you were on Jan 20, but I can tell you where I was: at a Jenny Lou's market in Beijing, with my nose pressed firmly against the bright glass of the cheese cooler.

  • Sweet traditions

    Yechun Teahouse is a haven of Huaiyang cuisine, as Liu Zhihua discovers at the famous chain's new eatery in the capital.

  • Eat beat

    Beijing

Culture

A brush with color
  • Ming-era winery preserves ancient taste

    Known for its brewing business in ancient times, Wuzhen had more than 20 wineries during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but Gaogongsheng is the only one that has survived.

  • Best bets

    Red Poppy is China's first and only all-female percussion ensemble.

Entertainment

Chen Kun, Song Seung-heon at Paris Fashion Week

Premier Li attends 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.

Infographic:Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

CES: Connected cars trends to watch

Driverless cars, piloted driving solutions and connected cars are believed as a major trend of this year's International Consumer Electronics Show.

Kung fu star's son sentenced to six months in prison

Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined two thousand yuan ($322) for drug related charges in Beijing.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the CES.

95% of netizens disapprove of removal of cleavage scenes

Nearly 95% of netizens disapprove the removal of scenes showing cleavage on screen in Empress of China, calling the move "unnecessary".

How does anti-graft watchdog handle petitions?

China's top anti-graft watchdog has published photos on its new mobile app and relaunched website that shed light on the process involved in dealing with people's petitions.

2014 top news events in China

Filled with joy and sorrow, 2014 has come to an end. China Daily has gathered this year's most newsworthy China stories for a look back at the year that was.

Parade will commemorate victory over Fascism

A military parade will be held on the 70th anniversary of the Anti-Fascist War on Sep 3, the first to be staged other than on National Day and the first since President Xi Jinping took office in 2012, People's Daily reported.

Expatriates to be lured for startups

China is aiming to attract more expatriates to start businesses in the country, amid efforts to lure international talent and entrepreneurship, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Yahoo to spin off Alibaba shares

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in a move that will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes.

Chinese plan NJ's tallest building

The tallest building in New York City is a 96-story residential complex being completed in Midtown Manhattan. Now a Chinese real estate developer plans to put up a 95-story residential tower but not in the city. It will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey's waterfront.

Chinese Community Leaders

Jack Tchen:Curating Sino-American history

China Hands

Robert Daly: Many of his paths lead to China
  • Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire

    He is a man of many firsts: the first Chinese-American US ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce and the first Chinese-American governor of the State of Washington.

  • 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.

China-US

China opens its market to all US apples
  • Chinese plan NJ's tallest building

    The tallest building in New York City is a 96-story residential complex being completed in Midtown Manhattan. Now a Chinese real estate developer plans to put up a 95-story residential tower but not in the city. It will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey's waterfront.

  • Obama's trip to India spurs triangle chatter

    As US President Barack Obama visited India over the last three days to attend its Republic Day festivities, the triangular relationship between China, US and India has aroused much speculation.

  • Maine opens office in Shanghai

    Maine's exports to China include wood pulp for paper manufacturing and its famous lobster and seafood catch. Now with a newly opened office in Shanghai the New England state is going after more direct Chinese investment.

US

Blizzard braves NE US
  • Snow job

    Forecasts for 2 to 3 feet of snowfall in the New York area overnight Monday were greatly exaggerated, but there still was enough of it for these youngsters to make a snowman in Chinatown.

  • Study abroad programs weighed

    American student Brennan Murray completely reframed his view of China after his experience in Shanghai last year.

  • US Justice Department spies on millions of cars

    The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

World

World leaders mark 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz survivors mark 70 years

    About 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.

  • Israeli air force strikes Syrian army targets

    The Israeli Air Force struck the Syrian army's artillery posts late Tuesday in response to an earlier rocket attack from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the military said Wednesday.

  • Greece halts port sale to China

    The newly-elected Greek government halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, stopping its cooperation with China's Cosco Group on sale of Piraeus Port.

Sports

Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Aussie Open
  • Aussie coach calls on 80,000 crowd

    Australian football coach Ange Postecoglou has called on the 80,000 home crowd to bring "the energy" needed to get Australia over the line in Saturday's Asian Cup final against South Korea.

  • Conca set to return to China

    Dario Conca will go back to the Chinese Super League after the Brazilian club accepted the proposal from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

Abe denies Japan's invasion history

Travel

Stunning view of Yellow River Hukou ice cascade