Across America

Authors trace history of Chinese art collections
  • Michigan firm gets $1 billion Chinese contract

    The CEO of a Michigan-based lithium‐ion battery maker hopes a $1 billion contract to supply a Chinese company will eventually produce more sales in China and Asia.

  • Teen's DNA project nets student Intel science award

    In an eighth grade science assignment, Andrew Jin did a small experiment to investigate whether bacteria could easily develop resistance to antibacterial agent triclosan. His research found the bacteria taken from sinks were indeed resistant against the agent.

China

58,000 drawn to college
  • Heiress harmonizes hot pot with organic farming

    Wealthy heiress Stephanie Ho may be something of a fashionista in her spare time, but these days she prefers discussing culinary matters in her role as the founder of two organic-restaurant brands, Green & Safe and Qimin Hotpot.

  • PLA bribery probe to continue

    Investigations into suspects who had connections with Xu Caihou will continue to the end, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Baby havens 'under great pressure'

    An organization that runs a safe haven for abandoned babies has had to scale back its operations because of financial constraints and a lack of workers.

Business

Michigan firm gets $1 billion Chinese contract
  • Chinese CEO compares Apple Inc to Hitler

    The founder and CEO of a China-based video portal that is launching a smartphone in April compared smartphone maker Apple Inc to Adolf Hitler On Friday.

  • As property curbs ease, investors may return

    China has eliminated decade-long restrictions on foreign investment in its property market, spelling good news for foreign investors in fields ranging from land development to the construction of high-end office buildings.

  • Trendsetters to the fore at Boao Forum

    Young leaders and trendsetters set out their ideas and solutions at a sub-forum with the theme "Power of individuals in the era of pluralism" at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Life

Silversmith carries on ancestral tradition
  • In diplomatic fashion

    Wives of diplomats from the Commonwealth Society of Beijing warm up for a qipao show at a spring reception at a hotel in Beijing on March 25.

  • Spring scenery of Hongcun village, E China

    Listed as a world cultural heritage site, Hongcun village in East China's Anhui province preserved a remarkable extent of the surviving examples of Anhui-style architecture.

  • Murder, he writes

    How does a professor go about sketching the lead character of his crime thrillers?

Food

Qiulin lieba—a symbol of Harbin

Culture

Craftsman continues ancient tradition of prayer-stone carvings
  • Silversmith carries on ancestral tradition

    In Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region, ethnic Bai silversmiths are using their ancestral skills to make Tibetan-style objects including ornaments, jewelry and religious items.

  • Authors trace history of Chinese art collections

    Like other Chinese art enthusiasts, Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac followed the sale of Robert Ellsworth's huge Asian art collection at Christie's for Asian Art Week with much interest. They went to Christie's gallery in Rockefeller Center in mid-Manhattan to look at the collection and kept up with the daily auctions that took place during the week.

Entertainment

Liu Yifei poses for Harper's Bazaar

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

'Made in China' to 'Made in USA'

It was the second and biggest 'invest-in-the-United-States' summit put on by the US Commerce Department, and the 150-member Chinese delegation among the 2,600 attendees was clearly a main target, DONG LESHUO reports from Washington.

Motive examined after
'deliberate crash'

Attention was focused on the motivations of Lubitz, a German national who joined the Lufthansa-owned budget carrier in September 2013 and had just 630 hours of flying time.

Chinese CEO compares Apple Inc to Hitler

The founder and CEO of a China-based video portal that is launching a smartphone in April compared smartphone maker Apple Inc to Adolf Hitler On Friday.

China's investment opportunities lauded

Despite the slowdown of China's economy, there are opportunities for foreign investment in the Chinese mainland, a partner with a China-based investment-management group said on Friday.

Chinese Community Leaders

Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons
  • 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.

People

Amy Tan talks about writing
  • Pao can seek damages: judge

    Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), can pursue punitive damages in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against her former employer, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled on Saturday.

  • Hu Yanyan: the guardian of China Guardian

    Hu Yanyan is leading the transformation of the world's fourth-largest auction house.

China-US

New Yorker sends honey from 'heaven' to Shanghai
  • 'Made in China' to 'Made in USA'

    It was the second and biggest 'invest-in-the-United-States' summit put on by the US Commerce Department, and the 150-member Chinese delegation among the 2,600 attendees was clearly a main target, DONG LESHUO reports from Washington.

  • China, US bear down on fugitives, 'Sky Net' unleashed

    China will strengthen cooperation with the United States on major legal cases aimed at repatriating corrupt Chinese officials hiding in the US, as well as confiscating their ill-gotten assets, a senior official of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said.

  • Chinese one-third of US foreign students: report

    The number of international students studying in the United States has risen, bolstered by growth from China, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.

US

New York fire, building collapse injure 12
  • US invites Brazil's Rousseff for official visit

    The US government has invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for an official visit to Washington D.C., in a move to repair strained relations.

  • US seeks China ties at investment summit

    When US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said that the SelectUSA Investment Summit had a "powerful start" on Monday, he was facing the huge Potomac Ballroom in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • Toronto debuts N. American yuan trading

    The first clearinghouse in North America for China's yuan currency, also known as the renminbi, is officially opened following ceremonies on Monday in Toronto.

World

'Behind-the-scenes' visit at Paris Zoological Park

Sports

Chelsea extends contract one year for captain Terry
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

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Travel

Scenery of terraced fields in China's Guizhou
  • Changchun World Sculpture Park: a legacy for the future

    Changchun World Sculpture Park, located in southern Changchun and on the north side of the entrance to urban Changchun on the Beijing-Harbin Express Way, is a park in northern China that covers an area of nearly 100 hectares.

  • A carnival for foodies

    A market in Yunnan offers an array of treats ranging from the province's famed mushrooms, to creepy snake fruits and rice crisps.

  • Paradise lost

    Palau seeks to curb Chinese tourist inflows as visitors oversaturate its attractions.