Across America

Across America
  • US needs patience in relations with China

    Sitting in a panel chair in front of Senators Bob Menendez, Bob Corker and Marco Rubio, people who often challenge and grill President Barack Obama, J. Stapleton Roy, the former US ambassador to China, is confident, explaining to them why patience is needed to address issues such as intellectual property rights in China.

  • Chinese see NYC real estate as a sound place

    When you walk into the glass building, the walls are a cool stone texture filled with matching furniture that generates a similar vibe. You feel as though you are walking into a modernist cube.

China

No more catching Z's in IKEA Nanjing
  • Military consolidates corruption oversight

    Authorities will step up supervision in order to identify and prevent corruption through stricter auditing procedures under a newly issued regulation.

  • 11 dead in kindergarten bus accident

    All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, died after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in Central China's Hunan province.

  • Second-child policy having limited effect

    Qualified couples have been reluctant to take advantage of looser restrictions on China's one-child policy, with experts expecting the number of second babies to increase in the next two years.

Business

Alibaba updates prospectus to expand board of directors
  • Lenders told to firewall risks of WMPs

    China's banks must set up special departments to run wealth management products and establish separate accounting systems for those departments.

  • Realty heading for market consolidation

    The property market in China is likely to consolidate in the second half of the year, as strong demand and limited supplies will offset the chances of an imminent market collapse.

  • Tech firms big players at World Cup

    Starting from Yingli Solar, the sponsor in both South Africa and Brazil World Cups, Chinese high-tech firms are trying to make a splash in global market.

Life

Modern take on adultery and morality
  • Excuse me, while I check my phone

    My mother knocked at the bathroom door one morning, yelling, "Come out and watch the TV, doctors in Singapore say that smartphone addiction is a psychiatric disorder!"

  • Bicycles built for style

    China used to be known as the "nation on two wheels." The trend has come full cycle, and two-wheelers are now the hottest things in the cities. Shanghai leads the pack.

  • A double hit of happiness

    This venerable sports brand has been the choice of Chinese table tennis champions from its legendary beginnings.

Food

Dumpling Delight
  • Cantonese chef finds a new path in Ningxia

    For more than 30 years in his profession as a chef of Cantonese cuisine, Wong Kai-kui, 50, has adhered to a "rooted doctrine" that pork soup is the essence, adding flavor to most Canton dishes.

  • Look this way, it’s the Peace duck

    Almost every visitor to China must have his duck and eat it. In Beijing, it’s the Peking duck in all its ritualistic glory, but in Shanghai, it’s an experience with style, gongfu style to be precise.

  • An offer too good to refuse

    Who’d dare to turn down a restaurant serving great Italian food with a generous side of cultural references from the mobster-movie genre?

Culture

Football love presented by Brazilian artist
  • Touch of brilliance

    China is not short of painters, both real and self-acclaimed. But Wu Qiming has shown his true talent by blazing a trail with innovative use of ink and wash.

  • Clothing worn by Cixi's dog on display

    The photo shows a white dog model wearing bright yellow clothes, which belonged to a pet dog of the ancient Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi.

Entertainment

Stills of movie 'But Always'

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Missing 'bracelet' sets safety alarm bells ringing

Monitoring procedures for all medical and industrial sources of radioactivity will be strengthened by authorities in Jiangsu province.

China promotes 4 officers to general

China's Central Military Commission promotes four senior military officers to the rank of general, the top rank at the current time.

Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in US

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eight people were hospitalized.

LeBron James back to Cleveland

LeBron James will be welcomed by Cavaliers with a contract worth a reported $88 million, four years after he left his home state to join the Miami Heat.

China, US pledge partnership

China and the United States highlighted their resolve on Thursday to forge a stronger cooperative partnership.

Chinese Community Leaders

He Konghua: The 'sister' of cultural exchange
  • Chiling Tong: Passing a leadership torch

    For Chiling Tong, CEO of the International Leadership Foundation and former US deputy assistant-secretary of Commerce, being a leader herself is not enough. Raising future leaders who share her ethnic background is more imperative and fulfilling.

  • Shidong Lin: Wenchuan quake created a passion to help Asians

    Shidong Lin says he is an introvert and doesn't feel comfortable speaking in public. But those traits did not stop the 42-year-old from establishing the Chinese Mutual Aid International Network (CMAIN), which reaches out to help Asians who suffer from natural disasters and family calamities, or voicing his opinions when he feels Asian Americans are being mistreated

China-US

M.Y. China: Tradition with a twist
  • Chinese-American hoopster makes history

    For Quanli Li, it was a big accomplishment for her daughter to be the first Chinese American to play on a US women's basketball team that would win a world championship game. But it was a bigger miracle for her daughter to be alive.

  • US needs patience in relations with China

    Sitting in a panel chair in front of Senators Bob Menendez, Bob Corker and Marco Rubio, people who often challenge and grill President Barack Obama, J. Stapleton Roy, the former US ambassador to China, is confident, explaining to them why patience is needed to address issues such as intellectual property rights in China.

  • RMB use is on the rise in US business

    The use of the Chinese renminbi to settle trade between US and China continues to become more widespread, and US business leaders expect both their trade volume and RMB settlement to increase in the next year, according to an HSBC report.

US

Chinese Navy leave Pearl Harbor to join RIMPAC drill
  • Obama names new envoy to Russia

    US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a career diplomat with a good knowledge of European and Eurasian affairs as his new ambassador to Russia, as bilateral relationship has slipped to a new low.

  • Ex-mayor sentenced to 10 years in US

    The former mayor of New Orleans, a port city in the southern United States, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for corruption, local media reported.

  • China-US annual dialogue opens

    The sixth round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the fifth round of High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) started in Beijing on Wednesday.

World

Highlights of San Fermin festival
  • Israelis hint at invasion of Gaza

    Israel's military made no comment on what would be the deadliest strike since it began its assault on Tuesday. The defence minister spoke of "long days of fighting ahead".

  • Berlin expels US spy official

    Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country after officials unearthed two suspected US spies.

  • 53 dead in Israeli air strike in Gaza

    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare.

Sports

Klose: Ronaldo still the best
Apology for Hitler tweet
  • Mutual trust tried and tested

    Strategic and Economic Dialogue lays solid foundation for the development of Sino-US relations, including military ties.

  • Accident a call for action to protect kids

    If lack of enough funds prevents the government from allocating resources equally to rural and urban schools, it should at least consider providing public shuttle services for pupils in rural areas.

  • Chinese cuisine packs a soft power punch

    Perhaps when another eminent Westerner visits China, he/she will try one of my favorite dishes: fried duck's tongue, a premium dish in many upscale Sichuan restaurants, or even duck's brain, which tastes as good as foie gras.

Travel

Seeing double
  • Hotel roundup

    APPOINTMENT

  • On the sunny side of the country

    Michel L. Goget is a confident man. He is passionate in his belief in the luxury hotel he works in, and he is also upbeat about the future of Sanya, where the Ritz-Carlton, Sanya is.

  • Spiritual spectacle

    Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet autonomous region, is a city of palaces, monasteries, temples and museums.