Across America

U.S. visa issuance system still experiencing technical problems
  • Panda cub Bao Bao turns one

    Panda cub Bao Bao has been the darling of the National Zoo in Washington since she was born last summer. And the zoo is inviting everyone to join in her birthday celebration on Aug 23.

  • NY Wheel reels in Chinese EB-5 investors

    The New York Wheel, an observation Ferris wheel planned for Staten Island that will be the tallest of its kind in the world, has so far received $150 million from foreign investors, the vast majority from China in exchange for green cards.

China

Weekly Photos: July 21-27
  • Report on army cheats sparks concern

    A total of 319 people in a brigade of the 40th Army in Shenyang Military Area Command have been punished for misbehavior.

  • Program mentors top managers

    More business schools in China are tapping experience from the West and elsewhere to meet the country's growing demand for business elites.

  • SOEs still graduates' top job choice

    Thirty-six percent of university students and recent graduates consider SOEs the best employers, according to the report released on Friday.

Business

Apple opens new store in SW China
  • China's industrial profit growth accelerates

    China's industrial profits continued to grow at a faster pace in the first half of this year, the latest evidence that the world's second-largest economy is gaining strength against downward pressures.

  • Li vows to lower hurdles for businesses

    China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged more financial support for new businesses to encourage entrepreneurship amid the continuing economic downward pressure.

  • Husi faced unethical practice claims in 2013

    The US-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer.

Life

Bagging a fortune with silk

Food

It's whole new shoppers' world

Culture

Street snap: A fashion trend in Beijing
  • Book fair addresses high-tech demand

    With one simple scan, teacher Gladys Lau fed into her handset information about an exhibition featuring Hong Kong's literature and writers at the Hong Kong Book Fair, which was held from July 16 to 22.

  • Star power publishing

    When celebrities dip their toes in the world of publishing, they can harness thousands of fans into an energetic promotional force. Liu Zhihua reports.

Entertainment

A career transformed
  • Zhang Yimou sues film company for 15 mln RMB

    Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou has filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong-based New Pictures Film Company, claiming he is owed 15 million yuan, or some $2.4 million.

  • Battle for the big screen

    As the competition for summer box-office dominance heats up, Wang Kaihao looks at the innovative online marketing techniques being used by domestic filmmakers.

Xi attends BRICS summit

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.

Glitch delays visas for US-bound students

Chinese students who plan to start their studies in the US might miss the beginning of the semester as the US visa issuance system has broken down.

China set for 'increase' in US FDI

Economic changes have set China for a "structural increase" of foreign direct investment (FDI) in a broad range of industries in the US.

Chinese have a crush on Harvard?

A $15m donation to Harvard by billionaire couple Pan and Zhang shows China's interest in top international schools, but the specter of brain drain looms.

iPhones' access to data face scrutiny

Text messages, contact lists, photos and other data can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple employees.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gene Wu: Changing the stereotypes

China-US

Panda cub Bao Bao turns one
  • Chinese still seek Beckel termination

    Chinese communities around the world signed a petition this week demanding Fox News dismiss TV host Bob Beckel immediately and apologize to Chinese Americans. More than 150 representatives from more than 30 countries signed the statement.

  • NY Wheel reels in Chinese EB-5 investors

    The New York Wheel, an observation Ferris wheel planned for Staten Island that will be the tallest of its kind in the world, has so far received $150 million from foreign investors, the vast majority from China in exchange for green cards.

  • Chinese firms eye methanol plant for Texas

    Chinese firms are looking into building a $4.5 billion methanol production and deep-port export facility in Shoal Point, Texas City, Texas. If completed, it will be one of the largest plants of its kind in the world.

US

iPhones' access to data facing scrutiny
  • US-Russia relations frosty

    US-Russia relations are at a low point not seen for more than a decade, but chilled ties between the two are unlikely to plunge the world headlong into another Cold War.

  • Chinese USC grad student found dead

    A 24-year-old Chinese graduate student at USC was found dead at his off-campus apartment after being attacked by at least three men as he was walking home from a study group, police said.

  • Psychiatrist wounds patient in shootout

    A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and returned fire, wounding the assailant, a prosecutor said on Thursday night.

World

The Sumo Run held in London
  • Kiev launches offensive on Donetsk

    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by rebels.

  • Russian jet crash kills pilot

    A Russian fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said.

  • DPRK top leader guides rocket firing drill

    Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un on Saturday guided a rocket firing drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army.

Sports

World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home
  • Saints savor training in serene scene

    As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.

  • Bon Jovi group eyes Bills move

    A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium across the border in Toronto, a person close to the situation said.

Conflicts in Gaza
  • It's a matter of privilege

    The current Chinese government vehicle reform is a compromise that does not address the fundamental issue of power.

  • Lessons from Europe a century ago

    Leaders from China and Japan should engage with each other to clarify narratives, promote mutual understanding, and prevent xenophobic nationalism from taking over the regional agenda.

  • Oh, boy, do the Chinese love Harvard!

    A $15m donation to Harvard by billionaire couple Pan and Zhang shows China's interest in top international schools, but the specter of brain drain looms.

Travel

Who is eligible to visit the DPRK?
  • Tourists' tales

    I have always wanted to visit the DPRK. That part of the world has fascinated me since I was very young. But since the two Koreas were separated after World War II, I had no idea how to get there.

  • Go to town for the beat spas

    It’s summer, when the body is stressed by heat and humidity and the demands of work. If you cannot find time to travel to all those relaxing island resorts, Xu Junqian suggests you look closer to home for some pampering.

  • Macao,When the sun sets Macao

    The nightlife in Macao is like a never-ending carnival with hundreds of flamboyant and neon-lit entertainment venues, especially in the central business district near the Lisboa Hotel.