Across America

Women entrepreneurs get financial tips
  • Breast cancer study gets $1.5 million grant

    A team led by a Chinese professor at the University of Houston has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of a social support group on Chinese-American breast cancer survivors.

  • Growth in telemedicine expected with aging population

    It is expected that the telemedicine market in China will grow to exceed 10 billion yuan within the next three years, due to the country's large and increasing aging populations, according to a report released by the Beijing-based S&P Consulting.

China

Life as a human punch bag
  • Wealthy Chinese want kids to study abroad

    Four out of five wealthy families in China want to send their children to study abroad, according to a recent Hurun Report.

  • Building ban begins to bite

    A half-built office complex in East China's Anhui province has become a hot potato for a local government in the two years since a clean-governance campaign was launched.

  • Court upholds husband's death sentence in murder case

    A court in Heilongjiang province has upheld a man's death sentence and his wife's life imprisonment for their roles in the murder, attempted rape and robbery of a teenager lured into their home.

Business

Surge in demand for pet clothes
  • More high-speed train services available in W China

    High-speed train services will expand to China's western regions including Gansu, Guizhou and Qinghai provinces as well as the Inner Mongolia autonomous region starting from Dec 10.

  • Nation to top green list by 2030

    China will become the world's largest renewable energy market by 2030 if it can double the ratio of such sources as solar and wind in the total energy mix to 26 percent.

  • US sets duties on Chinese tires

    The US Commerce Department announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the CVD investigation against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China.

Life

A woman's efforts to lose weight

Food

Chocolate Terracotta Warriors ready for Christmas
  • Counting sheep to China

    Despite its distance from the world's largest market, New Zealand, with vast flocks of sheep, is poised to plug the rapidly growing demand for the high-protein red meat in China.

  • Chinese health food producer to acquire company in NZ

    Nanjing Sinolife United Co., one of the leading health food producers in China, announced plans on Sunday to buy a New Zealand company.

  • Funky, Italian deli

    Some Italians are bringing the country's‘Campari lifestyle’ to Shanghai while also building a growing brand.

Culture

Tales from the toilet
  • Palace Museum mascots debut

    The Palace Museum mascots "Zhuangzhuang" and "Meimei," whose designs originate from traditional cultural symbols of the dragon and phoenix, met the public for the first time on Sunday.

  • Highlights from 2014 Shanghai Biennale

    The 10th Shanghai Biennale 2014 lifted its curtain on Saturday and will run through the end of March. Themed "Social Factory", the 10th Biennale discusses what characterizes the traits of the social production and how "social facts" are constituted.

Entertainment

Gao Yuanyuan to marry on Friday

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.

China's tire firms urge govt to fight US action

The tire industry has urged the government to take decisive measures against the US anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on tires imported from China.

Goal to cut emissions can be met

The recent landmark climate agreement with the United States is a win for both sides and will inject positive energy into the upcoming global climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru, early next month.

WeChat turns to students to expand its presence in US

WeChat, one of China's most popular mobile-messaging applications, is turning to thousands of students studying in the United States to spread its usage across the country.

Graft fight dents overseas spending

The China-dependent sector of the global tourism industry has been hurting since President Xi Jinping put fighting corruption at the top of his agenda after coming into power in November 2012.

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

Subway victim mourned in Chinatown

US

More troops deployed in Ferguson
  • Riot after jury clears Ferguson policeman

    It started with silence as the crowd strained to listen to the prosecutor over the radio. Then tears gushed from the eyes of Michael Brown's mother.

  • No indictment of officer in fatal Missouri shooting

    A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

  • Study reveals how much people understand Internet

    A new Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential.

World

People visit Christmas market in Berlin

Sports

Barcelona beats APOEL 4-0, Messi sets record
  • Ferrari appoints Arrivabene as new team principal

    Maurizio Arrivabene has been appoinated as Ferrari's new team principal to replace Marco Mattiacci, the Italian Formula One team announced on Monday.

  • 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?

Iran nuclear talks
  • Promote Palace Museum with care

    The authorities should be careful not to go the extreme of just focusing on commercial promotion to make money and ignoring their social responsibility.

  • FTAs form base of regional integration

    China, the Republic of Korea and Japan are holding the sixth round of talks for a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Tokyo.

  • Help parents who've lost only child

    Chinese authorities should provide special aid for elderly parents who have lost their only child and take care of them through welfare organizations.

Travel

Annual pass for 800 Chinese tourist attractions available for 150 yuan