Across America

Texas talks business with China
  • Discovery in Anhui sheds light on two scientific mysteries

    Ever since farmers in Xi'an accidently discovered what turned out to be a vast army of terracotta warriors, the world has gotten pretty used to treasures being unearthed in China, with its rich and mysterious past.

  • Car-rental firm revs up Wall Street

    After Ray Zhang rang the opening bell of New York Stock Exchange with a confident smile, the stock of the company he founded, eHi Car Services, China's second-largest car-rental company by revenue, picked up slightly after initially declining.

China

Love conquers leprosy in Luduo village
  • Official in S. China under bribery probe

    An official in South China's Guangdong province is being investigated for taking bribes, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

  • Retrial for man wrongly executed

    Eighteen years after a suspect was executed for murder, the top court in Inner Mongolia autonomous region has decided to rehear the case, reported Xinhua News Agency on Thursday.

  • Cyber terrorism sparks Internet debate

    Cyber terrorism and its prevention stirred heated discussion at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, on Thursday.

Business

Top 10 most powerful businesswomen in China
  • Apple teams up with UnionPay

    Apple Inc is trying to get more paying customers from China for its various applications, rather than just for hardware products like iPhones and iPads.

  • China FDI inflows rise 1.3% in Oct

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 1.3 percent in October from a year earlier, standing at $8.53 billion.

  • Anti-corruption drive hits US tourism firms

    President's crackdown on government corruption, which began almost two years ago, has had a profound impact in China. Luxury goods sales have suffered, officials now shun lavish banquets, and gambling revenues at casinos in Macao have been sinking.

Life

Cartoon drawings celebrate 52nd birthday of Peng Liyuan

Food

Restaurant awakens your senses

Culture

Finding a way to abstract art

Entertainment

Woo brings sinking of Taiping to screen

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 wants its voice heard in cyberspace

China is considering setting up its own rules in cyberspace in order to have its voice better heard in the fast growing Internet sphere.

New Zealand welcomes Xi

Xi Jinping was greeted in Wellington with a traditional Maori welcome and was presented with an All Blacks rugby union jersey bearing the lucky number 8.

Alipay brings the frenzy of Black Friday to China

A group of high-end retailers in the US have teamed up with Alipay, which will enable online shoppers in China to purchase goods through Alipay's ePass, in a celebrated American shopping ritual.

Emission goals in China on target for 2020

China is among a select group of nations on track to meet their emission-reduction goals by the end of the decade, according to new data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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

Zhang Zhao: Entering the ecosystem of Hollywood
  • Texas talks business with China

    More than 90 people from Texas and China attended the China-Texas Investment and Trade Cooperation Forum on Wednesday at Greater Houston Partnership (GHP).

  • Car-rental firm revs up Wall Street

    After Ray Zhang rang the opening bell of New York Stock Exchange with a confident smile, the stock of the company he founded, eHi Car Services, China's second-largest car-rental company by revenue, picked up slightly after initially declining.

  • Investment treaty key for US, China

    US Trade Representative Michael Froman said negotiating a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is the focus of US trade talks with China.

US

Deadly western New York snowstorm to get second wind
  • Texas and China tighten ties

    More than 90 people from Texas and China attended the China-Texas Investment and Trade Cooperation Forum on Wednesday at Greater Houston Partnership (GHP).

  • Investment focus of US, China trade

    US Trade Representative Michael Froman said negotiating a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is the focus of US trade talks with China.

  • Lack of toilets dangerous for everyone

    Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, the United Nations Children's Fund warned on Wednesday while celebrating World Toilet Day.

World

Protest against university tuition turns violent in London
  • Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

    The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant - the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras. Instead, the beauty queen and her sister were found shot to death along a remote river bank.

  • Russia ready for cooperation with US

    Russia is ready to cooperate with the United States on the basis of noninterference in domestic affairs and equality, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

  • China, Australia pledge closer bilateral ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged to boost bilateral ties as Abbott bid farewell to Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan here on Wednesday before the Chinese leader concluded his state visit.

Sports

NBA suspends Hornets' Jeffery Taylor 24 games
  • FIFA whistleblower says 'living in fear'

    FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family.

  • Kroos goal leads Germany to beat Spain

    Toni Kroos struck with a fierce long-range shot a minute from time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly between two injury-depleted European heavyweights in Vigo on Tuesday.

West vs. Russia
  • US violates Chinese sovereignty in HK

    The emergence of China as a significantly influential nation in world affairs is opposed by the doctrine that the US must remain the sole super power.

  • How can one root for Abe to win the poll

    Japanese politics, often mired in mediocrity, has the capacity to make you wish this planet could get along entirely without politics.

  • Time bomb in Asia-Pacific

    Washington's persistence in pushing its pivot to Asia strategy reveals the fragility of US power and its Cold War mentality.

Travel

Wu Zhen, epitome of classic water towns