Across America

Maryland's new first lady thankful
  • Macy's says huanying to Chinese tourists

    The presence of a China-themed float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time was perhaps symbolic of the rising importance of Chinese customers to one of the world's largest department stores.

  • More understandings, more cooperation

    China and the US must step up their cultural awareness of Africa and see the continent as what it is - a collection of diverse nations, not a single country - to foster and bolster cooperation, say experts.

China

Trending: Chubby twins grow into handsome young scholars
  • Education, graft the hottest topics on Chinese Internet

    A survey finds that 23.8 percent and 22.9 percent of Internet users talk about education and anti-graft issues respectively, much higher than those concerned about environment and real estate.

  • WADA may seek longer ban for Sun

    Olympic swimming star Sun Yang could face additional sanctions after escaping with a lenient ban from the China Anti-Doping Agency following a failed dope test.

  • Men spending more on facial care

    A growing awareness of male grooming, a stressful urban lifestyle and environmental concerns are fueling the growth in the male personal care market.

Business

DreamWorks-themed ice sculpture festival kicks off in Macao

Life

A woman's efforts to lose weight
  • US issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.

  • Chinese sign language video dictionary is a first

    A charity in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, recently made national headlines with its video dictionary of Chinese sign language, which is reported to be the first of its kind.

  • Winter warmers for pets

    As the cold weather approaches, pet owners must not forget the most vulnerable members at their family.

Food

Fresh twist on favorite flavors
  • Celebrities on chocolate bars

    Choc Stars appear in Shanghai, attracting a large group of customers who are seeking presents for Christmas.

  • Singaporean abroad

    The Lion City is well known for being a gourmet paradise that marries different ethnic influences into a delicious diet of dishes.

  • 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.

Culture

Photo masters featured in museum show

Entertainment

China's actors-turned directors
  • China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

    Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

  • 'Interstellar' breaks director's China box office records

    "Interstellar" took 258 million yuan (42.04 million US dollars) in China in the week ending Nov 23, grossing a total of 527.5 million yuan and making it director Christopher Nolan's biggest grosser in the world's second-largest film market.

PLA opens bidding to lower costs

The People's Liberation Army is inviting private enterprises to bid on its training-related contracts, an unprecedented move to optimize the military budget and boost participation of the private sector.

Anti-doping agency says no cover-up of Sun's ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang's short ban for doping in May was "appropriate", said a senior Chinese anti-doping official.

Chinese Internet pop song wins at American Music Awards gala

The Chopsticks Brothers, whose Little Apple has been viewed more than 1 billion times on China's video websites, won the International Song Award at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Beidou navigation system approved for operations at sea

China's independently developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System has taken a huge step toward going global as the International Maritime Organization approved its use in operations at sea.

Zou reveals softer side after bloody battle

Chinese boxer Zou Shiming’s left eye was swollen and needed four stitches after beating Thailand’s No 1-ranked Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym.

Reform promotes protection for pandas

Changes to China's forestry management laws are helping to safeguard one of the world's best-loved animals.

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.

More understandings, co-op between China and US

China and the US must step up their cultural awareness of Africa and see the continent as what it is - a collection of diverse nations, not a single country - to foster and bolster cooperation, say experts.

Macy's says huanying to Chinese tourists

The presence of a China-themed float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time was perhaps symbolic of the rising importance of Chinese customers to one of the world's largest department stores.

Cupertino gets attention with its Asian-American-majority City Council

The city of Cupertino, in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, now has a City Council that is four-fifths Asian Americans - three of those Chinese Americans.

Amazon takes Black Friday to China

As American shoppers stay up all Thanksgiving night to take advantage of Macy's night-owl hours for Black Friday, Chinese shoppers will be buying US products at steep discounts from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a campaign being launched by Amazon.

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

Understanding China through art
  • China gets easier access to cranberries

    Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption - about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays - and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in recent years.

  • HQC opens US office

    China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corporation (HQC), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and one of the largest engineering companies in China, celebrated the opening of its USA branch HQC USA LLC on Wednesday in Houston.

  • Tencent looks to up app game on US campus

    WeChat, the Chinese mobile application, is making a push on college campuses as it aims to catch WhatsApp in the US market.

US

Obama pardons national turkey before Thanksgiving
  • UN humanitarian relief chief offers to step down

    Valerie Amos, the UN under- secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and UN emergency relief coordinator, has offered to resign, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Wednesday.

  • Understanding China through art

    Because it is a universal language, art has long been a good way for different cultures to connect.

  • Spotted lanternfly invades US

    An invasive insect new to the United States that has the potential to impact the grape, fruit tree and the hardwood industries has been discovered in Pennsylvania. Now the race is on to educate the US population to help contain the menace, according to a pair of experts.

World

UN humanitarian relief chief offers to step down

Sports

Miss World sports competition kicks off in London
  • Pele remains in hospital in stable condition

    Brazil football legend Pele remains in hospital as he receives ongoing treatment for a urinary tract infection.

  • 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?

Injustice
  • Private investment should go global

    China's average investment return on its foreign assets is much lower than the return China pays to foreigners on their investments in China.

  • More inclusive new normal

    A slowdown is not a problem, but the Chinese economy has some deficiencies that must be solved for it to be a healthy new normal.

  • Big guy talks the walk with the crowd

    Addressing the Australian Federal Parliament last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping rather memorably described China as being like "a big guy in a crowd".

Travel

Walk amid the gingko leaves