Across America

US, China to parley on extradition of criminals
  • EB-5 visa ceiling is short-term, expert says

    The US may have run out of EB-5 visas for Chinese applicants for the first time ever, but experts say it should have little effect on those wanting to apply.

  • Chinese investors revive Shipyards

    Thanks to the EB-5 money-for-visa program, many wealthy Chinese investors are helping revive one of San Francisco's most ambitious development projects, a project that will help lift one of the city's worst neighborhoods out of poverty.

China

Blast rips through a home in Beijing
  • Aviation court gives Shanghai a global voice

    The Shanghai International Aviation Court of Arbitration, the world's first arbitration court specializing in solving global aviation disputes, was opened in Shanghai on Thursday.

  • Sino-Russian energy deals benefit all

    Cooperation between China and Russia in the energy sector has brought tangible benefits to both countries and is expected to yield further positive results, says Li Hui, China's ambassador to Russia.

  • More put learning Chinese to test in EU

    More people in European Union countries have taken Chinese-language proficiency tests in recent years, an official at Hanban - the headquarters of the Confucius Institutes - said on Thursday.

Business

Microsoft CEO to visit China amid antitrust probe - source
  • Foreign-funded hospitals allowed in China

    China is to allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, further opening up the fast-growing private hospital sector.

  • Alibaba revenue accelerates ahead of IPO

    Strong gains in its mobile business provide investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut.

  • Youku, Alibaba plan ad service

    What might happen when China's largest online-retail company and the country's equivalent of YouTube Inc team up?

Life

Top totes make bold fashion statement

Food

Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well

Culture

Palace Museum to offer discounted tickets

Entertainment

71st Venice Film Festival opens
  • Wu Xiubo: A different kind of actor

    TV actor Wu Xiubo looks for roles that can set him apart from his industry peers, he tells Han Bingbin .

  • Chinese films to add Asian flavor in Venice

    Chinese elements are omnipresent at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, with internationally recognized actress and director on the jury and Chinese films both screening and competing for the sought-after Golden Lion.

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Leading leaden lives

Cheng Xiaomin is 20, but she is only a bit taller than an average 8-year-old.

Former security chief under probe

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.

US, China to parley on extradition of criminals

An anti-corruption and transparency mechanism being worked on by 21 APEC economies, might lead to the ultimate extradition of more corrupt Chinese officials from the US and other countries.

US rice could see potential market in China

A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

China accuses US over 'close-in reconnaissance'

Defense Ministry says US military has frequently conducted reconnaissance, which has "gravely undermined China's security interests as well as China-US strategic mutual trust and bilateral ties."

EB-5 visa ceiling is short-term, expert says

The US may have run out of EB-5 visas for Chinese applicants for the first time ever, but experts say it should have little effect on those wanting to apply.

Chinese Community Leaders

Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together
  • 'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

    By 2025, Asian Americans are projected to be 18 percent of California's population and comprise more than 12 percent of registered voters, according to a survey by the California League of Conservation Voters.

  • Dong Xudong: No longer a 'headless fly'

    It took a wall coming down and feeling like a "headless fly" for Dong Xudong to learn how local politics work.

China-US

China accuses US over 'close-in reconnaissance'
  • Lenovo settles US laptop lawsuit for $70m

    Lenovo will spend about $49 million to repair Lenovo IdeaPad laptops sold in the US, as well as about $20 million in cash refunds and credit to settle a 2013 suit involving the company's ultrabook products.

  • US rice could see potential market in China

    A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

  • Western Union sees growth in tuition services

    Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in US colleges and Western Union is seeing more and more of the overseas scholars use its services to get their tuitions paid from back home.

US

Freed Journalist goes home
  • US rice could see potential market in China

    A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

  • 9-year-old girl kills instructor

    A 9-year-old girl vacationing with her family accidentally shot and killed an instructor at a shooting range, authorities said.

  • Alibaba IPO has Wall St 'eagerly' waiting

    Perhaps its brand already has had an impact in the US and globally, but China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will certainly deepen it even further when it lists on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) - reportedly - sometime after Labor Day next month.

World

DPRK celebrates Youth Day in Pyongyang

Sports

Peng Shuai upsets fourth-seeded Radwanska at US Open
  • US Open day 3: Big day for Peng Shuai and China

    Defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande were knocked out of the AFC Champions League by Western Sydney Wanderers on away goals despite beating the fledgling Australian outfit 2-1 in Wednesday's quarterfinal second leg in China.

  • Woods splits with coach Foley

    Woods said on his website on Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval of his marriage.

Obama weighing ISIS options
  • Will convergence help traditional media?

    The fourth meeting of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms on Aug 18 issued a clear guideline on the convergence of traditional and new media and their development.

  • University tuition hike unwarranted

    The increase in fees, in some cases more than 40%, has cast doubt on the mission of public universities a to offer an affordable education because they are run on taxpayers' money.

  • Conciliation way forward for HK

    2017 reform package can be viewed as the starting point for a joint political venture for the SAR and the central government.

Travel

Century-old park reopens in Shanghai
  • Serene Retreat

    Yangon mesmerizes with ancient pagodas, scenic lakes, hip bars in restored colonial architecture and delicious freshwater seafood.

  • Inner Mongolian road trip

    Road trips come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re supposed to be done in the country you call home. This region offers rugged landscapes, centuries of history in the form of lamaseries and Mongolian traditions, modern-day cowboys on motorbikes and its own fairy tale Grand Canyon.

  • Horses graze at Shandan Horse Ranch in Gansu

    The history of the ranch can be traced back to 121 BC when famous Chinese general Huo Qubing established the ranch specially to herd horses for the army of China.