Across America

Greenland looks to US cities for growth
  • Li: Industrial capacity is way out of recession

    Premier Li Keqiang called for greater efforts in industrial capacity cooperation, which he said can boost the economy and end global recession, during a speech to Latin American and Caribbean diplomats on Monday.

  • China books on display

    China is launching a month-long Chinese book exhibition at the Xinhua bookstore in New York, starting May 20, aiming to better encourage the presence of Chinese books in the global book market while enhancing Sino-US cultural communication.

China

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 27

Business

Ancient shoe brand that 'fast-tracks promotion'
  • Local govt debt rules eased

    Curbs on debt issues by local government financing vehicles are being eased to boost funding for infrastructure investment that will offset slowing economic growth.

  • China to invest $900 billion in Belt and Road Initiative

    China announces plans to boost the Belt and Road trade by creating economic corridors and investing nearly $900 billion in countries along the route.

  • US concerns over Chinese currency expected to fade

    After years of grabbing the spotlight in Sino-US economic relations, US concerns over the valuation of Chinese currency, or renminbi (RMB), are expected to fade as the International Monetary Fund has declared that RMB is no longer undervalued.

Life

Wang Huangsheng unveils first UK solo exhibition

Food

Healthy, bite by bite
  • Belgian chef celebrates 'natural wonders'

    Visiting chef Seppe Nobels' blue eyes light up with excitement when he is asked about his morning at Jingshen Hai-xian Shichang, the capital's busiest fish market.

  • Red bowl's chic hotpot

    About 1,500 years ago, Mongol horsemen, cooking over campfires, seared meat in their shields and simmered soup in their upturned helmets.

  • As cafes multiply, so do 'coffee cats'

    On May 12, American ice cream brand Haagen Dazs refurbished one of its key outlets in Shanghai's Nanjing road and began switching up its products. It added ice cream to glasses of coffee and marketed the new store as its first global coffee shop.

Culture

Fujian college students take graduation photo in vintage 'Han' costume
  • Wang Huangsheng unveils first UK solo exhibition

    Famous Chinese artist Wang Huangsheng has come to London for the official opening of his first London solo exhibition, which is being held at the October Gallery in central London until June 20, 2015.

  • Ancient village of Ming Dynasty on verge of disappearing

    With demolition work underway, Sanjiang looks like a ghost town on May 23. Sanjiang, an ancient village of Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) with a history of 600 years, is situated beside the old Sanjiang village in Paojiang district of Shaoxing in East China's Zhejiang province.

Entertainment

A modern dilemma

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Patent applications lead the world

China recorded 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, of them about 663,000 inventions having high quality and market value.

BC lures Chinese tourists

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 19, draws close, the scramble to attract Chinese travelers is growing intense.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Alibaba places China smartphone business bet with $590m Meizu deal

Alibaba is taking a $590 million stake in an obscure domestic smartphone maker.

China, US vow to deepen military relations

Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Michael Vickers, visiting US under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Premier Li attends Davos Forum

China plans to withstand downward pressure and continue with its strategic focus in 2015, Premier Li Keqiang said at the Davos Forum.

Li Na expecting first baby

Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na and husband Jiang Shan are expecting their first child.

Brazil ready to collaborate over FIFA graft probe

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday her country was ready to collaborate with Swiss and US authorities over their probe into football corruption.

Rick Santorum announces second White House run

Former US senator Rick Santorum said Wednesday that he is running for the 2016 presidential race.

Massive arson fire suspect arrested in Los Angeles

A 56-year-old man was arrested as the suspect of a massive arson fire taking place in Los Angeles last year, police said Wednesday.

US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'

The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the US and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a US senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.

People

Bammy Wong: Building a network of legends
  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

    Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

China-US

Chinese books in spotlight

US

Rick Santorum announces second White House run
  • Central Pacific will see more hurricanes

    Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water.

  • Chinese books in spotlight

    China's participation in the Global Market Forum during the upcoming Bookexpo America will provide the American public with more access to understand it, Chinese Consul General to New York Zhang Qiyue said on May 26.

  • Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma

    Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

World

British Queen makes references to China in keynote speech
  • Heat wave hits Gaza City

    Heat wave hits Gaza City. A Palestinian boy plays in a fountain basin to cool off during hot weather in Gaza City May 27, 2015.

  • Russians battle it out in bathtub race

    Activists of "The Truth about Food" public organization participate in a bathtub race in Arbat Street, Moscow, May 27, 2015.

  • New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

    New Zealand is to open an embassy in Iraqi capital as its troops begin a two-year mission to train Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State insurgents.

Sports

Five out of five as Frenchmen enjoy perfect day
  • China the most promising market for Bayern

    China has become Bayern Munich's most important market as the Bundesliga powerhouse foresee a bright picture for the world's most populous nation that has launched a reform plan on football.

  • Three Argentinians involved in FIFA scandal

    Three Argentinian businessmen appeared to be involved in the FIFA scandal investigated by the United States Department of Justice for accusations of corruption.

Hot
  • Tsai must clarify cross-Straits position

    On May 29, Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will begin a 12-day trip to the United States. The DPP candidate for Taiwan's 2016 leadership elections will meet with US government officials, lawmakers, scholars and others with an interest in East Asian affairs.

  • Simply paying ransom may send wrong mes sage

    A video recently released by an extremist group allied to the Taliban shows a Chinese national resembling Hong Xudong, who was adducted by militants from the northwestern region of Pakistan in May 2014, seeking the Chinese government's help to get him released. The militants, however, have not cited an exact amount as ransom.

  • Tragedy highlights plight of left-behind elderly

    A fire that engulfed a privately run nursing home for the elderly in Central China's Henan province on Monday night, killing 38 people and injuring six others, two of whom are in a critical condition, has once again revealed the poor care-providing system for senior people in many parts of the country, especially in its impoverished rural areas.

Travel

China's largest Miao-style architecture complex to open in Pengshui, Chongqing