Across America

Mandarin takes root in Argentina
  • China in LatAm: a win-win-win

    China's investment in Latin America will produce win-win-win results for both China and the Americas, said a China expert with a Washington-based think tank.

  • NY wants Brazil's big spenders

    New York City hopes to reach 67 million annual visitors by 2021, and a big part of the plan is attracting tourists from the South American country, as well as from China.

China

Record-breaking transparent skywalk to open in May
  • Scientists mull power station in space

    The battle to dispel smog is moving to space. Chinese scientists are mulling the construction of a solar power station 36,000 kilometers above ground.

  • Rape laws should cover male victims

    A draft amendment to the criminal law to revise the definition of sexual assault from "indecent acts toward women and children" to "indecent acts toward others" has gained widespread attention.

  • Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission has just completed their visit to Beijing, and is pleased with what they found.

Business

China rolls out new measures to boost housing market

Life

Royal Caribbean liner set to sail to Tianjin

Food

Qiulin lieba—a symbol of Harbin

Culture

Fujian puppet shows in Cambodia

Entertainment

Puberty blues for young Einsteins
  • New film on China's billionaires

    The film Tuhao 520, or Love without Distance, is attempting to scrutinize the definition of "tuhao", a popular Chinese expression to describe people who are rich but possibly lack some finesse.

  • Han Hong wins at reality show 'I Am A Singer'

    "I Am A Singer" is a Chinese version of the Korean reality show "I Am A Singer" broadcasted on Hunan Television.

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.

Star's marriage is 'bittersweet' news for fans

Liu Jiao and a bunch of her music-loving peers were "heartbroken" at the news that Chinese pop icon Jay Chou got married in Britain.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

China, US 'cannot afford' maritime dispute

To smooth the choppy diplomatic waters of the South China Sea, observers said countries outside the region shouldn't get involved into the overlapping territorial claims of China and some ASEAN countries.

Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found

Authorities shifted their focus to what caused the Manhattan apartment building collapse and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings, after two bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Warship arrives to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen

China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate Chinese nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse.

'Belt and road' blueprint boosts practical cooperation

The blueprint of the China-proposed belt and road initiative unveiled on Saturday will boost practical cooperation in key fields such as infrastructure.

Chinese Community Leaders

Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons
  • 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.

People

Amy Tan talks about writing
  • Pao can seek damages: judge

    Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), can pursue punitive damages in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against her former employer, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled on Saturday.

  • Hu Yanyan: the guardian of China Guardian

    Hu Yanyan is leading the transformation of the world's fourth-largest auction house.

China-US

Bay Area children awarded for China knowledge
  • Chinese real estate investors will stay focused on NY: Panel

    As the Chinese increase real-estate investments in the United States, they are likely to continue to focus on major cities and metropolitan areas like New York, according to real estate industry professionals.

  • China's investment opportunities lauded

    Despite the slowdown of China's economy, there are opportunities for foreign investment in the Chinese mainland, a partner with a China-based investment-management group said on Friday.

  • New Yorker sends honey from 'heaven' to Shanghai

    Among sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains, virgin Himalayan forest and terraced meadows sits the office of Shangrila Farm, launched by New Yorker Sahra Malik and her sister Alia in 2008.

US

Air Canada flight crash lands, no serious injuries

World

The world in photos: March 23-29
  • Warship to evacuate Chinese from Yemen

    China has sent a naval fleet to help evacuate Chinese nationals from conflict-ridden Yemen as the situation continues to get worse.

  • Iran talks move towards historic point

    As the March 31 deadline approaches, delegates from the P5+1 countries and Iran on Sunday continued their intensive negotiations to reach an understanding which could pave way for the final resolution of the long disputed Iranian nuclear issue.

  • Germanwings co-pilot may have had detached retina

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes.

Sports

Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

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Travel

Enjoy blooming sakura in Tokyo
  • Royal Caribbean liner set to sail to Tianjin

    Royal Caribbean International's third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, will be based in Tianjin after it is completed next month. The Miami-based cruise company recently made the announcement in Beijing.

  • Shifting sands

    Growing numbers of Chinese tourists are visiting Egypt, keen to see the country's ancient wonders despite the recent political unrest.

  • Changchun World Sculpture Park: a legacy for the future

    Changchun World Sculpture Park, located in southern Changchun and on the north side of the entrance to urban Changchun on the Beijing-Harbin Express Way, is a park in northern China that covers an area of nearly 100 hectares.