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Smiles, worries, spears at college entrance exam

Business

Inside a Taobao village

Life

Chinatown parade sees record attendance
  • Money, smarts among top traits in mate search

    Education, immigration status and income are the top categories Chinese people living in the United States consider when searching for mates, according to the latest report by a Chinese dating company in the San Francisco area.

  • A small present with a big meaning

    Hongbao, a red envelope containing small amounts of money, is a gift that is guaranteed to be warmly received, not just because of the cash, often a token amount, but also because of its traditional symbolism and best wishes for the future.

  • Pilots follow their impulse

    Swiss aviators' dream is to change the way the world flies and support growth of clean energy.

Food

Foreign staff welcome diners at Nanjing restaurant

Culture

Hong Kong gets spotlight in NYC
  • Caught in the web

    E-shopping, a form of electronic commerce that allows people to directly buy goods or services online from a seller using a web browser or an APP on smartphones, has created a brand-new modern lifestyle.

  • An old flame is putting on a new face

    Sichuan Opera sprang from the Southwest China traditions of the early Qing Dynasty and is maintaining its vitality with reforms and modern elements.

Entertainment

Xu Jinglei releases new photos

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

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

Shanghai tops China's disposable income list

Per capita disposable income in Shanghai, the nation's financial hub, hit 47,710 yuan ($7,611) last year, eclipsing Beijing to secure the first place nationwide.

Google upbeat about reentering China: Forbes

Google has planned to make a renewed push in areas like payments, commerce and enterprise apps this year, and would welcome the opportunity to reenter the Chinese market.

China investors top US list of 2013 national security reviews

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US reviewed 21 investments proposed by Chinese firms or individuals in 2013, which represented about a fifth of the 97 transactions that were reviewed.

Lawyers question jury-selection for Boston bomber's case

Lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber filed on Thursday a last-gasp request to dismiss the charges against their client or delay the start of the trial next week.

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year

People

Luly Yang: Fashion designers aims to inspire
  • 15-year-old skater dreams big

    Karen Chen, the 15-year-old bronze medalist from last month's US Figure Skating Championships, is excited about the coming trip to the Junior World Championships in Estonia in three weeks.

  • Johnson Su-sing Chow: Literati Painter, traveler

    For Johnson Su-sing Chow, the renowned Chinese literati painter, there is an end to life, but there are no boundaries in art.

China-US

China, US work to make Xi's visit successful
  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

  • Anbang buys another piece of Manhattan

    China-based Anbang Insurance Group's purchase of an office building in New York City, reportedly for between $400 million to $500 million, is in one of Manhattan's most desirable areas.

  • Foreign minister cites key principles

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said there are four principles that should be upheld in the development of international relations in the 21st century.

US

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel
  • 400-yr-old books are found in California

    Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in California and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin.

  • Getting immersed in New Year's fun

    For Jule Byrd and Sean Hancock, second graders at Baltimore International Academy, Chinese New Year has added significance.

  • Killer of 'American Sniper' jailed for life

    Eddie Ray Routh was jailed for life without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."

World

Prince William starts Japan tour on culture exchanges
  • Ukraine starts heavy weapons withdrawal

    The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said Thursday that the country's military forces are starting the withdrawal of their heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern regions.

  • Gunman kills 4, found dead in South Korea

    A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days.

  • Chinatown parade sees record attendance

    An estimated 100,000 spectators and 4,000 performers were on hand for the 42nd annual Vancouver Spring Festival Parade on Sunday, a record-breaking turnout, organizers said.

Sports

Lippi's glory days in China
US spys China's mobile phones and internet

Travel

Ocean of golden canola flowers in Luoping, Yunnan