Across America

Across Canada Nov 21

China

Painful search for reunion

Business

Shoppers rediscover the joy of retail outlets

Life

Go on a traditional medicine tour
  • TCM intern intends to take skills home to Brazil

    Fernando Davino, who has worked at six Beijing hospitals while completing his master's degree in TCM, says it usually takes a few days for his patients to respond to him as a doctor.

  • More go abroad for healthcare

    Western hospitals see China as new market for medical tourism. Although there are no reliable official figures, about 60,000 Chinese have gone abroad for healthcare services each year in recent years.

  • No easy day

    A former 200m standout athlete who served his country in the Middle East is in Shanghai grooming female Chinese sprinters for medals at the Summer Olympics.

Food

Promoting old Italian recipes

Culture

Culture Insider: 7 things about Minor Snow

Entertainment

Barbara Hulanicki to return to Biba label

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.

Xi, Obama meeting: a lively history lesson

People's Daily revealed more details about the Xi-Obama meeting in Zhongnanhai.

Odd news on world's biggest online shopping day

The world's biggest online shopping day on Nov 11 has ended with record sales. But the story did not end with the passing of the day, instead the new and interesting stories related to the day are still pouring out.

Country pushes for code at South China Sea

China will push for the implementation of a code of conduct for the South China Sea - a document that will lessen the risk of escalating tensions in the area-but experts said such an agreement faces obstacles.

'Running Naked Boy', now 6, crosses Lop Nur desert

He Yide, who was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2013 as the youngest person in the world to pilot a plane, is in the news again.

Road map for promoting the rule of law

The Fourth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee held Oct 20 to 23 in Beijing clarified a roadmap to "the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics".

Remembering fellow heroes

Researchers help shed new light on precious parts of shared WWII history between China and US allies.

China's interest rates cut to bolster growth

China has cut benchmark interest rates for the first time since July 2012 in an effort to prop up growth as the economy continues to slow.

Banner year for US, NYC real estate investment: Panel

Real estate investment in the United States, especially in New York City, is enjoying a banner year, said panel members at the Asian Financial Society’s Summit.

Obama takes executive action on immigration

A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

Lesson in Chinese history

The exhibit, which opened on Sept 26, focuses on the experience of Chinese immigrants, and documents their integration into mainstream American society.

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

Cookstove technology key in fighting pollution
  • Chinese supercomputer still top-ranked

    Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was named the world's top supercomputer for the fourth consecutive time by the TOP500 organization.

  • Visa change pleases students

    Wang Zixuan, a 22-year-old PhD candidate in clinical psychology at George Washington University, was at the university's library when she learned about the announcement of the new visa policy between China and the US.

  • New policy seen as boom to business

    Five passports, 37 US visas, about three to four visits a year

US

Gunman shot dead after wounding 3 at Florida campus
  • Pessimism on IMF reforms

    As experts descend on Washington to discuss global economic governance, some have expressed disappointment with the US Congress for blocking relevant reforms.

  • US's Ebola control effort may extend

    The US military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • Obama takes action on immigration

    A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

World

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Sports

Zou holds key to $1 billion bonanza
  • Federer set to face France in Davis Cup final

    Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday.

  • Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season.

West vs. Russia
  • Stop violations from tying traffic up

    A set of photographs showing a foreigner stopping a car driving in a bicycle lane in Beijing and asking the driver to leave the lane has gone viral on the Internet, drawing positive comments from netizens.

  • Abe's 'three arrows' miss targets

    Japan has to look beyond the failed Abenomics and carry out structural reforms to revive the country's economic health.

  • A tough task to cap emissions by around 2030

    Now that China has signed a landmark deal with the United States setting targets for carbon emissions out to 2030, it should plan the trajectory of its low-carbon path for the next 16 years.

Travel

Reliving Haikou's glory days
  • Town that always says Ganbei!

    Moutai Town, a hamlet in the north of Guizhou province, is nestled in a deep valley surrounded by three mountains, with the Chishui River running through it. It has since time immemorial been a natural cellar for the production of baijiu, or Chinese white spirits.

  • The life of nuns traveling on foot

    Daoyuan Temple in Haicheng, Liaoning province, has strict and explicit discipline. All the nuns obey the rule of never touching or saving money. Now, 35 of them are participating in foot travel.

  • Visa changes for Chinese visitors unlock opportunities

    New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country.