Across America

Chao gift to Harvard begins to take shape
  • New publication will focus on China’s energy industry

    To provide a window on the industry that makes China the world's largest consumer and producer of energy, the Chinese think tank China Energy Fund Committee launched CEFC China Energy Journal, the first English-language publication devoted to the country's energy industry.

  • Ecuadorean rose business blossoms in China

    A gift box with a fresh red rose is labeled at 520 yuan ($84) and a bundle of 99 colorful roses at 6,999 yuan at a Chinese website that sells roses only from Ecuador.

China

4,000 Chinese stranded in quake-hit Nepal

Business

A day in the life of a 'Spiderman'

Life

Handmade noodles become local intangible cultural heritage

Food

10 things you should know about Malbec
  • Argentina's Malbec wine as good as Messi: Envoy

    Malbec, the grape variety that represents the brand and uniqueness of Argentina wines, is just like what football star Lionel Messi is offering to the world.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

  • Under the mango tree

    Times are changing for 'lifestyle restaurant' and global brand Mango Tree. Matt Hodges visits the mothership in Bangkok as the company gets ready to open on the Chinese mainland.

Culture

Replicas of looted Yuanmingyuan animal heads pop up
  • Handmade noodles become local intangible cultural heritage

    The handmade noodles there take nearly two days for the master to prepare, and the skills are traditional and complicated that only few people know, which made it becomes a local intangible cultural heritage.

  • Making Chinese opera an international music form

    Liu Shiming’s life has been devoted to modern Chinese opera and folk hit singing, which the famous tenor believes must explore its ethnic folk music resources and win the hearts of own people to achieve global recognition.

Entertainment

New show gives ancient opera a fresh sound
  • Music city

    Zhenjiang might be an important stop on the Yangtze River economic belt, but it lacks cultural vibrancy. The Changjiang International Music Festival is trying to change that.

  • Scorpions to mark 50th year in China

    Rock veterans Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 and perform in China for the first time.

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.

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, Koreans seek Japan apology

Chinese-American and Korean-American activists in the San Francisco Bay Area are demanding a formal apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his country's actions during the World War II era.

China rescue team starts work

The first rescue team sent by China arrived in Nepal on Sunday at the scene of the devastating earthquake that has killed more than 2,000 people.

Three US citizens among dead in avalanche after Nepal quake

Three Americans died in a massive avalanche triggered by the devastating Nepal earthquake, including a medic and a filmmaker who were at a base camp for Mount Qomolangma climbers.

Chinese rally across US to support NYC police officer under indictment

Advocacy groups rallied on both coasts on Sunday afternoon to support indicted Chinese-American New York Police Officer Peter Liang ahead of his scheduled court appearance on May 14.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ho Feng Shan: A man of compassion, courage
  • Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons

    Chang came to the United States in 1979 from Taiwan for graduate school at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She moved to Houston and got a job as an engineer in a pipeline company in 1981.

  • 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.

People

Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site
  • Carrying on a Chinese food legacy

    Chinese food has been available in the United States since the mid-1800s, when the first Chinese came to the country as laborers. But authentic Chinese food did not start to prosper in America until the mid-20th century, and that was largely because of one woman: Joyce Chen.

  • Zhao Qiguang: A 'Marco Polo' from China

    Zhao Qiguang, a professor at Carleton College in Minnesota and distinguished Chinese scholar, had a childhood fascination with the Venetian explorer Marco Polo and a passion for swimming.

China-US

Late captain is remembered
  • Chao gift to Harvard takes shape

    The hallowed grounds of Harvard have experienced an event that's ground-breaking in more ways than one.

  • American offers `Best English Names' website for Chinese

    English names are gaining popularity in China, and American Lindsay Jernigan has put together a website to help Chinese choose one.

  • Mystery monkeys film a hit

    "Amazing", "fantastic", "unprecedented" were but a few of the comments from the audience after the screening of Chinese pioneering wildlife photographer Xi Zhinong's latest documentary Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La.

US

Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest
  • 2015 Wake up Call for America

    Year 2015 should be a wake-up call for America, but we continue to be delusional about how China's growing influence is re-shaping the world order.

  • Mystery monkeys film a hit

    "Amazing", "fantastic", "unprecedented" were but a few of the comments from the audience after the screening of Chinese pioneering wildlife photographer Xi Zhinong's latest documentary Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La.

  • Topping off ceremony in Harvard

    Members of the Chao family signing the beam at the topping off ceremony of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center at Harvard Business School in Boston.

World

World's deadliest earthquakes since 1900s
  • Nepalese seek help as aftershocks continue

    Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday as overwhelmed authorities struggled to care for the wounded and homeless.

  • Nepal earthquake death toll rises to 3,218

    The death toll from Nepal's earthquake has jumped to 3,218, a police official said on Monday. The official said 6,538 people have been injured in Saturday's quake, the worst in the country in 81 years.

  • Shock waves destroy historic sites

    Most of the historic buildings in the Kathmandu Valley were destroyed in Saturday's powerful earthquake. The magnitude-8.1 quake flattened at least 90 percent of public squares, Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples in the valley, state-run Nepal TV reported.

Sports

Relieved Lee handed backdated doping ban
  • Selfie sticks banned at Wimbledon

    The uprising against selfie sticks continues as Wimbledon has become the latest high profile venue to ban the devices.

  • 'Executioner' Neymar hailed by Brazil's media

    Neymar was hailed in Brazil as Paris Saint-Germain's "executioner" on Tuesday after his two goals against the French outfit guaranteed Barcelona's passage to the Champions League semifinals.

Earthquake in Nepal

Travel

Egrets fly to Xiangshan Forest Park for migration
  • Neighborly visits on border

    China's largest border city offers close encounters with its mysterious northeastern neighbor. Erik Nilsson visits the DPRK and dances with its people-without technically setting foot on its shores.

  • Transparent skywalk opens in Chongqing

    With a total investment of more than 35 million yuan ($5.6 million), the glass bridge is built at an altitude of 1,010 meters, with a vertical drop of 718m directly under the skywalk to the ground.

  • Hemu village, a hidden heaven

    Located within the Kanas Lake scenic area in the north of China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Hemu is a rather primitive village.