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  • Teaming up for healthy hearts

    The American Heart Association and China's Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to advance CPR training and cardiovascular science-sharing in China in Washington on Tuesday.

  • Chicago Field Museum's China exhibition opens

    The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a new permanent exhibition that explores China's long-standing and diverse cultural traditions, will open to the public on Wednesday.

China

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Business

Zhanjiang seeks opportunities on back of belt and road initiative
  • UK signs founding Articles of Agreement for AIIB

    The signing of the founding Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Monday marks an important step for the United Kingdom to build deeper relationship with Asia, a UK senior official said.

  • AIIB will bring regional prosperity, says Pakistan

    Pakistan, among 57 other founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), signed articles of agreement in Beijing on Monday.

  • ICBC expands business in Germany

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China's biggest bank by market value, formally opened a new branch in Berlin on Friday, expanding its business in Germany and eyeing more benefits from overseas operations.

Life

More than 100 Young Belgian Students to Visit China in Mid July
  • Red Bull for phones swap helps students focus

    It's common to see students in class at universities focusing on their smartphones while their professors seem to be talking to the air. Smartphones and social media have changed people's lifestyles, and not all are good changes.

  • Ready? Start!

    Twelve professional teams attend this year’s China Dragon Boat Race competition (Putuo station) in Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek on June 19, as a traditional activity to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, which this year fell on June 20. The Guangzhou team won the competition.

  • Experts: Minimal risk in launching an online business

    US small and medium-sized enterprises face considerably less risk entering the Chinese market through e-commerce than opening a brick-and-mortar store, according to industry experts.

Food

Master class savors premium Australian wine
  • There's more to American food than burgers and french fries

    Take the words "American" and "food", and you have the ingredients for a popular misconception: In the United States the cooking lessons ended once the burgers, French fries and ketchup hit the table.

  • Queen of punk offers tea and scones

    At Vivienne Westwood's first-ever cafe in Shanghai, the bittersweet coffee and sweet lemon meringue tart seems to have little in common with the British Queen of Punk.

  • On the flavor trail

    Laura Kelley is a trained scientist, but cuisine is her true passion. The enthusiastic foodie tells Mike Peters why she wrote a book based on her culinary adventures across the Silk Road.

Culture

How to save the disappearing Great Wall?
  • Paintings of black humor

    New York-based artist Bjarne Melgaard touches on many social problems that most people dare not to face in his artworks: crimes, sex abuse, drugs and sports to challenge one's physical limits.

  • A conversation with aged bricks

    Contemporary artist Ying Tianqi's current exhibition, titled Inquiry of Bricks, is more like a case study of urbanization and heritage preservation.

Entertainment

Jing Boran poses for Grazia magazine
  • Sean Combs tumbles, Janet Jackson gets emotional at BET awards

    Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV network paid tribute on Sunday to campaigners across the United States demanding better police accountability after a troubled year.

  • DocuChina TV, foreign studios to collaborate

    China not only permits, but also encourages foreign companies to team up with Chinese to produce documentaries about China, said Gao Changli, an official with the country's administration for TV and film industries.

Seventh China-US strategic dialogue

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.

European visit to find economic synergies

Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brussels, hoping to pair Belt and Road Initiative with Europe's need for liquidity and infrastructure upgrading.

Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks over safety concerns

Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks, joining attractions that restrict camera accessories for safety reasons.

China gets 30% stake in AIIB as bank takes shape

The country also got 26 percent of the votes in the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, according to agreement signed Monday.

New York prison break ends with shooting of 2nd fugitive

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border.

People

Ron Cai: Corporate lawyer with a vision
  • In Italy, East meets West in a pavilion

    Co-designed by China's Tsinghua University and New York-based architecture firm Studio Link-Arc, the 50,000-square-foot China pavilion at the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition  opened to the public on May 1.

  • Chinese-American brings past to life

    With a strong conservation background and extensive experience working in China, Chinese-American archeologist Lin "Linda" Yingchun has joined the Newark Museum as the foundation conservator for Asian Art.

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

5.7m saw China-US World Cup game
  • Yulong Eco-Materials raises $14m in US IPO

    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd has raised $14 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York.

  • Ma pays $23m for NY property

    Jack Ma, the co-founder and chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, paid $23 million for 28,100 acres in New York State's Adirondack Mountains that include a trout fishery, lakes, ponds, 40 miles of roads, a mountain and a maple-syrup operation.

  • Protecting oceans a common ground

    China and the United States on Wednesday agreed to make new efforts to explore opportunities of deepening cooperation on ocean protection.

US

New York prison break ends with shooting of 2nd fugitive

World

Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

Sports

US not concerned with referees to face China
Cooperation

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