Across America

Lee makes run for state Senate
  • Language now a barrier to healthcare

    The Asian-American community still faces formidable challenges when it comes to accessing healthcare in the US, despite the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, which was designed to provide broader access to health insurance for all Americans, said experts.

  • China needs to back innovation: investors

    China needs to develop a "comprehensive innovation ecosystem", said a venture capitalist speaking at a gathering of Chinese business executives and VCs in San Francisco on Tuesday.

China

Trending: Fitness fan sheds weight
  • Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit

    Lenovo Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.

  • 180 economic fugitives back in China

    Authorities in China have succeeded in getting extradited or persuading 180 economic fugitives to return to China since launching a campaign called Fox Hunt in July.

  • One-quarter of govt meetings canceled

    China's government departments have canceled 586,000 unnecessary meetings amid the "mass-line" campaign that aims to improve work style and get close to the people, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Business

Jack Ma: sports fan or the next mogul?
  • 'Double 11' race heats up with Amazon offering

    Be it made-in-Germany kitchenware or infant formula from the US, Chinese shoppers can now place orders directly from overseas online shopping platforms owned by Amazon.com Inc.

  • China opens bank-card clearing to foreign investors

    China will open the bank-card clearing business to both domestic and foreign investors in an effort to expand the opening up in financial sector and optimize consumption environment.

  • E-commerce expected to spur economy

    E-commerce is likely to follow real estate as the next driving force to boost the economy, according to decisions made at an executive meeting of the State Council on Wednesday.

Life

Square dancers gets professional help

Food

The Chinese delicacy: hairy crabs
  • Gangnam-style bistro dining

    Beer and fried chicken never tasted so good, especially after the combo was popularized by the K-Pop drama serial Love from the Stars. Pauline D. Loh tells you where to find it in Beijing.

  • 25 best restaurants in the world

    World-of-mouth has always been an amazing resource for finding the latest great places.

  • Chopsticks & Beyond into Zhengzhou

    Cooking and the enjoyment of food are things that go beyond political and cultural borders.

Culture

Great writers obsessed with painting
  • Asian debut of Rivera's artworks

    Pride of Mexico is being shown at the National Art Museum of China, NAMOC, until December 9. This exhibition is presented for the first time in Asia as part of the cultural exchange program promoted by the Mexican Government.

  • Chinese art exhibition opens at UN headquarters

    A Chinese art exhibition opened Monday at the United Nations headquarters, which features sceneries in China.

Entertainment

Qi Wei poses with husband Lee Seung-hyun

HK extends injunction against protests

HK court extends temporary injunction against protests

Growth pangs

China is slowing. It grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter, the weakest quarterly growth for 66 months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Decoding China cyber-society

A report by Fudan University, covering some 1,800 subjects with diversified occupations and social roles, givs a portrait of Chinese netizens.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to the nation's criminal laws means a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

The ancient army that's still growing

China responds over "hacker infiltration to Apple's iCloud"

China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple's iCloud.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

CPC Fourth Plenary Session

The CPC Central Committee, elected by the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, convenes at least one plenary session every year. The fourth session will be held this year.

Innovative Asia

Tourists set to travel light overseas

An increasing number of countries are modifying their visa-application procedures in the hope of attracting more visitors from China.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Apple's Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook said Thursday that he is "proud to be gay", publicly acknowledging his sexuality and becoming the most prominent executive of a public comment to come out as gay.

China to open card markets

China will open up the country's bank-card clearing market as part of a greater liberalization of the financial sector, a move analysts said could allow other domestic and foreign firms to get in the game.

Pain lingers from Chinese couple's murder

The conviction of a man in the first-degree murders of a young Chinese couple is not enough to ease the pain of the victims' friends and families.

Hagel: China, US should get it right

Days before US President Barack Obama arrives in China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel emphasized the US-China tie needs to be made right.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ding Yuan: Safeguarding history's truths

China Hands

Rob Efird: It was 'love at first sight' for China

China-US

Two Chinese universities make top 100
  • Ebola suit production rising

    Two US-based manufacturers of protective suits worn by health workers battling the Ebola virus are increasing production.

  • US trade rules called punitive toward China

    Just as top US commerce and trade officials announced they would host their Chinese counterparts for an important annual talk in December, a US trade analyst claimed that US authorities have been using their most punitive and abusive practices against goods from China.

  • Chinese rail firms in mix for California

    Two Chinese firms have made formal expressions of interest to provide trains for California's $68 billion high-speed rail project.

US

Obama praises Ebola fighters as 'heroes'

World

More than 100 killed in Sri Lanka landslide
  • NZ appoints new consul-general to HK

    New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as the country's new consul-general to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

  • UN deplores planned elections in E Ukraine

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday deplored elections planned by rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum.

  • US rocket explodes seconds after launch

    An unmanned rocket operated by private US firm Orbital Sciences Corp. exploded Tuesday seconds after its launch, NASA TV showed.

Sports

LeBron set for Cavs season opener with closure
  • Men's World Cup could be on artificial turf

    The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass.

  • Randle to miss rest of season

    Los Angeles Lakers could be without their rookie forward Julius Randle for the rest of the season after the seventh overall pick broke his right leg in the season opener on Tuesday.

China has ability to explore Mars

Travel

Tourist destinations in China to reduce prices from Nov