Across America

US teachers visit China on fellowship
  • Microsoft relaunches chat robot

    Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) chat robots in China - Cortana and her little sister XiaoBing - are not only out to entertain the country's 600 million Internet users with their hip, slang-laden comebacks, reminders and tips, but they also aim to explore the huge mobile and smart home market.

  • NBA Nation concludes successful China gig

    NBA Nation, the NBA's largest fan basketball playground and lifestyle touring event, wrapped up its two-month tour of China, giving fans the opportunity to participate in basketball while staying active with NBA players, legends and dance teams.

China

Same-sex couple seen through the lens in E China

Business

Whirlpool gets approval for acquisition of Hefei Sanyo
  • To US consumers, Alibaba is a non-entity

    The vast majority of Americans have never heard of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company which is on the verge of the world's largest IPO.

  • Hebei Iron and Steel takes stake in Duferco

    China's largest steelmaker, Hebei Iron and Steel Group Co Ltd, will take a controlling stake of 51 to 52 percent in Swiss-based steel trader Duferco.

  • China's first pet insurance policy

    PICC Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, together with another two institutions, on Tuesday launched the country's first pet insurance, eyeing the fast growing niche market.

Life

Street snaps of Gao Yuanyuan in New York
  • Renovation programme underway at Labrang Monastery

    The Labrang Monastery, a major Tibetan Buddhism monastery in China, is undergoing the largest renovation programme since its establishment in 1709.

  • Wengang Township: hometown for brush pens

    Zhou Pengcheng, a boss of brush pen workshop makes personalized brush pens in Wengang township of Jinxian county, east China's Jiangxi province, Sept 11, 2014.

  • Best bets

    As of now, eight of the top 10 women tennis players are expected to take part in the Wuhan Open.

Food

A gilded prophet comes home
  • An abundance of riches

    Shanghai food has always been unabashedly heavy, its flavors enhanced by generous applications of the kitchen trinity of oil, sugar and soy. Xu Junqian talks to a chef who claims he was born "dipped in soy".

  • No shoddy oil found on mainland so far

    No tainted oil from Taiwan has been found so far to have been imported to the mainland, authorities said on Wednesday, as the quality watchdog suspended the importation of all suspect products.

  • Creative themed restaurants around China

    Theme restaurants are restaurants in which the concept of the restaurant takes priority over everything else, influencing the architecture, food, music, and overall 'feel' of the restaurant.

Culture

Renovation programme underway at Labrang Monastery

Entertainment

Seven Songstresses in the Bund of Shanghai

Go Wuxi: Canal city in transition

Budding businesses of the digital age

Young Chinese entrepreneurs are tapping opportunities to realize their world-changing dreams as the Internet is breaking down the barriers.

Top 10 most used desktop instant messaging tools

Here is a look at the top 10 instant messaging tools used by Chinese netizens in July.

Top 8 executives who left western firms for Chinese companies

Premier Li attends Summer Davos forum

China's top business elites under 40

Business magazine Fortune's Chinese version has ranked top 40 business elites in China who are under 40.

Host of Japan's historic surrender

Young China - You've got talent

Swimming in Politics:the allure of Beidaihe

Quaint seaside city has punched above its weight in the political arena, hosting waves of national leaders and serving as the launch pad for key state policies.

President Xi visits Mongolia

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Leading leaden lives

Cheng Xiaomin is 20, but she is only a bit taller than an average 8-year-old.

Improved quality 'key to growth', says Li

Premier says nation's technology less competitive on global market

Sinopec privatization biggest in Xi's tenure

State-owned oil refiner will sell $17.5 billion stake in its retail unit, China's biggest privatization since President Xi Jingping came to power in 2013.

Beijing to tighten foreign hiring requirements

Foreign employees in capital should be aged between 18 and 60, with a bachelor's or higher degree and at least two years experience.

Hillary Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016.

Chinese Community Leaders

Building a golden China-Hollywood bridge
  • GOP candidate a natural gas advocate

    Doug Lee is a Republican candidate for the New York State Assembly District 16 in Nassau County and he will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Michelle Schimel in November on a platform.

  • Chen connects police, Asian community

    As the assistant chief of the Houston Police Department and in charge of staff services, John Chen wears a uniform and spends a lot of time in his downtown office.

China-US

Works of Chinese artist featured at UN
  • Microsoft tries again with chat robot Xiaobing

    Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) chat robots in China - Cortana and her little sister Xiaobing - are not only out to entertain the country's 600 million Internet users with their hip, slang-laden comebacks, reminders and tips, but they also aim to explore the huge mobile and smart home market.

  • Turning conventional wisdom on Chinese economy inside out

    The prevalent view about China's economy is that the state sector has been playing an increasingly important or even dominant role. Some even describe the world's second largest economy as state capitalism.

  • Film, TV insiders convene in LA

    What do you get when you put the top heavy-hitters from the world's top two film and TV industries under one roof?

US

With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016
  • US prefers a 'united' Britain

    The White House said that the Obama administration prefers a "united" Britain, three days before the Scots cast their votes on whether to split from the kingdom.

  • US to restart adoption program in Vietnam

    Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, the US Embassy said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the consent of their birth parents.

  • Police: Escaped school shooter captured

    Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio high school students who escaped from prison.

World

British PM makes final appeal against Scotland independence
  • Xi arrives in Sri Lanka for state visit

    President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a two-day state visit at the invitation of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • EU, Russia agree to hold trilateral meeting

    The European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, discussing the energy situation and agreeing to hold a trilateral meeting at ministerial level.

  • Sri Lankan media agog over Xi's visit

    Sri Lanka's media have given significant coverage to the historic visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping with articles being penned on the topic of China-Sri Lanka relations.

Sports

China loses Asian Games soccer opener 3-0
  • Coach puts heat on Olympic champ Zhang

    Head coach Liu Guoliang warns Olympic and world singles champ Zhang Jike to knuckle down for team events or risk a chance to defend his gold.

  • Athletes gather in South Korea for Asian Games

    Thousands of athletes from 45 Olympic Council of Asia members are gathering in South Korea's western port city of Incheon for the Asian Games, a key test for many of them ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

I kidney 6

Travel

Aquatic plants exhibition attracts visitors in Taipei
  • Beauty of Gahai Wetland in NW China's Gansu

    The Gahai Wetland, a source area of China's Yellow River, is growing in both water area and waterfowl numbers since the establishment of a national natural reserve in 2002.

  • LA highlights its tourist attractions

    The Tourism and Convention Board of Los Angeles unveiled a showroom highlighting the city’s attractions in Beijing on Sept 10 as it endeavors to reach a double-digit increase in Chinese tourists to the largest city on the west coast of the United States.

  • Interview with Sylviana Murni

    Jakarta in Indonesia and Beijing have been sister cities for several years. Last week, the deputy Governor of Jakarta, Sylviana Murni, came to Beijing to attend the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF)'s two-day tourism summit.