Across America

Talent hunt
  • NYC's Asian restaurants hit by higher rent, taxes

    Mei Chou closed her first New York City restaurant in 2008 because of it. Now she is facing the same issue again with her two-year-old Chinatown bistro — skyrocketing rent.

  • Wanxiang finds success in US

    If companies operating in China want to expand to the United States successfully, there may not be a better example than the Wanxiang Group Corporation, the largest China-based automotive components company by revenue.

China

Weekly Photos: July 21-27
  • Report on army cheats sparks concern

    A total of 319 people in a brigade of the 40th Army in Shenyang Military Area Command have been punished for misbehavior.

  • Program mentors top managers

    More business schools in China are tapping experience from the West and elsewhere to meet the country's growing demand for business elites.

  • SOEs still graduates' top job choice

    Thirty-six percent of university students and recent graduates consider SOEs the best employers, according to the report released on Friday.

Business

Local car brands losing traction
  • China's industrial profit grows faster

    The rising industrial profits added to the evidence that the worst of the slowdown that hit China's economy during the first quarter is over.

  • No plan to ease property curbs in Beijing

    Beijing is not planning to ease its restrictions on acquiring residential properties as many local governments are trying to boost the market through eliminating related policies.

  • Audi cuts spare-part prices in China

    Volkswagen AG's premium brand Audi would cut spare-part prices in China as global automakers rush to change their pricing strategies amid the country's anti-monopoly probe.

Life

'Transformers' spring up across China
  • Cui Yongyuan to enter film industry

    The Guangzhou Daily reported over the weekend that former talk show host Cui Yongyuan intends to join China-based Ruyi Film Company to become a movie producer.

  • Smart and healthy

    Want to know how well you are doing? Pick a gadget that will not only track your progress as a runner, but also monitor your blood pressure and count the calories you burn. Wu Ni browses the shelves.

  • Sand therapy sees prime season in Xinjiang

    While many people are plagued by heat and try to cool off, some swarm to hot Xinjiang for a special therapy - sand therapy.

Food

Hot,hot,dip,dip...

Culture

Nantong: major producer of indigo print fabric

Entertainment

Actor Lu Yi and daughter Bei Er appear at theater show

Xi attends BRICS summit

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Prudence urged over US-China solar dispute

China's Ministry of Commerce has urged the United States to handle the latest dispute over solar trade "prudently," saying that trade friction is unavoidable but governments have a responsibility to prevent it from harming China-US relations.

Investment from China to boom

Economic changes have set China for a "structural increase" of foreign direct investment (FDI) in a broad range of industries in the US.

iPhones' access to data faces scrutiny

Text messages, contact lists, photos and other data can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple employees.

US sets China solar dumping margins

Analysts said the US Commerce Department's rule that set preliminary dumping margins on imported solar products from China will most likely further slow down solar imports from the country.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gene Wu: Changing the stereotypes
  • Representing the under-represented

    Gigi Li is the first Chinese American to serve as Board Chair for NYC's Community Board (CB). She was reelected for her third term for CB 3.

  • He Konghua: The 'sister' of cultural exchange

    San Francisco businesswoman and community leader He Konghua was born in 1949 in Beijing, the same year that the People's Republic of China was founded and the whole nation embraced a new era. This coincidence in timing might explain her deep and abiding love for the motherland.

China-US

US sets China solar dumping margins
  • Developers placing bets on casinos overseas

    Chinese real estate companies are trying to participate in overseas casino projects as the sluggish property market at home is leading to a drop in profits.

  • Chinese student found dead

    A 24-year-old Chinese graduate student at USC was found dead at his off-campus apartment after being attacked by at least three men as he was walking home from a study group, police said.

  • Chinese still seek Beckel termination

    Chinese communities around the world signed a petition this week demanding Fox News dismiss TV host Bob Beckel immediately and apologize to Chinese Americans. More than 150 representatives from more than 30 countries signed the statement.

US

iPhones' access to data facing scrutiny
  • Naval vessels conduct exercises near Hawaii

    RIMPAC is the world's largest biennial naval exercise between the US and Pacific Rim nations, with 22 countries participating, including China which is joining for the first time.

  • US-Russia relations frosty

    US-Russia relations are at a low point not seen for more than a decade, but chilled ties between the two are unlikely to plunge the world headlong into another Cold War.

  • One dead in shooting in Philadelphia

    One person was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident Thursday afternoon at a hospital in suburbs of Philadelphia, U.S. State of Pennsylvania, according to reports of CBS.

World

Russia marks Navy Day

Sports

Bolt ready to roar in relay
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

  • Britain's deputy PM backing Cup boycott

    Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Conflicts in Gaza
  • It's a matter of privilege

    The current Chinese government vehicle reform is a compromise that does not address the fundamental issue of power.

  • Lessons from Europe a century ago

    Leaders from China and Japan should engage with each other to clarify narratives, promote mutual understanding, and prevent xenophobic nationalism from taking over the regional agenda.

  • Oh, boy, do the Chinese love Harvard!

    A $15m donation to Harvard by billionaire couple Pan and Zhang shows China's interest in top international schools, but the specter of brain drain looms.

Travel

Scenery of Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai
  • Shahu Lake welcomes summer peak season

    As the summer peak season comes, Shahu Lake, the desert wetlands, is expected to receive 20,000 tourist visits per day.

  • Phoenix Ancient Town in Shaanxi province

    Situated in southeastern Zhashui county, Shaanxi province, in the middle reaches of Shechuan River, the Phoenix Ancient Town Scenic Spot boasts a well preserved ancient street initially built in the High Tang Period.

  • Tourists' tales

    I have always wanted to visit the DPRK. That part of the world has fascinated me since I was very young. But since the two Koreas were separated after World War II, I had no idea how to get there.