Across America

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

    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

'Pocket-size' teacher with tall dreams
  • China, Laos sign seven deals

    China and Laos signed seven cooperative agreements on Monday in their efforts to jointly boost national development in trade and other areas.

  • Many oppose college tuition increase

    Many residents are opposed to increases in college tuition fees and want universities to reveal their financial situations, according to an online survey.

  • 60,000 plus cases probed in 5 months

    Anti-graft authorities investigated more than 60,000 cases in the first five months of this year, nearly 35 percent more than in the same period last year.

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

Bagging a fortune with silk

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.

US visa delays likely to continue

The US embassy in Beijing said the visa service returned to online working last Wednesday, but it is still operating at a significantly reduced capacity.

McDonald's fishing for supplier

Amid a serious meat shortage following the recent food safety scandal involving supplier Shanghai Husi, international fast-food chains in China may still have to source locally.

OSI group to fund food safety

US-based OSI Group, owner of the Shanghai Husi Food, announced that it would invest $1.62 million for a 3-year food safety education campaign in China.

Chinese Community Leaders

Gene Wu: Changing the stereotypes

China-US

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

    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

NYC's Asian restaurants hit by higher rent, taxes
  • LA lightning kills 1, injures 13

    A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner's official said on Sunday.

  • Naval vessels conduct exercises

    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.

World

Armed clashes set Libya's Tripoli ablaze
  • Iraq reaches breaking point

    Salman Khaled has lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.

  • Israeli jets strike Gaza

    Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

  • Aquino urges support to reforms

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on the nation on Monday to support his reforms as he faced the biggest political crisis in his four years in power, a spending scandal that could damage his anti-graft image and undermine reforms.

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.

Tainted Apple
  • MH17 incident not a cold-war tool

    And the most important lesson it has learnt from all the wars and crises is that, mutual trust and transparency are the best cure for distrust and conflict.

  • Overcoming HK's social divide

    The lack of rational discussions where moderate views can be heard makes it hard for differing groups to find common ground in Hong Kong.

  • Society should address suicide among youths

    The rising rate of suicides among youths has become a big cause for concern for many countries, but the number and the reasons for suicides in China are even a bigger cause for concern.

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.