Across America

Lesson in Chinese history
  • Cookstove technology key in fighting pollution

    Fuel sources such as biomass, coal and wood are relied on by nearly 3 billion people a day for cooking and heating purposes.

  • Chinese supercomputer still top-ranked

    As computer professionals from around the world met in New Orleans this week for the annual Supercomputing Conference, the Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was named the world's top supercomputer for the fourth consecutive time by the TOP500 organization.

China

Painful search for reunion

Business

McDonald's opens Warcraft-themed outlet in Shanghai
  • US sets preliminary dumping margins on China's dry containers

    The US Commerce Department set preliminary dumping margins on imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers from China, signaling that it may impose punitive duties on the products.

  • SMG, Disney agree to broaden cooperation

    Shanghai Media Group and Walt Disney Company jointly announced their co-op will be extended to television content development, film co-production, content distribution and marketing.

  • Sweet times lie ahead for Hershey's

    Bert Alfonso believes that it is equally important for companies to have products that succinctly blend local and international flavors, for sustained growth in key markets like China.

Life

Cartoon drawings celebrate 52nd birthday of Peng Liyuan

Food

Restaurant awakens your senses

Culture

Finding a way to abstract art

Entertainment

Woo brings sinking of Taiping to screen

World Internet Conference

Drug abuse blamed for big increase in violence

Rampant smuggling of synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has led to more violent crimes nationwide in China.

A commuter's last train

Stock Connect unites HK, Shanghai

Although the much-anticipated Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect program did not start with a bang on Monday, stock analysts in both cities have remained upbeat.

Air force plans to modify pilot selection process

The People's Liberation Army air force will upgrade its pilot selection procedure, adding individual psychological tests and flight simulation to the country's strictest recruitment process.

Koalas steal the show at G20 in Brisbane

Australia’s cutest animal stole much of the limelight at the G20 summit over the weekend in subtropical Brisbane, when the host country launched a behind-the-scenes diplomatic offensive.

Xi, Obama meeting: a lively history lesson

People's Daily revealed more details about the Xi-Obama meeting in Zhongnanhai.

Odd news on world's biggest online shopping day

The world's biggest online shopping day on Nov 11 has ended with record sales. But the story did not end with the passing of the day, instead the new and interesting stories related to the day are still pouring out.

Country pushes for code at South China Sea

China will push for the implementation of a code of conduct for the South China Sea - a document that will lessen the risk of escalating tensions in the area-but experts said such an agreement faces obstacles.

'Running Naked Boy', now 6, crosses Lop Nur desert

He Yide, who was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2013 as the youngest person in the world to pilot a plane, is in the news again.

Road map for promoting the rule of law

The Fourth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee held Oct 20 to 23 in Beijing clarified a roadmap to "the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics".

Remembering fellow heroes

Researchers help shed new light on precious parts of shared WWII history between China and US allies.

Obama takes executive action on immigration

A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

China wants its voice
heard in cyberspace

China is considering setting up its own rules in cyberspace in order to have its voice better heard in the fast growing Internet sphere.

New Zealand welcomes Xi

Xi Jinping was greeted in Wellington with a traditional Maori welcome and was presented with an All Blacks rugby union jersey bearing the lucky number 8.

Alipay brings the frenzy of Black Friday to China

A group of high-end retailers in the US have teamed up with Alipay, which will enable online shoppers in China to purchase goods through Alipay's ePass, in a celebrated American shopping ritual.

Chinese Community Leaders

Samuel Mok: A true leader 'by reference'

China Hands

Penetrating China's remote interior
  • A long resume and early ties with China

    Nathaniel Ahrens has a long resume for a 40-year-old, covering more than a dozen companies and institutions in the business and academic world, all related to China.

  • Levine finds joy working on US-China ties

    When Henry Levine went home in New York suburbs during the Christmas vacation in 1971, the Bucknell University senior had a chat with his high school pal Jeff Shultz, then a senior at Cornell University. They talked about what they were going to do after graduating from college.

China-US

Zhang Zhao: Entering the ecosystem of Hollywood
  • Texas talks business with China

    More than 90 people from Texas and China attended the China-Texas Investment and Trade Cooperation Forum on Wednesday at Greater Houston Partnership (GHP).

  • Car-rental firm revs up Wall Street

    After Ray Zhang rang the opening bell of New York Stock Exchange with a confident smile, the stock of the company he founded, eHi Car Services, China's second-largest car-rental company by revenue, picked up slightly after initially declining.

  • Investment treaty key for US, China

    US Trade Representative Michael Froman said negotiating a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is the focus of US trade talks with China.

US

Gunman shot dead after wounding 3 at Florida campus
  • Pessimism on IMF reforms

    As experts descend on Washington to discuss global economic governance, some have expressed disappointment with the US Congress for blocking relevant reforms.

  • US's Ebola control effort may extend

    The US military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • Obama takes action on immigration

    A Democrat says she hopes it will be a type of immigration reform that increases opportunities for those who work in science and technology, mainly coming from Asian countries such as China and India.

World

Spanish noble Duchess of Alba dies at age 88
  • Japan approves dissolution of lower house

    The Japanese cabinet on Friday approved a resolution to dissolve the parliament's lower house later in the day and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call a snap general election slated for Dec 14.

  • Cradle for 'swans'

    Portrait of first year student during rehearsal of first act of the Nutcracker, ballet scored by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in Bishkek choreographic school of Bazarbaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Nov 17, 2014

  • Five killed in helicopter crash in Russia

    Five people were killed when a small helicopter crashed in the Nizhny Novgorod region in central Russia, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Thursday.

Sports

Zou holds key to $1 billion bonanza
  • Federer set to face France in Davis Cup final

    Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday.

  • Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

    In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season.

West vs. Russia
  • US violates Chinese sovereignty in HK

    The emergence of China as a significantly influential nation in world affairs is opposed by the doctrine that the US must remain the sole super power.

  • How can one root for Abe to win the poll

    Japanese politics, often mired in mediocrity, has the capacity to make you wish this planet could get along entirely without politics.

  • Time bomb in Asia-Pacific

    Washington's persistence in pushing its pivot to Asia strategy reveals the fragility of US power and its Cold War mentality.

Travel

Wu Zhen, epitome of classic water towns