Across America

GM to invest $14bn in China
  • Identifying gaps is key to succeeding in Chinese market

    For foreign companies, the key to penetrating the Chinese market is to find gaps in existing products and services and using technology and marketing skills, entrepreneurs should identify and then fill those gaps, according to Zheng Yuhuang, a leading marketing scholar in China.

  • Netflix to release 'Crouching Tiger' sequel

    Video-streaming service Netflix and film studio Weinstein Company will release a sequel to Chinese director Ang Lee's Academy Award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon next year.

China

Golden Week brings tourism peak
  • 'Great cause' martyrs honored

    President Xi Jinping says "the great cause older generations pioneered is moving forward, and the history they started is being carried forward".

  • Chinese show love for country

    October 1 marks the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and people across the country are showing their love for their country in front of the lens.

  • China marks first Martyrs' Day

    A day before the National Day, China rallied to honor and remember the deceased national heroes on the first Martyrs' Day.

Business

Lending rule easing to boost property sales
  • Weight-control sector gains

    Eva Long is passionate about exercising. She goes to the gym three times a week and has a personal trainer. But the 30-year-old also takes a weight management product to improve her fitness. She spends about 6,000 yuan ($967) a year on nutrition and weight management products.

  • Nutritional supplements a thriving market

    According to a health and wellness survey, 73% of Chinese consumers are willing to trade up and pay a higher price for products that are deemed healthier.

  • China service trade deficit expands

    China recorded a bigger deficit in foreign service trade in August, the latest data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) showed.

Life

Moving day at the zoo a cagey business
  • Helping to keep the peace

    The People's Liberation Army, which regards safeguarding world peace and promoting common prosperity as important missions, has been actively undertaking peacekeeping tasks, disaster relief as well as anti-terrorist operations.

  • 'No matter the size of the animals, they are like children'

    I majored in traditional Chinese medicine during my university studies and became a veterinarian after graduating. For me, animals are my friends and family, too.

  • Parcel delivery of live animals criticized

    "I'll never forget the miserable scene when I opened the parcel and saw the small plastic bottle broken and bodies of fireflies falling on the floor," said the 27-year-old woman from Hebei province.

Food

Beer hug

Culture

Stage star helps raise style to new level

Entertainment

Director's wife posts family photo to take focus off rumors
  • Stephen Chow retrospective set for NYC

    Hong Kong director and actor Stephen Chow, synonymous with the Cantonese genre of mo lei tau films — humor with lots of pun, wordplay, and slapstick — will have his first major film retrospective in the United States next month.

  • Asia-Pacific Super Model Contest ends

    The 2014 Asia-Pacific Super Model Contest ends on Sept 25, 2014. Huo Jialin from China took first place in the contest, followed by Karenna from Mongolia and Park Min-young from South Korea.

KMT veterans recognized

More than 3,000 soldiers of China's Expeditionary Force are buried in the 13-acre plot of land.

Top 8 expenses during the National Day holiday

For Chinese, the National Day holiday is not only to celebrate the foundation of People's Republic of China, but also a shopping opportunity.

Alibaba - Journey of the tech giant

Alibaba and selling shareholders will now raise almost $22 billion at the top of the new IPO range. Alibaba remains on track to set an IPO record.

Top 10 cheapest new energy cars promoted in China

11th China-ASEAN Expo

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

'One Country, Two Systems' vital

Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of "One Country" and "Two Systems" - which also fully applies to the Special Administrative Region's constitutional development -- to sustain its development, said Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung on Wednesday.

China, US voice commitment to ties

US President Barack Obama voiced his commitment to building a stable and constructive US-China relationship, according to a statement on Wednesday from the White House.

GM to invest $14bn in China

General Motors Co (GM) said it will invest $14 billion in China over the next five years and open five new manufacturing plants to increase annual sales to nearly 5 million vehicles in the world's largest car market.

China's achievements in 65 years benefit world

Scholars and media lauded China's increasing diplomatic clout, rapid economic growth, and rising cultural influence over the past six and a half decades.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ruyi He: Going mainstream at all levels
  • Poy helps shape a country with leadership

    Since Dr Vivienne Poy retired from the Senate of Canada two years ago, she has kept herself busy. Her recent projects included support for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, and completing a new book on her husband's family.

  • Michael Lin: Seeking what is important

    Michael Lin celebrated his 76th birthday this week. The golden piece of advice he said he would pass down to his two young grandsons is to find something important in life.

China Hands

A family business on US-China relations

China-US

China calls for non-intereference in internal affairs
  • Obama, Chinese FM meet on relations

    US President Barack Obama met at the White House on Wednesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss relations between their two countries, prior to Obama's upcoming visit to China.

  • FM urges enhancement of strategic trust with US

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Wednesday with US Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing the hope that the two sides will further enhance strategic trust and reduce misjudgment.

  • China willing to jointly counter terror threat with US:FM

    China opposes any form of terrorism and is willing to work together with the United States to counter the threat of terrorism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

US

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire
  • Chelsea Clinton takes baby Charlotte home

    Chelsea Clinton holds daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky with her husband Marc Mezvinsky and her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton as they leave Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

  • God's gift to powerlifting

    As the world's strongest priest, the 51-year-old pastor holds multiple world records including the heaviest plane pulled by a man winging in at a whopping 188.83 tonnes.

  • Stephen Chow retrospective set for NYC

    Hong Kong director and actor Stephen Chow, synonymous with the Cantonese genre of mo lei tau films — humor with lots of pun, wordplay, and slapstick — will have his first major film retrospective in the United States next month.

World

Israel, Syria in accord at UN debate on fighting terrorism
  • US military to ramp up mission in Liberia

    The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the mission said on Monday.

  • Spanish diplomat killed in Sudan

    A Spanish diplomat was found stabbed to death in the Sudanese capital city of Khartoum, it was confirmed Monday by local police and the Sudanese Foreign Ministry.

  • Afghanistan inaugurates new president

    Afghans on Monday watched the country's first transition of power in a decade, as a ceremony opened to inaugurate incoming President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Sports

Li Na bids a tearful goodbye
  • Kaka 1st to top $7 million in MLS earnings

    Kaka is set to be Major League Soccer's highest-paid player with a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released Monday by the players' union.

  • 'Super Dan' defends Asiad title

    Chinese superstar Lin Dan defeated teammate Chen Long to win the men's badminton singles title in Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Mind your own business
  • The keys to China's success

    The institutional system and decision-making capabilities of democratic centralism have proven to be the country's advantage.

  • Paid vacations can fix 'golden mess'

    The Golden Week of the National Day holiday may witness another "golden mess" with crowded trains and scenic spots.

  • Let reason prevail

    With chaos from the "Occupy Central" campaign, it is high time to let reason prevail again over recklessness.

Travel

Place of pilgrimage