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LA mayor touts city's ties to China
  • Growth in telemedicine expected with aging population

    It is expected that the telemedicine market in China will grow to exceed 10 billion yuan within the next three years, due to the country's large and increasing aging populations, according to a report released by the Beijing-based S&P Consulting.

  • Subway victim mourned in Chinatown

    Family and friends of Wai Kuen Kwok, who was shoved off a subway platform and killed by a passing train on Nov 16, remembered the victim Sunday at his funeral in Chinatown.


Helping hand after quake


Wine dealer smashes fake Chateau Lafite in Shenzhen


Peony blooms afresh


Fresh twist on favorite flavors
  • Funky, Italian deli

    Some Italians are bringing the country's‘Campari lifestyle’ to Shanghai while also building a growing brand.

  • Enjoy a festive feast

    United States expatriates are gearing up for Thanksgiving, but you don't have to be from the US to enjoy a festive feast. Xu Junqian investigates the best places in Shanghai to indulge in a turkey dinner.

  • Dining highlights next week

    Flavors of Peru, Thanksgiving take-out, buffet and more dining options.


Highlights from 2014 Shanghai Biennale


Golden Horse red carpet: Who wore it best?

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.

Hagel resigning as US defense secretary

Chuck Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.

Nation to top green list by 2030

China will become the world's largest renewable energy market by 2030 if it can double the ratio of such sources as solar and wind in the total energy mix to 26 percent.

SAT scores canceled for some test-takers in China, Korea

The company that administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test said Monday that some test-takers from China and the Republic of Korea have had their scores canceled after an investigation into results of the Oct 11 exam.

India plans high-speed rail project with China

China is in discussions with India to help it build the world's second-longest high-speed railroad with a price tag of 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion), its latest efforts to push for a bigger share of the overseas high-speed market.

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.


Subway victim mourned in Chinatown
  • Belting it out

    "A Date with Music" contest in New York University

  • Wall St ends at records on central bank action

    US stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy.

  • LA mayor touts city's ties to China

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a luncheon in Beijing that he is committed to supporting Chinese entrepreneurs who want to break into the US market and to connecting LA businesses with partners in Asia.


Hagel resigning as Defense secretary
  • New York leads way in boom in real estate

    Real estate investment in the United States, especially in New York City, is enjoying a banner year, said panel members at the Asian Financial Society's (AFS)) Summit 2014 in New York.

  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    The weekend passed without a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, about whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, fueling speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice.

  • Chinese, Korean students get SAT results

    A majority of students from China and the Republic of Korea have received their scores from an October SAT test from the company that administers the exam used in the US college application process.


Islamic State group recruits, exploits children


Hamilton savours his greatest day
  • Sports moments of the week: Nov 17-23

    FC Barcelona doesn't have a record when it comes to keeping its iconic players. Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola are among many football stars that left the Catalan club for another. Will Lionel Messi follow in their path?

  • 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.

US Democrats diverge from Republicans


Water town