Across America

California mall 'China Ready' for tourist dollars

China

Xi, Chu stress shared destiny
  • 40 websites closed for online blackmail, fraud

    A total of 40 Chinese websites were closed amid China's campaign to clean up illegal online practices, such as blackmail and deleting posts for profit.

  • 19 top SOE managers held in probe

    Dozens of senior executives in State-owned enterprises have been investigated on corruption charges in the first round of an inspection this year.

  • Tree house hotel in Jinan

    This photo taken on May 3 shows a tree house, which functions as a hotel, at a scenic spot in Jinan, East China’s Shandong province.

Business

Student bets on stock from her dormitory
  • Leadership reshuffle set for oil giants

    A leadership shuffle at the nation's oil companies will open up more possibilities of reform, both in terms of individual corporate structures and overall industry operations.

  • IMF close to declaring yuan fairly valued: report

    The International Monetary Fund is close to declaring renminbi fairly valued for the first time in more than a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Wang Jianlin: Asia's richest man

    Wang Jianlin has surpassed Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Li Ka-shing and Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma to become the wealthiest man in Asia after Wanda’s stock soared in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Life

Life of the "Sea Gypsies" on water
  • Wooden collection

    Some people collect paintings, others, sculptures and antique furniture. But Qin Tongqian does more-he buys entire houses, mostly homes built in ancient China.

  • Boat trackers reorganized to tow boats in Shennongxi

    As early as the 1950s, local people relied heavily on boat trackers as the traffic was quite limited. With no access of roads, Shennongxi is the only way in and out and thus being a boat tracker was very popular then.

  • China's May Day railway trips hit record

    11.9 million trips were taken by rail in China on Friday, the first day of the country's three-day public holiday, a daily record.

Food

Sweet idea for charity
  • Latin spirit

    Thanks to recent agreements with Mexico, quality tequilas are now finding their way to China's best bars and supermarkets. Mike Peters chases the blue agave's magic for Cinco de Mayo.

  • The World of Michael Chow

    From James Bond villain to celebrity restaurateur, the founder of Mr. Chow did more than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

  • Chopsticks for my steak, please

    Shanghai has long had a fondness for Western dishes mixed to its own tastes. The cuisine, known as hai pai, still has a special place in the hearts of locals.

Culture

Wooden collection
  • Better works on show

    Art Beijing not only displays works by established artists, but also puts emerging talents in the spotlight and attracts new buyers.

  • Six-decade career celebrated

    Oil painter Luo Erchun, 85, has donated 39 paintings to the National Art Museum of China.

Entertainment

Actress Lin Chi-ling releases new fashion shots

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Patent applications lead the world

China recorded 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, of them about 663,000 inventions having high quality and market value.

BC lures Chinese tourists

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 19, draws close, the scramble to attract Chinese travelers is growing intense.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Alibaba places China smartphone business bet with $590m Meizu deal

Alibaba is taking a $590 million stake in an obscure domestic smartphone maker.

China, US vow to deepen military relations

Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Michael Vickers, visiting US under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Premier Li attends Davos Forum

China plans to withstand downward pressure and continue with its strategic focus in 2015, Premier Li Keqiang said at the Davos Forum.

Li Na expecting first baby

Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na and husband Jiang Shan are expecting their first child.

Star's marriage is 'bittersweet' news for fans

Liu Jiao and a bunch of her music-loving peers were "heartbroken" at the news that Chinese pop icon Jay Chou got married in Britain.

Xi will honor soldiers during Russia trip

President Xi Jinping will attend the ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow.

China reforms can benefit
US: experts

As China adjusts to a more sustainable long-term economic growth model, countries around the world should be aware of the impact that the reforms could have on the global economy, said Cui Yuying, vice-minister of the State Council Information Office of China on Monday.

Shanghai bans families of govt officials from owning firms

Spouses and children of senior government officials in Shanghai have been prohibited from setting up companies in the city.

Chinese companies demonstrate presence at OTC

More than two hundred Chinese companies, big and small, participated in the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

People

Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

    Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

China-US

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Chinese woman charged
  • China turns out at offshore drillers event

    More than 200 hundred Chinese companies big and small are taking part in the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

  • Honor for man who saved lives

    Ho Feng Shan, Chinese consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940, was honored with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award at Holocaust Museum Houston's (HMH) annual dinner on April 30.

  • US pilot killed in China crash

    A light aircraft crashed in east China's Anhui Province on Sunday, killing an American and a Chinese onboard, local authorities said.

US

Republican field grows with 2 more presidential bids

World

Royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
  • Rehabilitation to start in Nepal

    Nepalese ambassador to India has emphasized that his country is now moving into the phase of rehabilitation after nearly completing search and rescue operation, local media reported Tuesday.

  • Indian PM to visit China

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to China beginning Thursday, May 14, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

  • Qomolangma not officially closed by Nepal

    Nepal said on Monday Mount Qomolangma remains open to climbers, despite avalanches destroyed much of the established route to the summit.

Sports

Arsenal all but seal Champions League qualification
Split

Travel

Academy entices tourists with grotto paintings
  • Life of the "Sea Gypsies" on water

    A nomadic, seafaring indigenous people, the Bajau live their lives almost entirely at sea in the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • Fairy tale for the ages

    The ethnic Yi fable of Kunming's Stone Forest tells of the gorgeous and glib Ashima, and the poor but kindhearted herder Ahei, who fall in love. But a landlord's covetous son abducts Ashima and hides her in the limestone labyrinth.

  • Park brings age of dinosaurs to life

    It's perhaps the only place in China-maybe the world-where dinosaurs declare they're snapping shots of you while you squat over toilets.