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  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

  • Genetic editing of human embryo sparks an uproar

    A global outcry from scientists has arisen after Chinese scientists successfully "edited" the genes of human embryos for the first time.


Face-kini fad hits models


Concept cars in spotlight at Shanghai auto show


Gao Yuanyuan poses for cruise ship event


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  • Argentina's Malbec wine as good as Messi: Envoy

    Malbec, the grape variety that represents the brand and uniqueness of Argentina wines, is just like what football star Lionel Messi is offering to the world.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

  • Under the mango tree

    Times are changing for 'lifestyle restaurant' and global brand Mango Tree. Matt Hodges visits the mothership in Bangkok as the company gets ready to open on the Chinese mainland.


'Chi-pao teachers' found in Guangdong
  • When Chinese Goat meets Dutch Duck

    When "Pleasant Goat" creator met with "Rubber Duck" designer, the potential of cooperation between two nations came into spotlight.

  • Event 'I Bike Budapest' held in Budapest

    Thousands of bicycle lovers participate in the event named "I Bike Budapest" to demonstrate the importance and popularity of bicycle as a means of everyday city transportation in Budapest, Hungary on April 25, 2015.


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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.

China rescue team starts work

The first rescue team sent by China arrived in Nepal on Sunday at the scene of the devastating earthquake that has killed more than 2,000 people.

Abe's US trip: sense or sensibility?

Sensibility is enticing, but when it comes to national and international interests, a wise man always chooses sense over sensibility, and pragmatism over Micawberism.

Nearly 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal quake

Nepal authorities said Sunday that more than 2,430 people died in the country one day after a massive earthquake struck the impoverished Himalayan nation.

US sending disaster response team, $1 million aid to Nepal

The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries.

Chinese Community Leaders

Ho Feng Shan: A man of compassion, courage
  • Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons

    Chang came to the United States in 1979 from Taiwan for graduate school at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She moved to Houston and got a job as an engineer in a pipeline company in 1981.

  • 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.


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  • Carrying on a Chinese food legacy

    Chinese food has been available in the United States since the mid-1800s, when the first Chinese came to the country as laborers. But authentic Chinese food did not start to prosper in America until the mid-20th century, and that was largely because of one woman: Joyce Chen.

  • Zhao Qiguang: A 'Marco Polo' from China

    Zhao Qiguang, a professor at Carleton College in Minnesota and distinguished Chinese scholar, had a childhood fascination with the Venetian explorer Marco Polo and a passion for swimming.


Chinese mourn passing of US officer


US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages
  • Ex-general, CIA chief gets probation

    Former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

  • Chinese mourn passing of US officer

    A Chinese-American police captain, who recently died after a six-year-battle with cancer, was remembered by Chinese supporters.

  • Rice University official honored

    Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun was honored at the annual Significance to Success luncheon of the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council on Thursday for her contributions to a variety of organizations across Houston.


Devastating Nepal quake kills 1,457
  • Anniversary of Armenian massacre marked

    Armenians hold candles during a memorial march after an Ecumenical service marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces, at the cathedral in Berlin April 23, 2015.

  • DPRK to establish 2nd intl tourist zone

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has declared a second international tourist zone, the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday.

  • EU, Cuba to hold political dialogue meeting

    The European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday said EU and Cuba restarted political dialogue and will hold the first meeting in June.


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Earthquake in Nepal


10 things you should know about Malbec