Across America

China is a global leader in renewable energy: Panel
  • Top manufacturers showcase wares

    China's equipment and manufacturing industry opened a two-day exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday during Premier Li Keqiang's visit, highlighting the potential for Chinese manufacturers in Latin America's largest economy.

  • Transportation deals connect nations oceans apart

    The cheers and bustling in a crowded subway carriage in Rio de Janeiro reminded me of a similar occasion during a recent trip to a city in northeast China, nearly 20,000 kilometers from Brazil.

China

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 21

Business

Baozun raises $110 million in IPO
  • Dell ready for the PC challenge

    Gaining a stable growth trajectory in the Chinese personal computer market is the key for Dell Inc to challenge Lenovo Group Ltd, said David Schmoock, president of Dell's global sales, client solutions.

  • China aims to be leader in robotics

    China, the world's largest industrial robot market for the second year running in 2014, aims to become one of the leading manufacturers of the machines by 2030, trade delegates were told on Thursday.

  • Xiaomi attracts US brickbats

    It appears so, as the smartphone vendor's first online sales in the US and a number of other developed markets lasted for less than a day before its store ran out of stocks.

Life

What was it like to travel in China 30 years ago?
  • China jumps 28 positions in global tourism competitiveness ranking

    China has jumped to 17th position in the 2015 global travel and tourism competitiveness, according to the World Economic Forum's biennial report.

  • Celebrating books

    Qin Wenjun, a writer of contemporary children's literature in China, read her novel 3 Tian Tang Street and met readers at the New Utrecht Library in Brooklyn, New York, on May 16.

  • Cheongsam show held around China

    Cheongsam lovers present cheongsams, a traditional Chinese women's dress also known as Qipao, during a cheongsam show in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, May 16, 2015.

Food

Korea in a pot
  • Eating out up on the roof

    Warm weather brings diners and bar patrons outside, especially to rooftops and balconies that offer a meal or a drink with a view.

  • 10th China Yunnan Pu'er Tea Expo kicks off in Kunming

    A girl experiences tea art during the 10th China Yunnan Pu'er Tea Expo in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, May 15, 2015. The four-day tea expo, kicked off in Kunming on Friday, attracting over 400 tea companies.

  • Falling in love

    There is sweetness and spice at Xiang'ai, a new Hunan restaurant heavily influenced by the food of Sichuan, Chongqing, Anhui and Yunnan.

Culture

Group traditional Han wedding held in China's Rucheng
  • Chinese monk tweets enlightenment

    At Longquan Monastery, a 1,000-year-old courtyard building at the foot of the mountains in Beijing's western suburbs, Venerable Master Xuecheng meets with friends and talks about Buddhism.

  • Old photo of Palace Museum collection on first showing

    Rare photos of the Imperial Palace are being seen by the public for the first time since 1949. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Palace Museum, the museum opened on May 17 an exhibit displaying archival photos from the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

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.

Li: 'Great potential' for Sino-Colombian ties

China and Colombia sign 12 agreements, including deals in infrastructure construction and more cooperation in industrial capacity.

Beijing sets out its rights after reports of incursion

China asserted its right to monitor airspace and waters near its islands in the South China Sea in response to a reported exchange between the Chinese navy and a US surveillance plane.

China may have edge in race to build California's bullet train

Chinese state firms are poised to be strong contenders in the race to make high-speed trains that will sprint between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

US Senate votes to move forward fast-track trade legislation

The US Senate voted Thursday to end debate on the so-called fast-track trade legislation that is key to concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

People

Chinese-American brings past to life
  • Rogene Gee Calvert: About helping others

    Even though she has never held elected office, Rogene Gee Calvert could still be called a public servant for the work she has done. After all, her public service got her named one of the 50 Most Influential Women of 2014 by Houston Woman Magazine in January.

  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

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

Pianist Lang Lang receives honorary NYU doctorate

US

US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square
  • US sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq

    US Defense Department announced Thursday it is sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq to help Iraqi forces in fighting the Islamic State (IS).

  • US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

    Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years of separation from much of his extensive family.

  • Police officers indicted in Freddie Gray's death

    Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a news conference Thursday.

World

Restorers give shape to Pompeii victims
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Japanese visit underlines thaw in relations

    A Japanese delegation with more than 3,000 members is visiting China, a development viewed by observers as the latest sign of progress in efforts to drag the relationship between the countries out of a recent low.

  • S. Korean president names new PM

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named the current justice minister as new prime minister after the former prime minister stepped down for the alleged bribery scandal.

Sports

Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons
Diving

Travel

Sinkhole glimpse of magical nature