Across America

CA, Guangdong boost ties

China

Typhoon Fung-Wong plays havoc in East China

Business

Apple sells more than 10m new iPhones in 1st 3-day
  • Alibaba 'vital' but not the only platform

    An expert has made a bold statement to global retailers: do not rely too much on platforms run by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd as the sole "face" of their business in the region.

  • China to face $100b tourism deficit

    China is set to see its tourism deficit exceed $100 billion this year as Chinese traveling overseas spend much more than foreign visitors back home.

  • Chinese cities revamp mortgage rules

    Those who have paid off their mortgage can be classified as first-time homebuyers and can enjoy a mortgage rate as low as 70 percent of the central bank's benchmark rate.

Life

Kaifeng: The capital city of seven dynasties in China
  • Firm wins key male disorder medicine approval

    Shanghai-listed Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings Co announced on Sept 18 that it would start selling a generic erectile dysfunction medicine, sildenafil citrate, in late October.

  • On- and off- celebrity romances

    Chinese diva Faye Wong reportedly reunited with her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Tse. They are not the only lovebirds in showbiz in on- and off- relationships. Here we present you a few.

  • Legendary Chinese women in the early 20th century

    The first half of the 20th century saw an important rise in the women's liberation movement in China. Here are some of the most legendary women during that period.

Food

Private kitchens, public restaurants
  • Scent of the season

    The little creamy yellow flowers are not flamboyantly visible, but there is no way you can ignore them in full bloom.

  • The warming foods of autumn

    Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene. Known for its immune-boosting powers, beta-carotene is essential for eye health and has also been linked to preventing coronary heart disease.

  • A gilded prophet comes home

    It is probably one of the best-known Chinese restaurants in the United States, possibly Europe, and now it is finally in Shanghai. Pauline D. Loh looks at how this "overseas Chinese" performs in the motherland.

Culture

Make-up artist creates special-effects on her face

Entertainment

Who's still fit after giving birth?
  • Best bets

    Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet,Shanghai MIDI Festival 2014, Splash Wars II, Mariah Carey Concert in Chongqing, and Zhang Haochen Piano RecitalNCPA Piano Virtuosos 2014.

  • Listings

    Plan B-The Rock 'n' Soul Specialists, 2014 Shane Filan You and Me Tour Live in Beijing, and 2014 Beijing Expat Fair.

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

Young China - You've got talent

Swimming in Politics:the allure of Beidaihe

Quaint seaside city has punched above its weight in the political arena, hosting waves of national leaders and serving as the launch pad for key state policies.

Xi reassures HK on stability issue

President Xi Jinping voiced confidence in Hong Kong's future on Monday, saying Beijing will firmly support the city to promote democracy in line with the law and uphold its prosperity and stability.

Obama, Zhang meet at UN

China will continue to share international responsibilities to address the climate change issue, said a senior Chinese leader at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Tuesday.

China's energy demand charted

For the next two decades China will continue to be one of the world's largest consumers of oil and other liquid fuels, according to the latest report by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA).

CA, Guangdong boost ties

Two major economic powerhouses, separated by an ocean, are finding new ways to cozy up and pool their resources.

Chinese Community Leaders

Michael Lin: Seeking what is important
  • 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.

  • Building a golden China-Hollywood bridge

    In Los Angeles, where it seems everybody is Hollywood connected, Bianca Chen has found her own way to do the film business.

China Hands

A lifetime understanding China politics
  • A lifetime of keeping an eye on China

    Veteran China hand Jonathan Pollack says leaders should jump on chances to tackle the most pressing issues

  • Economist eyes China's transformation

    Nicholas Lardy, one of the leading economists on China in the United States, has been very excited about the economic reform plans rolled out at the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China last November.

China-US

US, China relations key to future: Rice
  • Groups unite to help Chinese orphanages

    Two Los Angeles-based registered nonprofit organizations said on Monday they will provide financial support to Xianyang Herald Children's Village, a foster care center for children in need in Xianyang city in China's Shaanxi province.

  • UN Climate Summit opens with call for action

    Li Bingbing, Actress and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, addresses the opening of the Climate Summit 2014.

  • Shenzhen vice-mayor accepts award in NYC

    Tang Jie, vice-mayor of Shenzhen, accepts the award of Urban Transportation for the C40 City Climate Leadership Awards in New York on Monday.

US

Climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street

World

Turkish security forces clash with Kurdish demonstrators
  • Libyan parliament approves crisis govt

    Libya's parliament on Monday approved Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni's new cabinet, forming a crisis government to tackle the ongoing political crisis.

  • UN team for Ebola arrives in W Africa

    An advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has arrived in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation's headquarters.

  • Iraq rejects foreign troops to fight IS

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi said Monday that Iraq rejects the presence of foreign ground troops in the country to fight the Islamic State militant group.

Sports

Highlights of Asian Games on Sept 22
  • China's swimmer Shen offers new hope

    The last time China won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 100 metres freestyle was at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

  • Qatar discards 2022 World Cup doubts

    Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures.

Sarkozy's back
  • Enhancing global climate governance

    UN Climate Summit was an opportunity to create constructive atmosphere to reach a new multilateral legal agreement next year.

  • 'Silk road' diplomacy for inclusive growth

    The "silk roads" will help counter the US-led high-stardarded partnerships which are aimed at excluding China from closer trade cooperation.

  • HK democracy project on right track

    It is thus clear that, those arguing against the decision have either ignored or misunderstood the legitimacy of the NPC Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law and decisions on constitutional development in Hong Kong.

Travel

Ancient Jiading drives into the future
  • A visit to longevity village in Hainan

    Chengmai was honored as the “longevity hometown” of China and the world respectively in 2009 and 2012.

  • Fall's favorite flower

    The sweet scent of osmanthus flowers will soon fill the city. Wu Ni discovers some of the best places to enjoy the floral wonder.

  • Yanqi lake ripples with change

    Site for 2014 APEC summit is transforming into a tourism hotspot rich with idyllic scenes, delicious food and modern architecture.