Across America

Obama cancels stay at Waldorf in New York
  • China embassy hit by bomb

    China has strongly condemned a deadly car bombing at a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday that killed at least 15 people, including one Chinese embassy staff member, said Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday.

  • Wanda sinks $30m in 1st US-made film

    The boxing film Southpaw, backed by a $30 million production investment from Chinese property developer Wanda Dalian Corp, took in $20 million during its opening weekend at US and international box offices.

China

Downpour hits Beijing

Business

A train attendant's work and life

Life

In a hive of solutions
  • Babies in swimming contest

    An infant swimming competition was held in Changsha Window of the World, central China's Hunan province on July 2, 2015. Many parents and their babies participated in the contest.

  • Social media blamed for huge rise in the number of divorces

    The growing use of social media is a major factor behind a dramatic increase in the divorce rate, according to a lawyer.

  • Red Bull for phones swap helps students focus

    It's common to see students in class at universities focusing on their smartphones while their professors seem to be talking to the air. Smartphones and social media have changed people's lifestyles, and not all are good changes.

Food

The sweet smell of food & flowers
  • Tempting diners to good health with good food

    The "energy balls" and "super-food mocha" from Sprout Lifestyle Cafe in Shanghai have won a place in the hearts of patrons of the city's cafes and food boutiques.

  • Pizza Hut's new offerings

    Pizza Hut, a popular Western chain, has introduced 20 new dishes in China in June. The most common is "Artisan Pizza", which comes in three flavors — Parma ham, smoked salmon and spicy beef. The latest pizzas use handmade crusts topped with a selection of meat, vegetables and fruits, the company said.

  • Missing links?

    Beijing expats craving Western-style sausages often follow their noses to the guy grilling at local food fairs. Mike Peters sits down with a young entrepreneur who was into pearls before swine.

Culture

No-man's land is nomads' land

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: July 11 - 17
  • Popular anchor back on screen

    Chinese anchor Dong Qing is set for a return to the small screen after a spell studying at the University of Southern California.

  • A real kung fu movie

    Bloody Destiny, a movie on a professional boxer's attempts to flee gangsters, was released on the mainland on June 26.

Seventh China-US strategic dialogue

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.

Beijing condemns Somali attack, mourns deaths

Security guard working at the Chinese embassy along with 14 others dies when a suicide bomber attacks a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu.

Panda 'fakes pregnancy' to get better living conditions

Experts believe clever pandas display behavior similar to pregnancy to improve their quality of life after noticing the difference in treatment they receive.

China eyes deepened cooperation with overseas NGOs

China highly appreciates the contributions made by overseas non-governmental organizations (NGO), and will further support their friendly activities in China.

Monster Hunt breaks Chinese box office record

Live-action animation Monster Hunt has become the most successful Chinese film of all time, the country's entertainment watchdog said Sunday.

People

Welcome Home, Flying Tigers

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

Texas family welcomes a special girl from China

US

Flying Tiger show lands in Washington DC to mark the victory anniversary
  • US refuses to pardon Snowden

    The White House on Tuesday reiterated its refusal standing to pardon the government information leaker Edward Snowden. Instead, it says, the former contractor should return to the U.S. and "accept the consequences of his actions."

  • 40th film festival unveils line-up

    Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced the first round of titles premiering in the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations of the 40th TIFF on July 28 in Toronto.

  • Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders

    The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.

World

Turkey keen on upgrading strategic ties with China: Erdogan

Sports

Rodriguez strike caps Real's 3-0 win over Inter
  • Bayern stars boost China's game plan

    Like many other world-famous soccer clubs that have visited China, Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich orchestrated a whirlwind of activities during the team's preseason tour last week.

  • A new buzz swirling around sport

    Chinese soccer is relishing the opportunity to capitalize on the central government's efforts to popularize the game, said Rong Zhihang, vice-chairman of the CFA and a former star player.

Declining support rate
  • China's e-commerce makes global waves

    The rapid development of China-US e-commerce is challenging traditional assumptions about how international business is conducted, as cross-border e-commerce allows American retailers and entrepreneurs to sell products directly to Chinese consumers online.

  • Curbing military corruption should continue

    Since it is an indisputable fact that corruption exists in the PLA and it is quite serious, the rational choice for the military authorities is to curb it, instead of acting as if the military was clean.

  • Policy implications for market-oriented reform in China

    Making necessities "affordable", preventing price volatility and ensuring that market players play by the rules are important jobs of governments.

Travel

Rally call of nature
  • Snapshot of authenticity

    Built in 314 BC, Langzhong Ancient Town has held onto its original name and flavor, including a layout that harkens back to the Feng Shui principles of the Tang Dynasty

  • Spectacular waterfall at Xiaolangdi Reservoir

    Visitors watch the spectacular scene of water-sediment regulation at Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Central China’s Henan province on the evening of July 4, 2015.

  • Macao spins the wheel to drive tourism sector

    Cheng Koon-man made the right decision when he opened a second restaurant in Macao deep in the heart of a new bustling shopping precinct.