Across America

Finalists selected for NYC beauty pageant
  • Chinese textiles showcased at NYC fair

    Chinese fabric and textile companies are showcasing the strong ties they have with New York City's fashion and garment industries as close to 300 exhibit their products at the 2014 International Apparel Sourcing Expo.

  • IMAX, partners to expand theater footprint in China

    Movie theater company IMAX Corp signed a deal on Monday with three Shanghai companies to increase the number of IMAX screens throughout China.

China

PLA working to develop unmanned armored vehicles
  • Air passengers facing wave of delays

    Many domestic flights in China have been canceled or delayed because of summer storms as of Tuesday evening, according to a smartphone application and information from airline companies.

  • Relief efforts continue in typhoon's wake

    Relief efforts are still underway after Rammasun battered the coast of southern China, with the death roll increasing to 46 and millions of people affected.

  • Mom invests in daughter’s love life

    The daughter, who is 25, said her mother wanted her to go on blind dates. Every time she did, the mother would pay her$48 to $81.

Business

Xiaomi to hail peak sales period with new smartphone

Life

'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says joking robot
  • Make way for the androids

    A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

  • Excess is his success

    Italian designer known for his flamboyant style visits China, where his brand is becoming increasingly popular. Mark Graham reports.

  • Cast members promote Ning Hao's film

    Cast members attend a press conference for "Xin Hua Lu Fang", directed by Ning Hao, in Beijing on July 20, 2014. The film is scheduled to open on September 30.

Food

Six types of cancer-causing food
  • Alsace on a plate

    The new chef at Heritage draws on French classics as he explores ways to keep his kitchen 'close to nature' in Beijing.

  • Shanghai favorites served up in style

    Tai Sheng Yuan is a renowned Chinese food restaurant in Shanghai that serves Shanghai, Sichuan and Canton cuisine.

  • Eatbeat

    Not long after its opening, the Beijing branch of Japanese ramen restaurant Ippudo has people lining up at its gate to eat.

Culture

Creative public sculptures from around the world
  • Book fair addresses high-tech demand

    With one simple scan, teacher Gladys Lau fed into her handset information about an exhibition featuring Hong Kong's literature and writers at the Hong Kong Book Fair, which was held from July 16 to 22.

  • Star power publishing

    When celebrities dip their toes in the world of publishing, they can harness thousands of fans into an energetic promotional force. Liu Zhihua reports.

Entertainment

4 Chinese films to be screened at TIFF

Xi attends BRICS summit

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Li: The US should adopt 'open stance'

Top business representatives and former senior officials from China and the United States are engaging in a dialogue on Tuesday and Wednesday to consolidate economic cooperation.

Food scandal pulls in Starbucks, Burger King

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.

Xi visits old friend Fidel Castro

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday in Havana, Cuba, the last stop of his four-nation Latin American trip.

Symposium looks at China's healthcare sector

China's healthcare reforms and a strong demand for healthcare services in the world's most populous country are creating a burgeoning market for foreign investors.

Chinese Community Leaders

Sharing talent, heritage and culture through art
  • Gigi Li: Representing the under-represented

    Gigi Li gives back to her community by representing the under-represented.

  • He Konghua: The 'sister' of cultural exchange

    San Francisco businesswoman and community leader He Konghua was born in 1949 in Beijing, the same year that the People's Republic of China was founded and the whole nation embraced a new era. This coincidence in timing might explain her deep and abiding love for the motherland.

China-US

Chinese textiles showcased at NYC fair

US

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
  • Policy innovations for a green economy

    On 25th June, UNEP's Inquiry released its first publication, "Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development. It sets out an open invitation to those with interests, experience and insights to contribute to developing design options for a sustainable financial system.

  • Experts find new genes linked to schizophrenia

    Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in human DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

  • US judge holds Chinese drywall company in contempt

    A China-based drywall company has been ordered by a US federal judge to pay $55,000 in penalties for refusing to participate in court proceedings over allegations that its product damaged homes where it was used.

World

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election
  • Rebels likely downed jet 'by mistake'

    US intelligence officials said on Tuesday they believe pro-Russian separatists likely shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 "by mistake."

  • MERS virus may spread in air

    Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus in air samples from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease can be transmitted through the air.

  • Putin, Dutch PM hold probe talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte by telephone in the early hours of Tuesday to discuss an international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

Sports

Dunga returns for second stint as Brazil coach
  • Jeter sees crossroads on horizon

    Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

  • James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid

    A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament's top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Hostages of Husi
  • Don't abuse social concessions

    It is quite common to see young people offering their seats in public vehicles to senior citizens. But that does not mean that the elderly should force young people to offer their seats to them.

  • Imitations should be banned

    Since copies and imitations that start flooding the markets don't have that freshness or charm, they can only invite public ridicule and scorn. And that is what the giant yellow toad is expected to do.

  • No leniency on food crimes

    China has already paid a heavy price for too lenient penalties on food safety crimes in the past decades.

Travel

Beautiful scenery of Xiangshawan