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China should police bad foreigners, too: expert

China

Rules that changed on April 1, and it's not a joke

Business

China may invest in Russia's first high-speed railway

Life

Strictly square dancing
  • Chinese teenagers take helm of United Nations

    An educational and academic summit, in which Chinese middle school students took part in a model United Nations, was held in Beijing on March 29 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UN.

  • Picturesque spring scenery in Bomi county in Tibet

    Photo taken on March 28, 2015 shows the picturesque spring scenery in Bomi county, southwest China's Tibet autonomous region.

  • Transcendental art shines

    Chinese ink-and-wash painter Wang Linxu believes artists today should pay more attention to the connection between nature and human destiny.

Food

A time to enjoy traditional Qingming snack
  • Pizza noir

    OK, it probably helped that our pizza came with a side of hot cars and hotter women: The bar TV was showing the Fellini classic La Dolce Vita.

  • Frosting on the cake

    Hong Kong's 'queen of confectionery' brings her stylish touch to a pop-up cafe at a Louis Vuitton show in Beijing. Mike Peters reports.

  • Museums put ramen on a culinary pedestal

    There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There's the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there's the trendy, artisanal, handmade soup that fans line up for hours to try.

Culture

Taiwan artist on Plato, scrap metal and history

Entertainment

Actress Liu Zi graces cover of Harper's Bazaar

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.

PMI indicates factories back to expansion

The manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a key measure of factory activity in China, posted at 50.1 in March, up from 49.9 in the previous month.

Chinese woman charged with fraud remains in US jail

Zhao Shilan, who with her ex-husband has been charged with money laundering and immigration fraud, remains in jail in Washington state.

Forty-six countries seek to join AIIB

Forty-six countries had joined or applied to become founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by Tuesday's deadline.

Tales of a nomad

Australian explorer Tim Cope trails Genghis Khan's travel routes through the Eurasian steppe, and the result is a rollicking read.

Chinese Community Leaders

Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons
  • 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.

People

Amy Tan talks about writing
  • Pao can seek damages: judge

    Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), can pursue punitive damages in her gender discrimination and retaliation case against her former employer, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled on Saturday.

  • Hu Yanyan: the guardian of China Guardian

    Hu Yanyan is leading the transformation of the world's fourth-largest auction house.

China-US

China, US private investors make deals in Texas
  • Michigan makes business, tourism pitch to China

    Michigan is making an effort to attract Chinese travelers and Chinese businesses as its "Pure Michigan" marketing efforts see record returns on investment.

  • Restored hotel may become Mandarin school

    A 94-year-old restored hotel in rural Oregon could be the home of a charter or private school with bilingual instruction in English and Mandarin if Charlie Morden and Ruth Rush are successful.

  • Can two Chineses co-exist in New York?

    Chinese characters, culture and courtesy. Ice-breaking small talk, homework review and students struggling to find the correct phrases in their notes.

US

Acrobatic ocean giants
  • US 'miscalculated' on AIIB: Albright

    Forty-six countries had joined or applied to become founding members of the China-led bank by Tuesday's deadline, including some key US allies such as Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy.

  • Ford unveils return of the Continental

    Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

  • US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

    The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

World

Deer roam the neighbourhood in London
  • Sarkozy made big political comeback

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy made a big political comeback in the French regional elections after conservative candidates took control of 66 out of 98 districts, in a blow to the governing Socialists.

  • President, rebels sign draft cease-fire

    Myanmar's president on Tuesday signed a draft national cease-fire with armed rebel groups that the UN hailed as a "historic and significant achievement" as the country tries to end decades of civil war.

  • 46 countries seek to join AIIB

    Forty-six countries had joined or applied to become founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by Tuesday's deadline.

Sports

Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania
  • Legends get ready for the sevens at HK stadium

    Brian O’Driscoll, joined fellow HSBC Ambassadors - Waisale Serevi, George Gregan, Jonathan Davies and Gavin Hastings today at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium ahead of this weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

  • Ex-NBA player now Columbia student

    Andrew Keh of the New York Times recently caught up with the 6'11" Murphy, who is now a full-time student at Columbia University nearing a degree in sociology.

Euro drops

Travel

Nyingchi peach flower festival kicks off in Tibet