Across America

Exhibition in Brazil focuses on ancient Chinese sports
  • Chile volcano Calbuco erupts again with new cloud of ash

    Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in eight days on April 29, sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky, although officials said the latest eruption was less powerful than those of last week.

  • LatAm compete with China for M&A

    Despite a first-quarter dip in the total value of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America, Mexico remains an enticing option for foreign investors, according to a partner with a US-based private-equity firm.

China

Ten photos you don't wanna miss
  • '90s generation living 'substantial' lives

    Although the generation born in the 1990s has been widely labeled as selfish, lazy and money-worshipping, recent research has found otherwise, portraying the generation as calm, rational, trustworthy and full of positive energy.

  • Xiaomi CEO's awkward English remixed into hit song

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has cemented its position with its targeted young consumers thanks to its founder and chief executive's awkward English.

  • Youth help to halt ice hockey's slide

    Ice hockey remains a niche sport at the elite level in China despite public enthusiasm for Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, but increasing youth participation bodes well for the future.

Business

Mercedes-Benz roars into Tbilisi for fashion show

Life

Tourists encouraged to show good manners

Food

Business-starved high-end restaurants seek new profit staples
  • The World of Michael Chow

    From James Bond villain to celebrity restaurateur, the founder of Mr. Chow did more than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

  • Chopsticks for my steak, please

    Shanghai has long had a fondness for Western dishes mixed to its own tastes. The cuisine, known as hai pai, still has a special place in the hearts of locals.

  • 10 things you should know about Malbec

    Malbec to Argentina wine is like football star Lionel Messi to the country's football. Malbec and football are some of the best things which Argentina's has to offer to the world, besides Tango and barbeque.

Culture

About 200 historic villages documented in China

Entertainment

Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum
  • Mercedes-Benz roars into Tbilisi for fashion show

    A model presents a creation by Ukrainian designer Poustovit during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days in Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2, 2015.

  • We are young

    Clarens and Juveniles will be giving performances at the Strawberry Music Festival in Shanghai on May 2, at the Alliance Francaise de Jinan in Jinan on May 2, at the Xi’an Strawberry Festival in Xi’an on May 16 and at the Sino-Ocean Taikooli in Chengdu on May 17th.

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.

More speculation in China's market as it's new

Warren Buffett says China has "found a way to unlock its potential" at a meeting held to mark 50 years of his running Berkshire Hathaway.

Consul general praises Beijing university to alumni

Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, said that what she learned during her college years at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) has greatly benefited her as the Chinese consul general in New York.

Manufacturing hub starts work on first zero-labor factory

A manufacturing hub in South China is building its first zero-labor factory, a signal that the "robot assembling line" strategy is brought into effect.

New York City police officer shot in head while conducting patrol

A New York City police officer was shot in the head Saturday evening as he attempted to inquire about a suspect's actions during his patrol on the street.

People

Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles
  • Jeff Blau: A natural to run huge NY site

    It's almost as if Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was born to develop Hudson Yards, a city-within-a-city project that might be the largest real estate development in US history.

  • A man of compassion, courage

    The Holocaust Museum of Houston will honor Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe.

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

Consul general praises Beijing university to alumni
  • US pilot killed in China crash

    A light aircraft crashed in east China's Anhui Province on Sunday, killing an American and a Chinese onboard, local authorities said.

  • MOCA honors community leaders

    The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) honored four Chinese Americans for their contributions to the local Chinese community on Thursday.

  • China train giants mull Bombardier stake: report

    China North Railway and China South Railway companies reportedly are looking at acquiring a controlling stake in Bombardier Inc's railway unit, but Canada could act to block a sale to gain political support in the company's home province of Quebec, according to a former Canadian diplomat in China.

US

Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, faces tough questions

World

New hope after disaster

Sports

Chelsea poised to celebrate first title in five years
Apple fever

Travel

Tourists enjoy bamboo rafting in China's Hubei
  • Tourists encouraged to show good manners

    Chinese tourists are encouraged to show good manners at attractions nationwide during the May Day holiday, as tourists' behavior both at home and abroad has been much criticized of late.

  • Life on the seven seas beckons

    The first world cruise from China docked in New York on April 14(local time), 45 days after departing from Shanghai's Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal at the start of March.

  • China tipped to eclipse US as top cruise market

    Cruises are hugely popular among Americans, who make up half of the global market since this form of travel became popular in the early 1980s, but they are only just starting to take off in China.