Across America

General aviation poised to grow in China
  • Aircraft makers cook up fuel plan

    Chicago-based Boeing Co and the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China plan to convert used cooking oil in China into an alternative source of jet fuel.

  • China volunteer work honored

    China's rising volunteerism was celebrated at the 2014 Points of Lights Tribute Awards gala Wednesday evening at the Chinese Embassy in Washington.

China

Zhejiang village suffers in isolation

Business

Intl commodities fair opens in Yiwu

Life

Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level
  • Sisters reunited after 40 years

    Two women, who didn't know they were sisters, have been reunited after four decades thanks to the help of one's best friend and a little luck, in Hefei city, East China's Anhui province, according to ahwang.cn on Thursday.

  • Clean air? Don't hold your breath

    Intense air pollution is expected to strike China's northern cities twice more before November.

  • Chinese film 12 Citizens competes for main award in Rome

    Actors, directors and movie fans are in Rome for the 9th Rome Film Festival. Chinese director Xu Ang is there for the world premiere of his latest movie,12 Citizens.

Food

Shulan in NE China presents boutique rice
  • Tracing the origins of rice

    This is the neighborhood where Chinese farmers tended the first paddy fields, and respect for rice is still very much ingrained in local culinary traditions.

  • Art on a plate

    Don't ask the staff members at Museo why the deep fried Camembert is called Mona Lisa's smile, You will struggle to get a straight answer.

  • 2014 World's Best Bars announced

    London has claimed the best city in The World's 50 Best Bars Awards for 2014.

Culture

Int'l Contemporary Art Fair in Paris
  • Translator Sidney Shapiro dies aged 98

    Sidney Shapiro, a famed U.S.-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing.

  • Chinese, French presidents write preface for Chinese relics exhibition

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande have written a preface for an ongoing Chinese cultural relics exhibition in France, part of the two countries' celebration of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations.

Entertainment

Elegant Amber Kuo pose with fine jewelry

Decoding Chinese cyber-society

A report by Fudan University, covering some 1,800 subjects with diversified occupations and social roles, givs a portrait of Chinese netizens.

Safeguarding foreigners' rights

Changes to the nation's criminal laws means a greater number of foreign nationals are eligible for free legal aid when they go to court, as Zhang Yan reports from Lincang, Yunnan province.

Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

The ancient army that's still growing

China responds over "hacker infiltration to Apple's iCloud"

China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple's iCloud.

Hard times for the lords of the rings

CPC Fourth Plenary Session

The CPC Central Committee, elected by the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, convenes at least one plenary session every year. The fourth session will be held this year.

Innovative Asia

Tourists set to travel light overseas

An increasing number of countries are modifying their visa-application procedures in the hope of attracting more visitors from China.

Cold comfort for former sex slaves

Poverty in China

Oct 17 marks China’s first Poverty Alleviation Day. We hope this special serves as a wake-up call for people to act together to fight extreme poverty.

Exams that baffle best test-takers

The Chinese are allegedly the best test-takers in the world, but still find some exams very difficult. Following are the hard exams most taken or talked about by Chinese.

China criticizes US anti-missile radar in Japan

China criticized countries involved in anti-missile system deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, pointing specifically at a US X-band radar deployment in Kyoto.

Party points way for rule of law

Government officials will be given demerit penalties and held accountable if they are found to have interfered in lawsuits. Rule of law must follow China's path

Twitter, Facebook eye 'strong links'

Nation's strong developer talent pool and advertising budget from going-global enterprises are apparently the big attractions for the US Internet companies.

Canada attack stirs terror fears

Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military raised fears Canada was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group.

Chinese Community Leaders

David Chiu: On the move in California politics
  • From community activist to the political arena

    When Phil Gim and his family moved to New York in the 1960s, they lived in an apartment in Chinatown on East Broadway, next to the Manhattan Bridge.

  • Time to change US perception of China

    Zhang Xuming's goal as president of the China Enterprises Council (CEC) is to help Chinese businesses export their reputation for social responsibility to the US as well as their products, services and technology.

China Hands

Yale president-turned-Coursera CEO sees China soar
  • Richard Bush: US, China in the same boat

    Richard Bush was a young boy when he followed his missionary parents to Asia in 1950. They wanted to go to China but the border was closed.

  • A family business on US-China relations

    Melanie Hart, director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank in Washington, feels mid-career scholars like her see US-China relations somewhat differently compared with the old generation.

China-US

Facebook's Zuckerberg turns on his Chinese charm
  • 100,000 Strong boosts Mandarin effort

    More and more American students may be studying Chinese, but the number of them studying abroad in China and developing the linguistic competencies to engage with Chinese people remains few, according to Dan Davidson, president of the American Councils for International Education.

  • General aviation is ready for takeoff

    Personal-aircraft sales and the general-aviation market in China are poised to grow as the country eases restrictions that have hampered the industry, according to aircraft manufacturers.

  • Book tells story of 'comfort women'

    The story of China's World War II-era "comfort women" should be told to help ease their historical pain, said the author of a new book on the subject in Washington on Tuesday.

US

Airport beefs up security after Ottawa shootings
  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military raised fears Canada was being targeted for reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group.

  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation

    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

  • China slams US anti-missile radar in Japan

    China criticized countries involved in anti-missile system deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, pointing specifically at a US X-band radar deployment in Kyoto.

World

'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition in Sydney attracts visitors

Sports

Williams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals
  • Schumacher's doctor sees progress

    A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

  • Ivanovic enjoys freedom of underdog role against Bouchard

    Ana Ivanovic was delighted to revel in the underdog role as she opened her WTA Finals account on Wednesday with a thumping 6-1 6-3 win over Eugenie Bouchard who she had lost to in their previous two encounters.

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Travel

Precious tulips plundered in Central China