Across America

Lawmakers call for review of spy case
  • Many areas yet to mine in bilateral trade

    Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Colombia has again attracted nationwide, even global, attention to this Latin American country. Having established formal diplomatic relations for 35 years, mutual trade and other positive economic interaction have so flourished that China is now Colombia's second-largest trade partner, as well as its fourth-largest investor in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Top manufacturers showcase wares

    China's equipment and manufacturing industry opened a two-day exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday during Premier Li Keqiang's visit, highlighting the potential for Chinese manufacturers in Latin America's largest economy.

China

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 22

Business

Baozun raises $110 million in IPO
  • Dell ready for the PC challenge

    Gaining a stable growth trajectory in the Chinese personal computer market is the key for Dell Inc to challenge Lenovo Group Ltd, said David Schmoock, president of Dell's global sales, client solutions.

  • China aims to be leader in robotics

    China, the world's largest industrial robot market for the second year running in 2014, aims to become one of the leading manufacturers of the machines by 2030, trade delegates were told on Thursday.

  • Xiaomi attracts US brickbats

    It appears so, as the smartphone vendor's first online sales in the US and a number of other developed markets lasted for less than a day before its store ran out of stocks.

Life

KFC gives lovebirds free ice cream

Food

Veteran coffee clubbers sniff at Starbucks
  • As cafes multiply, so do 'coffee cats'

    On May 12, American ice cream brand Haagen Dazs refurbished one of its key outlets in Shanghai's Nanjing road and began switching up its products. It added ice cream to glasses of coffee and marketed the new store as its first global coffee shop.

  • Eating out up on the roof

    Warm weather brings diners and bar patrons outside, especially to rooftops and balconies that offer a meal or a drink with a view.

  • 10th China Yunnan Pu'er Tea Expo kicks off in Kunming

    A girl experiences tea art during the 10th China Yunnan Pu'er Tea Expo in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, May 15, 2015. The four-day tea expo, kicked off in Kunming on Friday, attracting over 400 tea companies.

Culture

'Experience China': China brings cultural feast to Berlin
  • Photographer captures Chinese on the train

    Chinese on the Train is one of the representative works of China Photographers' Association member Wang Fuchun. Wang, who used to be a railway worker, photographed people on the train over a period of more than 30 years from 1978 to 2014. He traveled all around China by train and shot tens of thousands of pictures on the way.

  • Chinese monk tweets enlightenment

    At Longquan Monastery, a 1,000-year-old courtyard building at the foot of the mountains in Beijing's western suburbs, Venerable Master Xuecheng meets with friends and talks about Buddhism.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

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.

Li Na expecting first baby

Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na and husband Jiang Shan are expecting their first child.

Li: 'Great potential' for Sino-Colombian ties

China and Colombia sign 12 agreements, including deals in infrastructure construction and more cooperation in industrial capacity.

Beijing responds to surveillance by US plane

China asserted its right to monitor airspace and waters near its islands in the South China Sea on Thursday in response to reports of an exchange between the Chinese navy and a US surveillance plane.

Beijing sets out its rights after reports of incursion

China asserted its right to monitor airspace and waters near its islands in the South China Sea in response to a reported exchange between the Chinese navy and a US surveillance plane.

China may have edge in race to build California's bullet train

Chinese state firms are poised to be strong contenders in the race to make high-speed trains that will sprint between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

People

In Italy, East meets West in a pavilion
  • Rogene Gee Calvert: About helping others

    Even though she has never held elected office, Rogene Gee Calvert could still be called a public servant for the work she has done. After all, her public service got her named one of the 50 Most Influential Women of 2014 by Houston Woman Magazine in January.

  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

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

SF concerts to honor guqin virtuoso

US

US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square

World

Restorers give shape to Pompeii victims
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Japanese visit underlines thaw in relations

    A Japanese delegation with more than 3,000 members is visiting China, a development viewed by observers as the latest sign of progress in efforts to drag the relationship between the countries out of a recent low.

  • S. Korean president names new PM

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named the current justice minister as new prime minister after the former prime minister stepped down for the alleged bribery scandal.

Sports

Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons
Diving

Travel

World's longest and highest glass bridge to open in China