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Commentary: Obama's criticism of Chinese counterterrorism law groundless

China

People celebrate upcoming Lantern Festival across China
  • Website spreads Diaoyu messages

    English-language and Japanese versions of a website were launched by China on Wednesday to demonstrate its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

  • Law to get tough on domestic violence

    Committing domestic violence can result in penalties as severe as the death sentence, according to a guideline released by China’s top judicial authorities on Wednesday.

  • Defense budget to rise about 10%

    China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year to support its military modernization, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Business

Voices of business elites at the 'two sessions'

Life

Candidates taking art exams

Food

Eye-catching chocolate by Chinese chef in L.A.

Culture

Prince William visits Xishuangbanna

Entertainment

Photographer captures beauty around world

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.

Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China faces 'formidable challenges', says Li

Structural problems have become "tigers on the road" holding up China's economic development, Premier Li Keqiang says when delivering the annual work report of the government.Key figures for China's economy

GDP target drops to 7%

China targeted economic growth of approximately 7 percent in 2015, lower than the goal of around 7.5 percent in 2014.

US ambassador to S.Korea attacked

Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum in the capital Seoul on Thursday.

China defends military items on ship

Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that a Chinese cargo ship carrying legitimate military items was stopped by Colombian authorities on its way to Cuba for alleged illegal arms trafficking.

Chinese Community Leaders

Houston consulate marks Lunar New Year

People

Shawn Chen : A pioneer in international education
  • 15-year-old skater dreams big

    Karen Chen, the 15-year-old bronze medalist from last month's US Figure Skating Championships, is excited about the coming trip to the Junior World Championships in Estonia in three weeks.

  • Luly Yang: Fashion designers aims to inspire

    Luly Yang's name is synonymous with her highly conceptual couture creations and highly sought after fashion designs.

China-US

AT&T works with China’s Sany in North America

US

US Justice Dept finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices
  • 'Maternity hotels' in California are raided

    Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity tourism" schemes offering travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign women seeking to give birth in the United States, US immigration officials said.

  • Intl Hair Freezing winners announced

    The hot springs announced on March 2 that Georgeault and her friends had won the hot springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest.

  • Cybersecurity law 'makes perfect sense'

    Beijing hit back on Tuesday at criticism from United States President Barack Obama over a counter terrorism law being considered by Chinese lawmakers.

World

US ambassador to South Korea slashed in face by assailant
  • Floods displace over 2,000 in Brazil

    More than 2,000 people have been left homeless along the Bolivian-Brazilian border where incessant rains have flooded the area and caused the Acre and Tahuamanu Rivers to burst their banks.

  • Belgian royal couple to visit China

    The King and Queen of Belgium will pay a week-long state visit to China in June, said Didier Reynders, Belgium's deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs.

  • Prince Harry invited to serve in Australia

    Australia's Queensland city Townsville has made an impassioned plea for Britain's Prince Harry to make his final tour of duty this year.

Sports

Prince William loves playing soccer
  • Fosun may bid on Brooklyn Nets

    China's Fosun Group has expressed interest in buying the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets, and the price tag could be near $2 billion, according to a published report.

  • When will China bid for World Cup

    For hundreds of millions of Chinese soccer fans including President Xi Jinping, hosting a World Cup is the most common wish. But a consensus is yet to be reached on when to lodge a bid.

Iran nuclear talks

Travel

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