Across America

Kids tell the story of science
  • US banking platform banks on global good

    You may never expect to spend more on banking services than food, but that is the sad reality for many underprivileged US citizens.

  • Renminbi hub topic of summit

    Private and public sector leaders from across Canada and Asia will meet at the Pacific Finance Summit to create a blueprint for Canada to capitalize on its new status as clearing hub for China's currency.

China

China's buzzing start-up scene

Business

Internet to get cheaper, faster
  • Belt and Road plan 'open' to all nations

    Officials reiterated on Thursday that the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives will be "open" to all nations and are not limited by geography.

  • China 'still key target for FDI'

    The flow of foreign direct investment into China remains stable and there is no sign that global businesses are withdrawing from the country.

  • Chinese SMEs confidently join global competition

    More and more Chinese manufacturing companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, are looking beyond Chinese boundary to join global competition confidently.

Life

Toward a new visa vista

Food

Afternoon delight

Culture

Remarkable celadon professor succeeds in combining modern and ancient
  • Meteoric rise of the violin kings

    People all over the world are becoming interested in listening to Chinese music and even playing modern Chinese compositions, observed violinist Pan Yinlin.

  • Newly-discovered remains redraw path of Great Wall

    Archaeologists have discovered ruins of the Great Wall along the border of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region and Gansu province, dispelling a common belief that there were no sections of the wall in this area.

Entertainment

5th Beijing International Film Festival opens in the capital

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.

China and the 2016
US election

In the final US presidential debate in 2012, China was mentioned 35 times, and political and foreign policy analysts expect the country will again play a role in the 2016 race.

World Bank, IMF: will work
with AIIB

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are ready to cooperate with China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Ex-PM says US, China can be allies

Former Australian PM said Chinese President is a leader the US can work with if it chooses and the US-China relationship can be managed peacefully.

Hainan Air links San Jose, Beijing

Hainan Airlines, China's largest privately owned airline, celebrated its new air route linking Beijing and San Jose, in California, on Wednesday.

Chinese Community Leaders

Robert Wang: Public service matters
  • Theresa Chang: A career learning lessons

    Chang came to the United States in 1979 from Taiwan for graduate school at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She moved to Houston and got a job as an engineer in a pipeline company in 1981.

  • 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.

People

Carrying on a Chinese food legacy
  • Zhao Qiguang: A 'Marco Polo' from China

    Zhao Qiguang, a professor at Carleton College in Minnesota and distinguished Chinese scholar, had a childhood fascination with the Venetian explorer Marco Polo and a passion for swimming.

  • Don Davies: MP champion of the 10-year visa

    Don Davies, a Canadian Member of Parliament representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, was a key proponent of China and Canada’s reciprocal agreement to grant 10-year multiple-entry visas to each other's citizens.

China-US

Yacht's up: US boats find their groove
  • China's pollution fixes explored

    During China's National People's Congress in Beijing last month, President Xi Jinping threw down the gauntlet on cleaning up pollution. "We are going to punish, with an iron hand, any violators who destroy the ecology or environment," he said, "with no exceptions."

  • Medical team funded for trip to China

    The Children of China Pediatrics Foundation (CCPF) will go on its 2015 medical mission to China, supported by a donation from a Chinese company.

  • US to help smart cities

    United States companies are poised to benefit from more deals as China looks to build smart cities based on clean energy.

US

Mailman arrested after landing small helicopter in US Capitol
  • Top 10 foreign holders of US Treasuries

    Japan has surpassed China as the biggest official holder of US Treasuries, a position Japan last held in August 2008, as the falling yen exchange rate attracts more dollars into the country and the higher-yielding bonds lure Japanese investors.

  • US banking platform banks on global good

    You may never expect to spend more on banking services than food, but that is the sad reality for many underprivileged US citizens.

  • World Bank, IMF: will work with AIIB

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are ready to cooperate with China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

World

Denmark's Queen Margrethe 75th birthday celebrated
  • China complains to South Africa over xenophobic attacks

    China's foreign ministry said that the country has already made formal complaints to South Africa over xenophobic attacks against Chinese nationals.

  • America, Europe told to work with BRICS

    A completely new economic system, initiated by the BRICS, is emerging with extremely rapid speed, said an international think tank Thursday, urging the United States and Europe to ditch geopolitics and work with them.

  • Blooms brighten the Netherlands

    Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.

Sports

Sun Yang aim to defend worlds titles in Kazan
  • Avid Golfathon players swing for Olympics

    More than 5,000 golfers will take part in the 12th annual Golfathon at Mission Hills in China this year, one of the most-attended and influential amateur tournaments worldwide.

  • Peru, Argentina, Bolivia to host 2016 Dakar Rally

    The 2016 Dakar Rally will kick off Jan. 3 in Lima, Peru before racing on through Bolivia and crossing the finish line in Rosario, Argentina, on the 16th of the month, organizers announced Thursday.

We need more staff
  • Harbingers of a fairer global financial system

    The change in the attitude of most Western powers toward the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank can only be termed dramatic.

  • Interaction key for think tanks

    China needs more high-quality think tanks to contribute their wisdom to help the government and Communist Party of China solve these challenges.

  • Tsai should heed lessons of recent past

    Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, officially announced on Wednesday she would run in the "presidential" election next year.

Travel

Replica of Old Summer Palace in Zhejiang