Across America

Chinese companies in US urged to learn employment laws
  • WWII relics put on display

    Seeing first-hand the swords, guns used by the Japanese imperial army

  • Carbon issue consensus is expected at UN

    Next week's United Nations climate-change summit should see participating countries reach a consensus and "shared vision" on low-carbon development at the global, national and regional levels, said Zou Ji, deputy director of a Chinese climate-change think tank.

China

Life of ordinary Chinese people

Business

Public freely discusses FTZ with Li
  • It's showtime for Alibaba

    Alibaba's record-setting initial public offering on Friday will give the online group a huge war chest that can help its global expansion, experts said.

  • Wal-Mart's fresh take on keeping food safe

    Wal-Mart's fresh food delivery network will cover all Chinese stores by the end of 2014, bringing to 11 the number of its fresh delivery centers in China, according to the company.

  • Chinese shoppers fuel US retail sales

    The United States is the top overseas destination for Chinese shoppers and the first choice for a growing number of online shoppers who buy goods through the websites of foreign retailers.

Life

Teahouses in Beijing and Shanghai
  • Homemade helicopter helps wedding take off

    Rather than ride in a carriage conjured from a pumpkin by a fairy godmother to meet Prince Charming at his palace, the bride in Jiangsu province's Changzhou city arrived in a helicopter built by a friend to meet the groom at a hotel.

  • Purse Strings

    China Central Television has yet to announce the details of next year's Spring Festival gala, which is among the country's most anticipated annual events.

  • UK to refund Chinese tourists visa fee from 2015 to 2017

    From 2015 to 2017, Britain will refund the visa fee to 25,000 Chinese tourists who visit Britain with tour groups.

Food

Flavors sparkle when Chinese meets French
  • Scent of the season

    The little creamy yellow flowers are not flamboyantly visible, but there is no way you can ignore them in full bloom.

  • The warming foods of autumn

    Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene. Known for its immune-boosting powers, beta-carotene is essential for eye health and has also been linked to preventing coronary heart disease.

  • A gilded prophet comes home

    It is probably one of the best-known Chinese restaurants in the United States, possibly Europe, and now it is finally in Shanghai. Pauline D. Loh looks at how this "overseas Chinese" performs in the motherland.

Culture

Horsing around at Hermes

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Sept 13 - 19
  • Prada Spring/Summer 2015 collection

    Models present creations from the Prada Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Milan Fashion week September 18, 2014.

  • A rise in fallen stars

    Director Wang Quan'an's prostitution scandal makes him the latest among a slew of celebrities to be detained in the ongoing crackdown. But in addition to public condemnation, the disgraced now may face virtual bans from the entertainment industry.

Alibaba - Journey of the tech giant

Alibaba and selling shareholders will now raise almost $22 billion at the top of the new IPO range. Alibaba remains on track to set an IPO record.

Top 10 cheapest new energy cars promoted in China

11th China-ASEAN Expo

Go Wuxi: Canal city in transition

Budding businesses of the digital age

Young Chinese entrepreneurs are tapping opportunities to realize their world-changing dreams as the Internet is breaking down the barriers.

Top 10 most used desktop instant messaging tools

Here is a look at the top 10 instant messaging tools used by Chinese netizens in July.

Top 8 executives who left western firms for Chinese companies

Premier Li attends Summer Davos forum

China's top business elites under 40

Business magazine Fortune's Chinese version has ranked top 40 business elites in China who are under 40.

Host of Japan's historic surrender

Young China - You've got talent

Swimming in Politics:the allure of Beidaihe

Quaint seaside city has punched above its weight in the political arena, hosting waves of national leaders and serving as the launch pad for key state policies.

Alibaba jumps more than 40% in trading debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.

Chinese queue up for Apple iPhone 6

Another Apple iPhone, another wave of queuing. The tech giant's latest product release — the iPhone 6 — drew long lines at Apple stores in Manhattan on Friday.

Carbon issue consensus is expected at UN

Next week's United Nations climate-change summit should see participating countries reach a consensus and "shared vision" on low-carbon development at the global, national and regional levels, said Zou Ji, deputy director of a Chinese climate-change think tank.

Off-limit investment list should get shorter, premier says

The list of off-limit areas for foreign investment in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone will be further slashed, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, a pledge experts said signals the government's determination for further opening up.

Chinese Community Leaders

Michael Lin: Seeking what is important
  • Poy helps shape a country with leadership

    Since Dr Vivienne Poy retired from the Senate of Canada two years ago, she has kept herself busy. Her recent projects included support for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, and completing a new book on her husband's family.

  • Building a golden China-Hollywood bridge

    In Los Angeles, where it seems everybody is Hollywood connected, Bianca Chen has found her own way to do the film business.

China Hands

A lifetime understanding China politics
  • A lifetime of keeping an eye on China

    Veteran China hand Jonathan Pollack says leaders should jump on chances to tackle the most pressing issues

  • Economist eyes China's transformation

    Nicholas Lardy, one of the leading economists on China in the United States, has been very excited about the economic reform plans rolled out at the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China last November.

China-US

Poy helps shape a country with leadership

US

Obama pledges diplomatic resolution of Ukraine crisis
  • US House okay's plan to train Syrian

    The US House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group.

  • Obama visits elementary school

    US President Barack Obama smiles while visiting the Clarence Tinker elementary school children, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, September 17, 2014.

  • US to begin Ebola equipment lift to Liberia

    The first planeload of hospital equipment in the US military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday.

World

Becoming a man
  • Scottish voters rejects independence

    Although the nationalists won Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, they failed to meet expectations in a clutch of other constituencies, keeping the UK whole.

  • Salmond concedes defeat

    Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh.

  • France to launch air strikes in Iraq

    French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday his country is ready to launch air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq "soon".

Sports

South Korean pop stars to shine Asian Games
  • Li Na announces retirement on Weibo

    China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announced her retirement via Sina Weibo on Friday morning and will hold a press conference on Sunday in Beijing, according to her agent company, IMG.

  • Netizens rally to wish Li Na the best

    While there is no official confirmation of Li Na's pending retirement, the Chinese tennis ace received an overwhelming number of good wishes from fans across the Internet - around 13 million.

Alibaba's new journey
  • Sports diplomacy may not work for ties

    But given its refusal to apologize for the past incidents, the DPRK's "sports diplomacy" in Incheon can only partly influence inter-Korean relations.

  • Exam reform a far cry from progress

    The gaokao system reform should include the reform of the exam and admission systems as well, with the latter being the key to the success of the overall reform of the education system.

  • Opposition not excluded from election

    'Pan-democrats' should correct the flaws in their thinking about the process for electing the chief executive by universal suffrage.

Travel

E China's wetland park further opens to tourists