Across America

Seattle gets Chinese radio
  • USC student-murder case grinds on

    A public hearing in the case of the July 24, 2014 murder of Chinese USC graduate student Ji Xinran took place at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal JusticeCenter in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

  • Chinese rank US as top spot for road trips

    Almost half of the Chinese tourists prefer the United States as their destination for their overseas self-driving trip, according to a survey conducted jointly by Mafengwo.com, China's largest tourist information-sharing website, and zuzuche.com, one of the leading online car rental reservation platforms in China.

China

Group charges money to help stuck drivers
  • China's gender imbalance concerns reborn

    China's gender imbalance issue is back in the spotlight, after pregnant villagers in east China were alleged to be illegally determining the sex of their unborn children.

  • Program to tackle child poverty

    The government will boost the nutrition and education of millions of children up to the national average by the end of 2020, according to a press releases issued by the Ministry of Education at the State Council’s weekly policy briefing on Jan 30.

  • 2.8 billion trips expected during spring festival in China

    A total of 2.807 billion trips are expected to be made by Chinese people during the Spring Festival travel rush, according to the Ministry of Transport Thursday.

Business

UAV used to inspect electricity line

Life

No rush for Swiss watches in mainland after franc's surge
  • Tencent executive Lau wins global award

    SY Lau, senior executive vice-president of Tencent and president of its Online Media Group, was named 2015 Media Person of the Year on Thursday in Beijing by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

  • Shanghai's history of the spiced beans

    It is the snack that became a symbol of the city. Wang Ying looks at the history of the spiced beans from Town God's Temple.

  • Big ideas for small spaces

    Interior design is not just about decoration but the relationship between people and space.

Food

Korean rice thief lands in Shanghai

Culture

Hungarian museum ready for treasures of ancient China

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Jan 24 - 30

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.

Infographic:Chinese IPOs in the US in 2014

Tale of two cities

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

China's 2014 diplomacy

The past year has witnessed a bumper harvest in Chinese diplomacy, guided by some new concepts raised by the leadership to help shape a new world where everyone is a winner.

CES: Connected cars trends to watch

Driverless cars, piloted driving solutions and connected cars are believed as a major trend of this year's International Consumer Electronics Show.

Kung fu star's son sentenced to six months in prison

Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined two thousand yuan ($322) for drug related charges in Beijing.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the CES.

95% of netizens disapprove of removal of cleavage scenes

Nearly 95% of netizens disapprove the removal of scenes showing cleavage on screen in Empress of China, calling the move "unnecessary".

How does anti-graft watchdog handle petitions?

China's top anti-graft watchdog has published photos on its new mobile app and relaunched website that shed light on the process involved in dealing with people's petitions.

Head of China Minsheng Bank resigns

China Minsheng Banking Corp said on Saturday that its president Mao Xiaofeng had resigned for personal reasons, hours after several Chinese media outlets reported he was being investigated by China's anti-corruption watchdog.

78% of China's luxury spending done overseas

Chinese consumers purchase 76 percent of their luxury goods while overseas, a report published on Saturday said.

Mexico suspends high-speed train project

Mexico said Friday it had suspended construction of a high- speed rail project three months after the country cancelled a contract to build it won by a Chinese-led consortium.

Alibaba may face class-action suit

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is facing a possible class-action lawsuit initiated by five law firms based in the United States.

Chinese Community Leaders

Jack Tchen:Curating Sino-American history

China Hands

Robert Daly: Many of his paths lead to China
  • Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire

    He is a man of many firsts: the first Chinese-American US ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce and the first Chinese-American governor of the State of Washington.

  • Building bridges from Michigan to China

    As Governor Rick Snyder wraps up another extended trip to China, Michigan continues to be a leader among US states in developing economic and cultural ties with China.

China-US

Your Honor Meets Your Honor
  • Henry Tang: Pushing forward US-China dialogue

    In the 1960s, Henry Tang was an undergraduate student at Columbia University pursuing a degree in international economics and tinkering with the idea of getting a PhD and becoming a US-China specialist. He would go to Columbia's library to take out books on China.

  • China's train makers to court investors on road show

    Senior management at China's CNR Corp and CSR Corp - the country's largest train makers - are on a global tour to reinsure investors as the two companies merge into what will be the world's largest train maker.

  • Chinese company unveils long-range electric bus

    China’s BYD Motors Inc unveiled the world's first long range, electric-battery bus in New Orleans on Jan 27 at the United Motorcoach Association’s Expo 2015.

US

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto
  • US law firms review Alibaba's fakes issue

    Two New York-based law firms are investigating investor claims about the business practices of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in light of a critical Chinese government report about counterfeit goods being sold on a company platform.

  • Your honor meets your honors

    Tao Kaiyuan (center), vice-president of Supreme People's Court of China, poses with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Ginsburg (left) and retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the US Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday.

  • USC student murder case grinds on

    A public hearing in the case of the July 24, 2014 murder of Chinese USC graduate student JiXinran took place at Clara Shortridge FoltzCriminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

World

Heavy snow hits UK
  • Saudi's new ruler reshuffles cabinet

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman announced a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, according to local media report. According to the order, he appointed new ministers of justice, Islamic affairs, agriculture and information and a new intelligence chief.

  • Stories of some MH370 passengers

    On March 8, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines jet fl ying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control over the South China Sea. The aircraft was carrying 239 people, including 154 Chinese passengers.

  • NZ, Fiji to resume military co-op

    The armed forces of New Zealand and Fiji will formally resume cooperation this weekend, after nine years since they were suspended after a coup in the Pacific island state.

Sports

Athletic Club, Villarreal and Espanyol join Barca in Cup semi-finals
Rebalancing
  • 'Belt and Road Initiatives' no Marshall Plan of China

    The Cold War mentality and bipolar structure have no place in China's Silk Road initiatives, which are open to all countries and aim to achieve win-win results rather than regional hegemony.

  • More openness needed to update China-DPRK ties

    When confronted with an emergency near the border that poses a threat to bilateral relations, the most sensible thing to do is to establish instant communication and discuss how to resolve the issue.

  • Taobao and regulator must refine e-business

    The squabble between China's e-commerce giant Alibaba and the State's market regulator, caused by a product quality report, points to improved market environment and governance.

Travel

Snow turns Tianmen Mountain into fairyland
  • Site bids to draw young Chinese travelers

    Many Chinese dream of traveling the world, and each age group has different reasons, according to a new survey by Western travel search engine Skyscanner.

  • Snow scenery at Forest Park in China's Yinchuan

    Photo taken on Jan 29, 2015 shows the snow scenery at the Haibao Park in Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

  • Stone monkeys enjoy snowfall

    Stone monkeys, placed in various postures on an artificial hill in a park, seem like they are looking around and enjoying the first snowfall in Lianyungang city, East China's Jiangsu Province, Jan 29, 2015.