Across America

Obama, Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy
  • US retailer stands by flooring made at factory in China

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators - North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood floor - closed down 25 percent on Monday following a report on "60 Minutes" that showed a factory in China making laminate flooring that the TV program said exceeds California's standards for formaldehyde, a chemical linked to cancer.

  • US firms to lower China stakes in '15

    Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China have reduced their reinvestment budgets for this year by 9.3 percent.

China

China ready to celebrate traditional Lantern Festival

Business

Wanda's Wang China's richest man on Forbes list

Life

Bike-riding activity held to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Brazil

Food

Sweet tradition

Culture

Artists wow Arab world
  • Rare pieces stolen from Chinese museum in France

    About 15 rare pieces of art have been stolen from the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris.

  • All dressed up

    A series of events to celebrate the cheongsam — the quintessential ladies' dress of China — kicked off with a press conference in New York Monday.

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 hits back over cybersecurity law

Foreign Ministry says the country's first counter terrorism law is a "very necessary" requirement to combat terror and leaks.

US agents raids 'maternity hotels'

Federal agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched over two dozens of Southern California locations Tuesday to investigate maternity tourists, mainly from China.

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the US Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the US would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons.

Homeless man shot dead by police

A homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police stirred an uproar among civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents was a convicted bank robber paroled from federal prison last year.

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

China passes US at movie box office

US

Hilary Clinton may have broken federal record-keeping laws
  • Obama, Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

    US President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister's hotly disputed address to Congress.

  • Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor

    Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of logic-bound Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" science fiction television series and movies, died on Friday at age 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • China ends UN council presidency

    Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, the rotating president of the UN Security Council for February, wrapped up "a very busy month" on Friday.

World

Fidel Castro meets the Cuban Five
  • War displaces soccer players

    The sleek stadium, built six years ago and home of soccer team Shakhtar Donetsk sits in the middle of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by militias battling Ukrainian troops.

  • Ukraine death toll tops 6,000 amid fighting

    The number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since last April has now topped 6,000, despite successive ceasefires, a UN spokesman said Monday.

  • Political fund problem hits Japanese PM

    A local chapter headed by President of Japan's ruling Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe, who is also Japan's prime minister, has been found receiving donations within one year from two firms after they were selected for government subsidies.

Sports

Prince William loves playing soccer
  • 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.

  • Liaoning wait for CBA final rivals

    Liaoning will wait for the winners between Beijing and Guangdong to vie for the crown of 2014-2015 CBA basketball league.

Paleontology museum

Travel

Beijing's Palace Museum unveils display schedule