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Asian companies learn how to scale up
  • Alibaba opens new e-commerce chapter

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd made history on Friday with its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) at the New York Stock Exchange, opening at $92.70, nearly 40 percent higher than its intial price of $68.

  • Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    The US Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

China

Cancer patient, 72, takes National Judicial Exam
  • Charity donations rebound after scandal

    After two years' falling, donations to Chinese charities rebounded to 98.9 billion yuan ($16.1 billion) in 2013, a 21.06 percent increase than 2012.

  • Fugitive ends life on the lam

    Former trading company manager, who fled the country in 2004 over a $24 million scandal, is now one of 88 economic fugitives who have been repatriated since July.

  • Li Na to help develop tennis among kids

    Leaving the field of competition due to a serious knee injury, China's tennis ace Li Na couldn't help holding back tears at a news conference on Sunday.

Business

Opportunists cash in on delayed iPhone launch in China
  • Nanjing scraps housing purchase limit

    Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province, announced on Sunday to end housing purchase restrictions in a bid to revive local property market.

  • Alibaba issues additional shares

    The underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's IPO have issued additional shares, bringing the IPO's size to about $25 billion and making it the largest initial public offering in history.

  • Shanghai Husi to fire 340 workers

    A total of 340 workers are expected to be made redundant on Monday by Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a food supplier to a number of global brands.

Life

Prepare for takeoff
  • On a wing and a prayer

    Remote-controlled airplanes are becoming increasingly popular in Beijing. Zhang Lei meets enthusiasts to find out why.

  • Rise of the drone

    Flying enthusiasts are falling in love with the 'addictive' hobby that gives them the freedom to fly whenever they want.

  • Flying into the future

    China's civil research on drones is mainly carried out on campuses led by Tsinghua University. The Tsinghua drone, called "throne", flew on its own, without human control.

Food

Private kitchens, public restaurants
  • 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

When sex brings down the rich and famous

Entertainment

On catwalk, runners replace models for a sportswear company
  • Best bets

    Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet,Shanghai MIDI Festival 2014, Splash Wars II, Mariah Carey Concert in Chongqing, and Zhang Haochen Piano RecitalNCPA Piano Virtuosos 2014.

  • Listings

    Plan B-The Rock 'n' Soul Specialists, 2014 Shane Filan You and Me Tour Live in Beijing, and 2014 Beijing Expat Fair.

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.

Guideline helps battle against terrorism

A new guideline clearly defines terrorist activities in China and could help authorities combat terrorism, legal experts said on Sunday.

US group seeks 'no vacancy' for China's hotels

Independent hotels in China are trying to capture part of the international tourist market by promoting their first-class services and facilities.

Alibaba's IPO is only just the beginning: Ma

The Chinese giant with the Arabic name may have made history last week, but its founder said now the pressure is really on.

Alibaba makes IPO history

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd made history on Friday with its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) at the New York Stock Exchange, opening at $92.70, nearly 40 percent higher than its intial price of $68.

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

Art exhibition unveiled at Chinese embassy in NY

US

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House
  • 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

China wins gold in synchronized swimming duets at 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.

Sino-India ties enhanced
  • No way out through death

    Measures are need to be adopted to block the judicial loopholes for corrupt officials to escape punishment by committing suicide.

  • To give, or not to give officials welfare benefits

    while taxpayers' money should not be used to provide civil servants unnecessary benefits, the authorities should set up a mechanism to determine the rational value of welfare gifts that officials deserve.

  • Asia growth will prove pessimists wrong

    While this risk cannot be fully ruled out, there are already signs that Beijing is open to further policy easing to ensure the 7.5 percent growth target is achieved in 2014

Travel

Yanqi lake ripples with change