Across America

'City of Ice' advice sought
  • Marvelous night for a moon dance

    The Culture of China Festival of Spring performance wins applause at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday evening.

  • Beijing seeks new tourism spotlight in NY

    As a follow-up to the first China-themed float appearing in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Beijing tourism gets a second push in New York City via a promotion campaign that aired on WABC-TV in the tri-state area over the weekend.

China

Runners welcome winter solstice in underwear

Business

Retailers lure Christmas shoppers with goodies
  • China likely to lower oil prices

    China is likely to slash gasoline and diesel prices in the coming week due to sluggish domestic demands and a continuing crude price slump in the global market.

  • China to become net capital exporter

    China is poised to become a net capital exporter for the first time, with total overseas direct investment exceeding foreign direct investment by the end of the year.

  • China further opens access for intl banks

    China will widen the opening-up of its financial sector by relaxing control over market access for foreign-funded banks, the State Council announced.

Life

Eco-conscious Christmas gifts
  • Tea contest held in China's Xiamen

    Tea experts appraise tea at a tea contest held in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Dec 20, 2014. Over 1,000 kinds of tea attended the contest in Xiamen on Saturday.

  • Woman does Yoga in minus 30 degrees deep freeze

    A Chinese woman practices yoga in front of rime-covered trees along the Songhua River in Jilin city, northeast China's Jilin province, Dec 17, 2014.

  • All wrapped up in Christmas

    Christmas is a time to show your loved ones your care by giving them heartfelt gifts. Wang Ying and Chen Bingru come up with some innovative present ideas.

Food

Traditions, traditions…
  • Tea contest held in China's Xiamen

    Tea experts appraise tea at a tea contest held in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Dec 20, 2014. Over 1,000 kinds of tea attended the contest in Xiamen on Saturday.

  • Eat, drink, shop, be merry

    Getting in the mood for the holiday season is easy when surrounded by the festive cheer of a Christmas market.

  • Painting the town bright red

    There is actually method in his madness, if you can seat him down long enough to listen to his story. Pauline D. Loh captures the chef in a quiet moment and finds out what drives him with such passion.

Culture

Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

Entertainment

Jaycee Chan formally charged
  • All wrapped up in Christmas

    Christmas is a time to show your loved ones your care by giving them heartfelt gifts. Wang Ying and Chen Bingru come up with some innovative present ideas.

  • A matter of time

    Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is notoriously difficult to work with. Many actors have complained about endless filming delays, a lack of planning and unexplained halts.

Boy with HIV assured of care, education

China's health authority has pledged to assure Kun Kun the right to medical treatment, a living allowance and a school education.

The turning of the year

15th anniversary of Macao SAR

Wish Box opens new ways to warm the world

China Daily launches Web app by which potential donors will be put in direct contact with nomadic children in Qinghai province's Yushu prefecture.

PLA submariners defy death in the depths

For Senior Captain Wang Hongli and his crew, reacting fast enough in their submarine in the abyss of the ocean is a matter of life and death.

Beijing wins central approval for new international airport

Government approves plan for a new airport in Beijing that will enable the capital to handle 72 million more passengers each year.

China's Xi receives highest rating among world leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Relocated parents face hard lessons

As Chinese children head abroad to study, many parents are opting to move with them, but some experts say the trend is a double-edged sword.

SCO urged to cut trade barriers

China proposed to help SCO countries upgrade their resource-based economies with advanced industrial equipment and financial support.

HK chief calls for respect of law as protests end

Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, called on Monday for full respect for the rule of law and the constitutional framework governing the special administrative region's election overhaul.

High-end club hidden in Beijing's historic site

Private clubs continue to operate in some historic buildings in Beijing despite the government ban.

Canada preparing to return property

Canada and China are ready to sign an agreement to return illegal assets seized from fugitives of economic crime, including corrupt officials.

No judgment yet on Sony; evidence awaited

Beijing clearly stated its opposition to any form of cyber attack but has yet to make a final judgment regarding the hacking of US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment.

China's top Party offcial probed for disciplinary violations

Ling Jihua, 58, a senior Party official and national political adviser, is under investigation for "suspected serious disciplinary violations".

US arms sales to Taiwan protested

The latest US arms sales to Taiwan have not only drawn sharp protests from the Chinese government but also criticism from experts on China-US relations.

China to become net capital exporter

China is poised to become a net capital exporter for the first time, with total overseas direct investment exceeding foreign direct investment by the end of the year, the head of a top Chinese think tank said.

Chinese Community Leaders

Father's legal battle leads to helping immigrants

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

Santa Claus gives out gifts
  • NY reacts to police slayings

    The fatal shooting of New York City police officer Wenjian Liu was the second crime in a week involving a Chinese-American police officer in the city.

  • 'City of Ice' advice sought

    Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will visit China next month for advice on developing tourism in cold weather.

  • China opens more foreign banks

    China will widen the opening-up of its financial sector by relaxing control over market access for foreign-funded banks, the State Council announced on Saturday in its latest decision to revise regulations on the administration of such banks.

US

NY reacts to police slayings
  • US-led strikes in Syria 'ineffective'

    The strikes of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also locally known as Daesh, in Syria are "ineffective" in halting the progress of the terror group, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has said.

  • Obama vows to close Guantanamo prison

    US President Barrack Obama vowed Sunday that he will do everything possible to close the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Cyber attack on Sony not 'act of war'

    US President Barack Obama said Sunday that he regards the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as an "act of cyber vandalism" rather than an "act of war", while reiterating the US will respond proportionately.

World

Cuba under the lens
  • No judgment yet on Sony; evidence awaited

    Beijing clearly stated its opposition to any form of cyber attack but has yet to make a final judgment regarding the hacking of US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • Park's approval ratings up after pro-DPRK party's dismissal

    The Republic of Korea's President Park Geun-hye 's approval ratings rebounded last week after the Constitutional Court ruled to disband a minor political party, considered as a follower of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a poll showed Monday.

  • China's top political advisor to visit Vietnam

    China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng will visit Vietnam later this month, a spokesman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said on Friday.

Sports

Kaka: Brazilian football has 'stopped in time'
Peace constitution under threat
  • Toward progress of friendship and inclusive development

    The following is an excerpt of the speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the opening session of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit in Bangkok on December 20, 2014.

  • Shame of discrimination

    Ignorance and selfishness are the culprits for the discrimination against a child with AIDS.

  • Cigar aroma rises above an embargo era

    Obama's gesture toward Cuba, whose people and economy absurdly have been trapped in Cold War politics long after that dark chapter of history has been closed, means two neighbors with a natural affinity will learn to be friends again.

Travel

Snow-covered Erlanghe in Heilongjiang