Across America

Greenland looks to US cities for growth
  • Li: Industrial capacity is way out of recession

    Premier Li Keqiang called for greater efforts in industrial capacity cooperation, which he said can boost the economy and end global recession, during a speech to Latin American and Caribbean diplomats on Monday.

  • China books on display

    China is launching a month-long Chinese book exhibition at the Xinhua bookstore in New York, starting May 20, aiming to better encourage the presence of Chinese books in the global book market while enhancing Sino-US cultural communication.

China

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 27

Business

Fancy cars at 1st CES Asia

Life

Wang Huangsheng unveils first UK solo exhibition

Food

Healthy, bite by bite
  • Belgian chef celebrates 'natural wonders'

    Visiting chef Seppe Nobels' blue eyes light up with excitement when he is asked about his morning at Jingshen Hai-xian Shichang, the capital's busiest fish market.

  • Red bowl's chic hotpot

    About 1,500 years ago, Mongol horsemen, cooking over campfires, seared meat in their shields and simmered soup in their upturned helmets.

  • As cafes multiply, so do 'coffee cats'

    On May 12, American ice cream brand Haagen Dazs refurbished one of its key outlets in Shanghai's Nanjing road and began switching up its products. It added ice cream to glasses of coffee and marketed the new store as its first global coffee shop.

Culture

Fujian college students take graduation photo in vintage 'Han' costume
  • Wang Huangsheng unveils first UK solo exhibition

    Famous Chinese artist Wang Huangsheng has come to London for the official opening of his first London solo exhibition, which is being held at the October Gallery in central London until June 20, 2015.

  • Ancient village of Ming Dynasty on verge of disappearing

    With demolition work underway, Sanjiang looks like a ghost town on May 23. Sanjiang, an ancient village of Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) with a history of 600 years, is situated beside the old Sanjiang village in Paojiang district of Shaoxing in East China's Zhejiang province.

Entertainment

A modern dilemma

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

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.

Li seeks 'dual track' for Chile exchanges

Premier Li Keqiang urged corporate leaders from China and Chile to invest more in each other's country to provide new incentives for bilateral economic exchanges, which now focus mainly on trade in merchandise.

China cautions US over
South China Sea

China has rebuked US criticism blaming China for tensions in the South China Sea, and instead criticized the United States for stoking the fire.

China, Cuba emphasize confidence

China and Cuba share a fraternal friendship, tested by difficult times and based on faith and trust, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said here Tuesday.

Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded

Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

People

Bammy Wong: Building a network of legends
  • Wei Yang: Focusing on critical battles

    On April 22, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the US and a leading center for independent policy research, announced its newly elected members.

  • Li Hengda: Taking art to an ever higher level

    Li Hengda, founder of the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre and Hengda Dance Academy, is not only a celebrated dancer and art educator in Seattle, but an artist who is dedicated to promoting Chinese classic dance and sharing more Chinese art with the world.

Chinese Community Leaders

Grassroots judge carries dream on road
  • New leader at China's Chamber

    With Chinese investment in the United States increasingly rising, an organization that represents Chinese companies' common interests is refining its services.

  • Queens native takes the helm at MOCA

    Taking a leadership role at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York's Chinatown might seem daunting, but Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA's president, said it's a move that has roots in her childhood.

China-US

Chinese books in spotlight

US

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement
  • Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma

    Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Obama to host South Korea's Park in mid-June

    US President Barack Obama will welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye to the White House on June 16, the White House said Tuesday.

  • US honors war dead on Memorial Day

    US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 25, 2015.

World

Death toll from heat wave in India nears 800
  • Israeli warplanes strike Gaza

    Israeli warplanes early Wednesday launched missile strikes on military training facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier firing of four rockets into Israel, witnesses and security officials said.

  • China, Cuba emphasize confidence

    China and Cuba share a fraternal friendship, tested by difficult times and based on faith and trust, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said here Tuesday.

  • Papua New Guinea not broke

    Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Minister for Finance, James Marape denies the government can't pay its bills following allegations the budget is under stress, News Limited reported Wednesday.

Sports

All four Chinese players stopped at French Open first round
  • Stuani and Hernandez join Uruguay team

    Uruguayan forwards Christian Stuani and Abel Hernandez arrived in Montevideo on Tuesday to join in with national football team's training sessions for upcoming Copa America tournament in Chile.

  • Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

    The Golden State Warriors survived a major injury scare to NBA MVP Stephen Curry but still lost the game as a James Harden-inspired Houston Rockets staved off playoff elimination with a 128-115 victory on Monday.

Hot
  • Tsai must clarify cross-Straits position

    On May 29, Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will begin a 12-day trip to the United States. The DPP candidate for Taiwan's 2016 leadership elections will meet with US government officials, lawmakers, scholars and others with an interest in East Asian affairs.

  • Simply paying ransom may send wrong mes sage

    A video recently released by an extremist group allied to the Taliban shows a Chinese national resembling Hong Xudong, who was adducted by militants from the northwestern region of Pakistan in May 2014, seeking the Chinese government's help to get him released. The militants, however, have not cited an exact amount as ransom.

  • Tragedy highlights plight of left-behind elderly

    A fire that engulfed a privately run nursing home for the elderly in Central China's Henan province on Monday night, killing 38 people and injuring six others, two of whom are in a critical condition, has once again revealed the poor care-providing system for senior people in many parts of the country, especially in its impoverished rural areas.

Travel

China's largest Miao-style architecture complex to open in Pengshui, Chongqing