Across America

Maryland's new first lady thankful
  • Macy's says huanying to Chinese tourists

    The presence of a China-themed float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time was perhaps symbolic of the rising importance of Chinese customers to one of the world's largest department stores.

  • More understandings, more cooperation

    China and the US must step up their cultural awareness of Africa and see the continent as what it is - a collection of diverse nations, not a single country - to foster and bolster cooperation, say experts.

China

New recruits of frontier defense police
  • Visa change may boost tourism to the US

    Extended durations will enable Chinese travelers easier access to the United States, but could also result in a surge in wealthy nationals moving away for good.

  • Rescued babies find new life in adoption

    When Wang and his wife arrived at the charity house in Huizhou early in the morning on Tuesday, it was already crowded with other couples seeking to foster a baby.

  • Beijing subway: a commuter's story

    There's an old saying about Beijing that "It's a city where one has to force his way in." For Zeng Yuanpeng, the same goes for the Beijing Subway.

Business

DreamWorks-themed ice sculpture festival kicks off in Macao

Life

A woman's efforts to lose weight
  • US issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.

  • Chinese sign language video dictionary is a first

    A charity in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, recently made national headlines with its video dictionary of Chinese sign language, which is reported to be the first of its kind.

  • Winter warmers for pets

    As the cold weather approaches, pet owners must not forget the most vulnerable members at their family.

Food

Fresh twist on favorite flavors
  • Celebrities on chocolate bars

    Choc Stars appear in Shanghai, attracting a large group of customers who are seeking presents for Christmas.

  • Singaporean abroad

    The Lion City is well known for being a gourmet paradise that marries different ethnic influences into a delicious diet of dishes.

  • Counting sheep to China

    Despite its distance from the world's largest market, New Zealand, with vast flocks of sheep, is poised to plug the rapidly growing demand for the high-protein red meat in China.

Culture

Photo masters featured in museum show

Entertainment

China's actors-turned directors
  • China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

    Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

  • 'Interstellar' breaks director's China box office records

    "Interstellar" took 258 million yuan (42.04 million US dollars) in China in the week ending Nov 23, grossing a total of 527.5 million yuan and making it director Christopher Nolan's biggest grosser in the world's second-largest film market.

PLA opens bidding to lower costs

The People's Liberation Army is inviting private enterprises to bid on its training-related contracts, an unprecedented move to optimize the military budget and boost participation of the private sector.

Anti-doping agency says no cover-up of Sun's ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang's short ban for doping in May was "appropriate", said a senior Chinese anti-doping official.

Chinese Internet pop song wins at American Music Awards gala

The Chopsticks Brothers, whose Little Apple has been viewed more than 1 billion times on China's video websites, won the International Song Award at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Beidou navigation system approved for operations at sea

China's independently developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System has taken a huge step toward going global as the International Maritime Organization approved its use in operations at sea.

Zou reveals softer side after bloody battle

Chinese boxer Zou Shiming’s left eye was swollen and needed four stitches after beating Thailand’s No 1-ranked Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym.

Reform promotes protection for pandas

Changes to China's forestry management laws are helping to safeguard one of the world's best-loved animals.

World Internet Conference

Drug abuse blamed for big increase in violence

Rampant smuggling of synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has led to more violent crimes nationwide in China.

A commuter's last train

Stock Connect unites HK, Shanghai

Although the much-anticipated Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect program did not start with a bang on Monday, stock analysts in both cities have remained upbeat.

Air force plans to modify pilot selection process

The People's Liberation Army air force will upgrade its pilot selection procedure, adding individual psychological tests and flight simulation to the country's strictest recruitment process.

Koalas steal the show at G20 in Brisbane

Australia’s cutest animal stole much of the limelight at the G20 summit over the weekend in subtropical Brisbane, when the host country launched a behind-the-scenes diplomatic offensive.

China, US targeting terror online

Counterterrorism work between China and the United States has helped authorities track down and delete a number of violent, terrorist video and audio programs stored on US servers.

More understandings, co-op between China and US

China and the US must step up their cultural awareness of Africa and see the continent as what it is - a collection of diverse nations, not a single country - to foster and bolster cooperation, say experts.

Macy's says huanying to Chinese tourists

The presence of a China-themed float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time was perhaps symbolic of the rising importance of Chinese customers to one of the world's largest department stores.

Cupertino gets attention with its Asian-American-majority City Council

The city of Cupertino, in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, now has a City Council that is four-fifths Asian Americans - three of those Chinese Americans.

Chinese Community Leaders

Samuel Mok: A true leader 'by reference'

China Hands

Penetrating China's remote interior
  • A long resume and early ties with China

    Nathaniel Ahrens has a long resume for a 40-year-old, covering more than a dozen companies and institutions in the business and academic world, all related to China.

  • Levine finds joy working on US-China ties

    When Henry Levine went home in New York suburbs during the Christmas vacation in 1971, the Bucknell University senior had a chat with his high school pal Jeff Shultz, then a senior at Cornell University. They talked about what they were going to do after graduating from college.

China-US

Understanding China through art
  • China gets easier access to cranberries

    Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption - about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays - and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in recent years.

  • HQC opens US office

    China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corporation (HQC), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and one of the largest engineering companies in China, celebrated the opening of its USA branch HQC USA LLC on Wednesday in Houston.

  • Tencent looks to up app game on US campus

    WeChat, the Chinese mobile application, is making a push on college campuses as it aims to catch WhatsApp in the US market.

US

Thanksgiving Day Parade colors New York
  • Chinese float gives joy at Macy's parade

    Emmy Ye, a freshman at Boston College, was surprised to see a Chinese float during her first Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on Thursday.

  • Forum in China focuses on Philanthropy

    More than 10 experts, foundation leaders and businesspeople from the United States gathered in Beijing on Tuesday for the 2014 China Philanthropy Forum.

  • China to glow in Alabama's spotlight

    The Birmingham International Center in the United States has revealed China will be its 2015 Spotlight country at an event attended by Yang Song, consul for cultural affairs from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston.

World

Queen Elizabeth II receives inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement award
  • Volcano in Japan erupts, disrupting flights

    A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

  • Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Brisbane

    Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, was lashed by its worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people.

  • Daredevil dancer conquers mountain

    Daredevil dancer Agathe Petrini has been snapped pulling off death-defying stunts on top of the French mountain by adventure photographer Alex Buisse.

Sports

Cricketing world mourns Hughes' death
  • Soccer great Pele in intensive care

    Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection.

  • Sports moments of the week: Nov 17-23

    FC Barcelona doesn't have a record when it comes to keeping its iconic players. Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola are among many football stars that left the Catalan club for another. Will Lionel Messi follow in their path?

Oil industry
  • Get HKSAR back on track

    Hong Kong police finally took long anticipated action over the past couple of days to clear illegal blockades set up by "Occupy Central" protesters.

  • From talking shop to action

    The 'APEC effect' shows China is playing a key role in propelling greater regional cooperation and global economic development.

  • A scapegoat for a lame duck president

    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has resigned, becoming the first victim of the Democrats' loss in the mid-term election.

Travel

Walk amid the gingko leaves