Across America

Beijing hotel recognized for excellence
  • Putting differences aside for the well-being of all

    Leaders of grassroots civic organizations among Asian Americans should put aside their political differences, unite their constituents, pool their resources and put their heads together to help form a fairer and more constructive society for the well-being of their community.

  • Canada promotes beef in China

    Canadian beef is entering the retail market of China's first tier cities and poised to be available in more regions.

China

Trending: Extreme cold exercise
  • Official suspended, sex photos went viral

    An official in east China has been suspended after local disciplinary authorities launched an investigation into photos showing him in compromising positions went viral.

  • Relocated parents face hard lessons

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

  • Traffic at scenic spot to be cut all year

    Vehicle restrictions are to operate all year round at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, to improve the environment.

Business

Old fashioned tea house seen in Anhui

Life

The workplace romance
  • The outsider

    Laura Tang has lived in Shanghai for 10 years, moving to the city from a village in Hunan province.

  • Stars shine with a different shimmer

    The recent death of an 83-year-old Japanese actor created a wave of commemoration in China, which is quite unusual in the current climate of tense Sino-Japanese relations.

  • China's 'Sherlock Holmes' makes his case

    Meng Guanggang recalls having his car set on fire and being chased by gangsters.

Food

Queen of desserts

Culture

Snapshots in time
  • It's all about 'culture'

    Anation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

  • ABBA is back - in pictures

    So a new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing the band again.

Entertainment

Yearender: Chinese actresses who married in 2014

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.

Official suspended after sex photos go viral

An official in east China has been suspended after local disciplinary authorities launched an investigation into photos showing him in compromising positions went viral.

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.

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.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Strength of China's anti-graft body revealed

About 1,000 employees are currently working at China's top anti-corruption body, according to a report by Phoenix Weekly on December 3, 2014.

8 sentenced to die for killer blasts

Eight terrorists who triggered two explosions that killed 46 people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region received the death sentence on Monday.

Official sees bright future for Macao

The "one country, two systems" plan has been a great success since Macao formally returned to the motherland 15 years ago.

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

US President Barack Obama declared the end of America's "outdated approach" to Cuba, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with Cuba.

China set to make tracks for Europe

China is to boost its presence in the Balkans and funnel exports to Europe through a "corridor" linking Beijing with the continent via the Mediterranean.

US moves to normalize relations with Cuba

The United States and Cuba are moving to normalize diplomatic relations more than 50 years after they were severed in a historic shift in policy.

China's ex-PM donates $6m to foundation

Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji has donated nearly 40 million yuan of all of his book's royalty income over the past two years to a foundation.

Chinese Community Leaders

Man-Li Kuo Lin: always helping others
  • Ming-Tat Cheung: Doctor with a big heart

    When it comes to representing the Chinese community in Canada, Dr Ming-Tat Cheung is a name you can't miss.

  • S.B. Woo: Using skills to make change

    Every time Shien-Biau "S.B." Woo, former lieutenant governor of Delaware, hears about US President Barack Obama appointing an Asian American to his cabinet or federal court, he feels a deep sense of satisfaction. He knows his hard-fought efforts are paying off.

China Hands

Gary Locke: China hand extraordinaire
  • 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.

  • Penetrating China's remote interior

    For Marilyn Beach, an environmental specialist with extensive experience in China, her most memorable project there was the 18 months she spent traversing rugged terrain in remote areas of the west to research the West-East Gas Pipeline Project.

China-US

Allure of Hangzhou: silk and tea
  • New flight links SF with Wuhan, Guangzhou

    China Southern Airlines officially launched a new non-stop route from San Francisco to Wuhan at a news conference at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Tuesday.

  • China trims US stake to 2-yr low

    China reduced its holdings of US debt in October to a 20-month low, and analysts' interpretation of the decline ranged from China being less inclined to participate in the foreign-exchange (FX) market to a positive development for the United States.

  • Solar panel fines could have ripple effect: experts

    The US Department of Commerce on Tuesday issued its final finding on solar panels from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, saying they were dumped in the United States with manufacturers offered subsidies from their respective governments.

US

It's your move

World

DPRK marks 3rd anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death
  • New York premiere of DPRK comedy canceled after threat

    A hacking group warned people to stay away from cinemas showing "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about assassinating the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

  • Death toll of Indonesia's landslide reaches 79

    Rescuers have discovered 79 bodies in a landslide in Banjarnegara district of Indonesia's Central Java and are searching for at least 29 others who remain missing, officials said here on Wednesday.

  • Beijng condemns Pakistan school attack

    Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 137 people, many of them children, and injuring 245 others.

Sports

Wolfsburg signs China midfielder for 2 1/2 years
  • US will bid to host 2024 Summer Games

    The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country's Olympic committee said on Tuesday.

  • Rugby legend ignites trophy craze

    Rugby legend and Land Rover Ambassador Lawrence Dallaglio takes the Rugby World Cup trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, on a tour of Hong Kong and Shanghai December 9, 2014, Tuesday.

Climate change: developed vs. developing nations
  • Where will PM Abe take Japan now?

    Abe remains the leader of his party and his country. But very few can imagine him winning a single popularity contest anywhere in the neighborhood of East Asia.

  • Waiting for the hottest word of the year

    These buzzwords, whether they are official selections or sourced from the people, including netizens, mirror the diverse social cultures in China.

  • Economy will prove naysayers wrong

    China's growth faces real headwinds and cyclical challenges, but the forecast of a major slowdown may underestimate the strength of the policy response.

Travel

Photo exhibition on Maritime Silk Road opens at UN headquarters