Across America

Expats in Lima shed light on China

China

Xi welcomes Japan delegation but warns against historical distortion

Business

Didi Kuaidi targets 30m taxi-hailing customers daily in 3 years
  • More capital to support W China

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has issued a guideline promising it will continue to direct capital to the country's western areas this year.

  • Higher wages show better productivity

    Rising wages may have cut the cost advantage of China's products, but a group of Standard Chartered economists on Friday predicted even higher productivity to come.

  • China, Italy boost tourism cooperation on new Silk Road

    Tourism exchange and cooperation was at the center of a memorandum signed between Chinese provinces and Italian regions on Friday here at the China Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015.

Life

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

Food

Culinary specialists reveal the magic hidden away in ice
  • 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.

  • Eating out up on the roof

    Warm weather brings diners and bar patrons outside, especially to rooftops and balconies that offer a meal or a drink with a view.

Culture

'Kung Fu Warriors' show staged in Berlin

Entertainment

Bon Jovi awarded honorary degree

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.

Chilean president sees promising prospects for relations with China

Chile and China have enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship and bilateral ties will develop well in the future, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said.

China manufactures first
car for US market

The first Chinese-made car for the US market -- a Volvo -- has rolled off the assembly line and will be available this summer.

Wisconsin hopes to make cheeseheads in China

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's recent trade mission to China to promote its dairy and farm products generated "a lot of enthusiasm" from businesses and government officials.

Green-tea flavored coffee: a simile for cultural ties

Mo Yan, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature spoke at a China-Latin America culture seminar on Friday.

People

Victo Ngai: How to draw success
  • Rogene Gee Calvert: About helping others

    Even though she has never held elected office, Rogene Gee Calvert could still be called a public servant for the work she has done. After all, her public service got her named one of the 50 Most Influential Women of 2014 by Houston Woman Magazine in January.

  • 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.

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

SF concerts to honor guqin virtuoso
  • Georgia seeks closer economic ties with China

    As competition heats up among Southern states in the United States for Chinese investment and trade, Georgia is increasing efforts to raise its visibility in the country.

  • Glass artist Yang takes master's status in US

    The month of May is turning out to be an important one for award-winning actress and now transformed glass artist Loretta Yang.

  • Baozun raises $110 million in IPO

    Baozun Inc, China's leading e-commerce solutions provider whose top shareholder is Alibaba, raised $110 million on Thursday in an initial public offering, missing its target of $129 million.

US

US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square

World

Restorers give shape to Pompeii victims
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Japanese visit underlines thaw in relations

    A Japanese delegation with more than 3,000 members is visiting China, a development viewed by observers as the latest sign of progress in efforts to drag the relationship between the countries out of a recent low.

  • S. Korean president names new PM

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named the current justice minister as new prime minister after the former prime minister stepped down for the alleged bribery scandal.

Sports

Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons
Diving
  • People factor key to 'Belt and Road'

    China's Belt and Road Initiative to boost common development must overcome geopolitical, cultural and security risks, because it should be aimed more at benefiting people and less at making money.

  • Alter family planning rules to suit reality

    Given the huge number of migrant workers, city authorities have to be more flexible with the family planning policy, instead of continuing with their rigid working style.

  • Anti-Japan plays must not play with facts

    The atrocities committed by the Japanese army were immense, and any attempt to underestimate the invaders power will mean belittling the struggle of our forefathers.

Travel

Used to be bustling, now in peace
  • More Chinese tourists to visit Thailand under new tourism incentives

    More Chinese tourists will be visiting Thailand this year as Chinese travel agencies offer more perks and incentives to their compatriots who want to visit Bangkok and other popular tourist destinations in the country.

  • Chinese tourist arrivals to Singapore set to rise

    Chinese tourist arrivals to Singapore set to get boost as the country's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced Multiple Journey Visas (MJVs) valid for a maximum of 10 years will be granted to Chinese who travel to the city state from June 1.

  • Old towns around chengdu

    To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, the writer seeks tranquility in old cities