Across America

Scaling mountain, challenges in documentary
  •  V-J Day 'Kiss-In' event conquers Times Square

    Couples locking lips took over a large part of New York City's Times Square on Friday as they re-enacted an iconic photograph of a US sailor kissing a woman taken 70 years ago during a celebration in the square marking Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day).

  • Tsinghua arm readies to take on Qualcomm

    Tsinghua Holdings Co Ltd, a technology conglomerate backed by Tsinghua University, plans to invest at least 30 billion yuan ($4.76 billion) in developing mobile chip technology, highlighting the company's ambition to challenge Qualcomm Inc's dominance in the country's chip market.

China

Chinese navy conducts live fire drill in East China Sea
  • Hong Kong recalls the darkest days of war

    Survivors of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong have never forgotten the grim struggle for survival from 1941 to 1945.

  • Illegal banking emerges as the rich Satan

    Flirting with enormous sums of money in illicit transfers, illegal banking has evolved into a behemoth that can feed corruption, drug trafficking and terrorism.

  • Overtime is norm for white-collar workers

    Working overtime has become routine for white-collar workers, with more than 60 percent of employees in a recent survey saying they have to work extra time on weekdays and 40 percent having to do so on the weekends.

Business

Iconic Jewish cafe 'White Horse Coffee' reopens for business

Life

The children's maestro
  • Top tips for earthquake safety

    Here are some tips that may help save your life.

  • In a hive of solutions

    Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom confront how to feed the world's population in the three countries' pavilions at Expo Milano 2015.

  • Babies in swimming contest

    An infant swimming competition was held in Changsha Window of the World, central China's Hunan province on July 2, 2015. Many parents and their babies participated in the contest.

Food

Once upon a starry night
  • Tempting diners to good health with good food

    The "energy balls" and "super-food mocha" from Sprout Lifestyle Cafe in Shanghai have won a place in the hearts of patrons of the city's cafes and food boutiques.

  • The sweet smell of food & flowers

    You do not have to go far to stumble on a coffee shop whose main accoutrement is flowers or to come across a banquet decked with beautiful bunches of the best that nature has to offer.

  • Pizza Hut's new offerings

    Pizza Hut, a popular Western chain, has introduced 20 new dishes in China in June. The most common is "Artisan Pizza", which comes in three flavors — Parma ham, smoked salmon and spicy beef. The latest pizzas use handmade crusts topped with a selection of meat, vegetables and fruits, the company said.

Culture

Birthday boy Harry Potter still magic in China

Entertainment

Young designer inspired by his powerful mother

Seventh China-US strategic dialogue

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.

China eases rules for foreigners to buy property

Foreign individuals and companies can now buy as many properties as they wish, but they are still subject to local housing purchase limits.

Ministry denies troops sent to reinforce DPRK border

"The reports ... are not in accordance with facts and are purely hype,” Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told media in Beijing.

Stem cell donor offers ray of hope for US boy with leukemia

A man from East China donated peripheral blood stem cells in Beijing, and the stem cells were then sent to the US to help save a young patient.

All creatures great and small help keep V-Day parade safe

Macaques, saker falcons and harriers are being trained to disperse birds to ensure 10 air echelons fly without the risk of bird collision.

People

‘Book Woman’ encourages reading in English
  • Dawn Lin: politically active in grassroots

    When Congressman Al Green of Texas used his five minutes of floor time on Capitol Hill in May to recognize distinguished Asian-American visitors from Texas, he called Dawn Lin the "mother of the Confucius Resolution".

  • E-bike company moves to get motorists out of a jam

    For many Beijing residents, traffic jams are a nightmare that occur every day. Yet, for Nathan Siy, the problem has huge profit potential for his electric motorcycle business.

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

Film depicts Chinese students abroad
  • Yellow River to be played in NYC

    To celebrate the 45th anniversary of theYellow River Piano Concerto, one of the most popular Chinese piano compositions, the work is going to be performed in New York by one of its composers and world premiere pianist Yin Chengzong, accompanied by the Manhattan Symphonie.

  • Mississippi gets Chinese investment

    Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA Inc plans to invest $50 million to open its first American factory in the Jackson, Mississippi, area.

  • Food producer COFCO looks to expand global reach

    With two major acquisitions closed in October 2014, COFCO is building across five continents.

US

Festival to bring Chinese culture to Northwest
  • They fought battles on two fronts

    During World War II, Chinese Canadians faced obstacles, such as whether they would be allowed to serve in the military, and two provinces denied them the right to vote.

  • Smaller cub died at National Zoo

    Sad news came on Wednesday afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo when the smaller of the two giant panda cubs born last Saturday died at 2:05pm.

  • Warner Bros to do joint deal

    Warner Brothers, the studio behind Gravity and Interstellar, is in talks to partner with China Media Capital to develop Chinese-language films for China, where a rapidly growing box office continues to lure Hollywood studios.

World

Greek Supreme Court chief named transitional PM
  • Philippines needs help from China

    Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada on Thursday said the Philippines needs China's help to modernize the country, and expressed his hope that Sino-Philippines relations will improve in the near future.

  • IAEA to establish first nuclear fuel bank

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed an agreement with Kazakhstan in the Kazakh capital of Astana to establish the world's first low enriched uranium (LEU) bank.

  • Turkey to hold snap parliamentary election

    The chairman of Turkey's election board, Sadi Guven, on Tuesday confirmed Nov. 1 as the date for a snap parliamentary election.

Sports

Eight of WTA top 10 to compete in 2015 WTA Wuhan Open
  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt sprints past doping questions

    Usain Bolt, the 28-year-old sprint great from Jamaica, artfully dodged questions about doping in track and field and his rivalry with twice-suspended US runner Justin Gatlin during a meeting with a select band of journalists in Beijing on Thursday.

  • Soccer association prepares to stand on its own

    Soccer reform takes a major step forward with General Administration of Sport of China removing its grip on the Chinese Football Association.

EU-bound refugees

Travel

Where you can see thousands of dinosaur fossils
  • Snapshot of authenticity

    Built in 314 BC, Langzhong Ancient Town has held onto its original name and flavor, including a layout that harkens back to the Feng Shui principles of the Tang Dynasty

  • Rally call of nature

    They came from far and wide in the pursuit of adventure, and the competitors in the annual 5,500-kilometer Taklimakan Rally got that and a lot more besides, not the least of which was the exquisite beauty of the ever-changing landscape of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

  • Spectacular waterfall at Xiaolangdi Reservoir

    Visitors watch the spectacular scene of water-sediment regulation at Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Central China’s Henan province on the evening of July 4, 2015.