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Glutinous rice treat & Indoor boating
  • Teaming up for healthy hearts

    The American Heart Association and China's Ministry of Science and Technology agreed to advance CPR training and cardiovascular science-sharing in China in Washington on Tuesday.

  • Chicago Field Museum's China exhibition opens

    The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a new permanent exhibition that explores China's long-standing and diverse cultural traditions, will open to the public on Wednesday.

China

Chinese develop a taste for 'butter fruit'

Business

Top 10 telecom companies in the world 2015
  • Can US SMEs afford to log on to Alibaba?

    Chairman Jack Ma has urged small businesses to consider using his e-commerce platforms, such as Taobao and Tmall, to reach Chinese shoppers.

  • Internet stocks take the bull by horn in H1

    Internet stocks topped the A-share gains in the first half of the year, with the ChiNext, a Nasdaq-style gauge for Shenzhen-listed growth enterprises, surging 94.2 percent despite recent volatility.

  • Housing market continues to rebound

    China's housing market continued to heal with home prices rising in June for a second month in a row, two private research agencies said on Wednesday.

Life

War hero’s film dedicated to museum
  • Red Bull for phones swap helps students focus

    It's common to see students in class at universities focusing on their smartphones while their professors seem to be talking to the air. Smartphones and social media have changed people's lifestyles, and not all are good changes.

  • Ready? Start!

    Twelve professional teams attend this year’s China Dragon Boat Race competition (Putuo station) in Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek on June 19, as a traditional activity to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, which this year fell on June 20. The Guangzhou team won the competition.

  • Experts: Minimal risk in launching an online business

    US small and medium-sized enterprises face considerably less risk entering the Chinese market through e-commerce than opening a brick-and-mortar store, according to industry experts.

Food

Master class savors premium Australian wine
  • Missing links?

    Beijing expats craving Western-style sausages often follow their noses to the guy grilling at local food fairs. Mike Peters sits down with a young entrepreneur who was into pearls before swine.

  • There's more to American food than burgers and french fries

    Take the words "American" and "food", and you have the ingredients for a popular misconception: In the United States the cooking lessons ended once the burgers, French fries and ketchup hit the table.

  • Queen of punk offers tea and scones

    At Vivienne Westwood's first-ever cafe in Shanghai, the bittersweet coffee and sweet lemon meringue tart seems to have little in common with the British Queen of Punk.

Culture

Retrospective show of master
  • War hero’s film dedicated to museum

    Grandchildren of Yang Hucheng (1893-1949), the patriotic Kuomintang general who masterminded the "Xi’an Incident", have donated to the National Museum of China a silent film to the National Museum of China which Yang produced to campaign for resistance to Japanese aggression.

  • Historian launches Beijing body

    The art body OCAT opened its Beijing branch on Saturday with a show curated by French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman, an unfamiliar name for most Chinese but who is well-known in the West.

Entertainment

Actress Ni Ni poses for Cosmo Bride
  • Sean Combs tumbles, Janet Jackson gets emotional at BET awards

    Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV network paid tribute on Sunday to campaigners across the United States demanding better police accountability after a troubled year.

  • DocuChina TV, foreign studios to collaborate

    China not only permits, but also encourages foreign companies to team up with Chinese to produce documentaries about China, said Gao Changli, an official with the country's administration for TV and film industries.

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.

US, Cuba to announce reopening of embassies on Wednesday

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the US and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, local media reported, quoting senior US officials.

China bests MDGS for improved drinking water, sanitation

China surpassed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), a set of eight anti-poverty targets, for improving water and sanitation goals while the world as a whole met only the goal for improved drinking water, two UN agencies reported Tuesday.

Can US SMEs afford to log on to Alibaba?

Chairman Jack Ma has urged small businesses to consider using his e-commerce platforms, such as Taobao and Tmall, to reach Chinese shoppers.

Xiaomi takes first big step outside Asia with Brazil smartphone

Smartphone giant has started making devices in the South American country for sale locally, promising to undercut rivals on price.

People

Ron Cai: Corporate lawyer with a vision
  • In Italy, East meets West in a pavilion

    Co-designed by China's Tsinghua University and New York-based architecture firm Studio Link-Arc, the 50,000-square-foot China pavilion at the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition  opened to the public on May 1.

  • Chinese-American brings past to life

    With a strong conservation background and extensive experience working in China, Chinese-American archeologist Lin "Linda" Yingchun has joined the Newark Museum as the foundation conservator for Asian Art.

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

Commemorative performance
  • Fewer Chinese seek US grad schools

    The number of Chinese students applying to US graduate schools dropped by 2 percent in 2015, the third consecutive year of a decline in applications, according to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

  • Taking a business approach to smog

    A seminar on China's air pollution was held in Oakland, California, to educate overseas Chinese about China's environmental challenges and encourage them to do their part to fix things.

  • Yulong Eco-Materials raises $14m in US IPO

    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd has raised $14 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York.

US

Obama signs trade bills into law, giving boost to TPP talks

World

Mass casualties in Indonesian military plane crash
  • Japan's LDP lawmaker denounces Abe's security policies

    A veteran lawmaker from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Tuesday wept during a press conference denouncing that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to ram a series of controversial security bills is jeopardizing the country's postwar pacifism.

  • More than 100 feared dead in Indonesian military plane crash

    Some 113 people were feared dead after a military plane carrying them crashed into the downtown of Indonesia's North Sumatra capital city of Medan, the country's Air Force chief said on Tuesday.

  • More than 50 may die in Indonesian plane crash

    An official at Medan chapter of Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on Tuesday that the death toll from the crash of C-130 Hercules in the capital of North Sumatra province Medan may rise as people on board the ill-fated plane were more than 55.

Sports

Argentina hit Paraguay for six to make Copa final
Tripartite benefit

Travel

Chinese medicine in tourism