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Across America
  • Bay Area takes lessons from Napa quake

    San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee discussed South Napa earthquake recovery and San Francisco's emergency preparedness and resiliency efforts during a meeting with the disaster council in San Francisco.

  • More earthquake relief rolls in

    Chinese organizations across the US have donated more than $400,000 to the Chinese embassy to support relief efforts for the Yunnan earthquake that struck China in early August.

China

Weekly Photos: Aug 25-31
  • Beijing tests anti-terror measures

    Beijing police will launch an eight-week inspection of anti-terror precautionary work to guarantee security for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting to be held in Beijing in November.

  • Salary hike guidelines set for Xinjiang

    The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has released it annual basic guideline for workers' salary increases, with the basic line at 15 percent and no more than 18 percent and no less than 5 percent.

  • System on way to cap carbon output

    China will gradually set up a mechanism for limiting its overall carbon emissions and accelerate development of a national carbon market.

Business

Chengdu Motor Show 2014 kicks off

Life

New tours, old cures
  • Furry friends

    Many adorable pets went on show at Pet Fair Asia 2014, along with the latest gadgets for their every need.

  • Hey, good looking?

    Do Chinese women know how to dress better than their husbands or boyfriends? An online debate has sparked controversy on why the men seem not to care about their looks as much.

  • Real challenge is beyond ice buckets

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken China's entertainment and executive worlds by storm after making its debut more than a week ago.

Food

Qingdao: The city that was built on beer
  • Oktoberfest in August

    I never thought I'd be doing this in China. The music is quick and lively, a happy little polka. Immediately I'm on my feet, along with my friend from Alabama.

  • Some fun beer quotations

    Beer brewers shall sell no beer to the citizens, unless it be three weeks old; to the foreigner they may knowingly sell younger beer.

  • Air-dried tomatoes in Xinjiang sell well

    The Second Division under the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a semi-military administrative body in a few places of Xinjiang, has some of the best tomato farms in China.

Culture

Thomson photos offer a glimpse of 19th century China
  • Art imitating life, and vice versa

    Hang Chunxiao, a well-known curator who helped plan Zhou Jie's exhibition 36 Days, spends a lot of time explaining to visitors why the artist is wearing clothes, and why she doesn't always lie on a wire bed.

  • Winning moves

    Practical wing chun is no monkey business, neither is it inspired by mantis, snake or tiger. This lethal martial art aims to take the opponent out of the game in three moves.

Entertainment

Entertainment weekly photos: Aug 23 - 29

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Leading leaden lives

Cheng Xiaomin is 20, but she is only a bit taller than an average 8-year-old.

Former security chief under probe

China helps fight international war on drugs

Crackdown on terrorist attacks

While China is knitting an anti-terrorist security network, the nation still needs to prepare its people to fight the war on terror, thereby mobilizing its most powerful weapon.

My China Story: Meeting the master

Adventures can happen to you anywhere: when you are away from home, when you are walking on the street, or they can come with a curious encounter, in my case, for example.

Tongues tied around tatu-bola

Chinese soccer fans turn their attention to gathering facts about the mascot for the world's biggest soccer tournament, and some claim it is related to Chinese pangolin.

A market that's not such a hot property

A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

Tough regime cranks out test winners

High school's intense training program yields many high-score students, but stifles creativity, report Hou Liqiang and Zhang Yu inHengshui, Hebei province

Some lab animals get reprieve from testing

China's cosmetics industry will enter uncharted waters at the end of June when the rules requiring live animal testing will be relaxed for certain products.

Racing to a new prosperity

When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.

Fishermen on the frontline of dispute

Rising tension in the South China Sea is having repercussions back on land, Peng Yining reports from Tanmen, Hainan province.

Chinese American to run NYC public schools' fund

Iris Chen, a Chinese American who is former school teacher, will run the private fundraising arm of New York City education department, which has put hundreds of millions of dollars into initiatives such as pre-school preparation for children from low-income families and evaluating teachers.

US launches fresh air strikes on IS rebels

The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

NPC decision a landmark in HK democratic development

The decision adopted by China's legislature on Hong Kong's electoral reform is a landmark in the region's democratic development and will bear no disturbance in its implementation.

Chui Sai On elected Macao chief executive-designate

Chui Sai On was elected the fouth- term chief executive-designate of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Sunday, waiting for the approval by the China's central government.

Chinese Community Leaders

Wang Ling-chi: Fearless fighter for civil rights
  • Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together

    Kenneth Li, born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong, came to Houston in 1981 to go to college at Houston Baptist University. Since then, he hasn't ventured far from his school, but has built a strong community around himself. He got into real estate after graduation and focused his business in southwest Chinatown, which is less than three miles from the school.

  • 'Wooing' Asian Americans into politics

    By 2025, Asian Americans are projected to be 18 percent of California's population and comprise more than 12 percent of registered voters, according to a survey by the California League of Conservation Voters.

China-US

US, China plan followup to Sunnylands summit
  • Microsoft CEO 'en route to Beijing'

    Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source said, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • US firm partners with stevia maker

    A partnership between a California-based biotechnology company and a leading Chinese producer of stevia plant extracts gives both groups a solid base for further research and development in determining the potential value of stevia extraction.

  • Lenovo settles US laptop lawsuit for $70m

    Lenovo will spend about $49 million to repair Lenovo IdeaPad laptops sold in the US, as well as about $20 million in cash refunds and credit to settle a 2013 suit involving the company's ultrabook products.

US

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy
  • Chinese injured in bus crash in W Canada

    Six Chinese mainland passport holders are among the 54 passengers injured in a highway bus crash on Thursday in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the tour company that chartered the bus said Friday.

  • US launches air strikes on IS rebels

    The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

  • Drug overdose deaths rises in New York

    New dada from the New York City Health Department show that, from 2010 to 2013, drug overdose deaths in the metropolis increased by 41 percent.

World

450 injured as protesters clash with police in Pakistan
  • DPRK fires one short-range projectile

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday fired one short-range projectile into its east waters.

  • Islamist militia guards US Embassy in Libya

    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday.

  • EU to impose strong Russia sanctions

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Saturday the EU was prepared to toughen sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but also that it wanted a political deal to end the confrontation.

Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
Russia targets McDonald's
  • Beijing can't afford a slip in Hong Kong

    The NPC Standing Committee has categorically framed the method for the election of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's chief executive (CE) in 2017 through universal suffrage.

  • Let everyone enjoy the paid vacation

    the government should take measures to ensure that everyone, from top executives to unskilled workers, get to enjoy paid vacation.

  • Whither goes the anti-graft drive

    The entrapment of the biggest "tiger" (suspected corrupt official) has raised hope of government reform and the establishment of a permanent anti-corruption mechanism.

Travel

Beautiful China