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Washington splashed with fireworks

[2014-07-06 09:49]

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln and Washington Monuments as Independence Day is celebrated in Washington July 4, 2014.

Independence Day parade held in Washington D.C.

[2014-07-05 11:15]

People take part in the Independence Day parade in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, July 4, 2014. The United States celebrated its 238th Independence Day on Friday.

Out and about

[2014-07-05 06:17]

An electronic American flag is displayed in Times Square as pedestrians stop to take their own snapshots on Friday in New York. Independence Day, which falls on July 4 in the US, is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the US Declaration of Independence.

China's Cultural Minister visits California

[2014-07-04 22:33]

China's cultural ministerCai Wu (left) meets with Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney company at Walt Disney Studio's headquarters in Burbank on Tuesday.

Fulfilling a daughter's dream

[2014-07-04 12:03]

Iris Chang had a dream: to make the public aware of Asia's history during World War II, especially the Nanking Massacre. That dream ended when she died in 2004, but her parents continue to fulfill it, Chen Jia reports from San Francisco.

All-embracing school of combat

[2014-07-04 08:45]

The attraction of wushu's extensive and profound cultural roots in various martial arts schools has long fascinated the world, while presenting challenges to promoting it internationally due to the lack of unified standards and teaching methods.

Macy's 'Fourth' show will include made-in-China fireworks

[2014-07-04 07:50]

The biggest fireworks display in the United States is scheduled for Friday night in New York when more than 3 million people are expected to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July celebration. And China, which invented the pyrotechnics thousands of years ago, will be responsible for some of the crowd's Oohs! and Ahhs!

Spotlight on Chinese culture at DC Folklife Festival

[2014-07-04 04:24]

Visitors practice fan dance following a Chinese instructor on Thursday at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival being held on the National Mall in Washington DC until July 6.

Political plan

[2014-07-03 22:54]

California State Senator Ted Lieu meets local supporters at the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Cupertino, California on Wednesday.

Xi urges US to view China 'objectively'

[2014-07-03 07:13]

The United States should objectively view China's national conditions and policies, President Xi Jinping told a former senior US official on Wednesday, ahead of a key bilateral dialogue between the world's two largest economies.

Naturalization ceremony at New York Public Library

[2014-07-03 03:02]

A naturalization ceremony that welcomes 150 new citizens from 46 countries - including 11 from China - takes place at the New York Public Library on Wednesday.

US president shares nation's World Cup agony

[2014-07-02 16:59]

US President Barack Obama took a break from affairs of state to pop into a White House staff party to watch part of the World Cup soccer match between the US and Belgium. He arrived shortly after the second half began, having wrapped up a meeting with national security aides.

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