Updated: 2011-08-19 10:38
Song Ru'an, deputy consul-general of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, speaks Aug 13 at the opening ceremony of the North California Chinese Culture-Athletic Federation Athletic Tournament held in Union City. Xu Wenyu / China Daily
Finalists and judges of the first Chinese college students singing contest of Southern California. The goal of the contest is to create "American Idols" for the Chinese community in the greater Los Angeles area. The competition was held on Aug 13-14 in Monterey Park, where 44 percent of its population is Chinese. Ambrose Leung / China Daily
Cindy Choy (right), community outreach coordinator of Parents for Public Schools, questioned how our kids can prepare for college and compete globally in the future if the quality of basic education is getting worse in California on Aug 16. The executive director of the California Budget Project, Jean Ross (left), led the news conference to discuss the impact of California budget cuts on public schools with other budget experts, school principals, teachers and parents. Jason Mai / China Daily
The Mandarin Book Club organized by the Seattle Public Library shares its comments after reading Kissinger: A Biography by Walter Isaacson at Volunteer Park, Seattle, on Aug 6. This book club has been in existence for years and its members include writers, scholars and local book lovers who are interested in China. Linda Deng / China Daily
Curator Tobi Maier is with a recreation of a Chinese migrant worker's home, currently on display in an exhibition titled The Making of the Chinese New Working Class at the MINI/Goethe-Institute Curatorial Residencies in New York City's Chinatown. Kelly Chung Dawson / China Daily
Chinese kungfu star Jet Li speaks at a news conference for the visiting Chinese kungfu champion team in Washington DC on Aug 14. As part of the people-to-people exchange program between China and the United States, dozens of Chinese kungfu athletes are showcasing Chinese martial arts for American kungfu fans from Aug 11-23 in Washington DC, New York City and Atlanta. Tan Yingzi / China Daily
Danny R. Howard, vice-president and global head of PK/PD-DMPK at Novartis, talked about the human genome and personalized medicine at the 19th annual conference held by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) at Rutgers University in New Jersey on Aug 6. About 100 pharmaceutical companies from the United States and China participated in the event to address the challenges facing the industry. Ariel Tung/ China Daily
US Vice-President Joe Biden visits China August 17-22.
Li Xing, China Daily's assistant editor-in-chief and veteran columnist, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Aug 7 in Washington DC, US.
Robots are not new to industrial manufacturing. They have been in use since the 1960s.