Across America

Across America
  • US needs patience in relations with China

    Sitting in a panel chair in front of Senators Bob Menendez, Bob Corker and Marco Rubio, people who often challenge and grill President Barack Obama, J. Stapleton Roy, the former US ambassador to China, is confident, explaining to them why patience is needed to address issues such as intellectual property rights in China.

  • Chinese see NYC real estate as a sound place

    When you walk into the glass building, the walls are a cool stone texture filled with matching furniture that generates a similar vibe. You feel as though you are walking into a modernist cube.

China

No more catching Z's in IKEA Nanjing
  • Military consolidates corruption oversight

    Authorities will step up supervision in order to identify and prevent corruption through stricter auditing procedures under a newly issued regulation.

  • 11 dead in kindergarten bus accident

    All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, died after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in Central China's Hunan province.

  • Second-child policy having limited effect

    Qualified couples have been reluctant to take advantage of looser restrictions on China's one-child policy, with experts expecting the number of second babies to increase in the next two years.

Business

Woman sells Beijing house, buys six properties in US

Life

Graduation photos get creative in China
  • Excuse me, while I check my phone

    My mother knocked at the bathroom door one morning, yelling, "Come out and watch the TV, doctors in Singapore say that smartphone addiction is a psychiatric disorder!"

  • Bicycles built for style

    China used to be known as the "nation on two wheels." The trend has come full cycle, and two-wheelers are now the hottest things in the cities. Shanghai leads the pack.

  • A double hit of happiness

    This venerable sports brand has been the choice of Chinese table tennis champions from its legendary beginnings.

Food

10 best places to watch the World Cup final in Beijing
  • Look this way, it’s the Peace duck

    Almost every visitor to China must have his duck and eat it. In Beijing, it’s the Peking duck in all its ritualistic glory, but in Shanghai, it’s an experience with style, gongfu style to be precise.

  • An offer too good to refuse

    Who’d dare to turn down a restaurant serving great Italian food with a generous side of cultural references from the mobster-movie genre?

  • Message in a bottle

    A Web-based wine shop arms China’s connoisseurs with the knowledge to choose the best from the vine online, as well as the back story of their favorite drop.

Culture

13th Zhejiang Art Exhibition opens in Hangzhou
  • Clothing worn by Cixi's dog on display

    The photo shows a white dog model wearing bright yellow clothes, which belonged to a pet dog of the ancient Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi.

  • Dog sculptures debut in Hong Kong

    The "World's most impressive dog art exhibition" opened in Hong Kong recently and will be shown in many places around Hong Kong through August 31.

Entertainment

Stills of movie 'But Always'

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.

Turning Africa's resources into rewards

Richard Attias is an eternal optimist who believes Chinese entrepreneurs will play a big role in transforming Africa into an economic engine.

Long march to end employment bias

This special sheds light on employment discrimination in China, including how job ads specify gender and age preferences and recent discrimination cases in China.

Missing 'bracelet' sets safety alarm bells ringing

Monitoring procedures for all medical and industrial sources of radioactivity will be strengthened by authorities in Jiangsu province.

China, US pledge partnership

China and the United States highlighted their resolve on Thursday to forge a stronger cooperative partnership.

RMB use is on the rise in US business

The use of the Chinese renminbi to settle trade between US and China continues to become more widespread, and US business leaders expect both their trade volume and RMB settlement to increase in the next year, according to an HSBC report.

Chinese see NYC real estate as a sound place

When you walk into the glass building, the walls are a cool stone texture filled with matching furniture that generates a similar vibe. You feel as though you are walking into a modernist cube.

Australia is top destination for wealthy Chinese

Australia topped the latest list of the most suitable destinations for rich Chinese who want to get overseas citizenship or permanent residency through investment.

Chinese Community Leaders

He Konghua: The 'sister' of cultural exchange
  • Chiling Tong: Passing a leadership torch

    For Chiling Tong, CEO of the International Leadership Foundation and former US deputy assistant-secretary of Commerce, being a leader herself is not enough. Raising future leaders who share her ethnic background is more imperative and fulfilling.

  • Shidong Lin: Wenchuan quake created a passion to help Asians

    Shidong Lin says he is an introvert and doesn't feel comfortable speaking in public. But those traits did not stop the 42-year-old from establishing the Chinese Mutual Aid International Network (CMAIN), which reaches out to help Asians who suffer from natural disasters and family calamities, or voicing his opinions when he feels Asian Americans are being mistreated

China-US

M.Y. China: Tradition with a twist
  • Chinese-American hoopster makes history

    For Quanli Li, it was a big accomplishment for her daughter to be the first Chinese American to play on a US women's basketball team that would win a world championship game. But it was a bigger miracle for her daughter to be alive.

  • US needs patience in relations with China

    Sitting in a panel chair in front of Senators Bob Menendez, Bob Corker and Marco Rubio, people who often challenge and grill President Barack Obama, J. Stapleton Roy, the former US ambassador to China, is confident, explaining to them why patience is needed to address issues such as intellectual property rights in China.

  • RMB use is on the rise in US business

    The use of the Chinese renminbi to settle trade between US and China continues to become more widespread, and US business leaders expect both their trade volume and RMB settlement to increase in the next year, according to an HSBC report.

US

Chinese Navy leave Pearl Harbor to join RIMPAC drill
  • Obama names new envoy to Russia

    US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a career diplomat with a good knowledge of European and Eurasian affairs as his new ambassador to Russia, as bilateral relationship has slipped to a new low.

  • Ex-mayor sentenced to 10 years in US

    The former mayor of New Orleans, a port city in the southern United States, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for corruption, local media reported.

  • China-US annual dialogue opens

    The sixth round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the fifth round of High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) started in Beijing on Wednesday.

World

Highlights of San Fermin festival
  • Israelis hint at invasion of Gaza

    Israel's military made no comment on what would be the deadliest strike since it began its assault on Tuesday. The defence minister spoke of "long days of fighting ahead".

  • Berlin expels US spy official

    Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country after officials unearthed two suspected US spies.

  • 53 dead in Israeli air strike in Gaza

    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare.

Sports

Klose: Ronaldo still the best
Israeli–Palestinian conflict
  • Abbott is clearly shortsighted

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's four-day visit to Australia this week, ending on Thursday, has culminated in political drama thanks to his host.

  • Destabilizing arc of aid

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is using the country's official development assistance to engineer a quasi-coalition in Southeast Asia.

  • Development bank will help fight poverty

    The BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are expected to pursue a development bank during a summit in Brazil next week.

Travel

Hanoi, ahoy
  • Spiritual spectacle

    Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet autonomous region, is a city of palaces, monasteries, temples and museums.

  • Off the beautiful, beaten track

    To understand and feel the beauty of Tibet, you need to venture out of the city - far away from the maddening crowd - to explore the wilderness on the "rooftop of the world".

  • Ancient Angkor

    Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia is expected to see about 4 million visitors this year, according to one tourism survey. We were glad to be a part of the horde experiencing the grandeur of the majestic UNESCO World Heritage site, which some acclaim as "poetries in stone".