Across America

Chinese firm oversees $60 million renovation of Pasadena hotel
  • Iris Chen, former teacher, to run NYC 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.

  • Firms hear success tips in the US

    Human capital is the key to success for Chinese companies doing business in the US, a panel discussion suggested.

China

Liaoning suffers the most severe drought since 1951
  • Beijing book fair establishes record

    A record of more than 2,100 publishers from 78 countries and regions gathered in Beijing for this year's Beijing International Book Fair, according to a senior official.

  • School puts running track on its roof

    To conserve on land usage, an elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province, built a 200-meter running track on the roof of its school building.

  • Pupils' academic burden reduced

    Shanghai's primary school students will have thinner textbooks beginning this semester as part of the city's effort to reduce their academic burden.

Business

China, Japan, S.Korea FTA 'should be done by 2015'
  • Human capital key to success in US

    Human capital is the key to success for Chinese companies doing business in the US, leading industry experts said during a recent panel discussion in San Francisco.

  • KKR sells stake in China Modern Dairy

    US private equity firm KKR & Co LP has sold its remaining stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings, raising around $80 million, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • China's economy sends mixed signals

    Growth in China's manufacturing sector cooled slightly in August, a sign of decreased momentum in the country's economic recovery, according to new data published Monday.

Life

Trend watch: Chinese actresses in Venice
  • 'Magic Mirror' perfect fit for shoppers

    Help could be at hand for exhausted women shopping for clothes in malls, often accompanied by grudging husbands.

  • Hello Kitty is not a cat: Expert

    Hello Kitty's creator Sanrio is saying that the famous cartoon figure is actually a "little girl," and not a cat.

  • New tours, old cures

    Those who visit Beijing dreaming of health and experiencing traditional Chinese healthcare culture on their trip will be delighted to learn that the city is now catering for their needs, offering the chance to practice tai chi on the Great Wall and enjoy a massage and acupuncture in tandem with visits to scenic spots.

Food

Junk food kills appetite for healthy meals
  • 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.

  • Qingdao: The city that was built on beer

    It's a breezy summer day in coastal Qingdao, and I am awash in beauty and beer. I've been hanging out all morning with 48 lovely young ladies, each one a beauty contest winner in her home country or region.

Culture

12 most beautiful subway stops around the world

Entertainment

Chinese stars' teenage years
  • Joan Chen talks about good movie in Venice

    The film which makes Chinese American actress Joan Chen feel "a bit different" when she walks out of a theater is the one that she will vote for at the ongoing Venice film festival.

  • 'The Grandmaster' 3D coming in mid-Oct

    Renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai is releasing the 3D version of his Oscar-nominated martial arts hit, "The Grandmaster," in mid-October.

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.

Beijing spruces itself up for APEC summit

Beijing is renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings, and sprucing up roads and landscape marred by congestion and pollution as it gets ready to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group (APEC) summit meeting in November.

New Budget Law to change the game

China's top legislature adopts a revised Budget Law to put government income and spending into a more stringent legal constraint, a move that has an effect on the country's fiscal balance.

Microsoft asked to explain monopoly accusations

A special investigation team questioned Microsoft vice president David Chen and other staff about alleged monopoly activities on Monday and asked the company to give an explanation.

China makes largest share of foreign students

China remains by far the largest source country for foreign students coming to the US for higher education, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

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

Chinese Americans running for office in the Bay Area

US

FBI says it's addressing nude celebrity photos
  • 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

Meet Britain's strongest mother
  • Australia to step up partnership with NATO

    Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine.

  • Cuba restricts inflow of foreign-bought products

    Cubans braced on Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, bluejeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to the country, where consumer goods are scarce and expensive.

  • Britain unveils new anti-terror measures

    British Prime Minister David Cameron says that Britain will introduce a wide range of new measures to prevent terrorist suspects from traveling and impose tougher constraints on suspected extremists in the country.

Sports

Djokovic reaches US Open QFs
Russia and EU
  • Securing rule of law in HK

    The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed a resolution on Sunday regarding the method of selecting the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017.

  • Ferguson a wake-up call for US

    The US has been publishing white papers every year passing judgment on other countries' human rights records while continuing to rampantly violate human rights both at home and abroad blatantly.

  • Protect farmers against droughts

    Concerns about China's food security dominate discussions on the drought, but a more likely threat is the drought's negative impact on the incomes of farmers, especially poor smallholders.

Travel

Natural scenery of Arxan in Inner Mongolia