Photos, poetry capture life in Shanghai

2012-12-07 12:56:24

Soon after starting his job as the New York Times' Shanghai bureau chief in 2003, Howard French enrolled in an intensive-Mandarin course.

Art born of 17th-century seclusion

2012-12-07 12:56:24

A new exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Southern California gives voice to those who withdrew from Chinese society in pursuit of the reclusive ideal.

Classic Chinese opera captivates New York

2012-12-04 09:48:19

The Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece of Chinese Kunqu opera from the 16th century, proved its durability by thrilling New Yorkers in a fresh production directed by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun.

Wanda eyes US hotel, movie deals

2012-12-04 11:02:59

Dalian Wanda Group is in talks with Hollywood studios to co-produce films and is looking to buy and build hotels in major US cities.

Firm approved to bid for US battery maker

2012-12-03 10:19:31

China's Ministry of Commerce has approved a plan by a Chinese auto parts maker to take over American battery maker A123 Systems Inc.

GM's R&D center to focus on 'new energy'

2012-11-30 14:24:05

General Motors Co unveiled its latest global research center in China, where it hopes to take advantage of the country's vast talent supply to help develop its electric vehicles.

Giving voice to ethnic-song preservation

2012-11-30 12:45:51

A day after she was honored at the White House and hugged by first lady Michelle Obama, 13-year-old Wu Lianyun was en route to Dimen.

Reading the cheats

2012-11-30 06:48:54

Chris Boehner is taking on the murky world of Chinese student applications to US schools, which are often heavily edited by professional agencies.

Money in old bones

2012-11-30 06:47:46

Foreign investors are targeting the cricks and cramps of China's aging population as Western medical companies dash to fill the nation's demand for medical devices.

GM's China JV to set up new plant

2012-11-29 13:38:15

A General Motors joint venture with Chinese companies will invest 6.6 billion yuan ($1.04 billion) to set up a new plant in southwest China

Ralls asks judge to hear wind-farm case

2012-11-29 12:25:34

Ralls Corp asked a federal judge in Washington to hear its case against US President Barack Obama's decision to scrap the purchase of four wind-farm projects near a US navy facility in Oregon.

Less China-US trade friction expected

2012-11-28 23:42:54

Two US economists said on Wednesday at the Caijing Annual Conference in Beijing that the Chinese and US economies are set to coexist more effectively.