Politics

Life

  • Population shifts affect festival

    China's population is undergoing major changes, affecting many traditional customs, especially the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.

  • School, firm to link up in cancer fight

    Georgia State University and a China-based pharmaceutical company have agreed to develop cancer-fighting compounds designed by two Chinese natives.

  • Chinese volunteers make the homeless feel at home

    It's not the first time that Stan Tsai has served homeless people at Shepherd's Table, a charity organization in Silver Spring, Maryland. Chinese New Year has been celebrated at the charity for several years.

Spring Festival trends reflect a changing China

Spring Festival is an annual celebration in China. This year's celebration, which lasts from Feb 18 to Feb 25, is marked by the following features.

Patent applications lead the world

China recorded 928,000 invention patent applications in 2014, of them about 663,000 inventions having high quality and market value.

BC lures Chinese tourists

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 19, draws close, the scramble to attract Chinese travelers is growing intense.

Beijing gears up for Super Bowl

American football is about to swarm China, as fans gear up for the Super Bowl - the sport's ultimate showdown - which this year pits two formidable teams with passionate fans.

Study-abroad programs weighed

American student Brennan Murray completely reframed his view of China after his experience in Shanghai last year.

Chinese plan NJ's tallest building

The tallest building in New York City is a 96-story residential complex being completed in Midtown Manhattan. Now a Chinese real estate developer plans to put up a 95-story residential tower but not in the city. It will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey's waterfront.

Business

  • Time to roll the dice

    One can hardly imagine that the tiny city of Macao, already chockablock with 35 casinos, could bear to fit in even more. And yet that is exactly what the gaming magnates have in mind.

  • Double act on horizon

    As Macao seeks to boost mass-market gaming revenue with diversification as its economic engine, the journey will likely connect in the near future with Hengqin in Zhuhai, analysts said.

  • Shanghai's FTZ sees a jump in projects funded from abroad

    Shanghai's Free Trade Zone had 383 new foreign-funded projects last month involving an investment of $1.76 billion, up 2.1 times year-on-year, according to the city's commerce commission.

  • Ambitious draft issued for new-energy vehicle research

    China's new-energy automobile market will develop if the central government can implement its ambitious plan.

Opinion