Politics

  • Chinese applications deplete investor visas

    The annual allotment of EB-5 visas has been depleted, and the waiting line is expected to stretch for years, according to a US-based immigration lawyer.

  • China and the 2016 US election

    In the final US presidential debate in 2012, China was mentioned 35 times, and political and foreign policy analysts expect the country will again play a role in the 2016 race.

  • China's pollution fixes explored

    During China's National People's Congress in Beijing last month, President Xi Jinping threw down the gauntlet on cleaning up pollution. "We are going to punish, with an iron hand, any violators who destroy the ecology or environment," he said, "with no exceptions."

Life

What do we know about AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is expected to be established by the end of this year.

Full coverage of Boao Forum for Asia

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will be held from March 26 to 29 in South China's Hainan province.

Annual legislative and political advisory sessions

The plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People' s Political Consultative Conference kick off.

Yacht's up: US boats find their groove

Luxury Italian yachts that sell for around 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) are falling out of favor amid China's economic slowdown and the ongoing crackdown on graft, and more affordable yachts from the United States are cruising in to plug the gap.

A day for centenarians at MOCA

Maude Pettus, a 101-year-old self-proclaimed China lover, helped treat the wounded in fighting between China and Japan during World War II.

Hainan launches new San Jose-to-Beijing flight

Pubin Liang, Hainan Airlines managing director for North America, speaks at the launch ceremony for a new air route between San Jose and Beijing on Wednesday at San Jose City Hall in California.

Business

  • Clean-coal tech can aid air goals

    China will need to use clean-coal technology to ensure a steady energy supply and to meet more stringent environmental standards, according to a report from the China Energy Fund Committee.

  • Culture aids economic development: experts

    Culture has an important role to play in economic development and Wang Xuexian, former Chinese ambassador to South Africa, said China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative is an economic strategy that also contains a strong cultural component.

  • China sustains US cities: Bloomberg

    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday that Chinese real estate investments in the city should be viewed positively because they "help create and sustain" cities like the Big Apple.

  • Tsinghua SEM North America Alumni Association set up in NYC

    The inauguration ceremony of Eastern US Chapter Tsinghua SEM North America Alumni Association 2015 Tsinghua China-US Finance Forum is held in New York City, on April 19.

Opinion

  • Charity is changing

    The concept of having wealth and giving to charity in China is very different from what it is in the United States, according to a pair of high-profile international philanthropists.

  • Commentary: War statement debate a smoke grenade for Abe

    The world should be increasingly vigilant to the wily Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his moves towards historical revisionism.