While Apple's relationship with China continues to generate blockbuster headlines - investing $1 billion in a ride-hailing service, first quarter sales tanking 26 percent, online book and movie services suspended, CEO Tim Cook visits China for the umpteenth time - one of the company's more subtle attempts to ingratiate itself with China shouldn't pass without due attention.
Water. Leonardo da Vinci called it "the elixir of life". Yet worldwide, at least a billion people live with no nearby source, according to the World Health Organization, and of the remaining 6 billion people, only 42 percent have either running water in their homes or at least a tap in their yard.
China's space program seems to be heating up. Two days before officially designating China Space Day April 24 (the date of China's first satellite launch in 1970), Xu Dazhe, director of the China National Space Administration, announced that China aims to become a global aerospace power by 2030.
An editor and writer at China Daily USA in New York, William Hennelly is a print and digital media veteran. He previously was managing editor of TheStreet.com financial news website in New York, and has worked at daily newspapers in New Jersey. Hennelly is a journalism graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
General manager of China Daily USA's San Francisco bureau. Based in the Bay Area, she covers a wide range of topics including corporate news, Silicon Valley innovation, US-China cooperation in various forms and profiles of interesting personalities, as well as overseeing office operations.