A safe space to speak out

2013-05-24 15:20:54

Chinese women have often grappled with the overwhelming pressure to maintain "face", a cultural force that has led many to stay silent on issues of abuse, addiction and other personal difficulties.

Amway sellers give back in rural programs

2013-05-24 15:20:54

Zhou Fanyang remembers how little she and her husband, Zheng Xinqing, had when they were newly married and she was working as an accountant and he as a financial manager

Mahjong gaining popularity

2013-05-24 15:20:54

Mahjong, named for a Chinese word that means "sparrow", is not only long removed from its Chinese roots - some estimates date it as far back as 880 AD.

More Chinese firms go private

2013-05-24 15:20:54

Last year, at least 25 US listed companies based in China announced plans to go private through buyouts, as investors dumped shares amid regulatory investigations and short-sellers' scrutiny.

China demand for coal stokes world market

2013-05-24 07:31:30

US expected to increase exports to China and Europe as power plants close.China launches major coal price index

US, Chinese law schools to deepen collaboration

2013-05-23 11:09:17

Columbia University law professor Alexandra Carter first visited Beijing in 1996 as a college student. She didn't make it back to the capital city until last week to lecture law students at Peking University.

Foreigners studying in US face stricter visa checks

2013-05-23 11:09:17

A key group of US senators last week voted to amend an immigration bill to tighten security around student visas in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

China UnionPay joins chip-card standards body

2013-05-21 11:06:06

China UnionPay, the country's leading card-payment processor, has joined UK-based EMV Co, which sets international standards for integrated circuit, or chip, cards.

Wuxi makes pitch for US funds

2013-05-21 11:06:06

The city of Wuxi hopes to spur foreign investment to its services sector by opening a chamber of commerce office in New York.

Marketing, local understanding mix well for US liquor

2013-05-21 11:06:06

Among Americans, "bottoms up" and "down the hatch" trigger the rapid draining of glasses and bottles. But what about the Chinese toast gan bei?

Goldman Sachs sells remaining ICBC stake for $1.1 billion

2013-05-21 11:06:06

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has sold its remaining stake in Beijing-based Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd for about $1.1 billion, ending one of the earliest, and most lucrative, investments by a Wall Street bank in a Chinese counterpart.

US, Chinese economies likely to get even closer

2013-05-22 11:06:15

The study, US-China Economic Relations in the Next Ten Years: Towards Deeper Engagement and Mutual Benefit, was released on Tuesday at an event at the Asia Society in New York City.