MOCA set to open Chinese painting exhibit

2014-04-24 15:58:44

Ink has long been a widely used medium in Chinese art, especially in calligraphy or poetry, but an exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is putting the focus squarely on Chinese ink paintings.

China calls on talent worldwide

2014-04-24 14:52:19

For 30-year-old Yue Han, driving the two hours from Santa Cruz to San Francisco was not just to pick up a check for$6,000 jointly awarded by the Chinese Consulate General and the China Scholarship Council, but also to start paving anacademic route back to China.

US sends troops to Poland for exercises

2014-04-24 11:01:23

A contingent of US Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday and within next few days additional army companies will arrive in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Michael Jackson's doctor denied appeal

2014-04-24 09:40:37

The California Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.

Obama starts Japan visit

2014-04-24 08:11:22

US President Barack Obama steps out from Air Force One as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo April 23, 2014. Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday at the start of a four-nation trip that comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's neighbour North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test.

Shrine visits reflect militarism

2014-04-24 07:00:44

Despite fresh protests from Beijing and Seoul, a Japanese cabinet minister and nearly 150 lawmakers visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday. The shrine commemorates Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals from World War II, and such visits are highly provocative to Japan's neighbors that were the victims of Japan's brutal militarism.

Nothing peaceful about TPP talks

2014-04-24 07:00:44

By according the warmest possible welcome to US President Barack Obama on his three-day visit to Japan from Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is aiming to expedite the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in order to end the frictions between Washington and Tokyo. Also, Abe thinks that progress on the trade front can, to some extent, ease tensions between the US and Japan after he ignored Washington's caution to visit Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 Class-A war criminals, and angered Japan's neighbors, especially China and the Republic of Korea.

US should learn from allies' actions

2014-04-24 07:00:44

That Sino-US ties are the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century is widely accepted by politicians and scholars on both sides. For the US, that means it cannot ignore China in its global strategy especially when it comes to the Asia-Pacific region.


2014-04-24 07:00:44

TPP an albatross around US neck

2014-04-24 07:00:44

The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have apparently reached the final stage, but it is still not known when an agreement on the TPP can be reached.

Another US warship enters Black Sea

2014-04-23 21:19:06

Another US warship has entered the Black Sea amid mounting tension in Ukraine, the Russian Navy said Wednesday.

'Ordinary Joe' evicted from home under bridge

2014-04-23 17:01:28

Chinese American Joe was removed and his shelter between the beams of the bridge destroyed by New York Police, April, 2014.