China

Monks walk for charity on birthday of Buddha

Business

Fancy cars at 1st CES Asia

Life

Entertainment weekly photos: May 16 - 22

Food

Falling in love
  • Essence of Napa

    California wineries are getting more serious about the Chinese market. Dong Fangyu samples some of the New World's best tipples at a recent Beijing seminar and wine-tasting.

  • Delicious handbags

    A New-York designer has recreated a range of designer bags that resemble delicious bread, pancakes and pastries.

  • Argentina's Malbec wine as good as Messi: Envoy

    Malbec, the grape variety that represents the brand and uniqueness of Argentina wines, is just like what football star Lionel Messi is offering to the world.

Culture

'Kung Fu Warriors' show staged in Berlin

Entertainment

Bon Jovi awarded honorary degree

Premier Li embarks on Latin America visit

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

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.

Festival Special: Apps that make holiday shopping easier

With the increase in sales of nianhuo, the special goods bought to celebrate the Spring Festival, the rising purchasing power of Chinese consumers is on full display.

Listed firms caught in anti-corruption net

As many as 70 listed companies were involved in China's anti-corruption investigations last year, with the energy, real estate and finance sectors attracting most scrutiny.

Conca set to return to China

Dario Conca will go back to the Chinese Super League after the Brazilian club accepted the proposal from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.

CES: Spotlight on Chinese gadgets

Annual CES, the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow, starts Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Huawei, HTC and Acer will debut their latest smartphones, laptops and wearable devices during the event from January 6-9.

Yearender: What happened around the globe in 2014

The world in the past year suffered panic and terror the like of which looks set to continue with war and adversity seemingly around every corner.

National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims

A state memorial ceremony is held in Nanjing for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Corrupt female officials spark debate

Downfall of two female officials in Shanxi province has drawn attention to the lifestyles of corrupt high-ranking women.

Blue skies ready to greet APEC

With better air quality and a shorter rush hour, everything seems good so far in Beijing as the capital prepares to host the APEC meeting.

London stock exchange takes steps to include China A shares

FTSE Russell's two transitional indexes that include A shares could prompt billions of dollars to pour into China stocks in two to three years.

China calls for durable settlement of Kosovo issue

A Chinese envoy to the UN Tuesday called for pragmatic and constructive dialogue to find a durable solution to Kosovo issue.

China urges BRICS to unite for promoting multi-lateralism

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Tuesday urged BRICS members to unite and promote multi-lateralism in international relations.

China plans software guideline to protect data

The guideline will focus on beefing up the safety of software in financial sector and applications used by government departments and SOEs.

China-Europe

Annual Carnival of Culture festival celebrated in Berlin
  • China, Russia end joint naval exercises

    Chinese and Russian naval forces on Thursday ended their joint military exercises in the Mediterranean, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

  • Premier tours farm as food deal signed

    Ireland greeted Premier Li Keqiang as if he were on a formal visit rather than just making a stopover, with Enda Kenny, the taoiseach, or prime minister, giving him a hearty welcome on Sunday.

  • UK govt aims for closer ties with China

    Economic relations between China and Britain are expected to continue to boom and become even more active under the new Conservative government.

Europe

Fun and games in Russia's Mud Race

World

Death toll from heat wave in India nears 800
  • Millions of Australians below poverty line

    Around 2.5 million Australians out of a 23 million population are living below the poverty line, according to a charity organization Salvation Army report.

  • Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma

    Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Obama to host South Korea's Park

    US President Barack Obama will welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye to the White House on June 16, the White House said Tuesday.

Sports

All four Chinese players stopped at French Open first round
  • Stuani and Hernandez join Uruguay team

    Uruguayan forwards Christian Stuani and Abel Hernandez arrived in Montevideo on Tuesday to join in with national football team's training sessions for upcoming Copa America tournament in Chile.

  • Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

    The Golden State Warriors survived a major injury scare to NBA MVP Stephen Curry but still lost the game as a James Harden-inspired Houston Rockets staved off playoff elimination with a 128-115 victory on Monday.

E-commerce
  • Westerners need to see China in right perspective

    Western politicians would do well to change their tactics to attract voters. If they continue with the age-old practice of China-bashing they risk losing voters.

  • Paper shows transparency of military

    Given China's huge overseas interests, it is not surprising to read that the PLA Navy will gradually extend its focus to cover both "near seas defense" and "far sea protection".

  • Talks vital to avoid misjudgements at sea

    China's reinforcement work is only aimed at maintaining its maritime rights and interests, including improving its maritime facilities, in the South China Sea.

Travel

Across the ocean
  • Misty islands amid endless waves

    From the 1,500-year-old architecture on its main island to the cloud-blanketed smaller islets; from sharp mountain spires to jagged cliffs, Dongtou is the hidden treasure on China's east coast.

  • Traveling your own road

    More tourists are opting to take road trips, because sometimes the journey is the destination.

  • Simple delights by the sea

    Lyushun, a port at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, is a quaint seaside town with wonderful views, a rich history and excellent seafood.

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