Enter an authentic Chinese garden on Staten Island

2015-07-22 11:25:15

Zhang Qiyue, China's consul general in New York (center), visited the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island, at the invitation of Marty Markowitz (third from right), NYC & Co.’s vice-president for borough promotion and engagement on July 21.

Chinese textile companies make sales pitch in New York

2015-07-22 11:09:02

Hundreds of China's textile and apparel makers helped kick off the International Apparel Sourcing Show on Tuesday in New York. A record number of Chinese companies are participating - up 30 percent from last year - as they look to establish new niche markets in the United States.

Drought literally hits home as Californians are forced to make lifestyle changes

2015-07-22 11:02:26

The record-breaking drought the Golden State is currently suffering from, and the mandatory water-conservation measures the government has imposed have reshaped the lifestyles of Californians, somehow in a good way.

Earth was the hottest ever in June

2015-07-22 11:00:07

The world experienced temperatures in June that were the highest since modern record-keeping started in 1880, according to scientists. Environmental experts said the record heat should put greater pressure on nations to tackle climate change in upcoming talks in Paris.

Canada, Israel modernize free trade agreement

2015-07-22 09:17:20

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday announced that his country has concluded negotiations toward an expanded and modernized free trade agreement with Israel.

Xi and Obama exchange views on visit, Iranian nuclear deal over phone

2015-07-22 09:12:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama exchanged views Tuesday on Xi's upcoming US visit and the newly-reached Iranian nuclear agreement in a telephone conversation.

Apple reports soaring revenue in China

2015-07-22 09:02:17

Apple Inc reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday that edged analysts' expectations, with revenue in greater China reaching$13.2 billion, an increase of 112 percent year-over-year, and the sale of iPhones climbing 85 percent.

Obama to make first visit to Ethiopia as president

2015-07-21 17:10:47

President Barack Obama is making the first visit by a sitting American president to Ethiopia next month.

Cuba, US ties called first step

2015-07-21 11:40:35

The United States and Cuba, two countries only 90 miles apart, officially restored diplomatic ties on Monday after a hiatus of 54 years, but many believe a full normalization of the relationship will not happen until the US lifts its economic and trade embargo on the island nation.

China vows greater role in UN missions

2015-07-21 12:01:55

Vice-Foreign Minister Li Baodong endorsed the remarkable achievements of the United Nations over the past seven decades and pledged that China will expand participation in UN missions.

Chinese invest in world's tallest Ferris wheel

2015-07-21 10:54:51

What will become the world's tallest Ferris wheel is getting one third of its funding from Chinese investors.

Life details of Tennessee shooter emerge, but motive elusive

2015-07-21 10:46:50

Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez's troubled life.