Xi gets 62% raise; still far behind peers

2015-01-21 15:46:00

He leads the world's second-largest economy and its 1.4 billion people. And for that, Chinese President Xi Jinping just got a 62 percent pay hike - to about $22,000 annually.

Obama elevates climate-change issue

2015-01-21 15:32:27

Despite standing for the first time in front of Congress with both chambers controlled by Republicans, US President Barack Obama spoke with great optimism in his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

US-China climate deal offers hope for Paris negotiations: Obama

2015-01-21 14:39:13

US President Barack Obama says that the climate change deal signed by the US and China last November offers hope for reaching a global agreement in the Paris negotiations at the end of this year.

What Obama is proposing in State of the Union Address

2015-01-21 11:43:30

President Barack Obama was appearing on Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address.

Chinese students launch MOOC

2015-01-21 11:06:54

The hit Chinese film American Dreams in China came true again last week when eight Chinese students started an online education business in California last week.

Obama calls on Congress to authorize force against IS

2015-01-21 11:02:55

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on the US Congress to pass a new authorization of force against the Islamic State militant group and to not rush into new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

When it comes to Africa, China's inroads are just getting started

2015-01-21 10:38:24

Far and away, China has grown into the largest trading partner with Africa, the world's poorest continent. As the Economist reports, China and Africa exchange $160 billion in goods each year, and over the past decade, more than a million Chinese, mostly laborers and merchants, have moved there.

Forbidden City orchestra to play Houston

2015-01-21 10:37:40

The stirrings of traditional Chinese musical instruments can be heard in Houston at the end of this month.

US firm designing green center in China

2015-01-21 10:37:27

California-based architecture firm 5+design is creating Wuhan's first environmentally-sustainable lifestyle center.

UN Security Council calls for full, lasting ceasefire in Yemen

2015-01-21 10:14:52

The UN Security Council called for a full and lasting ceasefire in Yemen, while voicing its support for President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi amid worsening political and security crisis in the Arab country.

Doctor shot inside a Boston hospital, gunman killed himself

2015-01-21 09:48:09

A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself.

Cuba, US ready for historic talks on restoring ties

2015-01-21 09:29:27

Cuba and the United States are preparing to hold historic high-level talks on restoring relations and immigration issues.