US, EU leaders discuss potential action against Russia over Ukraine

2014-12-02 11:04:12

Leaders of the United States and the European Union (EU) discussed potential coordinated action against Russia over its "destabilizing actions" in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

US attorney general to issue new guidance on racial profiling

2014-12-02 10:52:23

US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday he would soon release new guidelines to limit racial profiling by federal law enforcement, a move long awaited by civil rights advocates.

More and more shoppers are going mobile

2014-12-02 10:20:00

The retail data on both Black Friday in the US and the 11-11 "Valentine's Day" shopping spree in China show that a sizable number of the transactions were completed through handheld devices and the Internet, a trend that retailers and e-commerce enterprises might want to keep an eye on.

US Congress deals blow to plan to shut Guantanamo prison

2014-12-02 10:01:03

US lawmakers dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's five-year-long effort to close the prison camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba by omitting a plan to shut the facility from an annual defense authorization bill.

Chinese culture inspiration for student essays

2014-12-02 09:39:44

As scholars continue to encourage the study of China, Pace University in New York hopes an essay contest will pique students' interests in the country.

Crossing street is a different experience in China, US

2014-12-02 09:27:44

For Chinese coming to the United States, crossing streets and driving on highways in American cities is much less of a hair-raising experience.

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

2014-12-01 17:14:54 boasts that it has boosted efficiency by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of products to employees.

Officer in Ferguson shooting resigned without severance

2014-12-01 13:45:45

The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in August got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday.

Canada says citizen may have been captured in Syria

2014-12-01 11:03:10

Canada is trying to confirm reports that a Canadian citizen has been captured in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

Cross-border e-commerce booming

2014-12-01 10:57:04

With a record 278 million orders totaling $9.34 billion in sales, China's Singles' Day shopping spree on Nov 11 set the table for its US counterpart, Black Friday, which this year joined the e-commerce market in China for the first time.

Longer visas to lift Chinese real estate purchases

2014-12-01 10:06:36

The Chinese have been buying premium real estate in the United States for some time. Witness the recent $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York by a Chinese insurance company in October, or the regular purchases of high-end properties in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.

Alibaba, Amazon fight for online shoppers

2014-12-01 10:00:42

It seems that the battle between the two notable players is on. Who is going to win? What are the advantages of each player? And what will local shoppers gain from the battle?