Obama proposes new oil tax to fund clean transportation

2016-02-05 09:25:34

US President Barack Obama will require oil companies to pay $10 for every barrel of oil in his budget plan to be released next week, as part of efforts to create a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system, the White House said.

New York loves Lunar New Year

2016-02-04 13:43:45

The Lunar New Year is becoming a more fantastic celebration in New York.

Chopsticks shop draws all kinds

2016-02-04 11:11:48

These days, Yunhong Chopsticks' customers are mostly tourists - Americans from other states and Europeans from countries like France and Germany.

Facebook celebrates the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year

2016-02-04 11:16:27

Luo Linquan (front row, in suit), Chinese consul general in San Francisco, takes a group photo with visiting Chinese top chefs at the headquarters of social media giant Facebook on Wednesday in Menlo Park, California.

Pandas take over DC

2016-02-04 11:11:40

The giant panda – whether animated, in the zoo or in the wilds – was the star at a party at the Chinese Embassy in Washington on Wednesday.

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands off the electronic devices

2016-02-04 10:23:29

The Chinese and the Americans love their smartphones. So it's no surprise that they share one of the unfortunate side-effects of the electronic addiction: texting while driving.

Obama slams anti-Muslim rhetoric during first visit to US mosque

2016-02-04 09:04:34

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday slammed anti-Muslim rhetoric and appealed for tolerance for millions of Muslims in the country during his first visit to a US mosque as president.

China-New York art connection

2016-02-03 11:40:15

Along with the painting, Shi brought his new book "Contemporary Deconstructive Analysis of Journey to the West", just in time to discuss his interpretation of the Monkey King for the year of Monkey. The new book will be shelved in the East Asian Library.

SF mayor pledges more efforts on affordable housing

2016-02-03 10:56:56

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee pledged that providing affordable housing is his top priority for the city during his second four-year term, which started this year.

With TPP signing due, trade pact still hotly debated

2016-02-03 10:51:59

As the 12 nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) prepare to hold a signing ceremony on Thursday in New Zealand, the potential benefits of the trade agreement are stirring a heated debate, at least in the US.

China may increase imports of US alcohol beverages

2016-02-03 10:49:17

China is among the top-10 markets globally to watch this year for growth in the consumption of US alcoholic beverages, according to an industry trade group.