Sep 9, 2014

H.K. family gives Harvard largest-ever donation

A $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University’s School of Public Health is the largest single donation in the university’s long history, officials said, and will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics. The donation, announced Monday, comes from a philanthropic ...

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Sep 8, 2014

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to China will be an “important milestone” in relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing. The trip by National Security Advisor Susan Rice comes at a turbulent time ...

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

Sep 8, 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland. His comments to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper echo his previous statement that “the institution of the Dalai ...

Sep 7, 2014

Ninja symposium in Beijing touted to heal diplomatic rifts in Asia

An international symposium on ninja has been held in Beijing with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between Japan, China and South Korea. The symposium, held at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies on Saturday, was attended by researchers that ...

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

Sep 6, 2014

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

China’s Alibaba Group Ltd. is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO — an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock-market debut. The e-commerce company and its early investors are hoping to sell up ...