Screening Room – THE FLOWERS OF WAR

A group of convent girls, a bevy of famous prostitutes of the city and an American mortician, seek refuge in a Catholic cathedral…

China says Christian Bale should feel embarrassed

“Batman” star Christian Bale should feel embarrassed for trying to visit a human rights activist…

US zoo gets $4.5 million for panda breeding

The National Zoo announced a $4.5 million gift Monday to fund its giant panda reproduction program….

China, US commemorate 40th anniversary of ping pong diplomacy

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping met with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Thursday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy…

Merck to build Asian R&D center in Beijing

The company said Tuesday that the center’s first phase, set to be completed by 2014, will have capacity for about 600 employees spread over about 506,000 square feet…

Wis. firm reverses 1-way flow of shoes from Asia

The Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp., whose high-end shoes have been worn by U.S. presidents for generations, is preparing to open stores in China while keeping the manufacturing …

Chinese solar companies reject US trade complaint

A group of China’s biggest solar energy companies on Tuesday rejected a US trade complaint…

China launches probe of US renewable energy policy

China’s government announced a trade probe Friday of whether U.S. support for renewable energy companies improperly hurts foreign suppliers…

China tells US to avoid politicizing investment

China appealed to Washington on Friday to avoid politicizing investment…

Obama’s more muscular China policy sets Beijing on edge

The U.S. president’s sudden moves to contest rising Chinese power are setting the capital on edge…