Panda hanging from tree branch (© AP Images)

Bye-bye, Bao Bao [video]

Washington is saying its farewells to Bao Bao, the beloved giant panda that leaves the National Zoo and heads to China on February 21.
Xi Jinping and Terry Branstad raising wine glasses for toast (© AP Images)

Trump’s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is President-elect Trump's pick as U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad has known Chinese President Xi Jinping for 30 years.
Rendering of aerial view of classical Chinese garden at National Arboretum (Courtesy of the National China Garden Foundation)

How azaleas can bring Americans closer to China

Filled with beauty and symbolism, the classical Chinese garden being built at the U.S. National Arboretum shows how China-U.S. ties are growing.
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping shaking hands (© AP Images)

Hailing cooperation, U.S. and China join global climate deal

U.S. and China, who produce 38 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, have joined the Paris accord to keep the Earth's temperature from rising.
Xi Jinping and President Obama walking between rows of columns (© AP Images)

Presidents Obama, Xi forge ahead on climate

Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping have agreed to join the Paris agreement as early as possible this year and work on significant climate change actions.

Good news for elephants in 2016? Ivory prices plummet.

Elephants have a lot to celebrate: Ivory prices have fallen due to greater awareness about the poaching crisis and better cooperation against traffickers.

U.S.-China talks focus on climate change, economic cooperation

President Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Washington in September, where they discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Obama’s remarks at joint press conference with President Xi

The United States welcomes the rise of a China that is peaceful, stable and prosperous, and a responsible player in global affairs, President Obama says.

U.S. students say ‘Ni hao!’ to future success

American interest in learning to speak Chinese has surged in recent years as ties between the two countries have deepened.