Keeping all eyes on the big picture

2011-04-29 07:58:29

The only crime of expat life is to set one's sights too low, says Alan Paul whose book Big in China is now eyeing the silver screen. Kelly Chung Dawson reports.

A journey from a Macao ferry to kangaroos and back

2011-04-29 07:58:29

Brian Castro was born during a typhoon in 1950, on a ferry between Hong Kong and Macao, to a Portuguese father and a Chinese mother.

When minds met and traded verses

2011-04-29 07:58:29

Kelly Lee Hickey won the National Australian Poetry Slam Championship in 2010 and her prize was an air ticket to Beijing.

Birds of a feather

2011-04-29 11:47:41

Walking the dog is a normal scene anywhere in the world but when was the last time you took the bird for a stroll? In China, men are famous for walking their pet birds in the early morning.

Harmonious relationship

2011-04-29 10:42:32

A German songwriter becomes the inspiration for one of China’s most popular folk singers.

It's time for 'The Firm' to sign on for a real job

2011-04-27 08:00:32

Imagine a privileged tribe with hundreds of servants to wait on them hand and foot.

Dedicated craftsman makes toys of joy

2011-04-27 08:02:47

When talking to a Chinese about windmills, the first comment you will most likely hear will not be about the giant machines used to capture wind power.

Exhibition pays tribute to college's artistic tradition

2011-04-26 07:57:35

A new exhibition aims to prove Tsinghua University has also produced its fair share of artistic talents.

In black and white

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Jiangxi native pours his love of capital's hutong into his classic, wide-stub pencil drawings.

Shining some light on oil lamps

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Pollution control and energy conservation may be the buzzwords of the 21st century, but hundreds of years ago, the Chinese seemed to know a thing or two about them.

Experience this right royal treat

2011-04-26 07:57:35

Former residence of Qing Dynasty nobleman offers hotel guests insights into the life and times of an old imperial capital

Paintings add pop to ancient tradition

2011-04-26 07:57:35

Most visitors to Ru Xiaofan's new exhibition cannot help apologizing when they meet the artist himself.