Snakes made precious

2013-01-10 11:28:07

China Post Group released gold and silver bars on Jan 5 in conjunction with the release of special Chinese zodiac stamps for the Year of the Snake.

Books introduce Forbidden City to children

2013-01-10 16:15:40

The Guangxi Normal University Press and the Palace Museum Press launched a series of children’s books titled We All Live in the Forbidden City.

Best-selling list reveals shift in taste

2013-01-08 14:48:02

The best-selling lists reveal the major trends of 2012 that show shifts in Chinese readers' taste.Sales that speak volumes

Leaf through

2013-01-08 14:42:27

The year 2012 started uneventfully for the literature scene in China but ended with a bang.

Handmade tiger-head shoes popular in China's new year

2013-01-08 16:24:26

Tiger-head shoes, a kind of traditional Chinese shoes made of colourful cotton fabric and thread, are popular for local people who hope their children grow as robust and healthy as tigers in the new year.

Titanic artifacts showcased in Shanghai

2013-01-08 11:29:23

A visitor views a model of the passenger liner Titanic at a tour exhibition of Titanic artifacts in Shanghai.

Guardian of time's past

2013-01-08 11:09:33

In a quiet corner of Beijing, a watch smith works quietly at restoring life to intricate works of art.Wings of aspiration

Ancient words blossom into modern art

2013-01-07 13:51:34

In China, the idea that one's character can be judged by the quality of his or her writing is more than an adage.

Wings of aspiration

2013-01-07 10:15:11

Artist Xu Bing's massive phoenixes take flight in the US, giving exhibition-goers a complex sense of China's rise.Help me out of the closet

India by train through music

2013-01-06 15:29:35

Indian choreographer Shruti Merchant directed the Australian musical Merchants of Bollywood while it was on a world tour for two years in 2005, but was never convinced that it represented her home country.

Tap dancing without sound saves the day

2013-01-06 13:55:01

The day of Riverdance's opening performance in Beijing dawned in disappointment: the big-heeled ones that make mighty sounds of joy - were snowbound in Shandong province.

Time is money

2013-01-06 09:56:04

Vintage clothing is becoming fashionable and stores are sprouting like mushrooms, but that doesn't mean the market doesn't have its problems.Hand-delivered individuality