Among the dynamics reshaping Eurasia, the "world continent" spanning from Europe to the Far East, the transformation of Sino-Turkish relations does not get the attention it deserves.
It is perhaps ironic that China has some of the world's most polluted cities but has also overtaken the United States as the world's leader in clean-energy investment and technology development.
The public has not seen the face of the woman who is perhaps China's most famous cosmetic surgery recipient. That is because the woman, who uses the pseudonym Pink Baby, wears a surgical mask when she appears on TV - not only to protect her identity but also because she says she has been disfigured by more than 200 plastic-surgery operations since she was 16.
Amidst the numerous incarnations of singing contests that hog China's television screens, one show stands out for its originality (it's not based on an imported program format) and also for its educational value. It is a show about the dictation of Chinese characters. Surprisingly, it is fun and full of suspense as well.
Chinese banks are championing a unique corporate governance structure that could provide lessons for both Western and emerging markets, says Didier Cossin, professor of finance and governance at Switzerland's IMD Business School.
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