In 1987, it took James Suckling 15 hours by train to travel from Beijing to the vineyards in the eastern province of Shandong. Now, the trip takes only a third of that time, thanks to high-speed rail.
"If you picked No 7 as one of your top three wines," Jim Boyce says at a recent wine-tasting he hosted in Beijing, "it means you've had too much to drink."
As the number of species at risk of extinction soars, zoos are increasingly being called upon to rescue and sustain animals, and not just for marquee breeds like pandas and rhinos but also for all manner of mammals, frogs, birds and insects.
Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations begins.
Frankfurt StoryDrive China gathered experts to discuss how an interesting story can snowball to become a huge economic profit in the age of trans-media.
Artist presents British monarch with valuable piece of her Chinese heritage.
Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung, who's known for his urban romantic comedies, produced Lacuna, a tender version of The Hangover.
The presence of James Cameron and a red-carpet ceremony generated great fanfare at the second annual Beijing International Film Festival.
It must have been a very fertile business mind that came up with the idea of selling fake silicon bellies to make the wearers appear pregnant.
She cried. Not the sad, slow weeping of disappointment or rejection but the strangled, scared, breathlessness of a victim of attack.
A 'complaints choir' in Guangzhou has a harmonious solution to social concerns - singing about them - which has far-reaching implications.
From outside, it is marked only by a simple sign over a door that reads "Strikers." Beyond the gate, a covered, sandbagged driveway leads well away from the public road - a precaution against bombers.