An eclipse of the mooncake

2013-09-19 09:48:31

There is an old folk adage that well describes what China's mooncake market, and perhaps entire gift market is like: Those who eat (mooncakes) never spend a bit and those who buy never get a bite.

Take the load on your feet

2013-09-18 07:49:48

Sitting kills. Many studies have showed a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for many health conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and obesity.

Office workers urged to move

2013-09-18 07:49:48

For office workers, the neck and waist are the areas most likely to have problems, so it is important to exercise in a way that helps to relieve such discomfort and damage, experts say.

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated in China

2013-09-18 09:53:02

People around China celebrate the  Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sept 19 this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese.

Diplomatic Pouch

2013-09-17 10:40:38

Diplomatic Pouch

DRC residents enjoy a day on the farm

2013-09-16 16:42:15

Diplomatic personnel and their families living in Tayuan DRC enjoyed a farm day on Saturday at Haokaixin Farm in Daxing district, one of Beijing's suburb areas.

Dabaiyi wedding ceremony in China's Yunnan

2013-09-16 09:55:18

Baiyi people are a branch of Yi ethnic group living in Luxi county, Honghe, Southwest China's Yunnan province. Baiyi people call themselves "Gepo".

Focusing on the blur

2013-09-15 07:34:57

Sabrina Merolla is enthralled by the images that flit past her eyes every day in Beijing. Through her camera lens, those seemingly transient scenes of everyday life take on a more permanent nature.

Building Brazil's bonds beyond economic exchanges

2013-09-15 07:33:19

Most Chinese adore Brazil's soccer, dance and carnival.

When parents crawl the Web

2013-09-15 07:34:16

Last October, Wu Donghuang approved his father's request to become "friends" on the online social network WeChat. Three months later, he blocked his dad's access to his status updates and photos - allowing them to only exchange text and voice messages.


2013-09-15 07:33:30

While experts agree parents should know how their children are using social networking sites, they say fathers or mothers shouldn't take their involvement too far. How can parents connect with their children on social media without making their offspring feel uncomfortable? Psychologists and social media researchers in China and abroad offer some tips:

Family networks

2013-09-15 07:33:30

Social media are changing China's parent-child dynamics both online and offline, enticing some children to resort to cloak-and-dagger measures to protect their privacy.