A life governed by apps

2013-03-14 10:05:39

Another day begins with the shrill call of the phone's alarm. Where are you? Open your eyes. Turn the alarm off, a swig of water unglues your tongue and you start working out on your apps.

Chinese haircuts for good luck

2013-03-14 09:37:56

Barbershops enjoyed brisk trade on Wednesday, as it was a lucky day to get a haircut according to Chinese tradition.

Overseas students younger, more diverse

2013-03-13 10:03:44

Increasing numbers of Chinese students are opting to learn practical rather than purely academic skills overseas. A fascination with wood

Mother's milk

2013-03-13 09:08:26

With many Chinese families having only one child, parents give their babies the best they can afford, especially when it comes to milk and food.

Listen to your body before it's too late

2013-03-13 09:27:23

China now has about 230 million people with cardiovascular diseases, in the high risk group of having heart problems and stroke. Playing with fate

Eat, drink, live China

2013-03-12 05:41:52

The Pairi Daiza zoo is a 40-minute drive south of Brussels, set among farmland, forest and zigzagging country roads. Zoo chief Eric Domb sees it as a platform that exhibits animals, plants and people, and also civilization manifested in eight "worlds" set out over several hectares of what he calls paradise.

Top Cats

2013-03-11 15:32:28

Feline beauty contest in Beijing will have animal-lovers purring next weekend

Seeking deliberation in a scarf

2013-03-11 15:26:56

Some luxury labels have seen the importance of time-intensive handicraft art, trying to preserve and popularize it. Barking up the right tree

20-year-old dog and 140-year-old human

2013-03-11 14:02:04

Of all the philosophies, ancient or modern, Western or Chinese, Daoism values life most dearly.

Cultural regulators set to be merged

2013-03-11 13:14:51

The planned merger of two regulators, one on press and the other on broadcasting, will boost the development of Chinese culture and increase its global influence.

Fan plans simple for this band

2013-03-11 10:42:58

Members of Canadian rock band Simple Plan have had such close ties with fans that the two sides have even collaborated on a song.

Technology transforms art sharing

2013-03-08 07:33:36

Is contemporary art for everyone? Is Chinese contemporary art for everyone? The answer is yes for Wendi Deng, the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and for Kenzo Digital, a director and video artist based in New York.