Perfectly wrong

2012-08-22 09:46:38

Repeated washing of hands, an obsession with closed doors or windows, anxiety about cleanliness.

Qipao 2.0

2012-08-12 07:55:02

In its ninth decade, the qipao is getting a big makeover. The dress is coming out in U-, V-shaped, square, scalloped and sweetheart necklines.

Selling tea to China

2012-07-01 08:08:34

Selling foreign teas in the country where tea originated cannot be an easy job, but some foreign companies have tried, and found that Chinese consumers appreciate their imported products.

Documentary cooks up interest in Chinese cuisine

2012-06-21 09:01:46

A Bite of China, a hit documentary focused on Chinese cuisine, is reaching out across the ocean and attracting fans in Japan.

Grand design

2012-06-08 12:40:42

Top Chinese product designer Jamy Yang says product designers are different from artists - What a designer does is more practical.

Home inspiration

2012-06-08 12:40:42

Manuela Parrino's apartment in downtown Beijing contains a bed from Indonesia, a bookshelf from Jerusalem, blue china and a large work of Chinese calligraphy. The collection might sound like a hotchpotch of color and material, but when viewed as a whole they come together into a harmonious setting. Brave, colorful, independent of trends and a mix of the ethnic and modern - that is exactly how the Italian interior designer defines her work.

Royal stitch

2012-06-01 11:16:29

Artist presents British monarch with valuable piece of her Chinese heritage.

International Children's Day celebrated

2012-05-30 09:29:53

Children in China are taking part in extracurricular activities to welcome the upcoming International Children's Day on June 1.

It's no good pandering to errant foreigners

2012-05-29 14:30:42

She cried. Not the sad, slow weeping of disappointment or rejection but the strangled, scared, breathlessness of a victim of attack.

Hazy answers about quitting smoking

2012-05-31 09:43:06

China, the world's largest tobacco-consumption market, is working to extinguish smoking with new fervency, as a growing number of people view it as a major social issue.

Most people uneasy about what they eat

2012-05-31 09:17:08

A new poll shows the public generally has a negative attitude toward food safety in China, with more than 70 percent of respondents saying they feel conditions are unsafe.

Writing for hearts and minds

2012-04-18 08:06:02

The largest delegation of Chinese writers visiting the London Book Fair is hoping to win over British and worldwide audiences.