Court official found dead in river

2011-10-02 09:34:35

Police said Saturday they found a local court official dead in a river in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Holiday safety checks to protect travelers

2011-10-01 07:37:48

The ministry has ordered local traffic bureaus to step up safety inspections for long-distance buses

Top priority to improve livelihood

2011-10-01 07:22:27

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged on Friday to make every effort to improve people's livelihood and uphold social equality and justice.

Cheers! Oktoberfest is coming to town

2011-10-01 09:44:23

Authentic Bavarian beer and vignettes of German culture await visitors to China World Hotel's first Oktoberfest, from Oct 7-16.

No tall order

2011-10-01 09:41:57

The China World Summit Wing, the capital's tallest hotel building, sells itself with its singular features, says its general manager Adrian Rudin.

Soft, snowy curds that are unique to Chinese cuisine

2011-10-01 09:39:43

Tofu, also known as soybean curd, is made by coagulating fresh hot soymilk with a curdling agent. The precise origin of the first tofu is disputed, but Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) herbalist Li Shizhen, in his classic pharmacopeia Compendium of Materia Medica, wrote that tofu was invented by King Liu An.

The accidental dish from Chengdu

2011-10-01 09:38:33

When the creator of Chengdu's most famous beancurd dish first tossed the tofu, minced beef and Sichuan peppers together, she never knew she would go down in culinary history, or that the dish would be named after her.

Food for love

2011-10-01 09:36:40

In Guiyang, little bars of beancurd are part of the courtship ritual. Qiu Bo traces the history of a snack known locally as "tofu in love".

The Great outdoors beckons

2011-10-01 09:25:25

More than 90 percent of respondents in a recent poll said they will travel during the National Day break, according to a report by China Tourism News.

'Better city, better life'

2011-10-01 09:17:24

China does not score high in terms of 'livable cities' but this depends on what yardstick is applied.

Buzz in ancient city

2011-10-01 09:02:52

The Pingyao International Photography Festival kicked off on Sept 19 in the ancient section of the city of Pingyao in Shanxi province.

Taste of Italy a test for HK

2011-10-01 08:55:49

A third-generation Norwegian raised in the Midwestern United States becomes a renowned Italian chef and pasta master.It just evolved from the food that he was familiar with while growing up.