Bilingual guide to offer ships tips for safe Arctic travel

2014-04-08 11:30:14

A Chinese/English version of the Arctic Voyage Guide (The Northeast Passage) will be published in July, aiming to enhance navigation safety for national and international vessels traveling in the Arctic.

The essential guide to baijiu

2014-04-08 11:26:05

Ganbei! Salud! Cheers! However you drink, chances are China's infamous white liquor will leave you flat on your back after a few shots. Sun Ye chats to an unlikely baijiu aficionado and author, who discovered the more you drink, the better it gets.

The face of public diplomacy

2014-04-01 07:27:37

Many Chinese companies dismally fail the test of diplomacy when they go abroad, says Zhao Qizheng, former chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and former minister of the State Council Information Office. Not only do they act clumsily, but they also have little understanding of the concept of public diplomacy, says Zhao, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in Chinese public diplomacy.

Lit fests highlight foreign writers

2014-03-25 07:23:30

Internationally acclaimed foreign writers have met with Chinese writers and readers this month in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu during the Bookworm Literary Festival, the Capital Literary Festival and Shanghai International Literary Festival.

Remembering a golden age of letters

2014-03-25 07:23:30

There was a time when a novel easily sold a million copies, short-story writers were megastars and penning a screenplay felt like a step down.

Raising poseidon, changing history

2014-03-25 07:23:30

It sounds like the plot of an underwater thriller: A British submarine collides with a Chinese cargo ship off Weihai, Shandong province, in 1931 and sinks, prompting some of the crew to risk a potentially suicidal dash to the surface using experimental proto-scuba gear.

BNU names first poet as writer-in-residence

2014-03-19 16:13:54

Beijing Normal University's dazzling list of writers-in-residence, which includes such renowned names as Mo Yan and Yu Hua, was updated on March 16 with Ouyang Jianghe joining the elite league.

China can lead third industrial revolution: Professor

2014-03-18 14:59:38

A book of essays released on Monday addresses how China may fare in an age of new fuels, new materials and unprecedented high technology and Internet use, — termed the “third industrial revolution” by the innovation editor at The Economist, Paul Markillie.

IN BRIEF (Page 22)

2014-03-18 07:36:21

What books to read?

2014-03-18 07:36:21

While members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference discussed changing reading habits at the two sessions in March, some of them also gave their book recommendations.

Imagining China

2014-03-18 07:36:21

In her debut novel River of Dust, Virginia Pye seems to agree with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck on at least one point: The missionaries who came to China in the early 20th century to spread the gospel were not necessarily needed.

Chinese reading habits stir new debate

2014-03-18 07:36:21

Are Chinese reading well? Are they reading enough?