Keeping birth rates low and life quality high

2011-10-11 11:39:19

Guangxi faces serious challenges in rural poverty, education, and health care.

Paralyzed man uses mind-powered robot arm to touch

2011-10-11 11:35:52

Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts - but a milestone for a paralyzed man.

Agony and ecstasy for the senses

2011-10-09 07:59:15

It's the deep-fried taste, it's the crispy crunch, and it's the stench. It's stinky tofu, the iconic "bizarre food" that you can never forget once you've tried it, or even had a whiff of it.

Festival of beef noodles

2011-10-09 07:59:15

Beef noodle soup, it sounds so simple. Chunks of beef, some noodles, and soup all in a bowl together, but there is so much more to it - especially if it's Taiwan beef noodle soup.

Australia should tax high-sugar soft drinks: U.S. obesity expert

2011-10-08 14:48:05

A visiting U.S. obesity expert, Kelly Brownell, called on Australia to make a start on taxing high-sugar soft drinks.

Little-celebrated wines offer more than sour grapes

2011-10-08 13:08:28

Most people know the classic grape varieties like chardonnay and shiraz. They are like lead actors, the stars of most wine tastings.

Global gastronomy dishes it out

2011-10-08 13:07:53

China's tables keep turning toward the world, as a slew of foreign food restaurants are dishing out their finest fare in the country's capital and beyond.

Little lamb, who made thee?

2011-10-08 13:07:36

Mutton is a favorite meat from Urumqi to Beijing, and this tender morsel is a prime choice for gourmet diners.

Private culinary designs

2011-10-07 16:39:10

Ambience is part of the dining experience and two of Hong Kong's best private chefs draw upon design backgrounds to make it a gastronomic delight. Sits down to sample it all.

Snails in my noodles

2011-10-06 08:05:06

Some people frown and cover their noses immediately when the smell hits them, while there are those who will hop into a cab and ride clear across town during the lunch hour just to get their hands on a piping hot bowl.

Chongqing's most delicious (hot) export

2011-10-06 08:05:06

Talk to a Chongqing native about their home, and you'll soon find out the three things they are proud of - the pretty girls, the city's night scenes and the charms of a century-old local delicacy, the hotpot.

Strangely delicious minorities cuisine

2011-10-06 08:05:06

Many Beijing diners know Yunnan cuisine for the exotic ingredients it uses like the deep-fried bamboo worms, or the rather fishy yuxing cao, a pungent herb eaten often in the southern parts of the province.