Making it right in China and Sudan

2012-10-16 10:27:01

When Sudanese journalist Yahya Mustafa first arrived in Beijing, he was unfamiliar with the huge city and uncertain about his future.

Growing with the grassroots

2012-10-16 10:23:24

Rather than head to a Fortune 500 firm after graduating from a top university, Shi Lei has staked his fate with poor farmers in a village.

The French connection

2012-10-16 08:39:34

A former prime minister of France looks back at the close friendships he had forged in the Middle Kingdom through the decades and shares some of those memories.

Affordable luxury

2012-10-15 16:21:22

China's growing middle class is going for "mass luxury" - brand names that promise quality but do not burn a hole in the pocket.

Tenets of True Religion are denim and pop culture

2012-10-15 14:37:14

For most Chinese consumers, their first encounter with True Religion jeans is through the Black Eyed Peas song, My Hump. The denim company was started in 2002 and has a close connection with Hollywood culture.

Barren no more

2012-10-15 14:26:31

A group of villagers has managed to cultivate more than 300,000 trees in an effort to rejuvenate Eyuyu Island, a barren plot of land, off Xiamen.

10 Years at 798 art zone

2012-10-15 13:51:34

The annual 798 Art Festival is turning to play an educational role by increasing interaction between international and local artists and their audiences.

Feasts and dreams

2012-10-15 11:18:15

Aubergines marinated in the stock of 10 chickens. Jujubes and yams pureed, sieved and baked into a tiny cake. These culinary scenes from the literary classic A Dream of Red Mansions are about to come to life.

Dishes to dream about

2012-10-15 11:13:34

There were more than 40 dishes described in great detail in A Dream of Red Mansions. Most are classics in Huaiyang cuisine, but some are delicacies that only rich and decadent families could afford.

UN: Sustainable tourism in vibrant Chengdu

2012-10-15 09:35:01

The UN World Tourism Organization unveiled an agency to observe tourism development on Oct 12 in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

Forum 66 launches in Shenyang

2012-10-14 15:22:07

Hang Lung Properties launched a massive new development in Shenyang, comprising a high-end shopping center, office towers, hotel and serviced apartments on Sept 28.

Colorful architecture? He's got a bright idea!

2012-10-13 08:10:26

British architect Richard Rogers likes colors - all colors.