Jewelry trends on the Mainland

2012-10-07 12:15:24

Jewelry made from rose gold, especially those inlaid with pink gems, will continue to be popular among women.

Generals shoot with their cameras

2012-10-07 12:06:15

From the Gulf of Aden to snowy plateaus and outer space, these special photographers use their limited time in capturing lasting life and love.

'Tell me your story'

2012-10-07 11:53:51

An amiable Australian radio host never tires of hearing about expats' adventures - or having her own, Mike Peters discovers.

Passion for teaching English-style grows in Beijing suburbs

2012-10-07 11:46:20

Mike Embley may owe his China experience to a senior teaching colleague at a British grammar school who never came here.

Sound investments

2012-10-05 15:19:24

Economist and indie music lover finds a perfect fit for his two passions.

A teacher more than worth her salt

2012-10-05 15:12:00

Her dreadlocks are gone - "I had them forever!"

Behind the Masks of the Face Changers

2012-10-05 07:15:59

A woman's mind is just like the weather in June or the face of a child: it changes often.

Socks around the clock

2012-10-05 07:15:59

Some people wait their entire lives to realize their ambitions. Zhu Cheng is about to fulfill his lifelong dream of establishing China's first socks museum at the age of just 27.

Sails fly again on glorious junks

2012-10-05 07:15:59

Well before Columbus discovered America, the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) mariner Zheng He led a commercial fleet of more than 200 junks from China's shores to places as distant as the Red Sea.

Niche high-end products beat established brands

2012-10-04 07:41:42

When Sun Sisi planned to buy a new handbag, a 27-year-old office worker, who already owns some LV and Chanel handbags, turned her focus to niche brands.

Fireworks a family affair

2012-09-30 08:07:08

Whatever the occasion, there are always fireworks when Christina Henkel is around. It is very much a family affair, and one with China, which started more than 50 years ago when her grandfather began a business dealing with the descendants of the inventors of the great tradition.

Ambassadors seeking secrets of a long life

2012-09-30 08:07:08

Several dozen ambassadors posted in Beijing took part in a kick-off program last week promoting the city of Rugao in Jiangsu province as the most recommendable longevity city in China.