Tapping timeless appeal

2012-08-26 08:01:58

Antique jewelry must be expensive. That is the general perception, and it would be spot on, too.

Return to sender

2012-08-25 08:01:38

When the glorious brass sound of the beginning of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4 was blasted across the Slovak Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, it brought tears to Guo Shan.

The future of classical music

2012-08-25 08:01:38

John Harding, an accomplished violinist, is especially impressed with the progress China has made in the past three decades.

It's all harmony for Ni Hai-ye

2012-08-25 08:01:38

Ni Hai-ye has a "Tiger Mom", who forced her to learn the violin at the tender age of 4, and then the cello at 7.

Drinking in success

2012-08-24 09:18:15

A change of career and country - switching from financier to wine-bar proprietor and swapping France for China - proved to be hugely beneficial for Olivier Six.

A Spring in the tale

2012-08-24 09:18:15

The acclaimed writer David Mitchell says he had no idea that his books were popular in China - until he saw that his events in Beijing were well attended by readers, whose questions for him would range from literary queries to gossip.

From bubble suits to bikinis

2012-08-24 09:17:43

On July 16, 1976, Huang Yang and his classmates left school and walked to the Xunbila River. They were not just skipping school.

The man to realize an age-old dream

2012-08-23 10:37:17

Hu Wengen is an 82-year-old woman in Shanghai who dreamed of holding a solo concert.

Good business

2012-08-23 10:36:57

A Beijing store that has become a hub for social enterprises operates according to the motto: 'Empowering women through ethical trade'.

Love letters are lost in digital era

2012-08-23 09:11:49

As surely as instant messaging is now the language of love, snail mail is not. Many young Chinese, though, have found ways to add romantic twists to their modern communication methods.

Send in the clowns

2012-08-23 09:08:42

When you have not one, but two special days for lovers in a year, you need to get really creative to surprise your beloved one.

Support for brick road anxieties

2012-08-22 10:26:16

Zhong Lin had no idea she was suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder until she did one of those psychological tests on Douban.com.