Colon cancer on the rise

2012-07-18 10:14:46

Incidents of colorectal cancer in China are growing at 4.2 percent each year, significantly higher than the international level of 2 percent, experts say.

Active video games not a fat fix

2012-07-18 09:42:15

Active video games may help people burn more calories than other couch-based screen time, but those who play active games tend to undo most of the difference with junk food.

At a glance

2012-07-18 09:30:38

There's cost and service differences between public and private hospitals.

Wealthy and healthy

2012-07-18 09:28:41

First-class medical care is available in China, not only to expats, but also to those with deep pockets in the major cities.

Qipao chic

2012-07-18 09:22:02

There's nothing more elegant or fashionable than a qipao, and while they are not as popular as they used to be they still have their dedicated followers.

Workshop revitalizes tradition of Tibetan rugs

2012-07-17 10:53:17

When Kesang Tashi talks about his Khawachen Tibetan rugs, his eyes have a certain glow.

Kicking the codeine habit

2012-07-17 10:32:57

A high flyer in the corporate world quits her job to set up a center to help teenagers addicted to cough syrup.

Passing of a human treasure

2012-07-17 09:56:41

Some countries designate special individuals as "Living Human Treasures". China does not, but if it did, Zhou Ruchang would have qualified.

Home away from home

2012-07-17 09:51:29

Zhu Sixiong interviewed 27 soldiers during his 13-day trip to Nansha Islands, in his book An In-depth Exploration of the Nansha Islands.

Vision for Macao's transformation

2012-07-17 09:23:55

At the Global Tourism Economy Forum, the city's transition from China's only gambling enclave to the nation's leisure and tourism hub will be discussed.

Back to tradition

2012-07-17 09:13:09

An American herbalist has found his own place in the sun in China, and he's doing his best to spread his knowledge among both locals and expatriates.

Getting behind the stories

2012-07-16 14:56:39

A Shanghai university professor savors the literary power of Hans Christian Andersen, Xu Junqian discovers.