Where VHS still has fans

2012-06-18 15:09:35

In this age of online streaming and Blu-ray Discs, there are still places where the bulky VHS cassette endures, and some of them are the immigrant communities of New York City.

The relics of 9/11

2012-06-18 15:00:29

A museum devoted to documenting the events of September 11, 2001, would have to include photographs of the hijackers.

Danes celebrate National Day and soccer win

2012-06-18 14:42:22

The Danish embassy and chambers of commerce hosted their annual summer party for Danes in Beijing last weekend with 400 adults and children showing up in a festive mood.

'Darth Vader' boy from ad having heart surgery

2012-06-18 14:23:56

The 7-year-old boy who starred as mini Darth Vader in a popular Super Bowl car commercial will have open-heart surgery this week.

Blow darts just a breeze for Japanese old folk

2012-06-18 14:21:45

In the concrete jungle of Tokyo, some 600 retirees have gathered to fight for supremacy - with blow darts.

'Forest boy' puzzles German police

2012-06-18 13:36:50

Berlin police released photos of an English-speaking teenage boy who wandered into the city nine months ago, saying he had been living for the last five years in the forest with his father.

Commentator seeks nuanced view of China

2012-06-18 11:13:45

There is an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt, but Robert Lawrence Kuhn is convinced that the opposite is true for Westerners who want to know and understand China.

Chinese expats find jobs after graduation

2012-06-18 10:35:36

Xu Yi, the head of a section at COWI China, a Danish environmental consulting company in Beijing, still feels she is at school after working for more than five years.

All fired up

2012-06-18 10:34:16

A job-hunting TV show that has stirred controversy by criticizing students who have returned from studying abroad has had to rethink its attitude.

Parenting by the book

2012-06-17 10:43:20

Learning how to be a parent led one new mom to the world of translation, and she tells Meredith Rodriguez that she's learning a lot about herself, too.

There's no place like home

2012-06-17 07:45:49

Humans have a natural restlessness, but the desire to hit the road is countered by feelings of homesickness once home has been left behind.

Chefs compete at Olympic Park

2012-06-16 08:01:57

For three days this month, about 200 chefs from more than 30 countries will gather for a competition at Beijing's Olympic Park. The First Beijing Olympic Park International Culinary Competition from June 18-21 will become the "Olympics of culinary competitions", the organizers hope.