Bikini beauties hit China

2012-05-08 11:14:23

The 37th Miss Bikini International Pageant kicked off recently in Beijing.

Facing up to life

2012-05-08 10:53:43

An initiative to help individuals born with a need for cosmetic surgery is giving hope to those who can't afford the procedures.

Mothers love their thankless job

2012-05-08 09:59:44

Housewife - it's a label I use eagerly, especially when filling out immigration forms; not only is it innocuous and benign, like the weird freckle on your upper arm but it's easily dismissible, much more so than the term "journalist".

The business of breaking up

2012-05-08 09:49:20

An industry is growing up around splitting up, namely the storage of mementos from failed relationships. Sun Li reports.

The post-cash economy

2012-05-07 10:17:58

Money is not what it used to be, thanks to the Internet. And the pocketbook may soon be destined for the dustbin of history.

The drive to create

2012-05-07 07:50:43

If you enter the words cotton candy and hard drive in a Chinese search engine or micro blog site, you will get numerous results on how to turn a hard disc drive into a cotton candy machine.

Weird and wonderful world

2012-05-04 09:23:59

The scene is bizarre: goblin-like bronze sculptures with human faces but no torsos sport demon wings and shoes - and sometimes two heads, one of which protrudes from the tips of their tails.

The prodigious son

2012-05-04 08:00:09

One of Macao's most outspoken voices on cultural identity, architect Carlos Marreiros considers all of his projects like his own children.

Scholars come home to reverse the brain chain

2012-05-03 10:06:50

The 13th Overseas Chinese Scholars (OCS) Week will be held from June 27-29 in Dalian, Liaoning province.

High hopes

2012-05-03 08:07:07

Lhasa's residents are enjoying a transformation in life quality.

News makers

2012-05-02 17:08:57

Wu Yang, a 26-year-old woman in Hefei, Anhui province, and her husband received their marriage certificate in the summer of 2008. They staged their wedding banquet in March 2011 in Hefei.

Marriages made in smaller cities

2012-05-02 08:09:23

A growing number of people are discovering it's too difficult to find the one in major metropolises' seas of people and are fishing in smaller ponds.