Flower power

2013-09-14 07:47:38

If we truly eat with our eyes, then Japanese chefs have an advantage: Many are artists when it comes to presentation.

Dining experience fit for a king

2013-09-14 07:47:38

A decent meal in a beautiful imperial style house is what you can look forward to at Mei Wei Zhen, or The Royal Restaurant.

Bringing out the inner child

2013-09-14 00:27:53

The surprise popularity of an installation art piece in the shape of a toy may reveal the deep longings of some people, but could also be a sign of a desire for light relief in the face of life's mounting pressures.

Top 10 universities in the world 2013

2013-09-13 11:02:13

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the world-famous university, continues to rank first. Harvard University moved up one place from last year and is now ranked No 2.

Plenty of fizz

2013-09-13 00:41:36

Together for more than a decade, Taiwan rockers Sodagreen can still pull in sell-out crowds. Chen Nan chats to the band members about why their new album focuses on Beijing in fall.

Brazilian cultural festival

2013-09-12 17:26:56

This September will be the Month of Brazil in China. A series of events will bring its culture, cuisine and lifestyle to many cities of China.

Facing change

2013-09-11 00:37:58

In the capital's historic Shichahai community, residents hope redevelopment plans won't destroy the hutong way of life.

Teacher's Day switch stirs debate

2013-09-09 10:53:31

Debates have sprung up across China over plans to move Teachers' Day, which currently falls on Sept 10, to Sept 28, believed to be the birthday of Confucius.

A feeling of connection a reason for expats to stay

2013-09-09 10:37:11

Places, like people, are imperfect. So, how do you decide where to settle down - especially in a foreign land? What cities steal the hearts of expatriates in China? And why?

Painter without borders

2013-09-08 07:35:10

Among overseas Chinese artists, Singaporean painter Lin Xiangxiong is distinguished as an expert in combining Chinese and Western elements.

Lunar luxuries

2013-09-07 00:38:51

Every year, when the moon shines brightest, a seasonal pastry makes its rounds as a delectable tidbit and a gift for family, friends and clients.

Artist imbues modern cityscapes with ancient flavor

2013-09-07 00:49:17

Landscapes, mountains and rivers are classical themes of traditional Chinese paintings, but Xu Xi, 73, has spent the latter half of his career painting urban scenes.