Dream of a banquet

2013-08-17 00:06:10

A 300-year-old food style in a very prosperous part of China is revived for present day gourmets in the Huaiyang culinary capital of Yangzhou.

Tunes that travel

2013-08-15 23:57:38

Being a central figure in the development of China's music industry for nearly two decades, Song Ke seems to have a little monster in his head guiding him to make wise decisions

Macabre Addams Family tests musical tastes

2013-08-15 23:41:50

The Broadway adaptation of American cartoonist Charles Addams' black comedy The Addams Family made its debut in China with its original English version on Aug 13.

Contemporary artist not giving up 'independence'

2013-08-15 23:17:50

Holding a red, big appointment diploma, Fang Lijun poses with his signature childlike smile upon journalists' requests, an image which looks quite similar to the recurring subject- a shaven-headed ruffian- in his many paintings.

Blood brother

2013-08-15 10:52:22

Hemophiliacs have a champion in Guan Tao, who rose above his condition and helps fellow sufferers lead normal lives and get medical help.

Robot classes set students up for future careers

2013-08-15 10:44:07

Shaped like a truck, the robot stands about 20 centimeters high, and moves at the command of an operator, who gives orders using a wireless controller attached to his hand.

Hope flickers in nearly deserted villages

2013-08-15 00:04:26

There are a few villages scattered along the road within Mount Luya National Forest Park in Ningwu county, Shanxi province.

Northern exposure

2013-08-14 23:51:37

A huge ice cave and an idyllic alpine meadow are among the less-known pleasures of visiting Shanxi province, but don't expect a 5-star experience just yet.

Marriage attitudes slowly change

2013-08-13 23:31:51

While the nation celebrates the Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day, matchmaking agencies and relationship experts see less rosy prospects for marriage in the country.

Lovers can be boxed up for special delivery

2013-08-14 08:24:11

If you are bored with receiving flowers, chocolates and jewelry for the Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day, you may get a surprise to see your loved one springing from a large carton delivered to your doorstep holding a bunch of flowers.

'Festival should stay with tradition'

2013-08-14 07:53:08

Romantic words on shopping malls and various gifts during the Qixi Festival get lovers' attention, but many cultural experts frown on the promotions.

Printed bones

2013-08-14 02:37:46

Using a printer to produce medical implants, body parts and living organs may sound like science fiction, but it is not.