Women chase secrets for lighter skin

2013-07-23 14:58:19

One of the most popular coinages on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of twitter, may be "bai fu mei".

Foods that help

2013-07-23 13:47:56

Carotenoids can increase protection against free-radical damage from sun exposure.


2013-07-23 13:47:15

On taobao.com, the country's largest shopping bazaar, prices of umbrellas tagged "anti-ultraviolet-rays" range from 30 to 300 yuan.

Skin cancer

2013-07-23 13:46:25

Although there are no national surveys as yet, numbers in Beijing and Shanghai show that the incidence rate of melanoma is five times higher than it was five years ago.

List of sun protection "shen qi (magical tools)"

2013-07-23 13:45:48

On taobao.com, the country’s largest shopping bazaar, prices of umbrellas tagged with anti-ultraviolet-rays range from 30 to 300 yuan.

Ski masks become sea masks in Qingdao

2013-07-23 13:38:24

While not as attractive as the sexy swimsuits from which it takes its portmanteau the "facekini" is intended to preserve women' good looks.

Complexion complex

2013-07-23 13:36:50

Why do Westerners risk skin disease for tans, while Chinese swim with balaclavas, trousers and long-sleeved shirts?

Making umbrellas manly is simple: Cast a chivalrous shadow

2013-07-23 13:25:48

Women's faces are often found in the shade cast by the umbrellas they carry on China's sunny days.

Hottest cities listed on new 'stove ranking'

2013-07-23 12:37:44

Fuzhou of Fujian province tops 'stove ranking', the new list of hottest cities on mainland China released by China Weather TV.

Race car driving now a woman's game, too

2013-07-23 10:29:19

The racing circuit has long been seen as a world for men. But female driver Rong Panpan is making herself a real challenger to the sport's traditional heroes.

The long way home

2013-07-23 10:13:29

Liao Jingwen challenges herself cycling 1,200 km alone from Xi'an to her hometown Yichun, Jiangxi province, upon her graduation from university.

Swede ambitions

2013-07-23 02:38:15

Linus Holmsater thinks the Chinese work too hard and the long hours will ultimately take a toll on their health. He wants to give them a chance at a better, healthier lifestyle.