'Old clerks' get new role showing rich how to shop

2013-03-21 07:35:04

Qiu Zhengguo is the best-kept secret in the fast-growing fashion and luxury industry for some of the most cash-clad people in Shanghai.

Sleep issues still ignored in China: report

2013-03-20 13:16:11

A large percentage of the population in China has problems getting a good night's sleep, but people are not paying enough attention to the issue.

Nothing to snore at

2013-03-19 23:14:59

March 21 is World Sleep Day and at a news conference marking the occasion, Chinese Sleep Research Society announced almost 40 percent of the Chinese population suffers from one form of sleep disorder or the other.


2013-03-19 23:05:00

Sleep is important, and having trouble getting a good night's sleep can be torturous, especially for urbanites who have to deal with pressure at work all day. Tired of counting sheep to make you sleep? Turn on your smartphone.

There's a ghost in my Internet

2013-03-19 11:14:28

There were three items of interest forwarded to my inbox last week. They are factual but sound like science fiction because in them, the Web emerges to become the "ghost in the machine".

Cultural parks no substitute for talent

2013-03-15 14:22:05

The government wants the cultural industry to be a pillar of economic growth, making promotion of the industry and improvement of cultural services a necessary task.

Guardian of birds

2013-03-14 16:11:01

A farmer has been protecting migratory birds around Dongting Lake for almost 30 years.

Turkish Culture Year events to start in China in March

2013-03-14 14:53:40

The events of the 2013 Turkish Culture Year will begin in China in March, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik said in Beijing Tuesday.

A life governed by apps

2013-03-14 10:05:39

Another day begins with the shrill call of the phone's alarm. Where are you? Open your eyes. Turn the alarm off, a swig of water unglues your tongue and you start working out on your apps.

Chinese haircuts for good luck

2013-03-14 09:37:56

Barbershops enjoyed brisk trade on Wednesday, as it was a lucky day to get a haircut according to Chinese tradition.

A day in the life of a foreign supermarket shopper

2013-03-14 07:44:38

Before moving to China, my fiancee and I had been warned: Don't forget to pack muesli, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste and anything we may have taken for granted. But isn't everything made in China?

Guardian of birds

2013-03-14 07:44:38

Zhang Houyi has taken it upon himself to protect migratory birds around Dongting Lake in Yueyang, Hunan province, for the last 27 years.