Star power

2013-03-09 08:09:18

While the debate rages on whether a movie project should be director-oriented or producer-oriented, Chinese stars are becoming more dexterous in handling both sides of the camera. Some, like Xu Zheng, have taken on the role of the director, with great success, and more are appearing in the credits of the lower-profile but no less crucial producer.

Play with a message: Hell is other people

2013-03-08 10:51:25

The new Chinese production of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit is a ghost story rather than a philosophical explication. Art highlights for 2013

Technology transforms art sharing

2013-03-08 10:31:08

Deng and Digital spoke at a recent panel discussion at the Asia Society on how technology is transforming art creation and collection.

Ensuring owners are insuring their pets

2013-03-07 10:41:41

Few pet owners in China insure their pets due to patchy legislation on animal ownership and an immature pet insurance market.

Legality of animal shows in question

2013-03-07 10:41:21

As a circus troupe owner, Ma Haiying has not returned home to Suzhou, Anhui province, for Spring Festival for years.

Earning air miles, but at a cost

2013-03-07 10:40:51

It's 11 pm and Tony To waits anxiously in the airport cargo area as he awaits the arrival of a crate containing his beloved three cats.

They are Mirrors of ourselves

2013-03-07 10:40:41

Three-year-old Nai Xi enjoys a trip to the salon once a month. Every time, the gray haired schnauzer gets the full treatment: a haircut, mani-pedi and perm.

Feline fine!

2013-03-07 10:40:30

Showing off cats is an increasingly popular pursuit. A significant industry has built up around competitions.

Learn how to code or be left behind

2013-03-06 17:34:37

Hacking has changed over the years. Now, it's US companies accusing China of hacking and vice versa - tit for tat in the realm of cyberspace.

From Belarus and all over the world, with love

2013-03-06 15:35:46

One of the nicest surprises about my nearly four years stay in China is that I've learned a lot about ... Belarus.

History unfolds

2013-03-06 10:06:58

The discovery of a 2,500-year-old dagger in Hubei province might prove that the states of Sui and Zeng were actually the same.

People to people talk enhance mutual understanding

2013-03-05 17:47:39

In January I was invited to take part in The Japan-China Dialogue: Toward Future-Oriented Japan-China Relationship over four days in Tokyo.