Barking up the right tree

2013-03-05 08:09:43

While winter's trees await spring to show off their new attire of blossoms and leaves, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, has stolen a march on warmer weather by featuring pictures on its trees.

Morals vs Money

2013-03-05 08:09:43

Market principles should not be allowed to invade our civic, social and family lives, says Michael Sandel, a political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University's Department of Government.

Pakistan embassy celebrates Spring Festival

2013-03-04 14:00:25

Pakistan embassy hosted a cultural evening to celebrate the Lunar New Year and Pakistan Day in Beijing on Feb 28. A number of artists and youths from China and Pakistani diaspora presented cultural performances during the event.

Resistance to digital price tags

2013-03-04 13:24:51

Altierre, a digital tag and sensor maker based in San Jose, California, has raised more than $80 million from investors and spent 10 years developing the technology for digital tags and the wireless networks they require.

Keeping it in the family

2013-03-04 10:24:01

Separate accounts or joint account? We ask several couples how they balance the family books. Picking a partner for parenting, romance excluded

Hollywood looks east

2013-03-04 07:52:09

Shanghai Calling. But nobody was answering.

Film guru points out way of the West

2013-03-04 07:52:09

Sid Ganis voted at and attended the 85th Academy Awards, and really enjoyed the three-and-a-half hour show.

Hits and misses

2013-03-03 08:06:58

If there was a Chinese celebrity who was grabbing as much attention as Ang Lee - the Best Director winner at the recent Oscars - it must be Fan Bingbing

O say, can you sing ... live?

2013-03-01 07:01:58

Eleven years after Chinese rocker Cui Jian started the "live vocal" movement, he eventually made it to TV, the main vehicle of the lip-syncing that he opposes so much.

Prepping the wannabes

2013-02-27 09:42:13

It is the busiest week for the makeup artist, who has rented the studio temporarily for the annual arts examination.

For many, the pursuit of acting is a family affair

2013-02-27 09:05:35

Twenty-year-old Wang Ziling confidently walked out of the Central Academy of Drama, as a large group of journalists rushed toward her, asking for her feelings about the examination.

Reaching for the stars

2013-02-27 09:02:34

For aspiring actors and the schools they hope will launch them, spring is a season of infinite hope.