Her handbags reflect her bright outlook

2013-02-27 07:35:20

No matter how many accolades or how much media attention Wu Mengdi receives, the up-and-coming handbag designer says she's really not all that artistically inclined.

Worked to the bone

2013-02-27 07:35:20

Most people think about the respiratory system when they think about SARS. Chen Weiheng knows it can also affect the pelvis.

Life after logging

2013-02-25 05:56:25

Former forestry workers are adapting to the times as central government directives emphasize conservation rather than chopping down trees. Raising sika deer has become a new source of income for many former lumberjacks in Bailang town.

Following in the Khans' footsteps

2013-02-25 05:56:25

Marco Polo first introduced Kublai Khan and his empire to the West in the 13th century, while more recently a British author has devoted himself to the exploration of Mongolian history and culture for the past two decades.

Stitches of reality

2013-02-24 07:54:54

Embroidery is such an important legacy for Suzhou that the city built a museum for the handicraft. Masterpieces by the greatest artists of Suxiu (Suzhou-style embroidery) are among the collection at the Suzhou Museum.

The circus is in town

2013-02-22 10:08:21

Last year's big screen blockbuster Life of Pi was all about a shipwrecked boy and how he was adrift, stranded on a lifeboat with a huge tiger. In certain villages in Suzhou, Anhui province, living with tigers and lions is part of daily life.

A highly tangled character

2013-02-22 09:45:13

These days you're more likely to use the virtual net than handle a real one, but the character 网 (wǎng) remains a handy reminder of the days when more fish slipped the hunter's net than savvy Internet users jumped over firewalls.

Single-minded steward

2013-02-21 07:41:50

While the famous "Iron Man" Wang Jinxi braved the bleak grasslands to explore oil to meet the nation's needs in the 1960s, his successor Sun Bo paved the way for his peers to tap into resources overseas.

Post-holiday blues

2013-02-20 11:04:59

After Spring Festival, the country is getting back to work. However, it can be difficult to adjust schedules after holiday. Chinese faces fashion bloom

Exploring identities

2013-02-19 14:27:27

Museum curator Herb Tam uses art to explore the dynamic, variegated experience of Asians in the US. A museum of their own Private museums spring up

The Dating Gun God Machine that's too good to be true

2013-02-19 14:21:59

The Dating Gun God Machine that's too good to be true. Even at dinner when there's conversation, a lot of WeChat is on the phone with third parties.

Creative director: roots bring me back

2013-02-18 11:09:08

As a creative director and consultant, Nian Fish has directed hundreds of fashion shows for the world's biggest brands. Menswear the wolf in the pack