Temple of Italian cuisine

2012-11-10 08:08:15

Shanghai has many Italian restaurants, but few pay homage to the country's cuisine like Capo at Shanghai's Rockbund.

A winter feast at Madame Zhu's

2012-11-10 08:08:15

While it is always nice to dine at a restaurant that is beautifully decorated and comfortable, it is when the chefs put their hearts into the food that the dining experience stands out - like a meal at Madam Zhu's Kitchen.

Actor Li mourned by theater peers

2012-11-10 08:08:15

Li Moran, a celebrated drama and film actor, died of a heart attack at the age of 85 on Thursday.

Tea ceremony added to flight training

2012-11-09 10:48:13

Student flight attendants receive professional training in a simulation cabin in Wuhan, Hubeiprovince, on Oct 9, 2012.

In a snapshot

2012-11-09 10:07:42

Sabrina Merolla is enthralled by the images that flit past her eyes every day in Beijing. Through her camera lens those seemingly transient scenes of everyday life take on a more permanent nature. Merolla, 35, from Italy, has been a photographer for 10 years, and she regards her love for taking such pictures not just as a release from the pace of modern life, but as an opportunity to reconnect with reality and the life within. Merolla has been keeping track of the daily sights and sounds of the Chinese world by using what she calls the snapshot style. "The trick of photography is to keep sights fresh," she says.

Taking China to the world

2012-11-09 10:07:42

Janice Blackburn has traveled the world to uncover the best work of emerging artistic talent and bring it to international attention through an annual exhibition.

Thirty Years of Majors

2012-11-09 10:07:06

When Lin took the gaokao in 1955, students did not have the option to choose their own majors - that privilege was not extended until after the early 1960s.

Death flight for birds on night of the hunter

2012-11-01 14:41:31

Migration-route ambush provides rich pickings, reports Yang Wanli in Hunan province.

A crazy man's video triggers protection of bird sanctuary

2012-11-01 11:14:29

Li Feng, a cameraman, calls himself a "crazy man" on his Sina Weibo page and in many media interviews and has recently been called the nation's consciousness on bird protection.

Living with loneliness

2012-10-29 09:46:45

Though traditional Chinese morality emphasizes being filial, an ageing society is producing innovative care in the community programs for the elderly.

Contagious culture

2012-10-28 14:25:51

A viral hit from South Korea is a rude wake-up call to aspiring Chinese artists and entertainers that cultural products need spontaneity and diversity.

Bread, circuses and hair removal creams

2012-10-30 09:27:28

While not all journalists are clever, there are some brilliant minds in marketing whose job is to create demand for products. After all, this is capitalism.