The president's choice

2012-04-10 08:04:37

The tagline used in the advert for the film Titanic, screened for the first time in Chinese theaters in 1998, remains an eternal favorite with industry insider Ben Ji.

Voices in his head

2012-04-10 08:04:37

Just how many people is the writer Han Dong? Offer an idea and he usually has more than one take on it. Take the theme of urban youth being sent down to pick up life lessons from peasants living in rural China in the wake of the "cultural revolution" (1966-76), for example.

Country and Eastern music

2012-04-06 07:52:07

A series of Dong ethnic group folk music concerts has attracted considerable attention in Beijing.

US surgeons bring healing to orphans

2012-04-05 13:09:48

The 4-year-old boy stared for the first time at his surgically separated fingers and toes.

My attempts to avoid minefield of CNY doomed to fail

2012-02-09 10:36:47

At home in the UK, I dread Nov 5. It's not the fact that the shops are already pumping out Bing Crosby with exhausting pre-Christmas zeal.

Sunao: Zen and the art of vegan

2012-01-26 09:34:38

To show their appreciation for a gentle, candid and sincere attitude, the owners of Sunao named their restaurant for the frequently used Japanese word to describe the outlook.

Captivating cuisines

2012-01-26 09:29:01

Memorable meals from the past year suggest a dining extravaganza for the Year of the Dragon.

Demand for organic food sprouts up at Spring Festival

2012-01-26 09:10:39

Organic food products have become popular New Year gifts as the Chinese are paying more attention to health and food safety.

Picture this: Friends forever

2012-01-26 09:52:04

Eight women from a small town in Zhejiang province's Wenzhou city have set a world record with their strong friendship and a simple vow.

Feasting on black gold

2012-01-21 07:50:42

They are tiny black chunks that are, frankly, not the most immediately attractive morsels.

New year brings new menus

2012-01-21 10:49:53

Many Chinese restaurants are ringing in the Chinese New Year with new menus and promotions.

Lifetime of stories

2012-01-03 07:42:30

Businesses offer seniors and others a chance to tell the tale of their lives and publish it as their memoirs.