A proactive approach to luck

2012-01-03 07:41:58

Superstitions live on in China because, as many doubters say, better safe than sorry.

Wines that match the beauty of their locations

2011-12-31 10:32:43

Rippon vineyard on the edge of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand's south island must be one of the most photographed wineries in the world.

Straight to the source

2011-12-31 10:02:23

A tour of Italy's olive oil producers illustrated the adage that a clean and natural environment produces the best quality olive oil.

Coal mines as tourist draws

2011-10-13 07:50:17

As a young, migrant carver in Shenzhen in the late-1970s, Yang Kequan's dream was to someday start a small agate workshop, where he could hire a handful of workers.

Where dinosaurs once roamed

2011-10-13 07:50:17

Chaoyang's Sihetun village, an hour by car from the city center, yielded one of mankind's most significant fossil finds - the sinosauropteryx, the first feathered dinosaur ever unearthed.

Litmus test of food safety

2011-10-13 07:50:17

Given the nation's food scandals in recent years, a quick, relatively cheap and effective testing kit is timely and reassuring.

A backseat driver has a front-row seat on car madness

2011-10-13 07:50:17

I have the best time in the car when I'm with my Chinese in-laws. I just sit back, close my eyes and smile.

What's new

2011-10-13 07:50:17

Chinese tenors to perform at Great Hall of the People

Race for beauty's bounty

2011-10-07 11:37:19

Beauty pageants were once taboo, but they are now being embraced as a way to attract attention to local charm.

Learning from the lessons of history

2011-10-06 08:03:32

A 20-year-old docent gains a deeper understanding of life through her work at Xi'an Museum in Shaanxi province.

Man finds meaning as a nurse with own advantages

2011-10-06 08:03:03

Calmness and strength held at emergencies prove helpful for patients

A hobby sealed with a kiss

2011-10-06 08:03:03

SHANGHAI - For many people, particularly younger generations, the love letter is a tool of the past, an outdated form of communication that is read about only in Jane Austen novels.