From manufacturing hub to fashion capital

2011-09-21 07:50:46

Shenzhen is not only the nation's garment capital, with 3,000 garment manufacturers employing nearly 500,000 people, but also home to world famous designers.

China's shaping up to be obesogenic

2011-09-21 07:50:46

Wang Di's classmates couldn't recognize her this semester. The 16-year-old weighed 129 kg before summer and fewer than 100 kg after.

Fake bakes and white is right

2011-09-21 07:50:46

Surfing the Web often dissolves cultural differences, making us think we live in a globalized, uniform environment. But things are far from that simple.

Remembering a hero

2011-09-20 08:02:27

Research reveals the identity of the first Chinese casualty of the 14-year War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Helping foreign friends, or minding my own business?

2011-09-20 08:02:27

In a stall of Beijing's Silk Market, I watched in amazement the young vendor, with supreme confidence, pull out silk nightgown after nightgown for the perusal of a foreigner.

Lest people forget the facts

2011-09-20 08:02:27

Zhan Hongge, 45, is a special kind of collector.

One-way ticket to success

2011-09-20 08:02:27

Rocker Wu Bai has been crafting pop and rock songs for 20 years and is still feeling inspired.

What's new

2011-09-20 08:02:27

Seediq Bale part one premieres in Taiwan

From strength to strength

2011-09-20 08:02:27

When Wu Bai pursued his musical dreams in Taipei in the early 1990s, his guitar skills attracted the attention of drummer Dean Zavolta, Chu Chien-hui and Yu Ta-hao.

Talking sex with your kids

2011-09-19 08:00:09

A bold initiative to introduce sex education in primary schools is being viewed as a sign of progress by many in a nation where traditionally the subject is taboo.

Living with the locals

2011-09-18 07:20:25

From a Beijing courtyard home to an Amsterdam houseboat, overnight options abound on websites that offer travelers local color in private housing.

Food and wine that touch the heart

2011-09-18 07:18:20

The Ming Court at the Langham Xintiandi stands out with its excellent pairing of elegant Chinese cuisine and the best local wines.