The great rush forward

2011-03-13 07:57:09

Nurturing takes time, as do a lot of things that are good for us: slow, sustainable food; a gradual detox; a laid-back, more reflective way of life.

Mending the fu er dai's reputation

2011-03-13 07:47:05

I've been intrigued by one of last year's hottest Internet catch phrases, "fu er dai", or second rich generation.

As time goes by

2011-03-13 08:01:20

At 796 Huaihai Lu in the center of Shanghai, and you cannot fail to be impressed by the sprawling English-style landscaped garden and the 1920s colonial villa there.

A woman's way

2011-03-13 07:47:05

Cosmo China editor explores modern phenomenon of 'leftover girls' and opportunities for today's readers. Gan Tian reports.

High spirits

2011-03-11 10:56:22

Domestic liquor boom sparks plans for international 'firewater' expansion.

Flying finn

2011-03-11 10:30:55

Finnish aviation veteran helps pioneer China's european connection.

A tweet for the masses

2011-03-10 07:55:57

A platform of 457 million netizens and 303 million people using mobile phones for Internet access has made micro-blogging a hugely popular activity.

Chinese learning like getting in shape: no pain, no gain

2011-03-10 07:55:57

A foreigner hoping to learn Chinese is like a person with a flabby physique hoping to get in shape.

Music for the ears, balm for the soul

2011-03-09 08:01:33

Songs of Guangxi carries the distinctive imprint of Zhang Jigang, one of the architects of the dazzling Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Dead and buried in style

2011-03-09 08:01:33

The funeral services industry is moving with the times and the bereaved want a more personalized service.

New gene finds point to heart disease risk

2011-03-09 08:01:33

Scientists have found 13 new gene variants that increase a person's risk of developing heart disease, the world's No 1 killer, in a series of large-scale international genetic studies.

Gardening can be therapeutic

2011-03-09 08:01:33

Gardening does a body good. The gardener communes with nature, can sow and reap, shape the garden as he or she sees fit.