Greenhouse cash

2011-03-02 07:46:51

Lands rendered worthless by mining in Anhui province are being put to new use, giving farmers a fresh source of livelihood.

It's the season to begin exercising

2011-03-02 07:46:51

Spring is traditionally the time of year when most people bestir themselves to exercise.

Supersize my shopping and max my credit card, please

2011-03-02 07:46:51

Group buying makes me think of supersizing McDonald's meals. You think it's a bargain, more for less, and then you die of a heart attack.

A friend in need is a friend indeed

2011-03-02 07:46:51

The Chinese people are a friendly mob and are quick to assist baffled newcomers in this foreign land on the far side of the world.

Thirst for class

2011-03-02 07:46:51

More Chinese are taking to wine drinking and are seeking help to make informed choices.

Trying a bit of fun to keep classroom awake

2011-03-01 07:30:28

As I sit here in my office, overlooking the campus of Tianjin Medical University, I can see hundreds of students coming through the gates - each towing a suitcase, or lugging bags - as they get ready to start the new term.

The other little book

2011-03-01 07:30:28

A black notebook which has on its cover a set of interlocking "CC" images, is all the rage among millions of young Chinese.

Changing face of fashion

2011-03-01 07:30:28

A marked increase in Chinese faces on the runway was one highlight of the just-ended high-octane spectacle that is New York Fashion Week.

No more tears

2011-03-01 07:30:28

Belgian Koen Sevenants is a beacon of hope for Chinese children of convicts, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his moments of dark despair.

Targeting goldfish trick will not help to protect animals

2011-02-28 10:09:16

When I heard days later about how angry the animal rights groups are, I felt they were just making an unnecessary fuss.

Hero is as hero does

2011-02-25 07:53:33

While today's young Chinese may struggle to point to their heroes, the idea of heroism is very much alive.

Charity's Net

2011-02-17 08:02:02

The Internet is changing the face of giving in China as micro-philanthropy makes steady strides.