Rising star ready to shine

2011-02-11 07:47:58

Joan Chen, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi - who's the next of their ilk? Most agree 24-year-old Liu Yifei is the likely contender to become an internationally adored Chinese actress.

Met celebrates Nixon in China

2011-02-11 07:47:58

John Adams' musical masterpiece has made its long-awaited debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Chiselled beauty

2011-02-10 07:53:48

Venetian gondola makers fight for space to keep tradition alive.

Lines of investigation

2011-02-09 08:16:44

Li Juyan's calligraphy collection sourced from Chinese ethnic groups is as important to him as his son.

Focusing on the absurd

2011-02-09 08:16:44

An avant-garde artist's use of surrealism in photography receives huzzas from progressives and boos from traditionalists. Zhang Kun reports.

New space for ancient place

2011-02-15 07:52:11

The Palace Museum is running a popular micro blog that answers questions about its building and collection.

Getting a lesson in manners

2011-02-15 07:53:33

For most children in the world, a smile is a symbol of happiness that appears without effort.

Looking for marriage, and maybe love

2011-02-14 07:43:52

How much do you earn? Making a match isn't always romantic.

Love like a chocolate box for sweethearts

2011-02-14 07:43:52

Valentine's Day confectionery sales surge with growing passion for tasty pleasures.

A tale of two faces

2011-02-12 07:39:09

The video of a female Russian TV host has been sweeping the Chinese Internet, garnering more than 1 million clicks in a month.

The 'tiger mother' shows her stripes

2011-02-11 07:47:58

It's a paean to parenting of the extreme kind and is likely to generate extreme responses.

Mysteries written in blood

2011-02-10 07:53:48

The historical records of a remote village and the Caucasian features of locals suggest it may have been a settlement of defeated Roman soldiers.