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Green Drivers

BEIJING - Energy conservation and environmental protection is a long-term strategy as well as an urgent practical option for China, said Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday, two days ahead of the climate change summit in Durban, South Africa.

Sunday Talk

Sunday Digest

New patrols to start along Mekong River

BEIJING - Joint police patrols along the Mekong River will kick off in mid December to restore security after a deadly attack to Chinese ships in October.

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Sunday Special

Invisible Walls

Businessman Huang Nubo says an invisible barrier still exists for Chinese investors seeking opportunities abroad, after finding out his application for a land deal in Iceland was rejected on Saturday. "The denial reflects the unjust and parochial investment environment facing private Chinese enterprises abroad," Huang said at his Beijing company headquarters yesterday morning in an exclusive interview with China Daily. He said the rejection was a loss for both Iceland, and Chinese investors. Huang's $200 million investment plan was to buy 300 square kilometers of land in northeast Iceland for a resort project.

Private colleges offer degrees of post-graduate in social work

Sunday People

Can you say 'booger'?

It may be awhile before schools in China begin including cryptic American slang like "totes magotes" or "Badonkadonk" in their English curriculum. But for now, Chinese students are navigating the puzzling world of American slang with the assistance of Jessica Beinecke, host of Voice of America's online English-teaching program OMG Meiyu.

Parker smells potential in China's wines

Sunday Expat

First down, goal to go

As the National Football League (NFL) passes the midpoint of the season, millions of Americans have been nestling into their favorite armchairs, cracking a beer and tuning into one of their nation's most popular televised sports.

Briton embraces the martial art of Wing Chun

Romanians offer fine sips and singing

Sunday Image

Streets of Kashgar

This oasis city near Tajikistan has welcomed travelers since the days of the Silk Road. Photographer Wang Jing explores with his camera and an artist's eye.

Sunday Food

Slow evolution

It's hard to eat organic in Beijing. You pay a lot more than ordinary and you have to plan way in advance. You also need to be an investigative reporter. Those are the reasons why I had enormous empathy for Alice Waters and her team as they searched for real organic ingredients, and an equal amount of respect and admiration for the fact that they managed to pull it off at all.

Moving Forward

Support farmers with our guide to organic farms

Marrying French with Chinese Shanghai

Sunday Style

Exotic Xinjiang

To Sun Xiuqin, it is the designer's responsibility to introduce a unique cultural identity that resonates with a particular period of history. Her latest collection, shown at the recent Beijing International Fashion Week, does just that. It draws inspiration from an ancient kingdom called Qiuci, located on the route of Silk Road, where traders from East and West met and exchanged goods and culture. Qiuci's dominance included the area now known as Kuche county in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, an area that still boasts vestiges of cultural influences from ancient Greece, Rome, Persia and, of course, the central plains of China. The most well known among these surviving traces include the murals of the grottoes of Qiuci, which illustrated the early history of Buddhism's entry into China from India.

Fashion sparkles with attitude

Sunday Kaleidoscope

Handwriting, Best in China

Wang Xizhi (王羲之) is known as the "Sage of Calligraphy" in China and Asia, although none of his original works have survived the ravages of time and dynasties. Little wonder, since the master calligraphist died 1,650 years ago. He had lived from 303 to 361, during the Jin era (AD 265-420), directly after the tumultuous Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280).

Sleep-watching Weerasethakul

Notre Dame comes to Shanghai

City guide

Sunday Travel

Singapore: A Fine City

There will be no Singapore Slings. Not one. It's not happening. You could blanket the Raffles Hotel's famous Long Bar with one hundred yuan notes and this tourist kitsch would still not be appealing. Known as the little red dot, due to its lack of visible landmass on world maps, Singapore has much more to offer than the literary cliche taken on by travel writers the world over.

Doha's Education City: investing in the future