Zhao Mengmeng makes an album of 30 photographs taken with her dad around the same date for 30 straight years as a remarkable expression of love to her parent. Photos Provided to China Daily
For Father's Day last year, Zhao Mengmeng made her dad an album of their photos taken at around the same date for 30 straight years. The first in the digital collection is a black-and-white print that shows Zhao at age 1, standing with her dad outside a brick building, her hand engulfed in his. The last shows the pair in full color three decades later, posing against a piano and a chandelier, Zhao's arms linked at the elbow with her 62-year-old father. The album, which Zhao also posted on her micro blog, is seen as a remarkable expression of a child's love for her parents. It has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. A video of their story, found online, has been watched at least 2 million times.
The al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed seven foreign hostages in Algeria on Saturday before being gunned down by special forces in a final assault on a remote desert gas complex, state television said.
We asked a cross-section of people if they say 'I love you' to their parents, spouses and children. Liu Xiangrui and Sun Ye pounded the pavement and found that there seems to be a generation gap as far as expressions of love are concerned.
Gavert Waag is the 62-year-old who introduced cross-country skiing to China - a sport that didn't exist here a decade ago. "I dream that people from all walks of life participate in the sport and enjoy it. I don't know any better way for people to entertain themselves in winter," the Swede says.
Chinese culture has become a growing feature in the Western world over the last decade, and in return European, American and other influences now abound in the major cities of China.
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Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong wants to return to competitive sports, but says the driving force behind his belated doping confession was the well-being of his five children.
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Science and Technology
When I received the results of a routine cholesterol test this summer, I was certain there had been some kind of mistake. I'm young and healthy, or so I imagined. I work out, too, and most people would describe me as lean. Plus, I eat a nutritious diet. So why did my levels of low-density lipoprotein (also known as the "bad" kind of cholesterol) surpass my I.Q. - or, for that matter, Einstein's?
Arts and Styles
In "The Visitors," a nine-screen video installation by Ragnar Kjartansson that will have its first American showing in February, the artist lies in a pedestal bathtub almost in a trance, strumming a guitar as he repeatedly sings a refrain, "Once again, I fall into my feminine ways." Over the course of an hour his voice falls and rises, on its own and in unison with performers on the other eight screens - each seen as if in a painting, playing an instrument in a different room of a beautiful, run-down mansion and singing the same enigmatic refrain at a dirgelike pace.
When British fashion designer Graeme Black was invited to work with the Chinese label 1436, initially he didn't show much interest. In early 2011, an old friend had called up and asked him: "I know an amazing company in China and they do wonderful cashmere. They are looking for a creative director. Would you be interested?"
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