Agony of Defeat
Li Na of China reacts after falling during her final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday. Li lost to Azarenka in a drama-packed title game 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Photo by Damir Sagolj / Reuters
Migrant grandparents who leave their homes to live in the cities and take care of their children's children are a growing demographic. Liu Zhihua highlights changes they have to face in adapting to their new lifestyles.
Discussion of China's policy agenda under new leadership is heating up, with leading government officials and international economists at the World Economic Forum saying that China should continue to push structural reforms to achieve sustainable development.
Throughout history, family has been considered to be the base of Chinese society. And although Western lifestyles have been adopted, the traditional family structure and values still hold a prominent position.
Liliane Fawcett says her gallery Themes & Variations has never attracted as much media coverage as in the past month, when it hosted its first exhibition of Chinese contemporary design.
Eleven of the world's 50 biggest cities are in China, but most Americans would be hard-pressed to name more than three.
Thailand is often called the "land of smiles", not only because of its natural beauty and historical riches, but also because of its friendly people and fascinating culture. Smiling is so ubiquitous here, it is practically contagious. According to some medical experts, smiling relieves stress and boosts the immune system.
In eight days' time, bosses be warned: About 25 million people across China could show up to work late, or be distracted in the morning. That's how many Chinese people America's National Football League forecasts will watch the sport's spectacular, the Super Bowl..
In the main hall of the hands-on science exhibits at the Cape Town Science Center in South Africa, a lifeless, tattered globe stands under naked fluorescent bulbs, all but ignored by children passing through on school tours.
MUMBAI, India - Mothers-in-law are not a joke on Indian TV. They are the law.
Science and Technology
Step into a casino and chances are good that slot machines are filling much of the space, as far as the eye can see. That dominant presence reflects the preference of many customers for machine gambling over human-mediated table games. Not surprisingly, electronic game machines contribute a clear majority of revenue for casinos in general.
Arts and Styles
Maybe it was because they had met on the dating Web site OkCupid. But when the dark-eyed musician asked Shani Silver, a social media and blog manager in Philadelphia, out on a "date"Friday night, she was expecting at least a drink, one on one.
Successful businesses are all about knowing the market and finding a niche. While there is very little that's new in the competitive world of fashion, there is always room for a fresh approach by creative new talent.
Forget about double-boiling bird's nest for that collagen fix. The eco-friendly, economically viable option is to seek out soap nuts, white fungus and peach gum for a beauty regime that starts inside out. When we were younger, and the Chinese world was still relatively undisturbed by too much wealth, our grandmothers and mothers fed us hashima and bird's nest rarely but regularly, convinced they were investments toward clear, bright, unblemished skins.
A child's fairytales are often destroyed by reality on becoming an adult, but the exhibition Boys and Girls by six young, award-winning contemporary Chinese artists emphasizes their continued importance.
Egret Island. Island of Abundant Crops. Gateway to China. Amoy. Siming ("Remember the Ming"). Few cities can boast a more colorful series of names - and a history to match - than Xiamen. Legend has it that egrets and poisonous snakes once battled for supremacy here. The birds won, which is why tourists can enjoy a view of Egret Island, and why the egret's silhouette adorns the logos of many local businesses.