Chu Yanli's boyfriend again suggested she quit her software engineering job three months after they started dating. It was 4 am on a weekday in April, and Chu had just gotten home from work. She'd spent the past 18 hours glued to her office computer, trying to fix a programming glitch on Alipay, China's leading online payment service.
China's National Games has slimmed down to a leaner form this year.
When Candice Teoh took computer science at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, nearly 20 years ago, she was one of three female students in her class. Most other women, the 43-year-old recalls, preferred business computing.
Zhang Xianyuan says much has changed in the 10 years since he arrived as the only teacher in the three adobe structures that served as Dachai Primary School in Gansu province's Dongxiang autonomous county.
China is discovering brownfields can be green, and some think they'll become the new black for the country's urban planning.
One beat of the gravel on the wooden table and the sounds of cymbals signal the beginning of an age-old storytelling performance.
Six doctors told former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt he should retire. Thankfully he sought further opinions and is now looking forward to a third-round clash at the US Open.
Though he rose from obscurity to become a successful entrepreneur, Yin Mingjian from Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is more famous for his countless charitable initiatives.
It seemed like a logical alliance for the interconnected worlds of Hollywood and politics. Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico, and the movie star Robert Redford joined animal rights groups in a lawsuit to block the revival of horse slaughter in the United States, proclaiming they were "standing with Native American leaders," to whom horse slaughter "constitutes a violation of tribal cultural values."
LEEDS, England - Trey was nervous. He tapped his bare feet on the studio floor and pulled the zipper on his indigo jumpsuit up and down so fast it sang. He was talking a lot.
Science and Technology
SAN DIEGO, California - Someday printers may churn out hearts, livers and other organs. For now, Darryl D'Lima would settle for a bit of knee cartilage.
Arts and Styles
Fast-hardening conventional wisdom has declared 2013 the year of the flop, as one American movie box office catastrophe has followed another.
Jiaozi restaurants are becoming more refined. That's the impression I get from a few recent visits to eateries that specialize in jiaozi, or boiled dumpling.
As a Chinese artist appointed the creative director for a complete capsule collection of a foreign luxury brand, Zhou Yi says the last thing she wants in her works is the "Chinese element", stereotyped by many foreigners and Chinese alike, when it comes to fashion designs.
Wilson Chi-lan Lam isn't ashamed to admit he loves making money.
It promised to be my easiest frugal assignment yet: five days in a paradise of cheap eating, cheaper drinking and free music in the walking- and biking-friendly city - New Orleans.