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Tian Xingjian, 5, calculates on the abacus on the blackboard at the preschool attached to the Beijing Bright Horizon International Academy primary school. Xu Lin / China Daily

Culture that counts

New interest in the ancient abacus can be seen on a preschool's blackboard, which is covered with photos of fruit with price tags and the ancient calculation device.

Trapped ship Xuelong likely free Monday

Sunday Talk

Sunday News

Suspect arrested in consulate arson

FBI yet to name man or motive behind the blaze in San Francisco

China's ambassador to US blasts Japan's Abe

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Sunday Special

Changing the equation

While abacuses aren't big-ticket antique collector items, auction houses in China expect their value will rise following the traditional calculation device's inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

From crunching numbers to conceiving new words

Time line

Sunday People

Reaching for utopia

Chinese artist Xu Bing celebrates the majesty of nature as the greatest force and resource given to humankind.

World Scene

A good village leader moves from the outside in

Sunday Expat

Pride of place

Austin Hu's kitchen is like a little museum of local seasonal specialties from all over China. There's caviar from the sturgeon of Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province's Hangzhou, wagyu beef from Liaoning province's Dalian and sparkling water from a pristine lake in Heilongjiang province, to name just a few of the items he stocks.

Out and about

Serials more than food for thought

Sunday Image

Resounding through the ages

Young students give a new voice to ancient Peking Opera in modern times.

Sunday Style

Family ties

Those familiar with Jo's Ready to Wear will most likely be familiar with Joanna Chu Liao, the brand's founder and lead designer. Liao personifies her brand in a way that no devoted fashion aficionado could.

Sunday Food

Small on fare, big on flavor

Walking into Beijing's Gulou area's newest Yunnan restaurant, Hani Gejiu, is like falling through the rabbit hole and finding yourself quite glad you did so. To reach the restaurant, you must navigate one of Beijing's less-picturesque hutong, tucked away in a nondescript corner of the drum and bell towers.

A gastro-bar you'll enjoy like crazy

A girls' night of Spanish delight

Sunday Kaleidoscope

Classic scenes come to life

Shanghai's Joy City is hosting the year's largest exhibition of artworks by Jimmy Liao, the acclaimed illustrator from Taiwan who is famous for his romantic and exquisite picture books loved by metropolitan youth.

Have a blast with Sarah Brightman

Giving a sweet voice to Cupid's flight

Sunday Travel

Heart and Seoul of adventure

We were wandering down one of Seoul's tourist strips, packed with people and vendors flogging everything from traditional Korean fans to Psy socks, when we were stopped by three teenage girls. "We are doing a school assignment. Will you answer our questions?" they asked in halting English.

Luxury brands setting sights on travelers

Airline news and deals

Sunday Sports

'Huge relief' for Harden to help Houston end skid

James Harden faced the throng of reporters waiting at his locker and exhaled heavily after the Houston Rockets slipped by the New York Knicks on Friday night to end a two-game skid.

Clippers beat Mavs without Paul

Ferrari fans hold vigil on Schumacher's birthday

Score board

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Ramping up the excitement

LeBron's majesty highlighted season full of surprises