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Water woes wash over Lanzhou
Residents of downtown communities in Lanzhou fetch water from sprinklers on Saturday. A subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp is being blamed for an oil leak that poisoned the tap water in Gansu's provincial capital on Friday. The leak has been located, and repairs are underway. Photo by Fu Ding / for China Daily

Internships set sail

Having finished an international relations degree at an Australian university, Kathleen Rosser was ready for the working world. But with a sluggish global economy, she was facing a tough job market - especially as a recent graduate.

Flight search may head underwater

Sunday talk

Sunday News

Asia should look within itself: Forum

Focusing on the region's cultures can boost development, participants say

Oil leak blamed for tap water contamination

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Sunday Special

Experience that adds up

Chinese students in Europe and North America are finding experience outside the classroom can provide a critical edge when it comes to looking for work if they wish to stay overseas beyond graduation.

Sunday People

Scaling new heights

A bulletin board in his office lists Chen Zhou's schedule for April: He is due to give 15 speeches this month, and he says his agent has had to turn down invitations to do dozens more.

World Scene

Young stars have eyes on Europe

Sunday Expat

Playing to make a connection

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, game developer Samson Mow always had a craving for something more, somewhere else. While Vancouver is a world-class city, Shanghai was the place he wanted to be.

Out and about

Platform for youth

Sunday Image

Prowling the catwalks

The China Fashion Week autumn/winter wrapped up with a show staged by established Japanese brand Issey Miyake on March 31 at Beijing's D-Park. The eight-day event presented nearly 60 programs, including 30 fashion shows, four competitions, five exhibitions and 20 seminars. More than 40 designers, 60 brands and 110 models from home and abroad participated. China's fashion scene swerved toward eco-friendly this year. Many designers are using biodegradable materials and natural colors. They're also paying attention to functionality and steering away from exaggerated shapes.

Sunday Style

Hothouse gems

Hands can reveal a lot about a person. Dora Tam's fingers are lean and efficient. She has an elaborate cursive tattoo on her right index finger. These are the hands of a person who does meticulous work. They are the hands of someone who doesn't mind getting down and dirty. Yet the tattoo alludes to Tam's love for the beautiful.

Sunday Food

Latin lover

I love anything that does double duty. Reversible bags, vests that can be worn upside down and Transformer-like furnishings can all be found in my closet and home. I extend that sentiment to restaurants, making Toro one of my latest finds.

Bartenders strut (and shake and stir) on awards night


Sunday Kaleidoscope

Featureless but not faceless

Ofer Lellouche's exhibition at Shanghai's Himalayas Museum started at an inconvenient time on March 30, when the Israeli consulate was closed.

Shanghai orchid show blossoms

Le Passage offers a taste of France in Mogan Mountain

Sunday Travel

Marches and munchies

Visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras season? You'll find pizza, hot dog stands and rolling carts of cotton candy galore along the parade routes, but some of the city's finest fare can also be consumed along St. Charles Avenue - the main drag for the biggest and glitziest star-studded processions of Carnival.

Temptations in downtown Vegas

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