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  • Breeding creativity

    2013-08-11 10:15

    Rebecca Lo strolls round the historic district of St. Lazarus in Macao and finds that it has become an incubator for artists and designers.

  • The other kind of hotdog

    2013-08-10 08:34

    In the heat of summer, most people want to cool off. But not those in Yulin. Residents of this city of six million in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region prefer to counter heat with heat. They celebrate the hottest day of the year by eating dog meat, which, in traditional Chinese thinking, is supposed to generate "heat".

  • Cosy gem in an unexpected spot

    2013-08-10 08:34

    Hikari Japanese Cuisine is a surprising find. The small and cosy restaurant is on the second floor of what looks like a smallish commercial building in Causeway Bay.

  • Branding history

    2013-08-10 08:34

    These are the hotels of royalty and aristocracy, of the political elite and the literary adventuresome. They sell nostalgia and history and recreate a piece of the past garnished with thoroughly modern luxuries. Pauline D. Loh visits the Raffles Hotels in Singapore and Beijing.

  • Breaking barriers, setting records

    2013-08-10 08:34

    Ask George Benney about his Chinese name "Zuo Bainian", and the managing director of the Regent Beijing will say with a smile: "Actually Li Ruihuan (the former mayor of Tianjin) personally picked it out for me nearly 30 years ago and I've been using it ever since."

  • China has a new 'tallest building'

    2013-08-08 10:02

    The final steel beam was placed atop the Shanghai Tower, making the structure China's newest "tallest building" and a standing testament to the country's construction frenzy.

  • Dairy before dawn

    2013-08-08 00:32

    In Zhenglan Banner, in the Inner Mongolian autonomous region, Togo, a 50-year-old woman of the Mongolian ethnic group, has already begun her work for the day.

  • Tale as old as the grassland

    2013-08-08 00:23

    Hailar is not just famous for its scenery. The transit city is home to many legends, as Wang Kaihao finds out.

  • Crafting a town

    2013-08-08 02:16

    Cicheng is an ancient town with a rich history, but instead of attracting tourists to its picturesque streets, it hopes to lure designers with its exquisite culture of handicrafts.

  • International vertical run debuts in Beijing

    2013-08-06 09:01

    German runner Thomas Dold and Australian Suzy Walsham respectively claimed first place in the men's and women's vertical marathon in Beijing on Saturday, the first such event held in the Chinese mainland.

  • Search for Mr Rich goes awry

    2013-08-06 10:18

    Chinese women on the hunt for a rich husband have been warned to be wary of online fraudsters posing as high-class matchmakers or suitors.

  • Lei Feng's African brother

    2013-08-06 10:02

    He had never heard of China's icon of selflessness before, but he is carrying on the good work of China's hero soldier.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.