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  • Under the hammer

    2013-03-08 09:56

    A plan to guarantee royalties on auctioned works, even after the death of the artist, stirs debate in China. Chinese artists' works gain global appeal

  • Technology transforms art sharing

    2013-03-08 10:31

    Is contemporary art for everyone? Is Chinese contemporary art for everyone? The answer is yes for Wendi Deng, the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and for Kenzo Digital, a director and video artist based in New York. 

  • Earning air miles, but at a cost

    2013-03-07 10:40

    It's 11 pm and Tony To waits anxiously in the airport cargo area as he awaits the arrival of a crate containing his beloved three cats.

  • Feline fine!

    2013-03-07 10:40

    Showing off cats is an increasingly popular pursuit. A significant industry has built up around competitions.

  • Barking up the right tree

    2013-03-05 09:19

    An innovative artist harnesses nature as a canvas for her art, and her works on tree trunks have added a color to drab winter streetscapes.

  • Resistance to digital price tags

    2013-03-04 13:24

    Altierre, a digital tag and sensor maker based in San Jose, California, has raised more than $80 million from investors and spent 10 years developing the technology for digital tags and the wireless networks they require.

  • Film guru points out way of the West

    2013-03-04 15:19

    Sid Ganis voted at and attended the 85th Academy Awards, and really enjoyed the three-and-a-half hour show.

  • Hollywood looks east

    2013-03-04 09:29

    US film companies are seeking partners in China to co-produce films so they can get around the restriction of imported movies. It's a fine Life

  • Keeping it in the family

    2013-03-04 10:24

    Separate accounts or joint account? We ask several couples how they balance the family books. Picking a partner for parenting, romance excluded

  • Party with 节

    2013-03-01 11:17

    The character 节 is, in a word, an instant party-attach it to the end of just about anything and you've got yourself a holiday. Tack it on to 劳动 (láodòng), or labor, and you've got 劳动节 (Láodòngjié), Labor Day; add it to 妇女 (fùnǚ), woman, and you've got 妇女节 (Fùnǚjié), Women's Day. Add it to spring, 春 (chūn), and you've got the biggest holiday of the year: 春节(Chūnjié), or Spring Festival. 节, in other words, has the power to transform the dead of winter into a raging, baijiu-fueled, firework-popping celebration.

  • Make your mark

    2013-03-01 11:17

    The use of seals stretches back thousands of years in China and yet remains an integral part of modern society, used today by government, the banking industry and artists.

  • O say, can you sing ... live?

    2013-03-01 13:49

    Netizens accuse the singers at the Spring Festival Gala of lip-syncing to hundreds of millions of viewers. Beyonce admits Inauguration Day lip-sync

  • 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.