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  • Carbon footprint

    2013-01-16 10:20

    If each of us makes a little more effort to sort out our garbage, there will be more recycled items with better quality.When paper saves the earth

  • Books on city planning

    2013-01-15 14:28

    This bilingual book explains the Five Ws of planning to Chinese officials. Author James Jao employs a storytelling approach to urge Chinese planners to avoid mistakes made in the West.

  • The people's skyline

    2013-01-15 12:33

    Everyday folks need a voice in urban planning, a prominent architect and author tells Erik Nilsson

  • First time for Chinese debutantes

    2013-01-15 14:26

    For the first time, China has publicly shown off its own debutantes. Milan Fashion Week starts on somber note

  • Cities: Can China's west build China's best?

    2013-01-15 14:58

    While western China is infamously underdeveloped, its cities might soon offer higher standards of living than prosperous coastal megalopolises in the east.

  • Aznavour is still young at heart

    2013-01-14 10:11

    Charles Aznavour visited a mental health school in Shanghai and watched the students playing and offered a helping hand when he saw anyone in difficulty.

  • Dream factory

    2013-01-14 15:14

    The creative director of Danish audio products manufacturer Bang Olufsen says he has the perfect job.Guardian of time's past Wings of aspiration

  • Life is an education

    2013-01-14 09:57

    Anna Pao Sohmen, the eldest daughter of a former Hong Kong shipping magnate, has devoted her life and wealth to educating others.

  • Changing perceptions

    2013-01-11 15:21

    As bureau chief of China Central Television Africa in Nairobi, Song Jianing wants to provide a view of the real China to Africa and the real Africa to the rest of the world.

  • Behind the screen

    2013-01-11 15:21

    Interior design is big business in China today, with wealthy homebuyers ready to pay for expert advice on where to place their furniture or which wallpaper to choose.

  • Bulgarian shares the fruit of his labor

    2013-01-10 10:42

    While he was preparing to rush home to Bulgaria for Christmas, Atanas Blagov had an unexpected and unforgettable experience.

  • Remade for adventure

    2013-01-10 09:58

    A national tragedy showed Zhang Xinyu how fragile human existence can be, and he's reshaped his life to make the most of it.

  • 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.