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  • Evolution of shopping in China

    2013-01-10 09:54

    Before the existence of department stores in China, people bought different things in different shops

  • Retail therapy

    2013-01-10 09:31

    Shopping malls used to be the place people go to shop. But today, these commercial complexes are often much more than that.

  • Best-selling list reveals shift in taste

    2013-01-08 14:48

    The best-selling lists reveal the major trends of 2012 that show shifts in Chinese readers' taste.Sales that speak volumes

  • Leaf through

    2013-01-08 14:42

    The year 2012 started uneventfully for the literature scene in China but ended with a bang.

  • If information is king, data good currency

    2013-01-09 13:59

    Cash isn't going to be king forever. It's a bit like shell money or trading in beads, an outdated system that people will laugh at sometime in the future.

  • Russians celebrate Orthodox Christmas

    2013-01-08 16:20

    A man dressed as Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost), the Russian Santa Claus, leads people to dance during a celebration on Orthodox Christmas at Sokolniky Park of Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan 7, 2013.

  • A class of her own

    2013-01-08 14:53

    A woman's struggle to educate her intellectually disabled grandson inspires her to start a special education school.

  • She left her heart behind in Tanzania

    2013-01-08 14:20

    At the beginning of 2012, a volunteer project transported Cao Jingyi from China to Tanzania, where she made friends with dozens of orphans.

  • Tanzanian broadcaster has China in her eyes

    2013-01-08 14:10

    Pili Mwinyi Khamis works for China Radio International (CRI) and she is involved in the production of several programs.

  • Ancient words blossom into modern art

    2013-01-07 13:51

    In China, the idea that one's character can be judged by the quality of his or her writing is more than an adage.

  • Wings of aspiration

    2013-01-07 10:15

    Artist Xu Bing's massive phoenixes take flight in the US, giving exhibition-goers a complex sense of China's rise.Help me out of the closet

  • His best friends here are four-legged

    2013-01-06 11:38

    For Christopher Barden, 45, the best time of the day is when he visits his dog shelter, where dozens of animals bark to express joy and leap on him for attention and affection.

  • 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.