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  • Excuse me, while I check my phone

    2014-07-11 07:01

    My mother knocked at the bathroom door one morning, yelling, "Come out and watch the TV, doctors in Singapore say that smartphone addiction is a psychiatric disorder!"

  • There's no place like home

    2014-07-03 07:20

    Where are you from?

  • China's elderly face oversized expectations

    2014-06-27 07:07

    A brief smile escaped the wrinkled face of a Chinese woman as she looked at the sky left crimson by a setting sun. The elderly woman stood outside the gymnasium of a housing cluster, carrying a child's backpack and a longing in her eyes that seemed to reflect a desire to hold on to the view.

  • Chinese turn out for distant World Cup

    2014-06-26 09:16

    The Brazilian buzz is not exclusively felt in the host nation, or in the 32 competing countries. Nations eliminated in the qualifying groups have not let their light of fervor flicker in the wind of resignation.

  • From Perth, with love

    2014-06-13 07:12

    There are lots of unfair stereotypes about China.

  • Cell phone armor bedazzles China's women

    2014-06-06 06:59

    Since I arrived in Beijing last summer, I have taken to the underground train system like a duck to water. I have used the subway to travel to work, visit tourist sites, run petty family errands, meet friends and even while away time.

  • We wed on wechat

    2014-06-06 06:59

    Some days, the beeping of incoming messages gets overwhelming, but technology does facilitate quick communication at little cost. Tiffany Tan writes.

  • Local flavors, local friends

    2014-05-14 11:02

    Whenever I'm in a new city, I like to walk as much as I can, particularly off the beaten track—first to get my bearings, then to stumble on unexpected treasures that aren't part of the regular tourist trails.

  • Discovering Beijing through bicycling

    2014-05-08 10:08

    Shortly after I arrived in Beijing last year, a friend in South Korea asked me if I had yet bought a bicycle.

  • Holiday experience through US eyes

    2014-04-15 07:16

    Ripping off my Jason Voorhees facemask, I sucked in the parched fumes that pass for oxygen in my office and stared balefully at the chocolate love hearts that were chemically bonding to my desk.

  • Running through the haze becomes first Chinese lesson

    2014-03-27 08:34

    As a former champion runner back in the United Kingdom a few years ago - OK, many years ago - I learned the importance of timing.

  • Are you addicted to smartphone?

    2014-03-20 07:29

    I think my iPhone has destroyed my brain. I really do. I used to listen in meetings; now I browse the Internet. I don't text people using proper sentences anymore; I use ugly contractions such as "def" or "prob", and that's when I'm not resorting to smiley faces and winks.

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