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  • Going wild in wetlands

    2016-07-11 07:24

    Chen Yan enjoyed seeing wild birds as he boated over Heilongjiang province's Khanka Lake.

  • Tropical refresher

    2016-07-09 07:35

    On a plane destined for Sanya, Hainan province, I was still amused recalling my friends' reaction to the news that I was flying to the tropical island in June - they looked shocked at my upcoming southward flight and sounded as if I planned to dive into boiling water.

  • Various vintages give pu'er a changing character

    2016-07-09 07:35

    It has often occurred to me that pu'er tea can be compared to wine. The green yellowish color of raw pu'er soup always reminds me of Chardonnay. The reddish-brown color of a matured pu'er can be compared to that of an aged Merlot, although mature pu'er is often even darker. And like wines, a vintage pu'er is both collectible and expensive.

  • New Beijing venue elevates chain's hotpot experience

    2016-07-08 07:53

    Business at Xiabu Xiabu's recently opened sibling CouCou seemed brisk even before it officially began operations on the last day of June.

  • Jiangsu dishes offer a legacy of rice wine

    2016-07-08 07:53

    More than 2,000 years ago, people in the ancient Yue State, where Yangzhou city of Jiangsu province is today, were already using Chinese wine and wine lees to flavor food. By the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the two cooking methods had become quite common in ordinary families' kitchens.

  • Suds of summer

    2016-07-08 07:53

    The rising temperatures and agreeable weather of summer in Harbin attract tourists from all over the world to celebrate its International Beer Festival for about two weeks, through July 17.

  • Tourists visit Zhuge village in Zhejiang

    2016-07-07 10:55

    The Zhuge village is home to descendents of Zhuge Liang, an important military strategist serving as the Prime Minister of the Shu Kingdom in the period of the Three Kingdoms.

  • Gorging on healthful types of ice cream

    2016-07-06 07:44

    Chinese consumers take a shine to greater variety of tummy-friendly desserts

  • Desserts reflect new lifestyle

    2016-07-06 07:44

    To meet their demand for healthy foods, both local and foreign manufacturers have introduced low-fat or reduced-sugar products.

  • Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka increase by 28.8 percent in June

    2016-07-05 15:23

    While Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals only marginally increased by 2.2 percent, arrivals from China increased 28.8 percent in June 2016, compared to the same period last year.

  • Feast of food, history and culture in Xi'an

    2016-07-05 08:27

    Cameras clicked to capture the contrast between the glowing red lanterns standing on Xi'an's ancient City Wall and the neon lights of the skyscrapers beyond.

  • Italy, one plate at a time

    2016-07-05 08:30

    A star Beijing chef brings the foods of his native land to Chinese readers in a luminous new cookbook.

  • 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.