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  • Walking the Beijing waterways: Central route

    2013-04-10 14:27

    In part two of Walking the Beijing waterways, D J Clark takes off on a central route that loops around a series of lakes and moats which takes him into the heart of the city and the walls of the Forbidden City.

  • Walking Beijing's waterways

    2013-04-07 15:01

    Often the best way to explore a new city is by foot and Beijing is no exception. Although the city gets a lot of bad press for it’s high levels of pollution, it also has clear days and a lot of parks and paths to explore.

  • Kempinski hosts Earth Hour celebration

    2013-03-24 18:12

    Kempinski Hotel Beijing hosted its second Global Earth Hour campaign on Saturday. The hotel demonstrated its commitment to saving energy by changing the light bulbs in the public areas to ones with better power efficiency.

  • Laowai Not: Breathing bike

    2013-03-13 09:23

    Matt Hope is an artist from the UK. Living in Beijing for five years, he has observed the extreme environmental conditions. As an installation artist, he invented a bike to generate clean air for its rider.

  • Laowai Not: Living animation

    2013-02-18 08:36

    When Brian Dowrick arrived in China, he planned to stay for three months. That was five years ago. Dorwick now owns his own animation studio in Beijing – Eclipse Studio. He also opened a school to teach Chinese people how to become animators.

  • Jiuzhai Zhuoma beauty contest

    2013-02-04 10:54

    Ten finalists competed in the second Jiuzhai Zhuoma beauty contest that ran for more than 50 days across Sichuan's famous mountain region. Online voters selected their favorite competitors from a list of 100 and narrowed the competition down to the final ten contestants.

  • Swimmers gather for icy plunge

    2013-01-09 10:39

    The Hailar National Winter Swimming Competition took place in Hulunbuir League, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, in December 2012. With temperatures dropping -32 C(-23.8 F), 126 athletes from 12 teams, mostly from North China, participated in the event.

  • Laowai Not: Stock photography in China

    2013-01-08 09:43

    Shannon Fagan came to China in 2010. The 37-year-old American was a commercial photographer back in the US, but because of the economic downturn he decided to move his business to China.

  • Laowai Not: Jamaica Me Crazy

    2012-12-31 09:00

    Rose Lin Zamoa, from Ghana, came to China five years ago to study Chinese. Two months ago she opened a shop in one of Beijing’s famous hutong districts.

  • Mothers' wishes

    2012-12-21 09:12

    In 2012, four mothers shared their stories with us. They told us of their endless pursuits of happiness for their children and families. Though life may be difficult, illness may be painful, children may be away and home may be empty, our mothers always wish the best for us.

  • Mothers' wishes - Episode 4

    2012-12-20 09:12

    Chen Linzao is a villager in Tomd Left Banner, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. She has lived there her whole life.She hopes that her grandchildren will achieve something by studying, and will look for success in the cities rather than live on the farm land.

  • Mothers' wishes: Episode 3

    2012-12-19 11:03

    One of Chen's daughters is married to an American and lives in the United States. Life seems happy. However, loneliness was somewhat inevitable after Chen's husband passed away.

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    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.