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Literary Legend Yang Jiang Dies at 105

Yang Jiang, translator, writer and wife of Qian Zhongshu, succumbed to illness on May 25. She was 105 years old at the time of her death. Intimately familiar with English, French and Spanish, Yang made great contributions to the worlds of Chinese literature and...


Learn to Make Pineapple Meat for Summer

Pineapples are one of the favorite fruits of early summer. They can be soaked in cold water to make detoxifying drink, or steamed and boiled to make pineapple water. They also go great with pork, where they create a rich sweet and sour flavor...


Ministry Deploys AMBER Tech to Aid in Child Rescue

China is deploying its own version of AMBER Alert, the child abduction alert system developed in the US in 1996 that has thwarted hundreds of abductions. The new system is administered by the Ministry of Public Security and enables police to deliver messages about...


Young, Vain CEOs Leave China with Broken Startup Culture

Wang Kaixin, an Internet entrepreneur, dropped out of high school at the age of 16. Less than a year later, she had secured a 10-million-yuan investment in her startup Shenqibuy. In addition to the monetary awards, Wang was received by the vice-chairman of the...


Uncle Tea Brings Taste of HK to the Capital

In spite of the name, tea has never been the focus of Hong Kong’s “tea restaurant” tradition. Most establishments offer only a handful of steeped beverages, focusing instead on Cantonese dim sum and other snacks. Milk tea, steamed rice rolls and pineapple buns are...


Parents Buy ‘Clever Pills’ for Students

With the National College Entrance Exam only a month away, China’s high school seniors are cramming harder than they ever have before or ever will again. And this year, parents are trying to help by purchasing mysterious “clever pills.” Korean media reported the development...


Qin Nan’s Touring with New Album

Folk singer Qin Nan, a Taurus from Lanzhou, Gansu province, published his first EP album Bupian Buyi in 2015. This year, he is touring China with the album. Qin is typical of most men from the 1980s generation. He meditates in the sun and...


Ambulance Company Blamed for Woman’s Death

The surviving family of a woman surnamed Ma who was struck and left in a coma by a bus last year on Yuquan Lu, Shijingshan District is awaiting a verdict in their wrongful death suit against 120. The family says the ambulance, which chose...


Online Shops Awash in ‘Fake’ Honey

China’s demand for honey is skyrocketing as nutrition experts sing its health benefits. But many of the exotic honeys available online, such as rose, honeysuckle and snow lotus, are being collected in regions where source flowers do not exist or from flowers that are...