Author Archives: Yanan Jiang

Rise in Suicides a Reminder of Festering Psychological Problems

Xiaoxia (pseudonym), a 19-year-old in Lin’an, Zhejiang province, followed many of her peers after graduation and began working at an internship. When her boss asked her to stamp a document with the company’s official seal, she was prepared to do so until another worker...


‘Pan Entertainment’ the Focus of Top Gaming Show

ChinaJoy 2016, the country’s largest gaming trade show, opened in Shanghai on July 28. But unlike previous years, the gaming-oriented trade show featured an expanded focus that brought together games, movies, animation, literature and music. It’s a concept that organizers brand as “pan entertainment.”...


Learn to Make Stewed Sliced Fish in Wine Sauce

Stewed sliced fish in wine sauce is a representative of the Han Chinese dishes, a Shandong cuisine. The fish is tender, fresh and sweet, fragrant, favored by gourmets. The sauce is made from rice wine koji, marinated in Shaoxing wine and osmanthus halogen. So...


Shady Restaurant Retreat at Blue Lake

A week of being trapped amidst Beijing’s high-rise buildings can feel suffocating. But Blue Lake Restaurant, the design project of Chen Yi and Zhang Muchen of Much Art and Design, offers a shaded, much-needed natural retreat. Located within Lido Garden, Blue Lake was Chen...


Recognition, Pensions Still Elude Kuomintang War Veterans

The 70th anniversary of the National Day parade was quite unlike China’s past celebrations. Two teams of old veterans who had been forgotten for decades captured the public’s attention. But unlike most veterans who China chooses to celebrate, these formers soldiers fought on the...


Learn to Make Braised Sea Cucumber with Scallions

Ingredients: three dried sea cucumbers purified water 8 scallion stalks 20g oil 10g oyster sauce 15g light soy sauce 8g sugar 15g cooking wine ground pepper chicken bouillon 40g water 50g starchy water Directions: Place the sea cucumber into a container with enough purified...


Dine on the Prairie at Ninety-Nine Yurts

Beijing’s Ninety-Nine Yurts is designed to celebrate Mongolia’s most famous architecture. The restaurant’s design and musical performances are enough to whisk any diner away to the grasslands. Ninety-Nine Yurts is located in Mafang Village, far outside the city’s North 5th Ring Road. The distant...


Eat With Your Hands at Beijing’s Sea Hood

Sea Hood is one of the city’s many concept restaurants notable for its unique dining environment and lack of tableware and utensils. There are two Sea Hood branches in Beijing, one in U Town Mall and the other in Chaoyang Joy City. When the...


Red Wall Garden Collects Culinary Secrets

Red Wall Garden Restaurant sits at the heart of the city’s historic Shijia Hutong. The tree-lined, low-rise lane connects the guests with Chinese history and an intense sense of exoticism. With its pavilions, artistic sculptures, intriguing furnishings and antique courtyard, Red Wall Garden is...


Learn to Make Minced Noodles

Minced noodles are the favorite food in Shanxi Province. The most famous and authentic minced noodles are Qishan minced noodles. Minced noodle also has a very long history, it can be traced back to Zhou Dynasty, which was about 3000 years ago. 30 minutes...