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  • Casting wary eye on prize

    2010-04-26 08:12

    People like to receive awards. One only has to sit through one of the annual media gush-fests with its endless roll calls of name-checks and thank-you's, and forced smiles and tears-to-order, to see how dear they are to thespians.

  • 5 ways to make yourself at home

    2010-04-23 07:55

    It's no secret that more and more foreigners with higher and higher qualifications are flocking to Beijing for career opportunities.

  • Tax on posh goods won't narrow the rich-poor gap

    2010-04-23 07:55

    China's market for luxury goods grew 12 percent in 2009, reaching $9.6 billion and accounting for 27.5 percent of the global market share, according to a recent report by Bain & Co, a management consulting firm.

  • Post-90s not so different

    2010-04-23 07:55

    There is a group of people in China who frequently come up in conversation accompanied by a resigned sigh or a dismissive "Oh, them." In the media, they regularly feature as a subject of discourse, as the public attempts to diagnose them, identify the causes of their malaise, and figure out what can be done to fix them. From the way they are talked about, you would think they were a colony of aliens.

  • My ridiculous records for the Bird's Nest

    2010-04-22 07:58

    The latest gimmick for bringing people and their money to the empty Bird's Nest stadium is a high-wire act. The performer aims to spend five hours a day on the high wire and the rest of his 60-day stint living in a hut on the stadium roof.

  • Ash won't cloud Beijing

    2010-04-22 07:58

    Just a week ago, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted. A huge plume of ash was an unavoidable consequence. Much of Europe's airspace were closed.

  • Added hoops help hospitals jump ahead

    2010-04-22 07:58

    On my first day in London, I received the fabulous news that I could enjoy free healthcare during my stay in Britain. About one month later, I got the chance to experience the famous National Healthcare System (NHS) firsthand.

  • Steering clear of road rage

    2010-04-21 11:53

    "#$%^&," a taxi driver grumbles as he gestures toward a driver that just cut him off.

  • Forget today, plan ahead now

    2010-04-21 10:59

    Perhaps you woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and thought, "Looking good!" and stepped out to meet the day with a spring in your step.

  • Do meat-free meals serve up a genuine low-carbon lifestyle?

    2010-04-21 10:55

    Recently, I saw a slogan on a subway billboard: "A low-carbon life means eating no meat." And in the company canteen, when I asked a colleague why she picked out all the meat in her meal, she answered, "This is a low-carbon life. You're out."

  • 798 sculpts pure kitsch

    2010-04-21 10:50

    A recent visit to 798, the capital's best-known avant-garde art district, has left this Beijinger feeling less than inspired.

  • Superstitious job hunters cross fingers

    2010-04-20 08:04

    "Most of my classmates wear Nike on interview days," said my friend Jin Yue, a senior student who is going to graduate from college this June.