Dream, Create, Inspire

China has been proceeding cautiously with deeper reforms to address what is seen as imbalance and inadequate development in face of the public’s growing expectations for a better lifestyle. This series focuses on China's efforts to serve as the prelude to the dawning of a new era for the nation under the leadership of Xi Jinping, who was re-elected Party chief at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Art & Culture

Traditional music in tune with the times

Chinese traditional instruments and music are enjoying a renaissance with audiences, thanks to an infusion of new ideas in orchestration, composition and presentation.
Finance

Avoiding egg on your face in investing

The clichéd advice is "don't put all your eggs in one basket" when investing, but the trick is in choosing the best baskets, and that's not so simply stated.
Economy

Pharma, tech giants team up to build digital ecosystem

The modern generation of young people, who rely on digital devices for so many aspects of their daily lives, is plumbing the Internet for medical information.
Art & Culture

Opera strikes a chord with trendy styles

Traditional Chinese opera still resonates with many older people, but the goal now is to try to attract the interest of younger generations, both as audiences and participants.
Lifestyle

Reviving a love affair with books in sensational new surroundings

Brick-and-mortar bookshops in China haven't died; they have simply reinvented themselves. The industry is breaking down old business models and liberating itself.
Economy

In pursuit of blue sky, carbon trading looms

China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, wants to shed that unwelcome status by becoming the world's largest market in carbon trading.
Tech

Hang on for the digital ride of our lives

Technology has wrought so many stunning achievements turning science fiction into reality
Economy

Great expectations in uncertain times

Guesswork aside, the future is rooted in the present
Metro

Master plan for our global city

Shanghai officially released a detailed master plan to build itself into an "excellent global city" by 2035 – three weeks after it received the central government's go-ahead.
Economy

Quintessentially business class

As a global metropolis, Shanghai is stepping up its efforts to improve the city's business environment.
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