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An all-rounder in the tools of cricket rearing

WHEN shopkeeper Bai Zixiao talks about cricket equipment, he isn’t referring to bats, balls and wickets. His specialty is the ancient Chinese pastime of keeping the insects as pets or for cricket fighting. Bai, ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


International students add to the competitive spirit of the festival

AS the Summer Solstice approaches, China will be celebrating Duanwujie, or Dragon Boat Festival, when groups of young men race through water in their uniquely designed boats in a festivity that has a ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


Needles and a good eye for fabric repair

NINETEEN years ago, Lu Zihao, 39, saw a TV program lamenting the dying trade of darning. He had just moved to Shanghai with his family from Fujian Province and needed a job. “Why not darning?” he asked ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


The humble gourd as a medium of artwork

ORNAMENTAL gourds — cousins of pumpkins, cucumbers and melons — have a long history in Chinese craft art. Huang A’jin, 70, is keeping that tradition alive. He has been selling his artistic gourds for ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


The Filipino farm boy chasing rainbows

JOHN Kelvin Co arrived in Shanghai from the Philippines, via Beijing, on a mission — to use his creative mind. After years of working on a farm, a couple of hours’ drive away from Manila, Co decided ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


Blind leading the blind to more-fulfilling lives

JI YANQING, 35, doesn’t believe anyone should be in the dark when it comes to using digital devices like computers and smartphones. Most of all, people like him who are blind. Ji and several other blind ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


Branding expert puts his stamp on Shanghai

OVER the past four years, Florin Baeriswyl has traveled back and forth between Shanghai and Switzerland, spending a third of his time in town with students at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. The world-renowned ...

May 26, 2018, Saturday


Phoenix rising: return of the slinky dress

Qipao, the traditional Chinese body-hugging dress with high side slits, was the epitome of fashion for socialites in the 1930s....

May 26, 2018, Saturday


Coffee and collecting create cottage charm

IN the Normandy Apartments, a vintage landmark of Xuhui District, the recently opened Cottage Cafe & Bar on the first floor lends an extra retro touch to an area awash with memories of the early 1900s. Liu ...

May 26, 2018, Saturday


On the high seas, modern fisherman hauls in the catches

AT home, Jin Weiguo wakes up in the middle of the night. It’s his sea-clock to blame. He gets up long before dawn when at sea. Jin, 49, is a chief captain for Shanghai Kaichuang Deep Sea Fisheries Co. ...

May 19, 2018, Saturday




 

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