Travel


So many chopsticks, so much history and culture

During the “cultural revolution” (1966-76), a then 30-year-old Lan Xiang witnessed some people burning old chopsticks and antique items....

April 25, 2018, Wednesday


Walking in the silent footsteps of ancient Taoists

Mount Qingcheng, about 68 kilometers from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, is a place of high mountains, thick forests and clear waters....

April 18, 2018, Wednesday


Ancient hydraulic engineering feat

Although the Chengdu Plain is called the “land of abundance,” ancient people living there suffered from severe annual floods from the Min River, the longest tributary of the Yangtze River....

April 18, 2018, Wednesday


Eco-farming: no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers

WHEN marine expert Shen Hong secured a paddy field on suburban Chongming Island in 2004 and began to farm it, sustainable agriculture was still a little-known concept in Shanghai. The micro-ecological ...

April 11, 2018, Wednesday


How green growing transforms local towns and public mindsets

Organic farms are popping up in villages on the outskirts of Shanghai, as both consumers and farmers begin to appreciate the benefits of healthier, more nutritious food grown without pesticides and chemical ...

April 11, 2018, Wednesday


A place of secret scriptures and magical forces

THE clash of swords, mystical forces that send people flying and secret scriptures depicting the stances for hand and weapon combat. It’s all in the Chinese Martial Arts Museum, which takes visitors ...

April 4, 2018, Wednesday


Let us take a walk on a fairway to heaven

For a small country like Singapore, one might be pleasantly surprised that it has earned a reputation as a “garden city.” Its ostentatiously designed Gardens by the Bay is a purposeful blend of an authentic ...

April 4, 2018, Wednesday


Poster collection gives vivid glimpses of the past

China’s history can be told in posters — the bold billboards of images and slogans affixed to walls and other sites with social messages for the masses....

March 28, 2018, Wednesday


The stunning land where earthquakes are nature’s artists

IN 1966, a group of lumberjacks ven­tured into a remote part of Sichuan Province and were stunned by what they saw. The Y-shaped Minshan Mountain and lakes of dazzling shades of blue and green in verdant ...

March 21, 2018, Wednesday


Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

ABOUT 100 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou lies the only well-preserved plateau wetland in China. The Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area offers a panorama of steep mountains and colorful ponds. The ...

March 21, 2018, Wednesday




 

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