Lu Feiran

Feature Reporter

Holes begone! The oh-sew delicate skill of mending

Every day for the past 26 years, Cao Shuhua has been patching clothing for people from a small stall on Tianyaoqiao Road in Xuhui District, weather permitting.

Tourism aside, holy site retains the solemnity of ages

In the mountains of Sichuan Province, an ancient seat of Taoism reveals the myths and relics of worship dating back 2,000 years.  

Vision for the future: better child eye care

Gong Yi, who suffered severe eye disease and was on the verge of losing eyesight, founded a non-profit service center in Shanghai to offer eye-care education to young children.

Wannabe stars fuel video fad

Can 15 seconds in an online video propel someone to fame? Plenty of young people think so. You can find them performing on hot sites like Tik Tok.

Quirky careers, offbeat services free the young from 9-to-5 rut

The new generation prefers to use their skills and experience to pursue work that gives them self-esteem and purpose.

The stunning land where earthquakes are nature's artists

Earthquakes make and break the stunning scenery of Jiuzhaigou, creating a kaleidoscope of breathtaking colors and formations.
Art & Culture

A deft hand at retouching life's keepsakes

Chen Linxing is an "old master" – one of only a handful of people in Shanghai who know how to retouch photos with pencils and brushes.

Zzzzz ... shop specializes in perfect sleep

The shop specializing in the soft filler for duvets in Huangpu District may be the only one in Shanghai that still sells the cozy quilt material.

Even absent a sunny day, an old silk town shines

Zhenze is rich in heritage without all the excess trappings of commercial tourism – ideal for laid-back exploration.

Promoting fair play among buyers, sellers

The Shanghai-based nonprofit group iFair has long been striving to eliminate the disconnect between disadvantaged people who produce goods and buyers down the supply chain.