Lu Feiran

Feature Reporter
Travel

A thousand Buddhas, a thousand years of history

Magnificent desert grottoes unlock secrets of an old Silk Road crossroads of trade, culture, art and religion.
Lifestyle

Homework piles pressure on parents

It's parents who suffer the most when it comes to homework, a recent survey has shown. Their anxiety over their children's future can often be too much to bear. 
Travel

Older than Shanghai, Jiading oozes with history

Getting away doesn't mean going far. On Shanghai's northwestern doorstep, Jiading District offers memorable sites of beauty and historical significance.
Lifestyle

Frogs, trivia breed latest game obsession

Nowadays, the most talked-about games are either about a traveling frog or about winning big prizes through trivia quizzes, which, interestingly enough, reveal opposite mindsets.
Lifestyle

Finding rhythms of life in the sound of silence

Lu Yi learned to cope with his deafness through dance. Now he dedicates his life to helping those with hearing impairments find new dignity in their lives through dance.
Travel

Looking up, looking down at an ethereal world of wonder

Of all the memorable sights in China, Zhangjiajie ranks among the unforgettable. From glass bridge to a "forest" of karst pinnacles, this is a journey into an astounding world.
Lifestyle

Belle of the ball

It's all about ingredients, says the owner of a popular eatery specializing in sticky rice balls. But a lot of gritty determination went into creating this small business.
Lifestyle

Private charity helps impoverished children

For the past decade, Liu Zhexin has donated nearly all his savings and a good portion of his free time to helping needy students in poor rural areas.
Travel

Winter wonderland of folk culture and festivity

Guizhou Province is widely known for its beautiful scenery and culture. It is also a perfect haven for a winter retreat to ski, eat hotpot and, for some, a hot spring skinny dip.
Lifestyle

The light of his life: salvaging an old craft

Many people lament the passing of largely forgotten crafts like lantern-making. Some go beyond that and dedicate their lives to enshrining heritage skills for future generations.
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