Yao Minji

Chief Feature Reporter
Art & Culture

Dogs get a raw deal in China's ancient legends

People born in the Year of the Dog are known to be loyal, just and good at making observations. They get along well with those born in the Year of the Tiger, Rabbit or Horse.

Esprit de corps: true-blue top dogs

For a crackerjack team in Pudong, every year is the Year of the Dog. The "dog commander" prizes the loyalty, dedication and friendship of his troops.

'Auntie May' leaves China after signing 9 billion pounds in deals

The deals are expected to create more jobs, especially in the financial services industry, in which more than 1 billion pounds of investment have been secured.

Premier electronic music festival to drop beats on Shanghai

Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, has confirmed to drop some beats on Shanghai in April.

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.

Yes, we live in interesting times

What a ride! As we bid farewell to 2017, we contemplate all the places it took us.

'Superhero' students join art project to protect the environment

Artist Hu Renyi's "Superheroes in Lanes" project invites ordinary Shanghainese people to join forces together in making the public spaces better.

Aussie artist imagines a panda fish in his latest children's book

Australian writer and illustrator Graeme Base is in China promoting his new children's book where the lead character is a Chinese dragon. 

Chinese and foreign publishers are singing from the same page

For the past five years, the interest of international publishers has shifted from a general curiosity about China to more specific requests and a desire to explore further.

Turning a page in the evolution of children's books in China

Many Chinese publishers are now investing heavily in finding and supporting local authors and illustrators, and in publishing high-quality books fit for export.