Yao Minji

Chief Feature Reporter

Music festivals changing their tune

With more than 200 events a year, some Chinese music fans raise questions over quality, while others say that number is far from enough. 

After all, we are what we eat

Organic farms are beginning to take off in outlying suburbs of Shanghai as consumers seek safer, healthier food and farmers learn they can make money growing it. 
Art & Culture

Israeli consulate launches design competition

The Israel Consulate General in Shanghai recently launched a design competition, calling for innovative diplomatic gift ideas to honor the 70th birthday of the country.

Parsing the past to comprehend the present

The Man Booker Prize-winning work "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" took Australian author Richard Flanagan 12 years and five drafts.

People of the land, voice of the people

Land is the dominant feature in the works of Australian Aboriginal writer Alexis Wright, whose Chinese great-grandfather left his homeland for a hard life Down Under.

Award-winning writers top the bill at literary festival

Shanghai event continues to attract the best of the world's authors as it enters its 15th year.
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.