Zhu Ying

Feature Reporter

More than just food, a wet market is the heartbeat of local social life

''What did you buy in the wet market today?" Hear the buzz? It's the locals who prefer to buy their fruit, vegetables, fish and meat from stall vendors instead of supermarkets.

The cutting edge of the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is nigh. For hairdressers, it's the busiest time of the year.  Let's get a glimpse of the few remaining, almost-century-old hair salons in Shanghai.
Art & Culture

A tale of love, jade and robbers

One of the best-known jade sets is held by the Hubei Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology.

Shanghai, Philadelphia orchestras in tune with Chinese New Year concert

A joint concert in the US by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Something special about Suzhou cuisine

Suzhou is a paradise for gourmets. Famous for its exquisite presentation and delicate preparation, Suzhou cuisine emphasizes retaining the natural flavor of the ingredients. 

Flower power adds magical touch to lives

Feel disconnected from nature? Flower shops challenge us to add the color and brightness of nature to the hustle and bustle of city life. 
Art & Culture

Lay me down in a suit of jade

Made of 4,248 pieces of jade, a 1.74-meter-long suit is one of the national treasures exhibited at the Xuzhou Museum in Jiangsu Province.

Li experiments with Shakespeare's classic

The Chinese version of William Shakespeare's classic "The Tragedy of hamlet, Prince of Denmark" will be staged at Shanghai Grand Theater on January 16 and 17. 
Art & Culture

The Kitchen God and traditional stove art

In about two weeks, the Kitchen God, or Stove God, will return to the heaven and gives an annual report on every household to the Jade Emperor. 
Art & Culture

The mystery of the bronze man

Among China's ancient bronze figure statues, one unearthed in the archeological site of Sanxingdui is the largest and the earliest of its kind that has been found so far.