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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    China's first lady Peng Liyuan's fashion style has made her a global sensation

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... President Xi Jinping, at Nanjing's Purple Palace, once again caught the eye of the Chinese online community. And no wonder, since Forbes this year listed Peng as the 57th most powerful woman ... lines, her look projects a formal elegance with some very deliberate decorative Chinese flourishes; her image brings a chic touch to the dour face of Chinese politics. At the opening ceremony ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese eye 'supercavitation' technology as future of underwater travel Shanghai to San Fran in 100 minutes by supersonic submarine China has ... in a straight line because they had limited ability to turn. Li said the team of Chinese scientists had found an innovative means of addressing both problems. Once in the water, the team's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Australian Ballet takes risks to draw young audiences

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Sue Green

    ... for us. Right now we are talking to companies in Australia that want to drive relationships with China or Chinese companies that have commercial relations in Australia," executive director ... diplomacy level. We have a five-year vision and we would like some people who want to be part of that journey," she says. Tours are expensive for the company that, with a turnover of A$50 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Doubts raised about using Putonghua as medium of instruction for Chinese language

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by HEIDI CHIK WISEMAN

    ... recalls being drawn into the magical world of Chinese literature after reading the Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong, a gift from her parents 11 years ago. Jin's wuxia (swordplay) novels are immensely popular in the Chinese-speaking world and have been adapted into many films and television series, which her dad enjoys watching. "My parents had to stop me from reading ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - RELATIONSHIPS

    Book review: Good Chinese Wife, by Susan Blumberg-Kason

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong by Susan Blumberg-Kason Sourcebooks When Susan Blumberg-Kason sought legal help in the US to leave her Chinese husband ... be an excuse for bad behaviour. Differences between American and Chinese ways of living fill many pages, but in the author's summation of the "shameful events" that caused the split, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - APPS

    Language learning app Duolingo makes waves in the Chinese market

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:36pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Intended to help Chinese speakers learn English, Duolingo has launched both simplified and traditional Chinese versions Language learning app Duolingo has been gaining popularity in both mainland China and Hong Kong amongst Chinese-speakers looking to improve their English. An educational app that utilises games and prizes to make the language ...

  7. Lifestyle - Travel

    Let's coast! Young Chinese professionals leaving the rat race for better quality of life

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by FIONA TAN

    ... Fiona Tam life@scmp.com A growing number of young urban professionals in Shenzhen are giving up the rat race and choosing quality of life ahead of more materially rewarding career paths Going coastal While many young professionals his age are trapped in a ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... at Monash University in Melbourne, says the multicultural background of Yunnan makes it necessary to classify local Chinese cuisine into different sub-varieties. He mentions Dian (after ... in particular, don't believe that Yunnan chefs can cook, but can only eat. Ida Chow, a Malaysian Chinese who owns a holiday home at one of the Banyan Tree properties in Yunnan, does not think ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Diplomacy in the digital age: How Twitter, Facebook have changed statecraft

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... that surely stunned many diplomats. Hundreds of Chinese netizens posted comments marvelling that the Canadian envoy at the time – David Mulroney – was driving a relatively inexpensive car compared ... goes abroad,” said Deruda. “This is a key point for digital diplomacy – the importance of reaching a broader audience, not just the same old people who usually follow foreign affairs.” As such, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    The enduring appeal of Scandinavian furniture

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:11pm by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of Scandinavian design mix well with other styles such as traditional Chinese. One technique Lindman has used in her own flat and at 55 Tung, a Sheung Wan tong lau she restored, is to paint old Chinese ... it stand out. "Why not put a bright red Chinese wedding cabinet against a white painted wall and floorboards? That would be typical Scandinavian design," Lindman says. Design ideas can go ...




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