Beijing buoyed by carrier's second sailing

China's first aircraft carrier set sail on its second sea trial yesterday, the Ministry of National Defence said.

Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am

If you want seafood, Dalian offers a fine kettle of fish

Seafood and dumplings.

Those are what Simon Wang, a food and beverage manager, misses most whenever he is away from Dalian, Liaoning, his native city.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Industrial evolution

Dalian, a major seaport in northern China, has successfully transformed itself from a centre of heavy industry to a modern city focusing on services, while improving its environment and quality of life.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Skills shortage a big concern

The Dalian government has made efforts to make the city more attractive for foreign investment, but the lack of upper-level management and skilled employees is still a major concern, according to Tony Balow, chairman of AmCham-China, Dalian Chapter executive committee. The chapter was launched in early 2009 in response to the rapid growth of Dalian and the American business community.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Eye-catching trends

With its maritime environment and booming local economy, Dalian is consistently ranked among China's most liveable cities. It's also renowned for its burgeoning fashion industry, underpinned by the city's high-profile fashion festival and long-standing role as one of northeast China's garment manufacturing hubs.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A fashionable city

Alongside the drive to establish Dalian as a base for foreign labels, the city is also looking to nurture homegrown talent. This twin track approach was illustrated by two simultaneous events.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

City dresses to thrill

Sashaying down the catwalk with poise and panache, a willowy Chinese model turns heads and triggers flash bulbs in a crimson, figure-hugging qipao. With a slit back and short sleeves, this innovative take on the mainland's most traditional item of female attire embodies the avant-garde face of contemporary Chinese couture.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Exciting times lie ahead

Beijing-based American model Anina Trepte is the first foreigner to be named one of China's top 10 fashion models at the China Fashion Awards.

Her blog has attracted an increasingly large following inside China and she says: 'I modelled in several of the Dalian Fashion Week events last year and the one I enjoyed the most was the young designer competition,' she says.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A cut above the rest

One of the biggest names in fashion in Dalian, Trands, has become widely known across the mainland, since launching the brand name in 1995. The upmarket men's apparel label is one of three brands under publicly listed Dalian Dayang Trands, also known as Dayang Trands on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Coastal attractions

Although it is well planned and has retained historically interesting architecture, perhaps another reason that Dalian has repeatedly been voted the most liveable city in China are its fringe of striking landscapes that cry out to be explored under often blue skies.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Something for everyone

While Dalian's richly-flavoured indigenous cuisine is everywhere, from small dumpling and noodle stalls to swanky dining rooms, if the visitor craves something more international there are several restaurants and bars that hit the spot.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

More luxury hotels to open

Competition among international hotels in Dalian is set to intensify, as several new hotels are scheduled to open next year, with the Hilton, Conrad and Sheraton groups adding to the 10 5-star hotels now in operation.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

District stands tall

Two towering skyscrapers are rising in Dalian in a massive residential-hotel-commercial development that will transform the central Zhongshan district, the city's central business district, which is also known as Qingniwa Bridge.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Safety checks for plants after protest

More than a month after a mass protest erupted in Dalian over a controversial petrochemical project, Beijing has launched a campaign to review safety risks at similar plants across the country amid mounting health and environmental concerns.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dantalian no Shoka (anime)

All books contain knowledge and power; but some hold unbelievable mystical power and forbidden knowledge that, in the wrong hands, can lead to disastrous results. Luckily there are a couple of people who collect these texts and keep them safe.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am