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Chinese embrace natural draw of log cabin holiday retreats

Log homes offer an earthy 'back to nature' comfort not possible in high-rises. They can also withstand earthquakes. Photo: Gastineau Log Homes

Think of log cabins and what comes to mind are charming chalets in the Alps, rustic retreats tucked away in the woods, cosy second homes in Vail and Aspen.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 6:19am

How China's purchasing power can save the world's forests

An opening cut in the Amazon rainforest by loggers and farmers. Photo: Reuters

Worldwide, 13 million hectares of forests are disappearing every year. With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left.

25 Mar 2013 - 2:37am

Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

Disposable wooden chopsticks are seen at a restaurant. Photo: Xinhua

It is not about chopsticks, it is the disposable aspect that matters, angry Chinese netizens responded on Friday to The Telegraph’s article “Chinese ‘must swap chopsticks for knife and fork’” after it went viral on the Chinese blogosphere.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:11pm 12 comments