A luxury Chinese-style garden villa project in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, has been launched in Hong Kong, with the biggest unit going for a whopping 500 million yuan (HK$608 million).Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am
Plans to list on the stock exchange by the manager of iconic Buddhist shrine Putuo Mountain are likely to inflame a row over commercialising important religious sites.5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The secrets of Emperor Qianlong's Forbidden City garden will be revealed in Hong Kong today.
They form an exhibition - A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong - that opens at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. It features 93 artefacts from the garden.22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
For centuries it was one of China's best-kept secrets. Tucked away in the northeast corner of the Forbidden City in Beijing is a leafy landscape garden that the Qianlong emperor built for his retirement after a 60-year reign between 1736 and 1795.17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hongkongers will be among the first to get a two-centuries-old glimpse into a legendary emperor's private garden in the Forbidden City, when a blockbuster exhibition opens at the Museum of Art in June.16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Most visitors to Northeast China may not know that the original Forbidden City lies in Shenyang, the first capital of the Manchu people. The Mukden Palace is a reminder of days when Shenyang was one of the preeminent cities of Chinese civilisation.30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Like many mainland cities, Suzhou is struggling to hold on to its past as sleek malls, luxury high-rises and indus- trial parks intrude. But look beyond the rapidly expanding skyline and busy thoroughfares of this Jiangsu province metropolis and you'll find an ancient beating heart.27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Some brush off the Mogao Caves - also known as Thousand Buddha Caves - in Dunhuang, Gansu province , as a site of nothing more than fading wall paintings. Three Hong Kong students disagree. They see the murals as a legacy of a fascinating bygone era.3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The man accused of stealing nine valuable artefacts from the Palace Museum in Beijing purportedly made his way out of the highly secure Forbidden City by jumping from a 10-metre-high palace wall.16 May 2011 - 12:00am
Beijing's Forbidden City is embroiled in another scandal days after artefacts were stolen from the former imperial palace.
The Palace Museum, which manages the five-century-old site, has been accused of renting out one of its best imperial-era halls and turning it into a private, members-only club for billionaires from around the world.14 May 2011 - 12:00am