A clean break for the holidays

2016-02-13 02:53:43

A refreshing break for Spring Festival has taken on a new meaning as heavy smog in some areas has contributed to an increasing number of journeys being booked by those seeking cleaner air and water.

Landmark gravitational waves breakthrough welcomed in China

2016-02-13 02:45:48

News that elusive gravitational waves have been observed for the first time has been hailed in China.

Ushering in the New Year

2016-02-13 02:34:20

Chinese New Year is without doubt the most important occasion in the year for most people in China. Such is its importance that millions of Chinese people from all over the country willingly endure the hardships suffered during the long journey back to their homes. The lucky people who are able to secure air tickets during this period get away just with huge crowds at the airports. Those who can only afford to take a train or ride their motorcycles back to their homes in the more remote regions of China have to endure days of traveling before they get to see their loved ones. But ask any one of them why they go through this hardship and you’re most likely to get this answer: family.
The most significant aspect of the Spring Festival is not simply about celebrating the start of a new year according to the Chinese Zodiac. Rather, it is a time when families unite under one roof to eat, drink and be merry. 
This winter may be China’s coldest in 30 years, but one can rest assured that familial bonds, celebratory toasts and sumptuous home-cooked food during this festive period will no doubt provide some much needed warmth. 

A winter wander down memory lane

2016-02-13 02:34:20

In my memory, winter in Shanghai during the 1980s was marked by a popping sound and a sweet, warm scent.

Smog incentives hard to introduce

2016-02-13 02:23:02

A survey that found majority support for issuing incentives for people working outdoors on smoggy days reflects growing approval for improving worker conditions.

Home-buying sentiments peak in city

2016-02-13 00:40:07

Heated property trading in 2015 has elevated the home-buying intentions of consumers in Shanghai to a six-year high, according to a report jointly published by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the national financial information center under the Xinhua News Agency.

Home rental prices show no signs of abating

2016-02-13 00:40:07

Rental prices of Shanghai’s apartments have risen for 16 consecutive months since September 2014, with the average rate per square meter soaring nearly 20 percent last year, according to a report from property consultancy Centaline Property of Shanghai.

New expansion across the river for Shanghai Museum

2016-02-13 00:40:07

The Shanghai Museum will have a new venue on the east side of the Huangpu River by 2020 as part of the city’s efforts to expand its cultural facilities, said museum director Yang Zhigang.

An aerial solution for traffic jams

2016-02-13 00:40:07

Authorities are hoping that the construction of a 343-meter pedestrian bridge will help alleviate traffic congestion at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, dubbed the world’s largest single -block building and exhibition complex.

Old hand plays it by the book

2016-02-12 16:20:47

A n accounting veteran with over two decades in the profession under his belt, Dennis Ho Chiu-ping, 2015 president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), has been a true witness to the industry's rise in the city and an active participant in shaping its future.

New environmental measures aid pilgrims' progress

2016-02-12 16:17:54

Meng Fanhua believes that the greatest achievement of his life was completing a two-day walk around the base of Mount Kailash, a holy mountain in Ngari prefecture, in western Tibet, last year.

HK to extradite man in teen murders

2016-02-12 23:11:03

A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the US, where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.