My early-years training not required for high-speed railway

2011-09-06 07:58:06

I took the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway within a few weeks of its launch.

The human hurricane of Beijing metro

2011-09-01 07:53:51

I was traveling at 5:30 pm, the height of rush hour, from Muxidi to Guomao on Line 1, the line infamous for hosting massive throngs of people.

Shopping strategy at Silk Street

2011-08-31 07:51:34

Beijing is a colorful, multilingual city. I've heard Korean, Russian and Glaswegian. Likewise, everyone speaks the language of shopping.

Best of both worlds

2011-08-30 07:51:58

Cultural child rearing differences between China and the West are in the spotlight and 'tiger moms' are both loved and feared.

West east

2011-08-30 07:51:58

Despite the huge differences between American and Chinese parenting styles, when Chinese raise their children in the US, they will gradually incorporate some of their values.

Swim at Houhai

2011-08-30 07:51:58

It was a scorching Sunday in July. I was cycling, for the first time, a fixed wheel bicycle, which can't coast as the pedals are always in motion.

A dignified farewell

2011-08-25 07:44:56

On Aug 9, two days after his wife's abrupt, premature death halfway around the globe from her homeland, Sun Chenbei and his daughter Sun Weisi went to Macy's in downtown Washington DC.

Happy to be leftover

2011-08-23 08:02:36

My Chinese friends can't imagine a woman who doesn't want to get married some day. I shock them when I tell them it describes me.

'Talented' Guo eyes big screen, Cathay Pacific thinks better of 'extra mile'

2011-08-19 07:58:50

Guo Meimei is set on a showbiz career despite a chorus of disapproval that appears to show she would be better off developing her charity work.

Choking to death

2011-08-19 07:58:50

A comedy writer encounters a military officer who has just returned from the battleground, with one eye covered by a patch.

It doesn't matter if it's black or white at a funeral

2011-08-18 08:14:53

I attended an elderly American's funeral with my Japanese friend Taro Yamada in late 2008. He died peacefully in his 90s.

No one loves the messenger who brings bad news

2011-08-18 08:14:53

As an Englishman I was mesmerized by London burning last week and managed to experience it vicariously on social networks.

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