The Chinese schoolgirls wearing Indian costumes with kohl-lined eyes recited a Sanskrit verse and did the bharatnatyam dance for President Pratibha Patil and China’s vice-president Xi Jinping on Friday. Read more
A landmark of every major city in the world’s factory is a smaller, newer economic city on the outskirts.
The main government offices of these special economic zones always look alike. A water moat and goldfish for good feng shui surround the massive lobby that is always bathed in plenty of glass and sunshine. Read more
On May 12, Wu Huanmin, 48, smoked a cigarette on his balcony after he used a meat cleaver to hack to death five boys, two girls, a teacher, 50 and her grandmother, 80. Eleven more children suffered head wounds. Read more
The last school bus had rolled out of the tall red and yellow Chinese gates but a group of 10 teachers stayed behind at school. It was time for the teachers to take lessons. Read more
Ever heard of the World Expo before it was reborn in Shanghai in an Olympian avatar?
China on Friday opened its biggest-ever event since hosting the Beijing Olympics 2008, and spending nearly twice as much to showcase a powerful and shiny new Shanghai on the world stage. Read more