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China must have dream for everyone

Shanghai auto technician Wang Hongjun hammered home the reality of a factory worker's lot in life. 2008-03-17 11:24

Stargazing guide: Bye bye Piggy, hello Mr Rat

Chinese horoscope experts say 2008 - the Year of the Rat - is about conservatism and practicality. 2008-01-14 16:57

My milky way cures fear of a Chinese dentist

Some younger folks may say a 40-year-old like me is a bit long in the tooth and according to my Chinese dentist, they would be right. 2008-01-07 10:40

Imagine a nativity where Jesus Christ was born in China

Just imagine if Jesus Christ was born in modern China. The story would go something like this. 2007-12-27 13:54

Big shot can't see actions speak louder than words

My friend Xiao Wang should have scored a 40,000-yuan ($5,256) a month job as... 2007-12-06 11:41

The impossible dream of Beijing's new red chambers

A famous scene from Dream of the Red Chamber perfectly described China's rich-poor divide. 2007-11-13 15:17

School daze never cease to amaze

My apartment overlooks a school courtyard but what's most interesting is the transformation that happens after the final class bell sounds. 2007-11-13 15:10

Stand clear of the doors and young women

Beijing's new subway line is absolutely sensational, but the attitude of some commuters needs serious overhauling. 2007-11-13 15:00

CPC aims for common prosperity

When Deng Xiaoping famously said: "To get rich is glorious", he let the genie of aspiration out of the bottle. 2007-11-13 14:58

Why old wise guys confuse me

Good old Mo Zi (470-391 BC) was one of the many philosophers who triggered an explosion of ideas, which laid the foundations of today's Chinese psyche. 2007-11-13 14:55

Quest for the holy grail at a snail's pace

Learning Chinese is like exploring a Raiders of the Lost Ark-type underground tomb. Fire lanterns hang on tunnel walls, and between each lighted area is frustrating darkness. 2007-11-13 14:52

Buy, buy, buy cell, cell, cell: Escaping the mobile madness

A mobile phone has become a serious status symbol, not only in China, but also all over our fast-consuming, materialistic world. 2007-11-13 14:47

The road less traveled

The first taxi ride from the airport to your new Chinese home is exciting, fascinating and charged with hope. 2007-11-13 11:33

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