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Words Hit Hard at the Bookworm Translation Slam

Words Hit Hard at the Bookworm Translation Slam

Worlds of words crash, clash and harmonize in the buzzing minds of all those that recontexualize texts in languages. Meanings are invariably up for debate.

Bespoke Goods in Beijing

Bespoke Goods in Beijing

China may be the factory of the world, but what if you want something that's not mass-produced? Time Out goes in search of five master artisans that specialise in bespoke services.

Exploring the Hidden Treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market

Exploring the Hidden Treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market

Panjiayuan Market in Beijing was formed in 1992, and has now become an antique art market disseminating Chinese antique folk culture.

Shinkong Place and Seasons Place: Beijing’s Anchors to Luxury

Shinkong Place and Seasons Place: Beijing’s Anchors to Luxury

It's a well-known fact that Beijing is home to a number of wealthy people whose everyday purchases preferably exhibit style and prestige.

Computer Crush at Zhongguancun

Computer Crush at Zhongguancun

Zhongguancun is China's version of Silicon Valley, its locus of information technology.

The Zoo Market: Down and Dirty

The Zoo Market: Down and Dirty

Sometimes shopping in Beijing is just about buying stuff, but other times it's a full-on cultural snapshot, splicing together issues about societal classes, brand identities, and fashion appropriation and reinterpretation.

Waobao: Welcome to the No Money Zone

Waobao: Welcome to the No Money Zone

Waobao's cheeky name takes its cues from Taobao, China's answer to e-Bay and Amazon. But Waobao follows a different kind of mission statement, where goods and services are shared and exchanged without a bill or coin in sight. Welcome to Waobao's No Money Zone.

Vegetarian Lifestyles Displayed at Shuangjing Bazaar

Vegetarian Lifestyles Displayed at Shuangjing Bazaar

Han Dongwei had come to attend Yuansu magazine's Awakening Summer event, not because he had an interest in vegetarianism; he just wanted to see his favourite radio personality, Lucy Luan.

Joy City, Raffles City and The Place: Midrange Malls Go High End

Joy City, Raffles City and The Place: Midrange Malls Go High End

A focus of the Xidan area, Joy City is one of the largest shopping centers in the capital. Thirteen floors of consumer bliss, it's full of contemporary clothing and accessory brand names.

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Sky Running Comes to Asia

This February saw the first ever Asian Sky Running Championship race come to Hong Kong. The competition is one of the most physically demanding a runner can put their body through.

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Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

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