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Beijing's hutong, the traditional narrow alleys that wind through the city, are struggling to survive, slowly disappearing in the name of modernization. But the local community of Shijia Hutong has found a way to preserve its slice of old Beijing.
P art icipants in international photo contest say city is full of 'endless' opportunities for taking rich images. Organizers of an international photo contest say it is helping to build the Beijing brand and give foreigners a deeper understanding of
We write about small communities of people tackling big changes...The most famous case is the razing of the vast network of hutongs in Beijing, but few cities have avoided China's development fever. Kunming, a tier-2 city of 6.4 million and the
The other day, as we were entering the slip road off the Third Ring Road, a white sedan behind us actually slowed and gave way. We were so surprised that the spouse made me wind down my window and gratefully salute our thanks. It was a rare act that
A British fashion consultant is helping connect designer fashion houses with the Chinese market...Peter Caplowe weaved his way through the crowds thronging Beijing's Nanluoguxiang hutong, neatly side-stepping stylish young couples browsing the
A garbage collector with a flair for English savors his online celebrity in Beijing and Hangzhou , Zhang Yue reports. Kuang Zhiqi, a Beijing resident living near Nanluoguxiang hutong, met Li Jing'ang, a trash collector, amid a small crowd on a street
Beijing 's maiden hutong museum not only houses historical relics but also is itself a relic...The structure has dodged the wrecking ball of progress to break new ground in the preservation of, and education about, old Beijing's buildings and the
Shelley Warner first came to Peking in January 1973 as a junior diplomat in the first Australian embassy to China, and her husband Tony Voutas arrived in 1974. Shelley returned to the country as a senior diplomat in 1986, and the couple have lived in
My better half grew up in a hutong a stone's throw from revolutionary writer Lu Xun's first home near the Forbidden City. My mother-in-law still lives in the old courtyard house at Caishikou, a home where she has spent the better p art of 90 years.
The last thing most people would expect from a hair accessory is for it to function as a hygrometer. That's an instrument that measures humidity in the atmosphere...The pieces make up the British-Chinese designer's latest collection, Dancing Wooden