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Murder? Time to call in a forensic expert to sift through clues

As a teenager, Ma Kaijun wanted to become a doctor, but instead of investigating the scourges of health, he ended up investigating the blight of crime....

April 20, 2019, Saturday


Apprentice’s evolution into inkstone master

IF someone mentions the “Four Treasures of the Study,” they are talking about a Chinese expression referring to four stationery items — the brush, ink, paper and inkstone — indispensable to any traditional ...

March 30, 2019, Saturday


Foundations for a bright Sino-Slovak future

WHEN Ivana Vala Magatova first came to China in 2002, the Slovakian insisted on a visit to Shanghai. The fact she was in Beijing and would only get two hours to see the city after travel didn’t matter ...

March 30, 2019, Saturday


Tea master with the nose and nous to make a good cuppa

LIU Tongyi’s life is tightly bonded with the tea. Having selected, sifted, processed and tasted Qimen black tea for almost 40 years, the 60-year-old Anhui Province-native is an acknowledged tea master ...

March 23, 2019, Saturday


Dumplings so yummy they spawn copycats

IMITATION is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but try telling that to Zheng Yuxia. When asked about her famous steamed dumpling business, her reply is apparently more frustrated than happy. ...

March 16, 2019, Saturday


Xu helps prison inmates heal their minds

MANY recipients of “Shanghai Standouts” awards are from the factory floor. Xu Dong is an exception. Instead of working on things, the director of the mental health guidance center at Wujiaochang Prison ...

March 16, 2019, Saturday


A startup providing solutions not problems

WIND Lion, a company specializing in environmental protection technology, is located in an old three-storey building near Tongji University in Yangpu District. The building may be unimpressive but it ...

March 16, 2019, Saturday


Women’s role in brewing

FOR a long time, beer and women are poles apart. Female friends I know seldom drink beer, even when they are in a mood for drinking alcohol, their drink of choice would be wine, whisky or cocktails. Beer ...

March 9, 2019, Saturday


Zen adds zing to the art of floral design

BUDDHA said the world is in a grain of sand, a fallen tree leaf, a flower petal. Xiang Yiming sees the world through a similar prism in his floral arrangements. His Boutique La Fleur, which opened in ...

March 2, 2019, Saturday


Humble salesman to award-winning actor

CHINESE actor Wang Jingchun recently received the Best Actor award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival for his stunning performance in Wang Xiaoshuai’s epic drama “So Long, My Son.” Five years ago, his ...

March 2, 2019, Saturday




 

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