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Markets seek heritage status

THE craze for intangible cultural heritage designation - leading to tourism - is going strong in Qingdao, Shandong Province, where two bustling daily goods and produce markets are seeking city-level listing as intangible......

Hu Min | May 14, 2012, Monday

Extreme near-shore sailing this week

THE Extreme Sailing Series, sometimes called the Formula One sea race, weighs anchor in Qingdao City from tomorrow through Friday, attracting 45 top sailers in nine teams from around the world for the near-shore races. ......

April 16, 2012, Monday

Where to spot feathered visitors

QINGDAO City in Shandong Province has gained itself a reputation as a much-welcomed haven for migrating birds. Every year, during winter and early spring, Qingdao's more than 730 kilometers of coastline becomes home......

Tan Weiyun | April 9, 2012, Monday

Qingdao ready to blossom for the 'flower Olympics'

QINGDAO City in Shandong Province started its two-year countdown to the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition by beginning a new round of construction at the Expo Park earlier this month. Known as......

March 30, 2012, Friday

Yacht race drifts into Qingdao

QINGDAO is gearing up to host the 2011-2012 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The city plans many events in honor of the sailors, who will also get out into the community to talk about their experiences in circumnavigating......

Tan Weiyun | February 21, 2012, Tuesday

Pulling the strings on history

LAIXI puppetry dates back more than 2,000 years. Tan Weiyun talks to a man who has devoted most of his life to the art that has seen its share of ups and downs. But despite some tough times, the puppeteer says he will......

February 18, 2012, Saturday

Students on voyage of discovery

CHINESE students travel aboard the Peace Boat, a floating international goodwill university, introducing Chinese culture to others and learning first-hand about foreign cultures when they stop in port. Yang Jian weighs......

February 4, 2012, Saturday

Qingdao gets ready to blossom

WHILE the 2011 International Horticultural Exposition has just waved goodbye to visitors in Xi'an City, preparations for the 2014 edition have been in full swing since 2009 in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. As......

December 11, 2011, Sunday

Infrastructure, research the keys to bold vision

QINGDAO government officials highlighted five essential parts of "Blue Silicon Valley" during the forum. ? Institution of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Since its establishment in 2004, the institute......

November 6, 2011, Sunday

Ambitious plans for 'Blue Silicon Valley'

THROUGHOUT human history the world's oceans have always been an important natural resource. As natural resources are gradually depleted, the ocean becomes more important, thus it needs to be utilized in a sustainable......

Feng Jianmin | November 6, 2011, Sunday


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