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Forbidden City delights for CNY

THE popularity of Beijing’s famed Forbidden City has soared to new heights, thanks to two magnificent events held there as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Too much heat over dishy ducks

DUCK has always been featured in many of the highlights of Chinese cuisine. Every part of the fowl – from the head (including the tongue) down to the neck and all the way to the feet – can be turned into a delicacy.

To have or not to have another baby

XIAO Shao is the mother of a six-year-old boy. Like many young married couples in China, she and her husband have been under tremendous pressure from their parents to have another baby after the government relaxed its family planning policy and allowed couples to have a second child.

A deadly turn in diplomatic feud

Tension escalates between China and Canada after a Canadian was retried for drug trafficking. Originally sentenced to 15 years’ jail, he now faces execution.

China shoots for the moon

TOWARDS the end of last year, China launched a major space mission to send a lunar lander to explore the far side of the moon, which is mostly unknown territory. This historic expedition that began on Dec 8 will probably help scientists to uncover more secrets about the moon.

‘Smart way’ to lose jobs

Technology is making it possible to do lots of work with less manpower and in less time. What future will this bring?

Homework drives boy to drive

It’s the latest case of bad behaviour by children in a country where indulgent parenting is often in the spotlight.

Patriotic fury over fashion and flags

The Chinese are quick to react, often with much vigour, when they feel that their country and culture have been slighted.

China, the world’s shopping giant

Despite a trade war with the US and a softening economy, the Chinese shattered sales records on Singles’ Day.

Angry passengers, dangerous rides

Authorities in China have introduced several measures including installing safety partitions to protect bus drivers from being disturbed by commuters.