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China 21 Mar 2020 | 7:00 AM

Miners stuck in limbo as Beijing’s last coal mine closes

Mentougou (China): Gutted factories, rusting pickaxes and crumbling homes that will soon be abandoned dot the scarred hills in Mentougou – home to Beijing’s last coal mine slated to close this year as the city battles choking smog.

Nation 20 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

How Iceland got its teens clean-living

IT WAS a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon in 2017 and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looked practically deserted. There was an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park was surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school was out – so where were all the kids?

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Chinese New Year specials

The air is charged with excitement this Chinese New Year as there are great programmes in store for viewers. Here is your pick.

Lifestyle 04 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Welcome to the book matrix

Neal Stephenson writes on high-tech topics using a low-tech process, reports ONG SOR FERN.