Escaping into the rural wonderland of China in Zhejiang

A few days in a hidden village in East China's Zhejiang Province with simple village folk sounded like it would be a magic potion that could drown away my weariness. The village of Shangougou is nestled away in Yuhang county, 70 kilometers away from Hangzhou.

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Chat attack ferment – referring to a story that has taken off 发酵
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:23:39


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Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:18:39


Happy birthday: Your bank account is about to take a very big hit, so you might want to tighten your purse strings. Careful and detailed budgeting will help see you through this lean time. Yellow will be your lucky color. Your lucky numbers: 2, 5, 7, 14, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:13:39

France’s Roland Mouret back in London to face young designers

French designer Roland Mouret returned to the city where he made his name Sunday to celebrate 20 years in fashion, admitting he wanted to test himself against London's younger creative set.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 17:53:39

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Chat attack year anniversary 周年纪念日
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:43:39


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Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:38:39


Happy birthday: Your worries will just seem to melt away today. This will be a great time to focus on the spiritual side of life. Meditation and quiet reflection should be made major priorities. A close friend will have some very good news for you and your family. Your lucky numbers: 4, 6, 8, 10, 17.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:33:39

Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week – sources

Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/19 16:33:39

Great-grandson to reinvent iconic three-star French restaurant

The Troisgros restaurant, a veritable shrine to France's haute cuisine, is pulling out of the town it put on the map thanks to the three Michelin stars it has boasted since 1968.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:28:39

Yoga lovers practise yoga at plum garden in C China

Yoga lovers practise yoga at a plum garden of Huangshizhai scenic spot in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 17, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 11:51:28

Japanese hotel magazine with anti-Jewish article "shameful": Canadian institute chief

A major Japanese hotel group's in-room magazine with anti-Semitic content is "shameful", said the chief of a Canadian pro-diversity organization on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 13:46:22

American woman promotes, practices acupuncture for 10 years

Sarah Wehner, an American woman born in the 1980s, has been promoting Chinese acupuncture for 10 years in the state of Maryland, hoping that she can some day exchange views with real masters of acupuncture in China.
Source: | 2017/2/17 11:06:09