Charity Run in Guangzhou

Six hotels are joining forces to raise money for charity. Read more >>

Off the vine: Twelftree Grenache

September is the perfect time for a barbecue in the PRD. It is still hot but not sizzling, and you are less likely to get completely doused by sudden rainstorms. Bearing that in mind, our wine this month makes a nice companion to meats on the barbie. Read more >>

Hobbyhorse: Jianzhi 剪纸

Getting all cut up with paper play.

Drum roll: Maybeshewill

In nine years, British instrumental band Maybeshewill has cultivated a loyal following by mixing sweeping guitars with layers of electronic sounds. Guitarist John Helps gives us the scoop on their new album, being independent and Finnish ice hockey. Read more >>

Wanda Vista debuts in Dongguan

Grand opening signals cheap packages in the latest hotel to join the mighty Wanda portfolio. Read more >>

Hotel promotion: Wanda Realm Guangzhou Zengcheng

High teas and meeting packages on offer this month. Read more >>

Travel: Yangshuo’s serene natural sites

Like stepping into a traditional Chinese ink painting, Yangshuo is a land of sublime rock formations and freely flowing waters. Read more >>

Know your Weibo idioms

This handy guide to popular Chinese idioms online will make you 'zuile.' Read more >>

Spa: Chuan Spa

The Chinese idiom chuan liu bu xi (川流不息) is used to describe the continuous flow of water. Taking this concept to heart, Langham Place’s spa adopted chuan as its name as a way of symbolizing the hotel’s commitment to bringing energy and vitality back to weary bones. Read more >>

Westlife’s Shane Filan steps into the solo spotlight

Irish boy band Westlife’s 14-year run is impressive: over 45 million records sold and 14 number-one UK singles – the third most in history behind Elvis and the Beatles. We caught up with one of their main vocalists, Shane Filan, who will reintroduce himself to his many Mainland fans with an upcoming tour. Read more >>

The China Swing: Shenzhen Open kicks off three weeks of tennis around the nation

The new men’s event will run from September 22-28 and has attracted the likes of David Ferrer, Richard Gasquet and Tommy Robredo. Read more >>

Six of the best: Macaroons

Where to eat the classic French pastry.

Ask the doc: Fun in the sun pros and cons

Why your skin needs some rays.

An odyssey: Paper Cinema’s journey from 10-minute shorts to 70-minute epics

Cereal boxes, Indian ink, wooden drink stirrers and chocolate wrappers – these are just a few of the unusual resources Paper Cinema draws upon to create its shows. Read more >>

Silk Road Hitchhikers: Sharing a yoghurt with Granddad beside China’s largest lake

Galen and I stood on the edge of the tiny town of Huangyuan, thumbs in the air. A squat and dusty place, it is an hour outside of Xining, Qinghai province’s capital. We were about 30 percent of the way through our trip to hitchhike the Silk Road, and that day we were trying to make it to Qinghai Lake, China's largest, where we wanted to camp out. Read more >>

Home cooking: Lemon meringue tarts

If any dessert could be described as blowsy, it’s the lemon meringue tart. It’s the overblown dolly of desserts, the bouffant, billowy peaks of white above a core sourness, yet irresistible enough to put young Jolene right off her game. Read more >>

Town Crier: NFL Home Field kicks off Sunday, September 14

After a successful debut, NFL China brings back NFL HOME FIELD to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. The festivities kick off this Sunday at No 10 Sports Park. Read more >>

Cool shop:

Touted as the first 24-hour bookshop in town, the venue has been generating buzz since it opened on July 12. Read more >>

Conquering the Ironman challenge

A brutal feat of stamina and endurance, the triathlon is arguably one of the most grueling sporting disciplines. It’s not good enough simply to be a swimmer, a cyclist or a runner – you have to be all three. Read more >>

Autistic spectrum disorder: The importance of early diagnosis in kids

As a pediatrician, the agony is indescribable when children who suffer from autism play alone in front of you or look at you with their empty glances. We often ask ourselves the question: what is the solution to helping these children? Read more >>


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