How to spend a Christmas Day in Shanghai

The Creative Christmas Market is a new addition to Shanghai’s festivities calendar. It features a specially constructed, 150-square-meter outdoor ice skating rink to celebrate the holiday season. Around the ice rink are 20 vendors selling Christmassy gifts, food and drinks. Christmas is just two days away and it usually involves costly gift-buying, eating and drinking. […]

Martial arts and mysticism: the allure of Zhengzhou

As one of the ancient capital cities of China, Zhengzhou has a vast historical and cultural heritage. With more than 2,000 historic sites spread across the city, the capital of the central province of Henan has proved a hugely alluring destination for both domestic and overseas tourists. Monks practice kungfu at the renowned Shaolin Temple. […]

Christmas couture

When Christmas approaches, Beijing dresses accordingly. Tinsel and plastic green garlands decorate shop and cafĂ© counters, Christmas trees loom in hotel and office lobbies, and rosy-cheeked paper cutouts of Santa’s face decorate nearly every restaurant door. Yes, the city is well dressed, but how about you? Lifestyle went on a mission in search of classic […]