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Author Jung Chang: five hidden gems of China's Sichuan Province

By Lucy Thackray, Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The author of best-selling autobiography Wild Swans describes some of her favourite lesser-known spots to soak up the culture and history of her native Sichuan region

Tags: China, Sichuan-Province, sightseeing, things-to-do

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China's golf courses

By Dan Washburn, Saturday, June 21, 2014

The authorities regard golf as delinquent and bourgeois. So why are there so many tees in China? Dan Washburn investigates

Tags: Curious,

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10 of the world's most scenic marathons

By Harriet Letherbarrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Not all marathons are run on concrete and follow a city circuit

Tags: Adventure-blog, sport, active, running, marathons, global

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Five essential Chengdu dining experiences

By Julia Buckley, Sunday, May 18, 2014

From private kitchens to intestine soup from a Jinli street vendor

Tags: food-and-drink, China, Chengdu, restaurants, street-food,

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A stylish guide to Beijing

By Ping He, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Designer Ping He takes us on a shopping, eating and dancing tour of her second home, Beijing

Tags: shopping, fashion, restaurants, bars, Beijing, guide, China

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12 of the world's coolest festivals

By Ianthe Butt, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Big names, iconic venues, far-flung destinations

Tags: Culture, festivals, Australia, Hong-Kong, India, Japan, UK, USA

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20 of the world's coolest shops

By Harriet Walker, Thursday, February 20, 2014

The best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires across the globe

Tags: Shopping, shops, fashion, style, cities,

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Designer travel inspirations: Haizhen Wang

By Faris Mustafa and Jane Dunford, Monday, February 17, 2014

Growing up in China and now based in London, Haizhen Wang was the winner of the prestigious Fashion Fringe award 2012. Here he shares some of the places that inspire his work

Tags: Shopping, fashion, design, places, inspiration

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What happens to the world's Olympic venues?

By Katie Gatens, Saturday, February 1, 2014

With the budget for Rio 2016 currently up in the air, and around £9 billion spent on London's Games in 2012, you may be wondering what becomes of the event's much-planned, well-used sporting sites. Katie Gatens looks at the legacies of five former host cities

Tags: Curious, sport, destinations, Olympic-Games, venues

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The new generation of Chinese designers

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

These up-and-coming designers are infusing the ‘made in China' tag with new cachet

Tags: Culture, design, China, furniture, interiors,

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