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Category: Lifestyle

Desperately Seeking City: A Postcard From Harbin, China

Entrance to the Minneapolis exhibit at the International Sister City Museum in Harbin, China. (Linda Mealey-Lohmann)
Lifestyle

Proud Minneapolis native and award-winning writer on China Michael Meyer shows that sister cities in China are serious business.

What the Web is Saying About SNL's Chinese 'Peasant Laborers'

L to R: Nasim Pedrad, Cecily Strong, and Fred Armisen in the Saturday Night Live skit
Lifestyle

A skit last weekend used fake Foxconn workers to mock melodramatic iPhone 5 criticisms — but not everyone was amused.

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).
Lifestyle

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.

Interview: How a 'Midwestern Rube' Fell in Love With China

Megan Shank eating on assignment in Wuxi in 2008.
Lifestyle

Megan Shank talks about her first trip into China, crashing her twin brother's birthday party in Chengdu.

Multimedia: How Savvy Chinese People Avoid Toxic Food, Goods Produced in China

Changsha businessman Wei Xingyu milks a goat he raised himself, out of distrust of Chinese milk products. (VOC.com.cn)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Many Chinese are now taking matters into their own hands, and going to great lengths, to avoid consuming toxic foods and drugs.

Multimedia: NGO Brings 'Kick Volleyball,' Other Sporting Dreams to Delhi's Streets

A sepak takraw match at the first-anniversary celebrations for the Uflex 'Khelo Dilli' campaign, organized by Stairs, in New Delhi on April 29, 2012. (stairs.org.in)
Lifestyle

A new grassroots initiative is making Malaysia's sepak takraw, along with volleyball and other games, accessible to underprivileged young people in India.

Video: When the Going Gets Tough, Superhero Robot Turns to Noodle-Making

Robot chefs that look like Japanese superhero Ultraman take over China's noodle bars.
Lifestyle

A newly invented noodle-shaving robot is all the rage in Chinese noodle bars.

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Stumbles Again at Olympics; Twitter, Weibo React

Liu Xiang of China sits on the track after getting injured in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lifestyle At the 110-meter men's hurdles heats at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, Chinese favorite Liu Xiang — a one-time Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder — stumbled yet again, failing to get over even the first hurdle.

In New Delhi, Even Mass Transit Honors Rakhi Holiday

On the Indian holiday Rakhi, or Rakshabandan, brothers and sisters celebrate their relationship by tying a decorative thread (also called a rakhi) around each other's wrists. (Vivek Patel)
Lifestyle

Free fares, special trains and extra stops are some of the ways Delhi transit is adjusting its pace for this year's Rakhi celebrations.

While in India, Oprah Eats With Her Hands, and the Media Strike Back

Oprah Winfrey in front of the Taj Mahal on January 19, 2012. Winfrey was on her first visit to India to film an episode of her show 'Oprah’s Next Chapter.' (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Oprah Winfrey's recent travelogue on India drew a barrage of commentary for what many Indians saw as a cliched depiction of life in their country.