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Shanghai can be full of surprises

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I had been planning for the longest time to visit Shanghai after an adventurous trip to Beijing in 2005 with my media advertising colleagues.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China

Alma Cruz Miclat with husband Mario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Wild Swans’ author Jung Chang speaks of China dream—interview

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It may be unclear what exactly Beijing means by its aspirational “China Dream” slogan, but for banned “Wild Swans” author Jung Chang it’s a positive step. “It’s good to have a dream,” she says. “My dream is to have my books published in China.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US woman, Chinese divorce after high-profile case

In this file photo, Kim Lee, center, wife of "Crazy English" founder Li Yang, is surrounded by local journalists as she walks into a court for her divorce trial in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

A Beijing court has granted a divorce to an American woman and her Chinese celebrity-entrepreneur husband in a high-profile case that highlighted the often-hidden problem of domestic violence in China.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »