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China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat in its chicken nuggets.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bigger parking space for Chinese women drivers

A series of blog postings from the Beijing police department, aimed at women drivers, falls on deaf ears among some Chinese women who say they can drive just fine.

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, signposted “Respectfully reserved for women”, and around 30 centimeters wider than normal.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Crackdown on menu for China’s animal eaters

China Animal Eaters

Porcupines in cages, endangered tortoises in buckets and snakes in cloth bags – rare wildlife is on open sale at a Chinese market, despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fire therapy: Hottest in Chinese cure

ONFIRE In China, setting a patient alight cures stress, indigestion,
infertility and even cancer, fire therapy proponents claim. AFP

A therapist pours alcohol over a patient and sets him alight—for some in China, playing with fire is a treatment for illness.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From ‘Reagan red’ motifs to Kate Spade patterns, this china couldn’t be finer

COLLABORATIONS with other designers like Marchesa enrich Lenox’s offerings.

The White House’s go-to company for fine china is finally in the Philippines. Pennsylvania-based Lenox recently joined the long list of distinguished home brands exclusively carried by Rustan’s.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »