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WHO asked to denounce ‘gay cures’, declare homosexuality isn’t a disease in China

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A 30-year old man who sued a “gay cure” clinic in China last July is leading a petition asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to condemn “gay cures” and ban “gay conversion” therapies worldwide.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China divided over the common language


Free-wheeling and business-oriented, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is a long way from Beijing physically, culturally and linguistically – and hackles have been raised by reports Communist authorities are demanding local television drop Cantonese in favor of Mandarin.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Chinese security guards stand on duty near a police car at a junction leading to the venue for the Beijing Independent Film Festival in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. AP

Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ben Chan has a new wonder—Chococros

LIGHTING fixtures that
resemble inverted cups and
saucers lend a whimsical
touch to the decor.

While visiting Osaka, retail magnate Ben Chan discovered Saint Marc Café. Instinctively, the Suyen Corporation chair and CEO knew that the concept would click in the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Atypical, surprising Huaiyang cuisine

Medley of Huaiyang appetizers

Yang chow fried rice is supposed to be an example of Huaiyang cooking, the cuisine of a region in China. But the food we were served that noon at Shang Palace of Makati Shangri-La Manila was not typical. The appetizers were already surprising.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »