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Culture: Asian artists display watercolors in Suzhou

On Aug 21, the 2015 China Watercolor Asia Invitational Exhibition opened at the Ming Gallery of Art in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. The event showcases 60 watercolor paintings by 20 famous artists from 10 Asian countries and regions. Sponsored by the Watercolor Research Center of the China Academy of Art, the show runs until Sept 20.

Buzzword: Me time

“Me time” can be used to describe a period of time when a woman puts herself first and does something that she particularly enjoys, to aid relaxation and revitalization. This might be as simple as having a bubble bath, sitting down with a cup of tea, making a trip to the gym or going away for the weekend.

Business: Top 10 emerging cities on Chinese mainland

The Economist Intelligence Unit, a business unit providing forecasting and advisory services, has identified the top emerging cities on the Chinese mainland based on measures such as population, income, infrastructure and economic activities. According to the latest EIU ranking, which aims to identify fast-growing cities, most of the top 20 cities are from China’s central and western provinces. Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, topped the list as a leading “big data” center, followed by Xiangyang and Hengyang in Central China. Read more about the list on our website.

Hugo Award winner: I’m just writing for the beer money

The Three-Body Problem – a science-fiction novel from the trilogy Santi written by Chinese author Liu Cixin – caused a big splash on the Internet after it was announced as the winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel on Aug 23. In a 2014 interview with The New York Times’ Chinese online edition, Liu said he is just like US science-fiction novelist Robert A. Heinlein – writing for his “beer money”.

Blog: Chinese vs British education system

One of our bloggers, who grew up in a Chinese family but attended schools in Malaysia and Australia that followed the British education system, says she has benefited from the systems “directly and indirectly”. Visit our website to read more of her views and experiences.

(China Daily 08/25/2015 page2)