VAG unveils landmark exhibition “The Forbidden City”

Vancouver Art Gallery unveils landmark exhibition “The Forbidden City”: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors Almost 200 rare treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum—some never before seen outside China—lead audiences through a realm of wealth and power October 9, 2014, Vancouver, BC – After much anticipation, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors will…

“The Olympic Rickshaw Rider” visits Van.

The famous Olympic rickshaw rider Chen Guanming met the people in Metro Vancouver for the first time on the afternoon of Friday, October 10, 2014. The meeting was organized and supported by Northwest Benevolent Association of Vancouver. At the meeting, Chen Guanming expressed his gratitude to the attendees, and repeatedly stated that cycling across the…

1 in 10 U.S. mobile phone users have an iPhone

About one in 10 mobile phone subscribers in the United States is now using an Apple iPhone, said a new survey released on Friday. Latest survey results from research firm comScore showed that for the three-month period ending in October, Apple remained the No. 4 handset maker in the U.S. with its share of mobile…

A Ming landmark

Tianyige is the country’s oldest surviving library and is set to become a top scenic spot. Pay a visit before it gets too crowded, suggests Sun Yuanqing. Tianyige, located in the coastal city of Ningbo in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, is believed to be the country’s oldest surviving library. Within the next two years, it…

Clash of the titans

A giant robotic horse with a menacing dragon’s head will do battle with a 37-ton mechanical spider in Beijing. Deng Zhangyu previews the tremendous creature feature. A massive mechanical beast with a smoke-breathing dragon’s head and a horse’s body will fight a 37-ton spider robot in Beijing’s Olympic Park from Oct 17 to 19. The…

Vaccine breakthrough key to controlling asthma

New Zealand researchers said Monday they have discovered new vaccine technology for the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. The discovery in the field of immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s own ability to fight diseases, was an extension of work to develop cancer vaccines at Wellington’s Victoria University. “Cancer and asthma both involve the…