China On The Brink - Beijing http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/taxonomy/term/17/0 en Chinese Medicine Ails from Brain Drain http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain <p>Shelley Oches left her private acupuncture practice in Louisville, Kentucky eight months ago to study classical Chinese medicine—a tradition that has largely been phased out of medical schools in China as Western medicine has come into vogue in this globalizing country.</p> <p>“Chinese medicine is in a crisis in China, according to anybody who cares about traditional Chinese medicine,” she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain#comments Beijing Growing Pains medicine Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:18:09 -0600 Marjon Rostami 184 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Beijing School Trains China’s Future Ping-Pong Champions http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/beijing-school-trains-china%E2%80%99s-future-ping-pong-champions <p>Chen Xubin just turned seven. His favorite part of playing ping-pong is hitting the ball. He is missing his two front teeth and his face barely reaches above the table. Yet he regularly beats children almost twice his age. Chen has lived at the Xian Nongtan Sports Training School for almost a year. In that time, he has learned to play the game, quickly building skills that take others years of practice to develop, says his coach, Wang Libo, who maintains that the pint-sized player has Olympic potential.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/beijing-school-trains-china%E2%80%99s-future-ping-pong-champions">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/beijing-school-trains-china%E2%80%99s-future-ping-pong-champions#comments Beijing children olympics On The World Stage sports Sat, 07 Jun 2008 09:53:04 -0600 Carol Schliesinger 195 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com As China’s Economy Improves, Self-expression Becomes an Industry http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/as-china%E2%80%99s-economy-improves-self-expression-becomes-industry <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> “<i>Zuo! Zuo! Zuo, yo, zuo!</i>”</p> <p> &quot;Left! Left! Left, right, left!&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/as-china%E2%80%99s-economy-improves-self-expression-becomes-industry">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/as-china%E2%80%99s-economy-improves-self-expression-becomes-industry#comments Beijing business culture fashion China Chic Sat, 07 Jun 2008 00:05:15 -0600 Katherine Fan 182 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Raising Frogs: A Tea-seller's Story http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/raising-frogs-a-tea-sellers-story <p>Ye Huabin sits on a low stool, perspiration beading on his smiling face. Three different kinds of tea brew in small Chinese teapots on the wooden table before him, at the far end of his small Beijing shop, hidden away in a <i>hutong</i> near the Forbidden City. Beside the teapots sit several shot glass-sized cups and a row of wooden frogs, which he says he is “raising” for good luck, by ritualistically pouring a pot of tea over them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/raising-frogs-a-tea-sellers-story">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/raising-frogs-a-tea-sellers-story#comments Beijing business tea The New Citizen China Chic Wed, 04 Jun 2008 05:40:24 -0600 Michael R. Jeffers 164 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com KH_week1294 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/khweek1294 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/khweek1294#comments - None - Beijing bestweek1 Sun, 01 Jun 2008 10:08:15 -0600 Katie Hayes 122 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com hayes_lowne_frontdoor_01 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/417 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/417#comments -NOT A GALLERY- Beijing Growing Pains migration Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:33:13 -0600 Katie Hayes 417 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com hayes_lowne_frontdoor_03 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/419 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/419#comments -NOT A GALLERY- Beijing Growing Pains migration Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:33:13 -0600 Katie Hayes 419 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com hayes_lowne_frontdoor_02 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/418 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/418#comments -NOT A GALLERY- Beijing Growing Pains migration Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:33:13 -0600 Katie Hayes 418 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com hayes_frontdoor_08 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/415 <p>With time off from school, many children of migrant workers travel from their home villages to visit parents. </p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/415#comments Beijing Beijing&#039;s New Front Door Growing Pains migration Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:28:15 -0600 Katie Hayes 415 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com hayes_frontdoor_07 http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/414 <p>Without land in his home village to grow food, Mr. Wang (who's 2-year-old son is pictured here) moved with his wife and son to f</p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/node/414#comments Beijing Beijing&#039;s New Front Door Growing Pains migration Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:28:15 -0600 Katie Hayes 414 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com