2011 was another strong, stable year for the housing market in BC as solid domestic demand and positive demographic shifts continued to buoy both prices and sales.
Like every Chinese child, Li Hanwei spent her schooldays memorising thousands of the intricate characters that make up the Chinese writing system.
Yet aged just 21 and now a university student in Hong Kong, Li already finds that when she picks up a pen to write, the characters for words as simple as “embarrassed” have slipped from her mind.
British Columbia is bracing for a Chinese invasion to boost tourism as the first group of travellers arrived in Vancouver after China granted Canada Approved Destination Status.
Three hundred and fifty people from Mainland China were greeted by Premier Gordon Campbell and federal Minister Stockwell Day at Vancouver International Airport Wednesday.
The granted status means that Chinese tourists are now permitted to travel in large groups to the country for leisure travel, and tourism companies in China can actively promote Canadian tours.
More than 10,000 people in northern China have set a world record for the longest chain of human dominoes.
Arranged in lines, they slowly collapsed backward onto each other in sequence from a sitting position like a line of toppling dominoes.