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Auto Show Revs up Customers' Desire
More than 50,000 auto fans stormed the Beijing International Exhibition Center on Thursday for the long-anticipated Seventh Beijing International Automotive Industry Exhibition, the first international auto exhibition to be held in China since its entry into the World Trade Organization.

Body Painting Latest Fad Among East China Girls
Fashionable young ladies in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province have come up with a new craze this summer -- body painting. Flowers such as roses and daisies are blossoming on the arms and shoulders of young trendy women, who line up to get these colored paintings plastered on them in front of beauty saloons on busy streets.

Schiffer Draws Wedding Veil of Secrecy
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer was booed by a disappointed crowd on Saturday when she emerged for her English country wedding covered in blankets which prevented any glimpse of the famous bride.

Pets in China Become Big Business
As more and more Chinese keep pets due to economic prosperity, the lucrative business of the pet food industry has soared.

'Spider-man' Could Snare Record Opening
Big-screen comic book adventure "Spider-Man" swung into more than 3,600 theaters on Friday for a movie opening that experts believe may snare a record start for the unofficial summer film season.

Shanghai to Stage Cosmo Show
Cosmo Show, well-known in international cities such as London, Paris and Istanbul, will be staged in Shanghai Exhibition Center during September 6-9.

New Drink Comes From Sweden - With Love
Thousands of bottles of Nexcite, a Swedish beverage known as "Viagra for women," went on sale in Shanghai and Beijing Friday. The concoction reportedly contains a blend of "love herbs" that can put women in a romantic mood in about 20 minutes, without adverse side effects.

City Visited by Fashion World
Shanghai dreams of becoming an international fashion center. But as the city's eighth annual fashion festival shows, while more international designers are paying attention to the city, Shanghai still lags far behind New York, Paris and Milan.

Discount Shop Opened in Shanghai
Fashion-goers can enjoy high-end foreign commodities at lower prices as more discount shops of foreign commodities will open in Shanghai,the sina.com.cn reported today.

Chinese New Year Reinforces Return to Fashion of 'APEC Jackets'
This week's Lunar New Year holiday has confirmed the return to high fashion in China of traditional brightly-coloured silk jackets of the type modelled by world leaders at a summit in Shanghai last year.

Traditional Chinese Costumes Pop This Year
A man tries a traditional Chinese costume on in downtown Beijing on January 29. Traditional Chinese costumes have been selling well as the Spring Festival (the Chinese Lunar New Year) is coming.

The Most Beautiful Chinese Lady Chosen
Shirley Xue, center, 28, smiles as crowned Miss Chinese International Beauty on Sunday in Guangzhou. Beside her are first and second runner-ups, Christie Angela, left, and Angela Foo.

Beijingers Enjoy Highest Quality of Life in China
Beijing has taken the lead for four consecutive years in both economic progress and cultural advancement, according to a recent State Statistics Bureau grading.

Private Cars to be Parked at Home, Avoiding Holiday Traffic Jams
Car owners in Beijing city have been advised to leave their vehicles at home during the coming week-long Spring Festival holiday next month, in a bid to avoid traffic jams.

When Beauties Encounter the Raccoons
Zhang Shaohan gives a jittery smile as a raccoon perches on her shoulder during a sightseeing tour of a zoo in Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong Province. Zhang is among 19 overseas Chinese girls who are in the city for an international pageant featuring Chinese beauties. The event opens on January 27.

Chinese Women Care More About Underwear Selection
Gone are the days when shopping for underwear was considered an embarrassing chore for Chinese women. Now, with bras and underpants in all cuts and colors saucily displayed in shop windows, buying unmentionables is fashionable.

Aspiring Designers
A special fashion show was presented recently by graduating students of LaSalle-DHU International Design College. "Fashion works are designed with the widest imagination and creativity. They follow closely the latest fashion trends and are of great market potential and value," explained Hans Shi, who teaches at the college.

Internet Envelops Sale of Cards
The popularity of sending New Year cards by post to extend good wishes has taken a dive - as the Internet envelops the market.

China's Retailers Welcome Santa
Shops in Shanghai are showing their holiday spirit with red and green decorations, fir trees, Christmas carols, and the ever traditional sound of cash registers ringing. Celebrating Christmas isn't a strong tradition in China, but local retailers are enjoying the holiday's secular custom of conspicuous consumption.

Tailoring Young Dreams
Art college students and graduates surprised the 15-member jury for the CCTV (China Central Television) Models and Fashion Designers Contest that ended last week.

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