The road to life after education


Despite facing a slowing economy, the principal of Chengdu Modern Vocational School doesn't worry about job prospects of its graduates.

Overseas disciples perform Wudang kung fu on CCTV


A group of disciples from overseas left Wudang Mountains for Beijing on Sept 11 to take part in a Wudang kung fu segment that will be part of a CCTV program, reported.

From hacker to helper of charities


As a child, Wan Tao admired chivalrous swordsmen from ancient Chinese folklore. They used a blade to fight injustice, and as he grew up Wan found his own weapon to do the same - the Internet.

Kung Phooey


Everybody was talking at once around the big table on the second floor of the two-story Cantonese restaurant in Yau Ma Tei: discussing the guest list for a banquet; all the big names would be there, the top ten kung fu masters in Hong Kong, like the bygone, glory days of the martial arts scene.

Wushu spirit


The owner of one of China's top martial arts schools tells Chen Nan why the school is guided by the legacy of the legendary Huo Yuanjia, whose life remains an inspiration for young practitioners of the ancient skill.

Spanish disciple passionate about Wudang kung fu


More than 40 visitors from Spain and France began their two-week study of Wudang kung fu in Wudang Mountains on Aug 22.

Wushu proposed as school sport


In a bid to attract more students to traditional Chinese martial arts, the sport's national governing body is lobbying for it to be included in the school curriculum, allowing students to earn points towards the national college entrance examination.

Get up close with anime characters


The Shanghai World Finance Center is hosting an art exhibition featuring famous Japanese anime characters Ultraman, Detective Conan and Chibi Maruko-chan.

Regional news alliance launched in Shiyan city


A regional news alliance of 67 online news companies was officially launched at Wudang Mountains in Shiyan city on Aug 19.

Scaling new heights


Pole dancing is often associated with strip clubs and pornography, but a group of passionate dancers are hoping a new performance will prove to people that it requires as much artistic skill and athleticism as more conventional forms of dance. Chen Nan reports.

Putting the chill on high-flying hotheads


Asia's overcrowded skies, grinding flight delays, exploding air travel and lax laws are creating toxic brew, contributing to a ferment aboard passenger aircraft, that's moved one Hong Kong airline to train its cabin crews in unarmed combat to deal with unruly passengers. SL Luo writes.

Shiyan tourism week to promote Wudang in Beijing


A tourism promotion week for Shiyan city, in central China’s Hubei province, will be held during the ninth China (Beijing) International Garden Expo from Sept 23 to 26.

Tour offers rare inside look at Shaolin Temple


The movies of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have helped to kindle a global fascination with Chinese kung fu. Now, tourists will get a chance to take a closer look at where it all began.

Kung fu fans need not leave the capital to get their kicks


For people in Beijing who are interested in kung fu but prefer to stay in the city to learn, Planet Travel now has a plan.

Kung fu tour tips


1. Everyone aged above six can apply.

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