Urumqi’s Night Market – street food, Xinjiang-style

Sample the atmosphere of Urumqi’s night market just south of Nanhu Lake in the centre of the city. About a kilometre of street snacks, fruit and vege and even an outdoor clothes shop if you want to pick up a bargain. The place is full of atmosphere: music pumping from the shops, sizzling grills, Chinese […]

Chinese boom town thriving on Russian trade

The fact Chinese President Xi Jingping chose Russia as his first foreign visit is no surprise to some. The two countries have been strengthening ties for many years. . Tourism’s growing, there’s talk of increasing energy cooperation, and in 2011 trade volume between the two topped 80 billion dollars, a figure expected to double in […]

Food Prices Up – Again

. A new report from the World Bank confirms what many of us already feared: the cost of food is getting higher. And Chinese shoppers are feeling the pinch. Dominic Swire has the report. .

Gulp! Chinese Wine Imports Rocket

. It’s no secret that the wine market in China is booming. But CRI’s been given exclusive access to latest figures that illustrate just how much. According to London-based International Wine and Spirit Research group, China imported over 14 times more wine in 2010 than just 5 years ago. And Chinese adults are now consuming […]