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The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

China: The Temple House, Chengdu

In the booming mega city of Chengdu, this delightful hotel successfully manages to blend the contemporary with centuries of tradition. Katie Gatens checks in

Keith’s connections: China

Our regular column from a frequent flyer. This month, a whistle stop tour of China

China’s grand designs

Ahead of the second ‘Design Shanghai’, the exhibition’s creative director Ross Urwin tells us why, thanks to a renewed interest in creativity and a growing pool of young talent, it’s time to switch the phrase ‘made in China’ to ‘designed in China’

City hot spots: U37 Creative Warehouse, Chengdu

What was once a drab, sprawling storage facility for Chengdu hospitals on South Third Street, Shuinianhe, beside Niuwangmiao station on the city's new metro line, has become a vibrant and eclectic pocket alley for creative spaces

Author Jung Chang: five hidden gems of China's Sichuan Province

The author of best-selling autobiography Wild Swans describes some of her favourite lesser-known spots to soak up the culture and history of her native Sichuan region

Five essential Chengdu dining experiences

From private kitchens to intestine soup from a Jinli market stall, Julia Buckley picks five ways to taste this extraordinary Chinese city

Cycling in Chengdu

Once known as the kingdom of bicycles, China has seen a rapid economic development and now the car rules the road. But in Chengdu, a growing subculture of hip young cyclists is learning how to have fun on the road. Patrick Hutchison joins them

The insider's guide to Chengdu, China: where to shop, eat and stay

The best hotels, shops, restaurants and entertainment in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, central China