China Daily (USA) - - REFLECT - By LIN JINGHUA lin­jinghua@chi­nadaily.com.cn

nce upon a time the maiden looked at her re­flec­tion and said: “Mir­ror, mir­ror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”

Th­ese days she is just as likely to put that ques­tion to her mo­bile phone at work or in the car.

With voice-recog­ni­tion en­abled phones the quick-wit­ted maiden who lives in­side that lit­tle box may well shoot back: “What do you mean by fairest?” A fair enough ques­tion, too. Beauty in the eye of the be­holder? Beauty in the lens of the iPhone?

In an­cient China, sin­gle eye­lid slanted eyes were con­sid­ered the most beau­ti­ful, some­thing re­flected in tra­di­tional Chi­nese paint­ings.

They are phoenix eyes, with the cor­ners raised to the tem­ple, re­sem­bling

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