UK scholar doubts Marco Polo's tales

2012-08-26 08:22:42

A prominent UK China scholar tells Andrew Moody why she doesn't trust all those signs and suggestions that 'Marco Polo slept here'.

Chinese filmmaker chases audience in UK

2012-08-26 08:20:07

The Chinese film industry has grown strong in recent years, but many big-budget Chinese films still struggle, or simply fall flat, at Western box offices.

Floral dew alchemist

2012-08-26 08:00:30

He's the man who changed a traditional perfume into a functional household tonic that few Chinese can do without in summer.

Journey unites family after 94 years

2012-08-25 07:56:30

Sol de Leon, a Panamanian woman now living in the US lights up when recalling the "incredible" meeting with her extended family in China.

Good business

2012-08-23 08:15:41

A Beijing store that has become a hub for social enterprises operates according to the motto: 'Empowering women through ethical trade'.

New life for ancient scripts

2012-08-22 10:17:40

In the country that invented paper, there are about 50 million old books waiting to be restored. China Daily finds out more about how some dedicated craftsmen are working at the task.

Lensman's badges of honor

2012-08-21 09:29:15

For the images that he has grown famous for, explorer-photographer Li Guoping has paid a very visible price.

Mommy and daddy dearest

2012-08-20 09:06:47

A revised 24 Filial Exemplars stipulates how to love and care for parents and is aimed at a new generation.

US grower helps to boost berry industry in China

2012-08-19 08:35:00

A Texas blueberry grower finds a lot to like in China as he helps give a boost to a new industry.

On the trail of a mythical beast

2012-08-16 07:48:35

One man has made it his life mission to track down the mysterious 'Wildman' that is said to be roaming the mountains of Shennongjia.

Guardian of the forest

2012-08-15 08:13:38

It's been a decades-long habit of 85-year-old Bao Shouguo to grab a stick and a knife and head for the hills every morning.

One of life's survivors

2012-08-14 07:36:11

Cheng Yinbao, a former soldier during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, refuses her township government's subsidy and a proffered move to a nursing home.