Low carbon mission helps build bridges

2011-11-01 07:53:26

Constantin Holzer, a young PhD candidate with Renmin University of China, never fails to amaze his Chinese students with his proficiency in six languages, especially Chinese.

'Scholar' set to take reins of command

2011-11-01 07:43:39

Chu Kewei's fellow soldiers weren't expecting much when they learned the next recruit was a university grad.

Doctor finds a home in China, and online

2011-10-30 07:49:38

Leaving the rolling green hills of California's serene wine country to head to the Far East was a bitter pill for Dr Richard Saint Cyr to swallow.

Guardian of the relics

2011-10-30 07:48:55

Fan Jinshi didn't set out to be the guardian of the treasures of the Silk Road. When she first went to Dunhuang, Gansu province, the petite archeologist never imagined she would spend a year living alone in the forsaken outpost with no running water, no electricity or even a decent toilet.

Officer sees role as bridge

2011-10-28 07:57:30

Explaining the law to villagers is a major challenge for Du Quantang, a grassroots prosecuting officer in Beijing's Pinggu district.

Writer persists from his wheelchair

2011-10-27 13:41:23

Wang Xueyi is helped by his younger brother onto his wheelchair, on Oct 26, 2011, in Xiji, Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

Desperately seeking refills

2011-10-27 08:24:15

Not everyone would be thrilled like Dong to receive more than 10,000 used ink pen refills.

You are getting very very sleeeepy

2011-10-26 07:29:00

"Imagine you are at a party. A tall guy in the same major approaches you," the hypnotist said in a deep, quiet voice to a boy sitting next to him.

Handicapped street artist

2011-10-25 07:41:05

Cui Xianren, who was severely injured in an explosion, earns money by writing characters with chalk on the streets.

Man plants trees to rise from ashes of poverty

2011-10-22 11:15:54

When asked how much money he had spent on building a new house, Ma Yongxiang answered, "180,000 yuan ($28,000)". He gave his proud reply while sitting in the living room of his newly built house, which has nine rooms and two yards.

Collector has the run of the hill

2011-10-21 10:08:47

His dreams of long-distance running gone, Hou Jinlin has turned to racing cable cars up and down a hill.

Just ask the professor

2011-10-20 11:04:27

Asking Li Zhi a question is like clicking on the "search" button in Wikipedia.