Chinese wins Lasker Award for malarial drug discovery

2011-09-15 16:22:40

Pharmacologist Tu Youyou has become the first scientist on the mainland to win America's respected Lasker Award for her discovery of a new approach to malaria treatment.

Wisdom at the end of a brush

2011-09-15 07:30:15

Wu Bin has been teaching calligraphy for 20 years and believes the ancient art still has a role to play in the digital age, when typing on a keyboard is replacing handwriting.

Measuring West China with feet

2011-09-14 07:23:32

Looking like another blazing sun, Guo Jianhua stands in his fiery red uniform under the scorching sun to measure the sea level of a road near Urumqi county, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Tightrope walker commits to popularize Dawaz

2011-09-14 06:45:41

Nothing could make Chinese Uygur Adili Wuxor happier but Dawaz becoming a well-known and better inherited performance.

Granny QQ dishes the advice online

2011-09-13 07:57:06

"Opening my computer is like entering the door of my classroom," said Zhang Xiuli, a 76-year-old retired teacher from Zhengzhou, Henan province.

The rise of the no names

2011-09-11 07:45:48

When Steve Jobs resigned on Aug 25 as CEO of Apple Inc, many of his worshippers in China thanked him for the changes he brought to the tech world and to people's livelihood. One special group was the small manufacturers and vendors of tablet PCs in Shenzhen, the electronics center of China, whose businesses were saved by Apple's iPads.

High-end home help

2011-09-11 07:42:01

Good domestic help has always been hard to find, and it's getting even harder as rich Chinese families compete with expatriates in the country to attract the best nannies and tutors. Wang Yan and Duan Yan report in Beijing.

Medicine man, Chinese needles

2011-09-10 08:25:34

A doctor from Mexico comes to China to find the roots of acupuncture. Mike Peters follows his trail of traditional healing.

All she has left is words

2011-09-09 07:18:21

Unlike many dying patients, Wu Aiping looks peaceful and pleased in her final days, and she has left a precious gift to the person she cares most about in the world - her 18-year-old daughter.

Danger all in a day's work for engineer

2011-09-08 07:43:17

Zhou Xun has had to be careful of unexploded bombs in dozens of Afghan villages.

On patrol for a bright future

2011-09-07 07:48:49

Even before arriving on campus, freshman student Jia Zuosheng was well known among his new schoolmates.

Former security guard enters college

2011-09-07 07:29:23

Jia, 27, became an online celebrity after his admission to Shandong Normal University - an achievement earned through years of self-teaching in his spare time while holding down a job as a security guard.