End of the Ming dynasty

2011-07-21 07:50:38

It's final. In a news conference held in Shanghai and broadcast live in China on Wednesday, Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, staging an emotional end to a glorious career.

The Modern Monks of China

2011-07-17 07:52:01

Buddhism in China is about 2,000 years old. It has had a roller-coaster history with its popularity reaching a peak during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).

Zhu moves up IMF ladder

2011-07-13 11:09:15

NEW YORK - Zhu Min, special advisor to the head of International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been nominated as a deputy managing director of the fund.

From timid teenager to tough rugby skipper

2011-07-08 07:42:07

Beijing - It has been written that rugby is a sport for thugs played by gentlemen. Liu Yan is neither, but that has not stopped her from attempting to take the game to another level in China.

Lighting way for solar power

2011-07-07 07:06:12

Zhao Chunjiang's dream is that one day every rooftop in this eastern metropolis will have a solar power generator.

Xinjiang Party chief shares kebabs

2011-07-06 07:56:26

The top Party official in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region made a surprise visit on Monday to outdoor food courts in the regional capital, winning praise from local residents and netizens.

Super sleuth is on the case

2011-07-06 07:08:02

The name Sherlock Holmes conjures up images of a sharply dressed and witty Englishman with a wry smile and a keen eye.

Aging siblings reunited

2011-07-05 07:15:41

At 81, Chen Yuying is not as steady on her feet as she used to be. Yet, when she stepped off the airplane in Taiwan she might as well have been floating on air.

Maggie Cheung receives degree in Scotland

2011-07-02 18:17:16

One of modern cinema's greatest Chinese actresses, Maggie Cheung, received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh on Friday.

American calls Chinese birthplace his real home

2011-07-01 08:18:29

Many consider some American-born Chinese as "banana people", who are viewed as "yellow outside but white inside".

Teaching sounds of music

2011-07-01 07:15:28

Malan village is not marked on the country's national map, nor even on the provincial map of Hebei, for that matter.

Fitness fan finds her month of fame

2011-06-30 07:23:36

When Nancy Pon decided to shoot a one-minute Touchmedia video to be screened on the backseat televisions of cabs, she never expected people would track her down and make her a celebrity.