Traditional art is no monkey business

2011-04-18 10:46:13

Sun Huaizhong works on his art piece Maohou, which literally means monkey, in a rented room in Beijing, April 13, 2011. The 55-year old came from Central China's Henan province to Beijing 10 years ago and became interested in the handicraft after hearing on TV that the art is almost extinct.

Expert feels killers' pain

2011-04-14 08:30:11

Li Meijin, 53, is one of China's most prestigious crime psychologists but found herself at the center of controversy recently when she said people should try to understand the minds of killers and treat them with mercy.

The ABCs of birds and bees

2011-04-13 09:31:53

Even after 19 years of teaching, Peng Xiaohui still isn't sure how to really turn people on.

Sea burials see rising waves of acceptance

2011-04-12 08:25:24

As he puts the deceased to rest, Zheng Jixiong also has to put to rest the concerns many people have about burying their loved ones at sea.

Chinese craftsman eyes the world

2011-04-11 10:27:06

Chen Xueming poses with his metal embossed artwork - copies of 43 US presidents - at his workshop in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province, April 8, 2011.

Yang Yanxin busking in Beijing

2011-04-08 16:55:10

Keep that traffic rolling

2011-04-08 08:00:38

Beijing - There are no gridlocked roads in Li Xu's world. Traffic flows smoothly and specially designed intersections keep everyone on the move.

Son of famous writer Lu Xun dies aged 81

2011-04-08 08:00:38

Zhou Haiying, the son of the famous 20th century Chinese writer Lu Xun, died from an illness in Beijing on Thursday morning aged 81.

Doctor prescribes new cure for care

2011-04-07 09:17:09

The world may be focusing on the safety of medicines during this year's World Health Day, which falls on Thursday.

Quake victims don't sleep alone

2011-04-06 08:24:14

While most focus on caring for survivors of Wenchuan's earthquake, Ma Fuyang has spent the last three years tending to its dead.

Planning to capture beauty of life

2011-04-05 07:37:30

Zhu Chenyan never expected a dramatic change in her job when she was a wedding planner three years ago. Now, she plans funerals.

A mortuary cosmetician's final touches

2011-04-04 13:00:27

Liu Rui'an has faced a number of deceased senior leaders of the Communist Party and the state on the slab before him.