Books for a better future

2011-03-31 08:58:10

Founding a village library for kids may not sound trendy in today's Internet age, but for Li Yingqiang, it is cutting edge.

Old Boys enliven young dreams

2011-03-30 08:29:22

What does it take to touch a generation? It's a question faced hundreds of times by Xiao Yang, whose online film Old Boys is resonating deeply with Chinese born in the 1970s and 1980s.

Where there's smoke there's Wu

2011-03-29 08:28:09

Wu Yiqun,65,is one of China's most aggressive anti-smoking activists.

Brushing up on some new moves

2011-03-25 14:59:26

Bai Desheng, 60, performs martial arts as he practices calligraphy on the ground with a huge brush soaked in water, in Kaifeng city, Central China’s Henan province. Bai combines martial arts moves and handwriting as a new style of performance.

Artisan has a real feel for felt

2011-03-25 07:18:41

Yang Deming's eyes beam and his face lights up when he gets the chance to talk about making felt handicrafts with his hands.

Martial arts clubs hope to hit profit

2011-03-23 07:59:48

Groups find it hard to stand on their own, reports Chen Limin in Foshan.

What is wing chun?

2011-03-23 07:59:48

Wing Chun, originated in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in South China, is a martial art that specializes in close-range combat. It is based on principles of simplicity and economy of movement and energy, and primarily involves hand strikes.

Picturing smiling China

2011-03-22 07:00:35

In the searching eyes of Zhao Hui, there is nothing ordinary in the ordinary.

Chinese military college as a mini-UN

2011-03-21 07:23:16

Wan Fuming, a middle-aged Chinese man with short black hair and shrewd eyes, is confidently interpreting basic battle theory into fluent English in front of more than 70 foreign army officers wearing the different colored uniforms of their countries.

Pilot charts her own course

2011-03-18 07:10:42

If you have a chance to serve in the air -either as a stewardess or pilot - which would you prefer?

Tea grower returns to plant his roots

2011-03-17 08:37:15

Tea merchant Li Zhihong is striving to tame Taiwan Oolong tea on the mainland.

Elderly find friends and fun

2011-03-16 07:41:09

The first thing one might notice entering this lively day-care center is the age of its visitors.