Thousands of young people from Southeast Asia have gained a more objective knowledge of China thanks to South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Since the first friction match was invented by John Walker, designs on matchboxes have been a magnet for collectors.
Cigarette lighters and other conveniences have killed a once-essential commodity, but matchbox-label collectors are keeping the flame of a lost art alive.
It was Paul and Hansen Hoepner's dream to travel by bike to a far and distant land. The German twin brothers checked the map and discovered that from their home in Berlin, the farthest they could reach by bike was Shanghai, China.
Mark your calendar: The holiday bazaar season is upon us, offering gift shopping, good food and drink and a little culture on the side that all support various local charities.
Back in the playful, giddy days of spring and summer, before the winds picked up and the seas swelled, New York had a fling with impermanence.
An English speech contest was held in Xi'an recently co-hosted by the newspaper China Daily and the School of Journalism and Communication of Xi'an International Studies University.
A press conference announcing the global launch of the 2012 Miss Leisure World pageant was recently held at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Going for an annual medical checkup is only a status report on how you have lived your life, and it is maintaining a suitable lifestyle that will complete the circle of good health.
Medical checkups are the first steps toward maintaining good health, and it is important to interpret them properly, say experts. Care must also be taken to follow up on problems identified during the checks, although there is no need for unnecessary panic.
Shanghai is acting to head off an "obesity epidemic" as health authorities warn of a rising tide of diabetes and weight-related diseases.