Ten groups and individuals were credited as "The Grassroots Heroes of 2013" at an award ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the extraordinary endeavors of ordinary people.
Art students practice walkin and posing in Qingdao, Shandong province.
Young students give a new voice to ancient Peking Opera in modern times.
In Chinese, the pronunciation of 1314 means "for the whole life," so lovers prefer the period from 2013-14 to make a wish on spending their life with their loved one.
The first time Sheng Jie heard of her older brother was at his graveyard. It was Tomb Sweeping Day, 2010.
Mount Emei is at its best during summer and autumn, but you can also visit the scenic spot during spring or winter to witness its four natural phenomena.
At Ma Li's psychosexual therapy center in Shanghai, the color scheme in the consulting room is relaxing; pale yellows, light greens and blues.
In China, the pioneers are only just getting into their stride and are stepping out to explore the secrets of sex and the pleasure they expect to gain from it.
As a gay man, Cheng Wei said the most difficult time of his life was the eight months he worked at a State-owned company.
The wealthy are swapping golf courses for racetracks.
Running is sprinting ahead in popularity nationwide, despite cultural hurdles and air pollution. Matt Hodges reports in Shanghai.