Arie Boeve's love affair with China and the Chinese began 20 years ago, but the passion persists and the love has borne fruit through his book Stories of Lao Arie.
City guide (June 29-July 21)
Latin rhythms haven't always dominated the nightlife in China's capital. When it opened a decade ago, the Sanlitun club Salsa Caribe was a lone sentinel for music like meringue.
People visit the 1st Shanxi Cultural Industry Expo in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, June 29, 2013. The exhibition will last till July 3.
Dancing has become a trendy antidote to stress among young Chinese, especially urban female white-collar workers, in the past three years.
A woman with HIV cares for 23 children born with the virus and - despite stigma - shares her hopes for the children on TV, without concealing her face, as most Chinese patients do.
With the safe return to Earth on Wednesday of three astronauts after a successful 15-day mission, China moved a step closer to realizing its space dream.
When someone is killed in a traffic accident in China the guilty party usually has to compensate the victim's family, and might even serve a prison term.
Public bicycle-rental services have proven an efficient and green solution to ease traffic jams, but the systems must be properly managed to achieve the desired outcomes, experts say.
Public bicycle systems are popular, but some struggle to make the numbers add up on the balance sheet, says Li Shanshan from the China Office of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.
Xu Shima was 16 in 1980 and had to learn a trade. He chose bicycle repair. Over the next two decades, it proved to be a wise decision. At that time, China was known as the "Kingdom of Bicycles" and was home to the world's largest army of cyclists.
University majors such as animation, law, biology, mathematics, physical education and English have been listed as the "red-card" majors — fields in which supply exceeded demand for employment in 2012.