Yingxiu, once a well-off town with several factories, was among the most severely hit by the quake. Yet with 1.7 billion yuan from central and provincial governments, as well as from Dongguan in Guangdong province, the town has been reborn.
World-watchers say China's expanding middle class will become the most influential bloc on this planet very soon.Cute South Korean child monks
New World Press editor Li Shujuan knows it's no easy task to tell the history of more than a century of a country like China, especially since it has experienced dramatic changes over the years. Li's solution is to use photographs. In the publisher's new English-language release of Modern China in Pictures: 1911-2012, Li chooses to let the powerful images convey the historical complexity.
'To be a boss is glorious." What, in truth, could be more glorious than fanning oneself with 100 yuan ($16, 12 euros) notes while being presented expensive cigarettes by obsequious underlings? These are the advantages that being a laoban brings: buckets of renminbi and buckets of face; the two things that make up the sinosphere's central axis.