His best friends here are four-legged

2013-01-06 11:38:19

For Christopher Barden, 45, the best time of the day is when he visits his dog shelter, where dozens of animals bark to express joy and leap on him for attention and affection.

Online cupids

2013-01-04 13:30:13

China's young singles under pressure from parents and family to get married are increasingly turning to websites to find Ms or Mr Right.

Every dog has its day for dinner

2013-01-04 10:09:34

Serving pets with specially made food is an increasingly popular trend among young owners. More personalized pet foods are available to mark special occasions.

Made in China

2013-01-04 09:48:05

Drawn to Beijing by talk of rapid economic development, Spanish scientist Mario Lanza has found freedom, opportunity and a place to call home

Pointing the way home

2012-12-27 08:01:20

In 1984, Eddy Prabowo sent a letter from Gombong, Central Java, to Radio Beijing. In reply, the radio station pointed him to China's must-see scenic sights.

Tracking changes at a railway station

2012-12-26 07:56:31

Among the flood of passengers streaming out of the new Shijiazhuang railway station, there is a young woman who stands out. She is not rushing in or out, nor is she burdened with luggage. Instead, she is busy taking photographs.

Stories from the morgue

2012-12-26 07:56:31

Qin Ming listens to the dead, and he hears their stories. Now, he has translated the tales into a best-selling crime thriller that has topped China's Amazon and sold about 50,000 copies in just two months.

Robots are not just for boys

2012-12-25 11:26:09

Cheng, 23, is the first Chinese-Australian woman to be honored with the title

Better care for graying citizens

2012-12-25 11:20:28

Woman village officials from across the nation gathered to discuss how to take better care of elderly villagers.

Keeping a healthy mind

2012-12-25 10:44:22

The recent shooting rampage at a US school and a knife attack at a Chinese kindergarten have drawn public attention to the issue of mental health.

It's all in the guts

2012-12-25 10:21:33

For years we have been dieting rigorously after the year-end binges, afraid that when summer comes, the bulges will betray our gluttony.

Better understanding makes it a less dangerous world

2012-12-25 09:44:14

He has been a keen observer of China for the last 19 years and he had witnessed its grand transformation from a country of bicycles to motorcars.