When 20 vehicles set off on the first-ever Kolkata-to-Kunming car rally in 2013, the event wasn't simply a sporting contest, it was a harbinger of things to come.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of special reports in which our reporters will travel the length of China's 18,000-km-long coastline to detail the lives of the people whose existence is dominated, and often facilitated, by the waters that stretch from Bohai Bay in the north to the Zengmu shoal in the south.
Countries evaluate potential of a proposed economic belt that will revive memories of the ancient trade route.
The central government hopes that attracting more labor-intensive textile manufacturers to Xinjiang will create a greater number of employment opportunities for local people.
Tough times are part of the territory for road crews on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Hu Yongqi and Da Qiong report.
Editor's note: History is, by definition, about past events, and while nothing can be done to change those events, forgetting them may lead to wrong roads being taken in the future. During the coming months, China Daily will present a series of regular reports about ordinary lives during World War II and the continuing impact of the conflict on the present and the future. This is the ninth report in the series.
The flood of tourists and vehicles has trickled to a standstill at once-busy crossing after the anti-China protests in Vietnam.
After adverse publicity resulted in public doubts about the safety of vaccinations, China's health authorities are making moves to boost the inoculation program.
The blind and visually impaired will be allowed to take China’s university entrance exam for the first time this year, but some critics say the move is little more than window dressing.
It will be the first time that Chinese police have been deployed in a foreign city in support of a local force.
China has hit back at comments by the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that Beijing's actions in the South China Sea have infringed Vietnam's territorial sovereignty.
The number of people involved in volunteer work in China is rising, but many organizations lack the resources and funding needed to provide new recruits with adequate training.