Should the word 'netizen' be banned?

2012-09-11 09:07:37

A rare meeting of minds took place last week among the "foreign" editors at China Daily to discuss whether or not netizen was a word that should be banned forthwith, or else come to terms with.

Teachers' Day dilemma for parents and students alike

2012-09-10 09:40:18

With the arrival of Teachers' Day, which falls on Sept 10 in China, businessmen have seen a new round of fortune-making opportunities as Chinese parents painstakingly pick suitable gifts for their children's educators.

Saluting rural teachers

2012-09-10 09:11:36

A woman who started a school for migrant workers left-behind children in rural Henan has inspired the country.

Borderline Art

2012-09-09 08:10:17

Borders can sometimes become bridges, as our small academic party found in a preview of China's most northeastern edges. There were none of the clenched knuckles that are sometimes a physical reaction to barriers and barbed wire.

Global flavor keeps Mitchell's work fresh

2012-09-09 08:10:17

The acclaimed writer David Mitchell says he had no idea that his books were popular in China - until he saw that his events in Beijing were well attended by readers, whose questions for him would range from literary queries to gossip.

A dog's best friend

2012-09-07 10:29:50

"Unlike humans, animals cannot speak for themselves if they are suffering from maltreatment. We need to establish laws to protect them," Lu Xun says.

Video game turns into actual video

2012-09-06 14:15:50

The World of Legend, a popular online game developed by China's Shanda Games, becomes the background of the film The Cosplayers, a romantic drama, starring young actor Ma Tianyu.

A boost for Xinjiang

2012-09-06 09:11:55

Liu Yong was one of five disabled people who co-founded Canyou Group, together with Zheng Weining.

Brave new world

2012-09-06 08:59:57

Canyou Group founder and hemophiliac Zheng Weining believes computers and the Internet provide windows of opportunity for those living with disabilities.

'China's Forrest Gump'

2012-09-05 10:33:43

Many people dream of obtaining a Peking University degree. Gan Xiangwei did it his way.

The naked truth is nudity doesn't hurt

2012-09-05 09:33:29

I'm OK with naked protests. It's a peaceful way of making a point. After all, there's nothing more natural than the human body and showing it off hurts no one.

Soul search

2012-09-02 08:00:40

A Chinese-American photographer chases identity issues from coast to coast, trying to find himself.