Essential elements

2012-08-10 09:31:27

Tibetan dancer-choreographer Wanma Jiancuo says his new work Shambhala depicts the spiritual pursuit of tranquility, balance and happiness.

Man creates 'Noah's Ark' safe bubble

2012-08-09 17:24:31

Yang Zongfu spent 2 years and 1.5 million yuan ($23,400) in creating his safe bubble.

National Fitness Day celebrated around China

2012-08-09 14:24:38

Chinese people celebrate the fourth National Fitness Day with various sports exercises on August 8, 2012.

Children play chess, Chinese chess and other mind games

2012-08-09 14:12:37

Children play chess, Chinese chess and other mind games in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi province, August 8, 2012.

Collectors watch as the value of China's timepieces rises

2012-08-09 13:24:35

Li Wei wears a Shanghai-brand watch that was made in 1966. It looks new.

Time machine

2012-08-09 13:19:38

The nation's master watch and clock makers have emerged from a difficult decade to make the most of the luxury market.

Bangladeshis rush to hometowns for Eid-ul-Fitr celebration

2012-08-09 13:16:55

Thousands of Bangladesh citizens have been flocking to the bus, railway and riverboat terminals to get tickets for their hometowns to be with their loved ones during the Eid-ul-Fitr.

The test of time

2012-08-09 10:05:40

The nation's master watchmakers were late entrants in the luxury market and though they had high hopes of competing with the Swiss, the reality is more mixed.

China's $11m gold walkway

2012-08-08 17:31:19

A store in Wuhan has paved a 7-meter avenue with 200 pure nuggets valued at nearly 70 million yuan ($11m) during a jewelry festival.

Will you marry me?

2012-08-08 14:32:36

Yin Guanheng, with a torch in his hand and escorted by four men dressed like British royal guards, takes a boat to propose to his girlfriend in Bailuzhou Park in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Aug 6, 2012.

Puppets battle it out on London stage

2012-08-08 14:19:19

London audiences following battles among Olympic athletes are in for another treat - witnessing stage fights among a dozen Chinese puppet characters.

Nanny goat's milk best?

2012-08-08 14:08:36

A businessman in Changsha has been feeding his baby girl milk from the goats he has been raising on the roof of his four-story house, rather than commercially produced milk formula.