They've been firm friends through thick and thin

2012-07-05 10:35:11

Song Yang met retiree Johann Hodel at a subway in London when he was a business management student at Thames Valley University, in 1999.

An unconventional education

2012-07-05 10:03:27

Planting vegetables, cooking, fishing and dancing are part of the curriculum at a home-schooling system in a small community in Dali, Yunnan province.


2012-07-05 09:20:35

DMG founder Dan Mintz says his company's genetic code is global films with Chinese relevancy.

Adopted children discover China

2012-07-04 14:06:40

Learning to write the Chinese characters for "love" and "happiness" in a Beijing classroom was the first activity for a group of American families on a cultural tour of China on Tuesday.

Fighter Cung Le's micro blog is a big hit

2012-07-04 10:18:23

Cung Le, a 40-year-old Vietnamese-born American fighter never expected his micro blog to be so popular in China.

Society didn't accept him but is changing with her

2012-07-04 10:13:48

Wang Maoli says she doesn't regret the sex reassignment surgery she underwent 21 years ago. But that doesn't mean life has been easy, she says.

Risky sex change surgery ends nightmares

2012-07-04 09:53:13

Tony has experienced physical and emotional changes since taking testosterone injections 20 days ago.

It's never too late to be yourself

2012-07-04 09:35:24

84-year-old Qian Jinfan became the country's oldest person to open up about her transgender identity. She wanted to become a female from age 3.

In transition

2012-07-04 09:29:24

Youths are leading the shift toward tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.

Dancers perform in front of sculpture of logo design for West Lake

2012-07-03 17:56:29

Dancers perform in front of sculpture of logo design for West Lake

CCTV invests in talent

2012-07-03 10:43:02

Beatrice Marshall is a big name African TV presenter who has been headhunted by CCTV.

Changing perceptions

2012-07-03 10:40:34

The bureau chief of China Central Television Africa in Nairobi is on a mission to change people's ideas about both China and Africa.