From friend to family

2012-06-14 13:56:31

A Chinese autoworker's friendship with his Russian mentor personifies the big picture of Sino-Russian ties.

A filmmaker's odyssey

2012-06-14 08:06:11

An award-winning documentary's creator has hit the road to ensure his work on migrant workers is seen by the masses.

Educational aid program founded

2012-06-13 13:22:21

JDB Group and the China Youth Development Foundation co-founded an education aid program on June 5. The group donated 10 million yuan to help 2,000 students pay university tuition.

Visual effects giant investing in China

2012-06-13 13:21:33

The UK-headquartered visual effects software developer The Foundry is investing heavily in China following a period of strong growth in the region.

Listening ear

2012-06-13 10:57:59

Cao Wenying, who has been paralyzed since she was 4 months old, turns her hopelessness into strength to help others in need through a life hotline.

Building the new from the old

2012-06-13 10:32:05

Studying schematics in a small office, Wang Jianjun is busy trying to figure out how to build a small robot. Wang isn't exactly building the robot from scratch. Instead, he is creating it from a building block kit akin to Legos.

Competition drives create-or-die existence

2012-06-13 10:31:04

Vicious competition has continued reinventing the shanzhai, or "mountain fortress" - a term that once meant counterfeit but now refers to micro-innovation - market and its cultural consequences.

Top 5 develpoments

2012-06-13 10:07:43

G'Five started as a shanzhai operation, reproducing existing phones in the market. But it quickly evolved into an innovative behemoth in its own right.

Top 5 shanzhai

2012-06-13 10:06:01

Shanzhai is a broad term that not only denotes products that are blatant copies but are also marvels of ingenuity.

Innovation transformation

2012-06-13 09:13:57

The initial copycat culture of shanzhai products has morphed from pure piracy to value-adding creativity.

New system solves record number of criminal cases

2012-06-12 10:34:23

Guangdong police have captured 5,000 suspects during a seven-month crackdown and solved all its reported criminal cases last year - thanks to a computer system developed by Xu Fei.

A pig's tale

2012-06-12 10:31:36

The award-winning cartoon Pig Sale by Chen Xifeng shows how Chinese animation is evolving to produce original and locally flavored animated films.