Chasing the dragons

2013-10-08 00:47:56

He is a farmer who has tilled the soil in several countries from his native Malaysia to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and now, China. The humble man of the land talks to Li Yang in Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Chance leads to a divine new path

2013-10-08 01:01:32

Suffering hardships while growing up in rural Shandong province in the 1950s and 60s, writer Zhao Defa rose to fame because of his self-inspired and thought-provoking countryside trilogy that forcefully delves into the intertwining relations of land, rural ethics and politics.

Preschools struggling to recruit male teachers

2013-10-07 07:26:43

When Zhu Jun graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai in 2003, he dared not tell anyone he had found a job as a kindergarten teacher.

Boys will be boys

2013-10-07 07:26:43

Ni Jieji, a 23-year-old kindergarten teacher, has seen many children screaming and wailing when they first enter school, but the unusual timidity of Xiaolei still surprised him.

West China schools get 'special' treatment

2013-10-07 07:25:45

Known as "special-post teachers", four of the eight instructors at Longjiacun Primary School are now or were previously part of a government program.

Rural teachers make the grade

2013-10-07 07:25:45

When his mother passed away three years ago, Long Yongzheng, now 8, was too young to understand the tough road that lay ahead for him, his brother and his father, a farmer in Longjia village, located in one of the most-remote parts in Huize county, Yunnan province.

Classic clash of the crickets

2013-10-07 00:13:00

It's two weeks to go before plucky Purple Golden Wing jumps into the arena for his once-in-a-lifetime fight.

Online fashion shops booming

2013-10-06 07:07:26

If you haven't heard about Hangzhou's fashion scene, then you can't say you know China's fashion industry.

When life revolves around planning events

2013-10-06 07:05:56

Organizing large-scale events in China, featuring thousands of people from all corners of the globe, is all in a day's work for Richard Rheindorf.

Raging Dragon

2013-10-06 07:05:56

When Shane Benis came to Shanghai eight years ago, he struggled to find a place to continue training in his chosen sport - boxing.

Wild Elephant Valley

2013-10-06 07:06:40

Essential Facts

Misguided nostalgia is not helpful

2013-10-06 07:06:40

On Sept 19, I heard that there had been another attack on humans by wild elephants in the Xishuangbanna natural habitat protection zone.