Threat of the threatened

2013-10-06 07:06:40

For many, elephants are loveable creatures: obedient, careful and calm. But for the villagers in Xishuangbanna it is a different story.

Working toward her goal

2013-10-05 07:37:24

Shang Lianghui's soccer dream started from an accident when she was in primary school. She and her brother were fighting and broke the remote control of the family's television, and they could only watch the sports channel.

Religions coexist in villages

2013-10-05 07:36:47

In the ancient town of Yanjing, Catholicism and Tibetan Buddhism literally stand face to face.

Search for a cup holder's identity

2013-10-05 00:33:10

A valuable porcelain cup holder that was auctioned off in Hong Kong recently has a certain amount of controversy surrounding its true origins, as Zhang Zixuan explains in this detailed report.

From wine sales to breathing new life into old clothes

2013-10-03 10:22:52

They say you can take the boy out of the county, Africa in this case, but you can't take the country out of the boy.

Virtual learning broadens horizon

2013-10-02 11:29:14

Online courses are getting increasingly popular, Zhang Yue explores their growing appeal in China.

Portrait of an amateur Waltz dancer

2013-10-02 11:01:02

After a hard day's work,the 43-year-old construction worker takes a shower, changes clothes and arrives at a dancing club near the city's west bus station.

The charms of Provence

2013-10-02 00:33:28

Southern France offers art festival, lavender in full bloom and scenic view of historic Europe to visitors, as Xu Lin writes.

A love affair with African gem stones

2013-10-01 11:13:27

After three years in Botswana, the former accountant had fallen in love with African gems and used her new-found interest to launch her own company.

Tales of two countries

2013-09-30 23:31:07

Dai Sijie is like a bridge. He connects the medium of literature with that of film; and at the same time he links up the world of China, where he was born and grew up, with that of France, where he attained fame, as both a novelist and a film director.

Poetry contest sees overwhelming respons

2013-09-30 11:42:43

The power of poetry and its hold on the public imagination is still alive and well if a recent event is anything to judge by.

Fine points of fashion

2013-09-30 00:23:54

Located in the southern area of Hong Kong Island surrounded by greenery, the luxury fashion retailer Lane Crawford's headquarters looks like a modern art gallery.