Determined path

2013-07-31 13:57:39

Orphan Zhao Xianyan had the odds of getting an education stacked against her, but her foster family is committed to her schooling.

Retrial in qigong 'master' suit

2013-07-31 10:57:57

The High People's Court in Jiangxi province held a retrial on Tuesday in a case in which self-styled "qigong master" Wang Lin sued one of his former apprentices for 33 million yuan ($5.38 million).

Giant panda cub celebrates 1st birthday in California

2013-07-31 10:02:07

Giant panda cub Xiao Liwu and its mother Bai Yun stay togetehr during his first birthday celebration at the San Diego Zoo, California, the United States, July 29, 2013.

Complete showman

2013-07-30 23:56:29

The movies he merely stars in may not be the best of the bunch, but those he makes with full creative control never fail to turn heads. Music sensation Jay Chou morphs from a wonder boy with a Midas touch into a mature artist with more strengths than weaknesses.

Healing stones

2013-07-30 23:00:12

Several traditional therapies have embraced hot rocks for their potentially restorative powers, and spas are taking advantage of the trend.

Making the deserts bloom

2013-07-30 11:19:42

Yi Jiefang's world collapsed when her only son, Yang Ruizhe, 22, died in a road accident in Japan in 2000.

Global Tiger Day marked in Jakarta

2013-07-30 09:53:29

Volunteers attend an activity marking the Global Tiger Day 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 29, 2013.

Nations unite to help tigers

2013-07-30 02:14:33

China is making a big push to protect tigers and recently finalized two separate agreements with Russia and India to beef up conservation efforts for the big cats and other endangered species.

Beyond mere words

2013-07-29 22:54:40

Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe's latest book is his most complex work to date. It evolved after he was forced to defend himself in court against accusations of libel.

City guide (July 24-Aug 31)

2013-07-29 10:29:31

Cultural events in Chinese big cities during July 24-Aug 31.

Images that dive into the blue

2013-07-29 10:19:15

Visitors to the Lake Baikal, A Kingdom of Water and Ice exhibition at Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum can gaze upon "the Blue Eye of Siberia" - another moniker of the show's namesake lake - in Shanghai's Zhujiajiao water town.

Wuhan a prime spot for international rowing hub

2013-07-27 08:27:35

City home to China's largest urban lake, most college students in world