Documentary clicks capture richness of New China

2013-07-22 23:18:06

In 1949, there were perhaps 100 Chinese who could get their hands on a camera. In the 1960s, there were fewer than 2,000. Today, about 100 million in the country have top equipment.

A complex canon

2013-07-22 23:04:29

A leading Australian writer says his Chinese roots add richness to his works, as Brian Castro visits Beijing to talk about his latest novel.

Carrier hopes to bring nation's first seaplane service to Sansha

2013-07-22 02:53:18

In Mo Qun's eyes, Sansha, the country's youngest city, will become China's Maldives, attracting tourists for island-to-island trips in the near future.

Weaving clouds of color

2013-07-22 02:27:19

Nanjing was the ancient capital of six dynasties in China, and in August, it will come under the limelight again as the host city of the 2nd Asian Youth Games. Its rich history and cultural heritage are sure to impress first-time visitors.

African students learn Chinese culture

2013-07-22 01:29:23

Clenching fists, flying kicks, snapping punches — Shaolin kung fu made a big impression on the children in Mabre N'guessan Valerie's village in Cote d'Ivoire when he was young.

University adds personal touch

2013-07-22 01:25:33

Many students consider their university admission letter one of their most important mementos because it marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

Hebei woman latest case of H7N9

2013-07-22 01:18:09

A 61-year-old woman from Langfang, Hebei province, is in critical condition after being infected with the H7N9 virus, the latest known case of bird flu on the mainland.

Houses built in the city for most stylish birds

2013-07-21 10:51:58

One day in June, an artist who describes himself as an "architect for the contemporary bird" appeared before an empty storefront in Lower Manhattan, climbed a ladder and took measurements for his next masterwork.

A voice for elephants

2013-07-21 08:22:49

Joyce Poole has been a lifelong campaigner against the ivory trade and the killing of elephants that goes with it. Her fascination with the animal began at age 6, when her father moved the family from the United States to Kenya, and quickly grew when as a teenager she began to study their behavior.

Intense and intricate

2013-07-21 08:23:38

Colorful embroidery, fine silver ornaments, masks and lacquer wares were among the abundant handicrafts on display at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing recently. The just-concluded Amazing Guizhou was the province's third annual handicraft exhibition in Beijing. This year, the show focused on wax printing, which is also a folk art of the Miao ethnic group in Guizhou. The province has the second largest variety of ethnic minority groups, such as the Miao, Dong and Shui ethnic groups. Each ethnic group specializes in one or several particular handicraft, which they presented to the audience during the exhibition. Traditional handicrafts from Guizhou have been enjoying growing popularity in the international arena. Every year, craftsmen from Guizhou head to Europe to promote their rich and distinctive folk customs and cultures.

Giving the right twist to a TV juggernaut

2013-07-20 07:24:20

The world's biggest televised gala may undergo a facelift. Hopefully.

Giving take-out roast chicken a French twist

2013-07-20 01:39:26

If we wish to dine in the comfort of our underwear at home, the choices are often limited to sloppy rice boxes and greasy pizza. That's where La Rotisserie comes in.