Former forestry workers are adapting to the times as central government directives emphasize conservation rather than chopping down trees. Raising sika deer has become a new source of income for many former lumberjacks in Bailang town.
Marco Polo first introduced Kublai Khan and his empire to the West in the 13th century, while more recently a British author has devoted himself to the exploration of Mongolian history and culture for the past two decades.
Embroidery is such an important legacy for Suzhou that the city built a museum for the handicraft. Masterpieces by the greatest artists of Suxiu (Suzhou-style embroidery) are among the collection at the Suzhou Museum.
Last year's big screen blockbuster Life of Pi was all about a shipwrecked boy and how he was adrift, stranded on a lifeboat with a huge tiger. In certain villages in Suzhou, Anhui province, living with tigers and lions is part of daily life.
These days you're more likely to use the virtual net than handle a real one, but the character 网 (wǎng) remains a handy reminder of the days when more fish slipped the hunter's net than savvy Internet users jumped over firewalls.
While the famous "Iron Man" Wang Jinxi braved the bleak grasslands to explore oil to meet the nation's needs in the 1960s, his successor Sun Bo paved the way for his peers to tap into resources overseas.
After Spring Festival, the country is getting back to work. However, it can be difficult to adjust schedules after holiday. Chinese faces fashion bloom
As a creative director and consultant, Nian Fish has directed hundreds of fashion shows for the world's biggest brands. Menswear the wolf in the pack