Although Chinese people celebrate the start of a new lunar year during Spring Festival, the holiday serves more of an occasion to refresh family bond.
China is a vast country. Its many regional customs and traditions vary immensely from north to south.
Beijing has its own traditions for celebrating the Spring Festival.
People enjoy themselves at a tulip field in the garden landscape park of Liuzhou city, south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Feb 7, 2013.
Tourists wonder by the West Lake after a snowfall in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 8, 2013. A big range of snowfall enveloped Zhejiang Province on Friday.
China's most flamboyant designer, Guo Pei, whose outrageously extravagant gowns are much sought after by movie stars and socialites, aims to make an international impact in the near future. Beijing-based Guo is famous in her native country for producing her signature gowns, one-offs that can cost up to $50,000 a time. Among her clients have been A-list stars such as Li Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi and singers Tang Can and Sun Yue.
It was one of the few cases, or possibly the only case, in which a woman with spinal muscular atrophy has successfully given birth in China.
Parents get as restless as their children during school breaks, especially if they do not have any vacation plans.
Progress on energy and environmental solutions anywhere in the world has global significance and China is better suited to achieve this than any other place.
When Zhang Runqiu encountered Ma Zhongmei and her husband during a regular patrol at Beijing South Railway Station, the young couple was helping their baby to breathe from an oxygen bag.
It is just daylight at 7:30 am at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. Zhao Xuesong, wearing a helmet, is standing on a 2-meter-high vehicle and spraying de-icing fluid toward an airplane.
Wearing a helmet, carrying a big bag and riding an electric bike, Yuan Liangjun looks no different from other courier personnel in the city.