Dressed to kill
Internet-savvy youth of the West are logging on to English-language websites of Chinese suppliers for fashion bargains.
Time to let off steam
After the pressure cooker of national exams, students are making the most of the summer vacation in a variety of ways.
Students pay for plastic
The high school student gets off the train from Qingdao, Shandong province, and walks into a plastic surgery clinic in Beijing's central business district.
Germany finds itself still debating women's role
For China, hard (and shiny) currency
On this big night out, Gisele Bundchen, darling of the cameras, is decked out in diamonds from Van Cleef&Arpels.
Japan's elders ask for the chance to tame a reactor
Seemingly against logic, Yasuteru Yamada, 72, is eager for the chance to take part.
Baseball a hit in Guangzhou
The United States' "national pastime" is played by few people in China, even in first-tier cities such as Guangzhou.
Battling against the current
Operators of the Three Gorges Dam have, for the first time, added to the flows downstream to help the spawning of Yangtze River carp.
From bloom to boom
Lavender production creates stunning sceneries and economic opportunities in rural Xinjiang.
Where the village is really one big family
If the paradise that is Zhang Guying village is a proverbial Eden, then Zhang Guying is its allegorical Adam.
Rural processing plants are helping farmers in quake-ravaged Beichuan county of Sichuan province shake off their poverty.