The rhythmic tamping sounds accompanying the singing by workers stop worshippers and tourists flocking to Sera Monastery's Great Meeting Hall in northern Lhasa.
It's boom time for a small village of 1,200 families in Yunnan province, thanks to its skilled noble metal craftsmen.
In a decade working as a nanny, Andreia Soares finally joined Brazil's middle class.
For generations here in the deepest South, there had been a great taboo: publicly crossing the color line for love.
From age 1 to age 13 years and 364 days, the children of the world have been pulling a fast one over their parents since 1949, when Children's Day was officially introduced.
Armed with a flashlight and a camera, Li Yunjie, an eighth grade student, emerges from a park late one evening with a bottle of cicada grubs.
Shanghai's middle-aged parents are flocking to People's Park at the weekends to advertise information of their grown sons and daughters in hopes of finding them a life partner.
Li Rui, a 26-year-old working for a media company, was hardly surprised when her friend told her about the "dramatic?
Since Beijing raised its parking fees on April 1, parking attendant Yin Liang's life has become even harder.
Hardly anyone had heard of Gaochun county until it rapidly rose to fame for being the country's fi rst "slow city".
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Actor Wen Zhang has been troubled by rumors that he has divorced actress Ma Yili.
Among Tsinghua University's cohort are casual students who clock many hours of classes a week and know there is going to be no degree or diploma.