Schooled to adapt

2011-05-04 07:58:37

As record numbers of Chinese students study abroad, their difficulties adjusting to foreign cultures are revealed. Guo Shuhan reports.

Avoid armadillos and leprosy

2011-05-04 07:58:37

Armadillos, with their sharp claws and body armor, don't have a reputation for being cuddly.

Rising from the ashes

2011-05-04 07:58:37

Walking faster and better is all that 39-year-old Deyang resident Liu Chunyan has been dreaming of every day for the past three years.

Allure still shines for nation's consumers

2011-05-01 07:22:17

The nation surpassed the US to become the second-biggest retail gold market in the world after India in 2007.

New gold standard

2011-05-01 07:22:17

More Chinese consumers are buying gold jewelry for beauty and fashion rather than solely its intrinsic value.

Going green the hard way

2011-05-02 07:09:22

Farming is not just for peasants. It's become a trend even among those with cushier backgrounds.

Now, here's a chicken soup story that'll warm hearts

2011-04-29 07:58:29

"Goddess Fan, marry me! I want to stew chicken soup for you all my life!" reads the imaginative marriage proposal from Zheng Siqin, on a billboard in a bus shelter in Wuhan, Hubei province.

Island getaway may be a costly dream

2011-04-29 11:35:57

Ni Dingkang opens Google Earth and browses 1,390 islands scattered around Zhoushan, the only prefecture-level city in China made up solely of islands, in Zhejiang province.

On one's guard

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The recent earthquakes in Southwest China and Japan have given preparedness a new urgency in schools across the nation.

Middle class falls for the joys of fine wine

2011-04-27 08:02:47

Beijingers are paying good money to learn about the world of grapes.

Exploring the life of 'leftover women'

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Shengnu, or "leftover women", has become the subject matter of numerous films, novels and TV series.

Beijing to host Menuhin Competition

2011-04-26 07:55:41

One of the world's most prestigious competitions for young violinists, the Menuhin Competition, will be held in Beijing from April 6 to 15, 2012.