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.
The Amur tiger is the largest subspecies of tiger and is primarily found in the Russian Far East and Northeast China. It came close to being extinct but its population has rebounded and about 450 are alive today.
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.
Lantern Festival, a tradition dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty, marks the end of the two-week Lunar New Year celebration. Praise the Red Lantern
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.