A life behind the lens

2011-10-05 11:15:07

Chen Zhongyuan fell in love with photography when he was a young boy. Smitten, the 56-year-old has watched the technology advance far beyond his wildest childhood dreams.

An end to matriarchy?

2011-09-27 07:46:45

The traditional way of life in Yongning township's only remaining traditional Mosuo village faces a fight for survival.

When women rule the roost

2011-09-27 07:46:45

In the old days, when a Mosuo girl turned 13, her family provided her with a windowed room on the second floor of the house, called the "flowering room".

In the mood for movies

2011-09-27 07:46:45

British cinephile hosts an online show to help Western audiences understand Chinese films.

Gleaming venues, cheery volunteers, and pure spectacle

2011-09-27 07:46:45

Another sporting event completed, another exhaustive, dazzling display by Chinese hosts.

Smell of success

2011-09-26 07:54:12

Fragrances for both women and men is an emerging market in China, but mainly focused on major cities.

Single migrant women face high abortion risk

2011-09-26 10:35:58

Young unmarried migrant women are facing a high risk of induced abortions and experts urged that they have better access to reproductive health education.

Back to the Bronze Age

2011-09-26 07:54:12

While most Chinese people, especially women, try to cultivate a paler hue of skin color, some are starting to go for the sun-kissed look.

Looking out for a dog's life

2011-09-25 07:57:40

When Mary Peng first came to China in the early 1990s, a monkey taught her an important lesson.

From Beijing to Santiago City

2011-09-25 07:56:46

Chen Huangchao, 23, tells how he deals with restive kids, cockroaches and piled-up laundry as he travels far to help children in the Philippines get in touch with their Chinese roots.

Heart with Soul

2011-09-25 07:56:34

Rebecca Lo discovers a dim sum bar that combines the best of traditional Cantonese yum cha with fusion creations.

Sparkling qualities that promise bubbles of happiness

2011-09-24 07:51:43

Production of sparkling wine in Italy is known as the "Charmat process" or metodo Italiano.