Joan Chen, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi - who's the next of their ilk? Most agree 24-year-old Liu Yifei is the likely contender to become an internationally adored Chinese actress.
John Adams' musical masterpiece has made its long-awaited debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Venetian gondola makers fight for space to keep tradition alive.
Li Juyan's calligraphy collection sourced from Chinese ethnic groups is as important to him as his son.
An avant-garde artist's use of surrealism in photography receives huzzas from progressives and boos from traditionalists. Zhang Kun reports.
The Palace Museum is running a popular micro blog that answers questions about its building and collection.
For most children in the world, a smile is a symbol of happiness that appears without effort.
How much do you earn? Making a match isn't always romantic.
Valentine's Day confectionery sales surge with growing passion for tasty pleasures.
The video of a female Russian TV host has been sweeping the Chinese Internet, garnering more than 1 million clicks in a month.
It's a paean to parenting of the extreme kind and is likely to generate extreme responses.
The historical records of a remote village and the Caucasian features of locals suggest it may have been a settlement of defeated Roman soldiers.