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Classical private school in Qinling Mountain

[2015-05-14 09:09]

Bai Zilin, center, meditates with his students early in the morning.

Heads of state show you around Xi'an

[2015-05-13 09:46]

Without any doubt, Xi’an found favor with foreign leaders for its rich history and strong cultural atmosphere. Let’s get a glimpse of the attractions in the city, following in the steps of the foreign leaders.

Cross dressing for Peking Opera

[2015-05-13 10:02]

Guo Jiafu applies makeup before a performance in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on May 7. The 29-year-old man earned fame as a popular Peking opera singer dressing and singing as a woman, or a "nan dan", meaning man who plays a female role. 1.8 meters tall, the sturdy man has been playing "nan dan" for 16 years, a practice established at a time when women were forbidden to take the stage.

Passionate creatives with fresh ideas

[2015-05-13 13:45]

"Chuangke" or "creatives" are a group of people setting up businesses with fresh ideas, knowledge and technology.

Chinese buyers spend $116m at art auction in NY

[2015-05-12 10:35]

Three deep-pocketed Chinese buyers spent a total of $116.67 million at an auction of Western art on May 5 in New York.

Portrait of a health conference

[2015-05-12 13:53]

Brett Giroir (left), CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Neil Bush (right) present a photo of former US President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara biking in Beijing as a gift to Cui Tiankan, Chinese ambassador to the United States, at the opening reception for the sixth George H. W. Bush China-US Relations Conference on Monday in Houston.

China and Russia hold naval exercise

[2015-05-12 07:42]

China and Russia held an opening ceremony on Monday for a joint naval exercise in the Mediterranean code-named "Joint Sea 2015-I".

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 12

[2015-05-12 09:51]

Nearly 200 people practiced Yoga in a campaign to promote the practice in Hanzhong city, Shaanxi province, May 10.

Students demonstrate new official anti-smoking gestures

[2015-05-12 11:32]

On Monday, more than 1,000 pupils at Beijing Wenhui Middle School practiced three anti-smoking gestures, which were recognized city-wide to convey that smoking is not okay in a given area. The pupils are covering their nose with their hand to signal "I am bothered by your smoke." The capital city will roll out strict anti-smoking regulations on June 1, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Wenchuan earthquake: Seven years on

[2015-05-12 09:02]

Tuesday marks the seventh anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake, which hit Wenchuan in southwest China's Sichuan province on May 12, 2008.

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