It's a hobby, not a burden

2012-09-19 08:08:04

In the eyes of many people, Yu Changlan, a customer service supervisor from Nantong, Jiangsu province has a comparatively wealthy life and is never short of money. That makes it hard for them to understand why she plants vegetables on the balcony, a practice that occupies almost all her leisure time.

'My little farm in the city'

2012-09-19 08:08:04

Li Hongwen works for an IT company in Sanyuanqiao in the center of Beijing, but he lives in the suburban district of Shunyi. Every day the round trip between home and office takes at least three hours.

Green fingers and green houses

2012-09-19 07:59:09

A growing number of people have taken to "urban farming" in the wake of a series of food safety scandals.

Suspect stands trial on Mekong River killings

2012-09-18 09:22:53

Prime gang suspect faces charges in court after 13 Chinese sailors were killed on the Mekong River.

Younger generation feels wave of emotions

2012-09-17 08:02:02

Patriotism and maturity come to the fore amid the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands.

Don't take seat disputes sitting down

2012-09-14 08:22:23

Altercations over polite behavior on public transportation offer a window on a changing society.

A crime that leaves victims unprotected

2012-09-13 07:43:50

Male victims of serious sexual assault aged 14 or older are not protected under criminal law.

Public duty, private agony

2012-09-12 07:29:34

Workplace-related stress is pushing some officials to breaking point and even worse.

Golf students prepare to join the club

2012-09-11 07:54:14

The growing popularity of golf in China has seen an increase in the number of students opting to study the sport.

APEC sets vision for prosperity

2012-09-10 07:15:15

Leaders of the APEC economies on Sunday pledged to support growth, foster financial stability and restore confidence in the region.

Gritty reality paints promising portrait

2012-09-07 08:06:04

The art district in Chongqing is home to a growing, innovative and international community.

Centenarians say age is just a number

2012-09-06 09:17:07

Local authorities are vying to be awarded the title 'Home of Longevity'.