Today, the Forbidden City stirs just as much curiosity - and, at times, controversy.
Government boosts investment to give officials global outlook.
Death sentence for ex-tycoon Wu Ying fuels debate over private lending in China.
Musicians, producers and fans on Sunday paid tribute to US soul diva Whitney Houston, hailing her as an inspirational figure.
Prices on par with US fail to deter Chinese customers who want a taste of 'the good life'.
Travel agencies and destination countries try to cash in on a predicted spending and tourism surge.
Concerns remain following leakage of cadmium into Longjiang River in Guangxi.
Tibetans reject recent acts of violence and message of division and hatred.
One in 13 people in China has a mental problem, and one in 100 is a severe case.
Xinjiang's picturesque lakes are gradually vanishing and may soon be lost as humans make their presence felt.
A fight between Titans of the written word has broken out as a legal battle launched.