Son's protracted search for hospital highlighted problems in system.
Canadian musician draws inspiration - and many fans - from China.
Wedding planner says the joy in her work is universal.
He used to spend all day catching birds after he turned 6, when he started to learn how to paint and called himself a bird-hunting master.
"One bottle for five cents, 100 for five yuan, 1,000 for 50 yuan..."
As he does his rounds, the only "watchdog" Ou Shaokun needs is his simple cell phone.
It's still winter and the low season for visitors to the Maijishan Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu province.
Wang Liping secretly turned on her iPad's camera and brought the person standing in front of her into focus - a pregnant woman who was stretching a hand into a passenger's pocket.
Placing pollen bags over the tassels of corn plants is something Cheng Xiangwen has been doing regularly for close to 50 years.
Zhang Jianfeng, a 35-year-old former book editor, has searched valleys across 400 kilometers for hermits and visited more than 600 recluses in Qingling Mountains in Northwest China's Shaanxi province in the past three years.
Lu Jiaxi's home caught on fire on the first day of the lunar new year (Jan 23).
In the middle of the glistening sheet of frozen sea, Captain Fang Yusen, 59, was at the wheel of his tugboat Jinshuiqiao 6 clearing a passage.