Open letter about father tugs Party chief's heartstrings

2012-03-02 08:23:42

Son's protracted search for hospital highlighted problems in system.

In tune with the stars

2012-03-02 07:58:31

Canadian musician draws inspiration - and many fans - from China.

Double happiness

2012-03-02 07:58:31

Wedding planner says the joy in her work is universal.

The bird man of Beijing

2012-03-01 07:05:53

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.

Operation gives boy hope

2012-02-29 08:22:08

"One bottle for five cents, 100 for five yuan, 1,000 for 50 yuan..."

Zoom in on malpractice

2012-02-24 08:32:43

As he does his rounds, the only "watchdog" Ou Shaokun needs is his simple cell phone.

Brushing up on history

2012-02-23 07:57:15

It's still winter and the low season for visitors to the Maijishan Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu province.

Smile for the camera, pickpocket

2012-02-22 07:58:00

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.

Strain worth it for a better life in the field

2012-02-21 09:35:00

Placing pollen bags over the tassels of corn plants is something Cheng Xiangwen has been doing regularly for close to 50 years.

Man finds spiritual life through hermits

2012-02-16 18:22:11

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.

Son burned while saving mother from house fire

2012-02-16 15:43:24

Lu Jiaxi's home caught on fire on the first day of the lunar new year (Jan 23).

Tug of hope keeps things moving

2012-02-14 10:23:06

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.