Tibetan youngsters are taking on tasks that were once dominated by Nepal's Sherpas, in the high mountains of the Himalayas.
It was in the 1990s that more amateur climbers began to attempt scaling some of the world's most difficult peaks.
More youngsters are struggling with relationship problems on campus and a proposed compulsory course on the affairs of the heart may be the balm.
I was grinning ear to ear. Mrs Kellet, my all-time favorite teacher, had let me ride shotgun. Miss Roach, my second-grade and least favorite teacher rode in the back.
When a foreign reporter asked a kindergarten student in Guangzhou what she wanted to do when she grew up, the girl replied she wanted to become a corrupt official.
Kong Yanjun has sacrificed his winter vacation to take part in a training program to improve his ability to speak and write the Xibe language.
The Wolong region is home to 10 percent of the world's wild giant pandas and was home to more than 60 percent of its captive-bred population until an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit the province in 2008.
As record numbers of Chinese students study abroad, their difficulties adjusting to foreign cultures are revealed. Guo Shuhan reports.
Armadillos, with their sharp claws and body armor, don't have a reputation for being cuddly.
Walking faster and better is all that 39-year-old Deyang resident Liu Chunyan has been dreaming of every day for the past three years.
The nation surpassed the US to become the second-biggest retail gold market in the world after India in 2007.
More Chinese consumers are buying gold jewelry for beauty and fashion rather than solely its intrinsic value.