China is rapidly becoming a major market for books in English.
If you have ever trawled through a drawer of odd socks looking for their missing partners, you will appreciate Hong Tingjie's problem. The sock maker, has the socks; it's just that he cannot find the people to buy them.
Every five years, the National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held to review the past and to plan the future. China's change has been astonishing. The Chinese people today enjoy higher standards of living, greater freedom of all kinds, and a more vibrant, tolerant society. China's economy is now the world's second-largest; it will likely become the largest, doing in decades what elsewhere took centuries.
Small LED lighting producers in China are banding together to take on the industry's multinational giants.
Bai Jingyi, 69, has been creating filigree and inlay objects of art for 51 years. But the thought of retiring from the Chinese art form has not crossed her mind.
Polo, a sport strongly associated with royalty and the super rich, is enjoying a surge of popularity in China, with a growing number of private clubs and international tournaments that bring in players from Europe, Australia and Argentina.
As the gateway to the Tibet autonomous region, the city of Xining is a crucial stop en route to the Qing-hai-Tibet plateau and the only way for travelers to enter China's hinterland at the "Roof of the World".
From the creators of Detective Dee and Ip Man, featuring martial arts choreography by popular actor Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster), Tai Chi Zero tells the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travels to Chen Village to learn the art of tai chi.
For someone so young, it takes a lot of courage to candidly say that Europe and China share a "fragile relationship" and lack cohesion on major international issues.