Corporate social responsibility has long been a buzzword in the boardrooms of the West, but it is relatively obscure in China.
Anyone in London who wants a touch of contemporary China need not jump on a plane and travel 8,000 kilometers; all they have to do is pop down to the nearest mobile telephone shop. There, among the iPhones and Galaxys, they are likely to be able to run their fingers over one of their lesser-known siblings, the Huawei mobile phone.
In 2006, an old woman fell, fracturing a bone. A young man called Peng Yu helped her up and sent her to the hospital. Later the old woman claimed that Peng was the one who had injured her and sued him for damages. The court found Peng liable, ordering him to pay 46,000 yuan ($7,300, 5,600 euros).
At home and in cafes, China is waking up and smelling the coffee.
Commercial realities catch up with one of the simplest tools ever invented.
A teacher from Iowa brings lessons of home to Chinese classrooms.
The turbulence of history has left very few ancient Chinese mansions intact, and the passage of years makes it even harder to preserve their typically wooden structure.
This is a collection of stories on three Chinese brothers in the 19th century who outwitted laws mandating that Chinese people accept third-class status if they desired even a small share of the American dream.
European foreign policy professor Stephan Keukeleire has shared the same sentiments with Premier Wen Jiabao, who takes Brussels' long reluctance of lifting arms embargo and granting market economy status as "two regretful things".