China Scene: North

2011-12-01 08:04:22

A have-a-go hero who tackled a motorcycle thief was surprised to find the bag he rescued belonged to his wife.

China Scene: East

2011-12-01 08:04:14

A fugitive with an obsession for cleanliness was captured after he checked into a hotel using his real name so he could have a bath.

Ice and snow festival kicks off in Xinjiang

2011-11-30 21:45:23

The Ninth China Xinjiang Altay Ice and Snow festival kicks off Two Chinese Kazak people play the ethnic sport of “Gu Niang Zhui” in Altay, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Nov 30.

Silversmith’s old street: a disappearing scenery

2011-11-30 17:47:35

The destinies of many folk crafts are similar, suffering many twists and turns. Over the past millennium, some have died and some others are in the process of dying off, and may be lost from human history.

Zhang Qiusheng’s hand-made water vat

2011-11-30 17:30:44

A hand-made water vat is a local craft with over two hundred years of history in Hongtong county, Shanxi province.

Traditional rice wine-making no successors?

2011-11-30 17:26:06

Wang Lijiao, a 61-year old wine maker, lives in a three hundred-year-old mansion at the center of Xiansai village near Qionghai city,Hainanprovince. Stepping into this old mansion, one can smell the mellow scent of Wang’s home-made ricewine.

Village known for sorghum stalk boards

2011-11-30 17:12:59

There is a long history of making sorghum stalk boards in Nianshang village, Linyi city in East China’s Shandong province.

The last steelyard craftsman: Yin Zhaozhen

2011-11-30 17:08:13

Vanishing traditional techniques leave us a rich historic and cultural heritage. Yin Zhaozhen is a 58-years-old steelyard craftsmnan, who lives in an old street of Zaozhuang city,Shandongprovince.

Beijing tests police dogs

2011-11-30 07:40:17

A police dog takes part in a skills examination organized by police in Beijing’s Chaoyang district on Tuesday morning.

Streets of Kashgar

2011-11-27 07:49:40

This oasis city near Tajikistan has welcomed travelers since the days of the Silk Road. Photographer Wang Jing explores with his camera and an artist's eye.

Rural dance teacher takes troupe to world stage

2011-11-25 14:45:48

Yan instructs a dance student in rural Qionghai, Hainan province on Nov 21, 2011.

Ancient tombs in NW China bid for world heritage status

2011-11-24 22:44:01

The West Xia Tombs, an ancient imperial tomb complex in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, has started a project to bid for world heritage status, local authorities said.