The Chinese Ministry of Public Security and US police jointly shut down the world's biggest Chinese-language pornographic website alliance, the Sunshine Entertainment Alliance, China News Service reported Thursday.
At the conjunction of Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River, 50 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, there lies Tibet's only fishing village - Junpa.
The following photos, taken on Aug 23, 2011, show Lhasa's landmark Potala Palace, six days from the Shoten Festival - one of the most important Tibetan festivals.
Perpa, a 68-year-old retiree, lives in a four-story compound building only 500 meters east of the well-known Jokhang Palace in Lhasa. The entrance to the compound is hidden among fancy decorated shops selling Tibetan artworks and souvenirs.
The descendants of a senior official in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) are contending that the coffee chain Starbucks has abused his image and are asking the company to show more respect.
Some migrant workers from Anhui and Henan provinces have been living in a cemetery because they could not afford to rent an apartment in Taizhou city, Zhejiang province.
A man who took part in the gang rape and killing of a woman and then fled for 10 years now returns every year to the scene of his crime on the date he commited it.
A beggar in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, collects money to support poor students by selling the moon cakes he receives from generous people.
An engineer in Beijing killed his girlfriend because he believed she was not paying enough attention to him.
Two women in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, got into a row after their pet dogs began mating on the street.
Pictures of a former farm house with a "sightseeing" elevator in Hangzhou have caused a buzz online after they were posted by a netizen on Sina micro blog.
Only about 30 percent of Chinese students have come back to their motherland after studying abroad, from 1978 to 2009.