Spring has come. The 700 metric tons of sturgeon farmed in East China's Qiandaohu Lake by Kaluga Queen are expected to spawn and produce one of the world's most expensive gourmet delicacies - caviar.
On a serene night, with a luminous moon gleaming above eastern China's Likeng village, 74-year-old Yu Jiajiu - perhaps the country's last traditional night watchman - sets out to work with his gong and mallet.
A good taxi driver might expect the occasional compliment. But Tianjin cabbie Jiang Wensheng has received more than 4,200 in 16 years from Chinese and foreign fares.
David Tofteland checks out Berkshire hogs at his family farm in Beaver Creek, Minnesota. (CALVIN ZHOU / CHINA DAILY)
Unlike smartphone addicts who spend hours a day on social media, playing games or watching videos, residents of Basan village are using smartphones to save lives and local incomes.
Elisabeth Köstinger simply enjoyed Beijing's early April spring sunshine, as it is still winter sports and ski season in her country of Austria.
Riding the wave of China's reform and opening up, visionary entrepreneurs don't stop to rest on their laurels. Instead, they accelerate their pace to learn and surmount more obstacles, even in industries that have long been dominated by Westerners.
When talking about past open and cosmopolitan societies in Chinese history, the first time period most people probably think of is the Tang Dynasty (618-907), an age when culture continually flowed in and out of China.
Holding several Chinese bestsellers in hands, including "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China," Ridha Mahjoub, a 53-year-old Tunisian businessman, was searching for more books at the China exhibition booth at Tunis International Book Fair.
Hollywood knew it was coming, just not this soon.