For most of her 13 years as a grassroots family planning officer, Wang Wanhui's main task has been to discourage her fellow villagers from having more children than the law allowed.
China's image is steadily improving, with international appreciation of its performance in domestic and foreign affairs, economic influence and cultural and high-tech hallmarks.
Lakes chiefs will be appointed at provincial, city, county and township levels to oversee every lake in China by the end of the year.
As a self-described gastronome, Shang Qingfang is always willing to try all kinds of delicacies the world has to offer. But when it comes to milk products, she favors domestic brands over imported ones.
One year ago, on his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres firmly pledged to make 2017 a year for peace. A year later, in his message for the new year of 2018, he solemnly issued a "red alert" to the world, wearing an anxious look.
On Monday, Chuenpen Tashi, a mountain guide, celebrated New Year's Day in Hoh Xil, high in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai Province.
A remote southwestern village that made international headlines in 2016 because children climbed bamboo ladders on a cliff face to get to school is now closely connected with the outside world thanks to Internet access, and even produces popular cyber celebrities.
When most of his friends are working in the fields, 53-year-old Jiang Licun is living a life of the fame on the internet.
While many Chinese parents are pushing their children hard in the harsh exam-oriented environment of China's urban school system, Yun Xiang has left the city for the countryside, determined to raise her child in the arms of nature.
Lurong Dregar, 19, had been suffering from severe headaches and seizures for years. The mystery illness even left the young Tibetan woman blind in her left eye. It was not until earlier this year when she underwent an MRI scan at a hospital in Xichang, some 500 km away from her home, that the culprit was finally found -- a parasite.