The Dragon Boat Festival was celebrated among overseas Chinese communities worldwide over the weekend with the specialty food Zongzi, but not necessarily a dragon boat race, both widely seen as its logos.
Liu Guixiang never thought she'd end up as the chief instructor training hundreds of maternity matrons to help families with newborn babies after she was forced to step down in 2000 from a factory job in Jinan, East China's Shandong province.
Onto one wall recently unearthed along the alleys of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, an electoral slogan promoted a local notable at the time.
Perched atop a 50-meter electrical tower, two birds fly out of an artificial nest into the open air.
Though Liu Fanjun's memory sometimes fails him these days, the 73-year-old can still recite a nursery rhyme about a lake in his hometown in Yunnan province.
A new 4K restored version of “Soul of a Painter,” a movie directed by female Chinese director Huang Shuqin in 1993, was screened on Friday, in what is considered one of the most important events of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival this year.
June 18 is an Internet shopping event called “618 Shopping Festival”, the Chinese version of Cyber Monday. All e-commerce platforms in the country are offering special discounts in order to attract as many buyers as possible.
Hard-working sports lover, Leela Greenberg seems just like any other young foreign associate at Alibaba, apart from her somewhat anomalous love for the Beatles, but what brought Greenberg all the way from Colorado to China is quite different from most of her peers.
When some Chinese schools first began to introduce the concept of positive education, many parents feared that the programs would sacrifice academic rigor.
In early June, goji berries - also known as wolfberries - were already hanging in bright red bunches amid green leaves, nearly a month earlier than usual, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
The sector's growth has been accompanied by problems such as the abuse and abandonment of animals, as Luan Xiang reports for Xinhua China Features.
Upon outlining plans to host the 2018 World Cup eight years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin envisaged a celebration of football "filled with passion and emotion".
As the clock ticked into the final 24 hours ahead of the World Cup, elated atmosphere from fans around the world can be felt at the iconic Red Square in the Russian capital.
Perched atop a 50-meter-tall electrical tower, two birds fly out of an artificial nest into the open air.
Customers and employees communicate in silence, and diners talk to companions in hushed tones, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of the traffic and construction outside.
It has been almost 30 years, but Wang Hongbin from Nanjie, a village in central China's Henan Province, still has vivid memories of the day his instant noodles first went on sale.
In a country where one of the most typical greetings can be translated to “have you eaten yet,” rest assured that food is by all means essential.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday ahead of the first ever face-to-face meeting between leaders of the two countries, expected to take place on Tuesday.
Academy Award-winning documentarian, Vanessa Roth, is known for unflinchingly tackling weighty subjects such as the plight of the young girls of India's "Untouchable" cast in Netflix' "Daughter's of Destiny," or "Aging Out" on the U.S. foster care system, or her Academy Award-winning short, "Freeheld," on same sex marriage.
The 12:58 service to Alihe, a town 135 kilometers away on the border between the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and Heilongjiang Province, has been used each year since 2003 to transport students to the nearest test center for the national college entrance examination.
Wearable technology is incorporating into people's life in many ways. What will jewelry look like once it is smartened up?
At a high-end supermarket in downtown Beijing, staff walk up and provide green canvas bags to those who shop a lot, though most have brought their own shopping bags.
Tuesday is World Environment Day, observed worldwide to raise awareness of the environmental challenges we face.
China is investing some 3.5 trillion yuan (550 billion US dollars) during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) to further extend the current network, with a target of adding another 10,000 kilometers of high-speed rail lines by 2020 and reaching 38,000 kilometers by 2025.
A hunger strike is underway in New York City where people who were forced out of their crumbling Chinatown apartment building are protesting.
Owning a pet or a few of them has become an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in China, as well as a driving force for consumption.
It was freezing cold in early spring in Astana, Kazakhstan, where the temperature had plummeted to minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Xia Hao, 22, a senior university student from Linzi county, Shandong province, thought nothing of splurging 1,000 yuan ($157) on a set of customized skincare products to gift them to his girlfriend on May 20.
"My grandfather used to beg with this bowl in the 1940s during hard times, and this laptop was once used by my daughter," said Yuan Yuxiao, curator of a family museum he established, while describing each item in detail.
Chinese retail tycoon Zhang Wenzhong has experienced many turning points in his life, but none compare with the moment when he heard the country's top court pronounce him "innocent" on Thursday.