Imagine breaking your back working on a farm from dusk to dawn but still struggling to put food on the table. Imagine living in such abject poverty that in non-harvest season the only way to feed your family is to beg for food and money.
At the height of harvest season in eastern China's Anhui Province, the rice fields around tiny villages transform into deep gold. Xiaogang is no ordinary village though, this place represents a turning point in China's modern history.
In the village, the birthplace of China's rural reforms in 1978, Huang said he is always bullish on the promising agricultural sector, and it has kept changing in past decades to adapt to new realities.
Lantian County in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has recently launched a project to help rebuild and upgrade household toilets in rural areas.The poor sanitary conditions of toilets in the region have since been greatly improved thanks to the program, as an extention of a nationwide "toilet revolution" since 2015.
Over the years, Barbie has taken on many roles: Beach beauty, scientist, even president of the United States. And now, she will work to help young girls close the so-called "Dream Gap".
Standing behind a white curtain amid the dramatic sound of drums, Ding Yongfa tells the story of a corrupt official brought to justice in a special performance by silhouette figures.
The China International Import Expo, which will be held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10, is set to be a landmark global event highlighting China's support for trade liberalization and economic globalization, with the country's market open to the world.
Shenzhen is known for its transformation from a tiny fishing village into a developed metropolis since China's reform and opening up in the late 1970s. For years, it has also been one of the most appealing mega-cities for Chinese.
Guns, death, poverty and long patrols across swamps and deserts under a baking sun thousands of kilometers from home is a hard life for any young woman.
He Xingyun, 85, said she knows how hard it was for senior citizens to live a decent life decades ago.
"A Sunday without brunch is incomplete," said Jarrod Verbiak, head chef of Bistrot B, a French restaurant in a high-end hotel in Beijing.
For each baby born through in-vitro fertilization, several extra embryos are frozen for back-up or future use. The number of such leftover embryos is on the rise, and hospitals across China find themselves in a dilemma of how to deal with them.
Like most parents, Huang Jiang's happiest moment is when he stays with his daughter. One and a half years ago, the 34-year-old man from Beijing took in-vitro fertilization, or IVF treatment in Thailand.
Four years ago, Chen Jen-hsiang decided to quit his job as a game programmer and do things that have a positive impact on society -- something "more real."
"Good evening, everyone. It's a great pleasure for me to join you here to enjoy this traditional Chinese cultural feast," Charlie Hoffs, a Stanford University freshman, said in fluent Chinese when speaking at a Confucius Institute Day celebration here this weekend.
The People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded on October 1, 1949, and on September 21 of the same year, China's new government passed the "Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China," designating October 1 as China's National Day.
Waving their hands, screaming the lyrics, and hollering their idols' names. More and more Chinese youth are choosing to spend their holidays in such a passionate and even wild way – going to outdoor music concerts, which are all the rage across China.
This year's World Tourism Day was themed "Tourism and the Digital Transformation" and focused on the importance of innovation and technology for preparing tourism sector for the future.
Reading books gains popularity again, as many cities across China have welcomed readathon.
Exactly 10 years ago, Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang emerged from the airlock, in space, of Shenzhou-7 spacecraft and became the first Chinese to conduct a spacewalk.
Although the week-long bilateral military training mission, Exercise Pandaroo 2018, has almost come to the end, the bonds made between participating soldiers from China and Australia will last a lifetime.
Huang Zhanding, 74, a resident of Shanghuang Village, sometimes stares at his old cave dwelling less than a kilometer away from his new home.
Steve Taylor has run a small grocery for 16 years in Estes Park, a small town located at the foothill of Rocky Mountain in north Colorado. He said he had to wait and see what would come out of the U.S.-China trade frictions.
Derrick Sibeso Wina from Zambia completed his master's degree in the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development (ISSCAD) at Peking University in June. Addressing the commencement ceremony, he relayed a tale of good fortune stemming from the most taxing of challenges.
When you first put on the VR headset, you're suddenly immersed in a gray and decaying cityscape surrounded by an ocean of pink balls.As something of a novelty in China, such immersive and interactive art exhibitions have become quite popular among artists and art enthusiasts over the last year or so.
Vietnam's first urban railway, constructed by China Railway Sixth Group Co. Ltd, started its trial operation on Thursday.
The port of Piraeus in Greece, the largest of its kind in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, is a major terminal for vessels traveling from Asia to Europe.
Every year, thousands of Indians and Nepalese make pilgrimages to Mount Kailash, in the Tibet autonomous region."The locals consider it a glorious job, as every trip they get to walk around the mountain, making their own pilgrimage.
Because the noodles were only partially processed by the procedure, they became less chewy and therefore less appetizing, and they also broke up in boiling water, Guo said.
At 5 am on Sept 7, Kong Xiaoyu, together with hundreds of other young people, formed a long line that snaked from the street to an underground exhibition hall－four hours before the Beijing Toy Show was due to open.