The nation's booming housing sector, although deepening young people's fears of being priced out, has become a pillar of the country's unexpectedly quick economic recovery out of the global recession.
Behind bars and under convictions of corruption, officials are becoming authors.
Compared with white-collar workers, elderly players have more time on their hands for online games.
China's massive stimulus package and fiscal policies have pushed the stock market up with the Shanghai Composite Index increasing from less than 2,000 to over 3,000. Here are the top 10 people that influenced the stock market in 2009.
A growing number of Internet users have discovered online shopping. The China Internet Network Information Center announced in December that more than 87 million Chinese made purchases on the Internet in the first half of 2009, which means one out of four Chinese netizens have online shopping experience.
Ever-increasing cost of homes has been found to be the top cause of anxiety among Chinese white-collar workers.
More and more Shanghai exporters have upped their export credit insurance to mitigate potential foreign risks related to the global financial crisis.
The Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, arguably the world's fastest train journey at a speed of 350 km/h, started operation on Saturday.
China has taken the lead in recovering from the global financial crisis, and offers huge market potential in many industries. Here are ten areas where China has scored - or is destined to make – number one in the year 2009, as selected by China Daily website editors. We have left infrastructure projects, which include many top 10 candidates, for a separate category.
Yesterday they led their lives as businessman, star, scholar or common people like you and me, but today their purses have ballooned so much that it made our jaws drop. The following ten stories are about the lucky fellows who became rich, or much richer, overnight. As you may find, besides good fortune, good judgment and talent are also crucial sometimes.
A courtyard house next to Beihai Park that was once part of a Qing dynasty palace is being advertised online for 420 million yuan and attracting the interest of State-owned enterprises.