Having lived in the Tibet autonomous region for six decades, Konchok Dargyi has long considered himself a local, but now, it's official.
For millennia upon millennia the middle kingdom has produced some of the most revealing and thought-provoking literature on romance and classics.
Sima Azimi frowns as she pirouettes in the snow, suspended for a moment against the sky on a hill overlooking Kabul and above the conservatism of contemporary Afghanistan.
Since it provides myriad possibilities and opportunities, it is little wonder that in the 21st century it is the China Dream that everyone is talking about.
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Moris Topaz sees medicine as a unique link between China and his home country, Israel.
You probably don't know Philipp Kapranov, but he knows a lot about what's inside you.
In her ninth year living in China, An Qi, 21, went viral in an online video.
China always made Fadhhili Mpunji curious. The 42-year-old journalist from Tanzania was familiar with Chinese during his childhood: They stayed in his hometown to help operate a railway built by a Chinese company in the late 1970s.
So often, when China is brought up in the news or on a TV show, an image of the mighty Wall pans across the screen. The Great Wall is so inescapable that you pretty much can't grow up without having some minor fascination with it.
I remember it was a hot and humid day, somewhere in 2000, when my mother waved at every taxi that passed along the old Suzhou road. We had come there by train from Shanghai to visit the city’s famous classical gardens.
Studying at Peking University has always been my dream and the Confucius Institute program of a PhD fellowship is giving me the opportunity to try to realize this dream.
As a European child, my interest for China, Chinese history and civilization naturally started with the discovery of Marco Polo’s 13th Century travels.
It was in school when I heard of China for the first time. Our school text books had references about Chinese travelers visiting India. I used to wonder as to how these travelers traversed mighty mountains – the Himalayas.
Erin Williams is the project supervisor of Canada Asian-Pacific Fund. Her research areas include international relations and the Sino-Canadian bilateral relationship.
Attila Balint, a Hungarian mixologist who came to work in Beijing three years ago, has a great passion for the Forbidden City and Beijing's local culture.
Together with drummer Nicolas Ballay and keyboarder Maxime Kosinetz, the band BVO aims to introduce their unique definition of music, which mixes pop, electric, psychedelic and rock.
Ian McKellen, who is known as a fine Shakespearean actor and is a six-time recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award, recently came to China for the worldwide activity Shakespeare Lives. But his China tour is much more than that.
The project, which features dozens of important figures, including politicians, financiers, media moguls and diplomats, confronts the audience with the question of what is power and how does one think about it.
German linguist Patrick Kuehnel says he is impressed with China's efforts in boosting cross-cultural links with the rest of the world.
Sean Scully, 71, is fighting the weariness that an international artist has to face today because of extensive travel in a globalized art world.
Nobel-winning biologist Craig Mello tells Liu Xiangrui that the stage is set for China to play a leading role in world science.
Chinese management styles are evolving to tackle complexity and change, says Austrian guru Fredmund Malik.
Mohamed Noah performs Wing Tsun moves during a class at Egypt Wing Tsun Academy, Cairo, Egypt on March 1, 2016.
A Swiss water expert's long collaboration with his Chinese counterparts yields results. Liu Xiangrui reports.