Astronauts celebrate the successful manual docking of the Shenzhou IX spacecraft with the Tiangong-1 module in video clips released on Sunday. The clips, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and Beijing Aerospace Control Center, also highlight the precision approach required for the procedure to be successful. Photos by Tian Lian / for China Daily
From sea to space, from orbit to ocean, Chinese skill and technology proved up to the challenge.
Nation and Digest
President Hu Jintao will visit Hong Kong Friday to Sunday to attend the ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, according to a statement released on Sunday.
When it comes to piloting new policies, Shanghai has never been shy in taking the driving seat - including with pensions.
The seventh G20 summit, which has just ended in Los Cabos, Mexico, looked at many tough issues the world has been facing. They included economic stabilization and structural reforms for growth and employment, reform of the financial system, improving the international financial architecture, tackling problems related to food security and commodity volatility, and with sustainable development, green growth and climate change.
When 4-year-old Mimi Zhou gave her solo performance on a grand piano at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall in April, her small feet dangled in the air because she couldn't reach the pedals.
China Business Weekly
Twenty-eight-year-old banker Wang Ning bought an apartment for his parents in Shanghai a year ago. Unlike regular apartments in China, this one boasted "organic" credentials and constant temperature and humidity levels all year round thanks to a "ground source heating pump system".
Li Yinting, a primary school student, takes extra lessons on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. The 10-year-old learns mathematics at a study center run by Chinese TAL Education Group and learns English at Riverdeep International Education Inc, one of the most expensive schools in Beijing.
The scene overlooking Mount Qinglong, which is wrapped in mist and drizzle, resembles a Chinese ink landscape painting. Flocks of sheep and goats leisurely graze on the meadow slopes in Guizhou province. Their bleats and bells resound through the hills.
Meter by meter, Ashton Eaton kept swallowing up real estate on a track that has always felt like home.
The market moved forward in May as light vehicle sales rose 18 percent over a year earlier to 1.6 million units.
Uncertain prospects due to the euro crisis, weakening demand in overseas markets, rising costs, the fading demographic dividend and a slowing economy - China faces a range of challenges today.
From extra lean meat powder to swill-cooked dirty oil; from industrial gelatin used as food coagulant to dairy products containing aflatoxin - a substance that can cause severe liver damage - the Chinese are scared and asking what food they can eat safely and healthily.