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  • Seals are the real deal for aquarium trainer

    2010-05-18 09:56

    Chen Hao, 36, has worked as a seal trainer for the six years since the Taipingyang Andover Underwater World first introduced the mammals to its show.

  • 'Granny' road warrior a hit on the Web

    2010-05-17 08:15

    Chen Caiping never expected that her online posts about cross-country trips with her husband would be read by thousands of people daily.

  • Three act wonder

    2010-05-15 09:19

    My wife Ellen and I had just joined the end of what seemed to be an incredibly long line leading to the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo suddenly when a voice behind me asked: "Are there any Aussies here?" I turned around and said: "Well, I'm Australian!"

  • Rough diamonds

    2010-05-15 09:00

    Li Yan, leader of the band Rustic, says they deserve to be called the Best New Band in the World and with Chinese rock music causing a stir abroad wants to ride the crest of the wave.

  • In search of Mao

    2010-05-14 10:30

    A new exhibition of 13 paintings of Chairman Mao by Wei Chuyu seeks the man behind the public image.

  • Western duo cultivate interest in organic farms

    2010-05-13 09:38

    New Yorker Greg Lepkoff, 24, found his future and the chance to realize his dream after a two month driving trip across China.

  • Finding new meanings

    2010-05-13 09:36

    The Sichuan earthquake was a life changing experience for student Fang Dongsheng.

  • Every day, a new horizon

    2010-05-11 09:26

    Braving temperatures that range from -22 C to 40 C, a 42-year-old Norwegian has been trekking the 6,000-km Great Wall since last April.

  • Chief butler to world's leaders serves top hotel

    2010-05-12 09:55

    Guo Jianjun, 37, a man who claims to have little interests in politics, has served some of the world's most powerful leaders, including former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

  • Snapping back to life

    2010-05-12 09:33

    Seeing life through a lens with the help of a professional photographer is helping six children through the trauma of losing their families and homes.

  • On the shoulders of giants

    2010-05-11 09:10

    Kong Dongmei has been following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Mao Zedong, by promoting literature and culture.

  • Between a rock and a hard place

    2010-05-06 10:49

    A tiny cubicle is what the young graduate occupants of eight 'apartments' on the fringes of the city call home.

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