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  • Badge of honor

    2009-12-10 09:00

    In antique stores in Leshan, Southwest China's Sichuan province, most porcelain badges with the portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong sell for around 40 yuan ($6).

  • Tsinghua student dreams of army life

    2009-12-10 10:29

    A Tsinghua University student who spent two years in the army says she cannot wait to return to the military, despite her elite educational training.

  • Doctors who gave their all

    2009-12-10 09:10

    The title, written across its black hardbound cover, now slightly faded and moth-eaten, Fere Naai Shudhu Ekjaan (One Never Came Back), was one my father would sometimes refer to, when he told me the story of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis.

  • Friends for life

    2009-12-10 09:13

    China's top 10 international friends were honored for "making exceptional contributions to the country in the past 100 years", at an awards ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Collectors jostle for old DPRK currency

    2009-12-09 10:17

    Pyongyang's first revamp of its currency, the won, in 17 years has become a cash bonanza for collectors of old won notes.

  • A statement of class

    2009-12-08 11:22

    Yingzi, a pure-white, 9-month-old Tibetan Mastiff, jumps at her owner and rests her front paws on his shoulder. Sometimes, Yingzi even tears at his trousers to show her affection.

  • Ant tribe

    2009-12-08 09:53

    Wang Yan recently quit her first job, where she worked as a Web designer in a private company in Zhongguancun in Beijing.

  • True to life

    2009-12-08 11:11

    "Children's literature is not limited to children," says Qin Wenjun, author of more than 40 books for children and teens, that have won her not just dozens of domestic awards but also nominations for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 2002 and the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

  • Opening Pandora's box

    2009-12-08 11:04

    Eleven years ago James Cameron's Titanic premiered in China and was the country's highest-grossing film, until Transformers 2 this summer.

  • Frozen in time

    2009-12-05 09:19

    Li Qinghua's only giveaway is his snotty nose.

  • Where's the money?

    2009-12-07 11:14

    Last month, Chen Fashu, chairman of the New Huadu Industrial Group based in Fujian province, found himself in the middle of a controversy.

  • Disabled kids enjoy free education

    2009-12-07 09:21

    In a program supported by the Beijing Foundation for Disabled Persons (BFDP), 164 of Beijing's disabled children are currently being provided a home-school education.

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