The farm on the outskirts of Beijing is large, spread over more than 9,000 square meters and divided into 1,360 allotments. All the plots have been rented out to weekend farmers, and there are still 100 more applicants on the waiting list.
A strong partnership of the United States and China will benefit both countries and the entire Asia-Pacific region, said US Ambassador to China Gary Locke on Saturday, calling for a way that the two countries can co-exist and cooperate without unhealthy competition or conflict.
When the state of Washington in the United States elected the first Chinese-American governor in US history in 1997, the large Asian-American community there was beside itself. But that was nothing compared to 2011, when the same man was sent to take up residence at the US embassy in Beijing.
It may be fun to put on an old straw hat and rubber boots, drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the countryside, plow a few troughs, and take some photographs with the cows and fowls. Occasionally.
Chinese-American Wing Young Huie, exploring what it means to be American, has used his camera to document US life for 35 years. He's pursued his craft in hopes that he can engage US audiences in a discussion about the complexities of their national identity. Now, he's sharing his insights with a Chinese audience.
In Beijing, the parks are always abuzz with activities at any time of the day, in all seasons - well, almost. There are currently about 350 parks covering nearly 11,000 hectares in total. The capital adds about 20 new parks a year. Many of the most famous parks were originally royal or private gardens, which over time have developed into public green city spaces. The first known public park in Beijing, Wansheng Garden opened in 1906 and is now the site of Beijing Zoo. They are particularly popular with the elderly, who use them for morning exercise and social activities. To see the videos, go to www.chinadaily.com.cn/video.
Chinese star Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will "kill" her after she was sent crashing out of the US Open on Friday by teenage British giant-killer Laura Robson.
Lanai should be the very picture of tropical tranquillity. Just 3,135 people live on its 365 square kilometers.
MANALI, India - To John Sims, the Himalayas, with some of the finest mountain slopes in the world, seemed like the perfect place to build India's first Western-style ski resort.
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Moleendo Stewart can't say for sure what's caused his lifelong sleeping problems. There's the childhood spent in loud, restless neighborhoods in Miami.
Not all filmmakers create complete and resonant fantasy worlds, rife with strange, sometimes frightening beings as well as mysterious movement, emotional suspense and uncanny detail.
Wang Zhi, better known as Uma Wang in the West, has been dreaming about making clothes since she was a teenager.
When I told friends I was about to make a trip to Xiamen, Fujian province, one and all were full of advice.
Dai Liang sits in front of his piano on the stage of Culture Center of Xicheng District in a recent night.
On a sweltering afternoon recently, I stood in a dusty skateboard park in Stratford, Ontario, surrounded by about a dozen sullen-looking boys, all around 17.