"We have Christmas coming up in two months and they are going to come here to visit. They will only stay for Christmas, which is kind of between the season, so it's great."
The Supreme People's Procuratorate has decided to put former high-ranking official Bo Xilai under investigation for alleged criminal offenses, as well as impose coercive measures on him in accordance with the law.
China Daily picks eight (former) NBA players who came to China and grades them according to their contribution to the game here.
People occasionally compare me to a vampire because of my unusual sleep patterns. When I'm busy, I can go for months on a few hours of sleep per night and feel rested enough for 18- or 20-hour days.
Santiago Rafael Martino glides across the floor of the Tango Hui dance studio in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, clapping his hands in time to the music."Now, ladies will feel the pleasure of being held by the man and moving around the floor to the music," Martino tells the nervous looking dancers taking part in their first ever tango lesson.
Be it the twist, or an elegant waltz - no dance steps appear too difficult for a group of physically challenged people in Beijing. These members of the Beijing Wheelchair Dance Training Base, established in 2009, are able to maneuver their wheelchairs with ease, grace and speed. They train three times a week as part of their expressive and creative arts therapy. According to Zhang Zhong, the wheelchair dance team captain, to dance well in wheelchairs requires hard work. He says one can only master the various forms of movements and expressions after two years of continuous practice. "Most of them take up dancing as a form of entertainment. They are too shy to perform in public," he says.
As another long season finally came to an end, Li Na exhaled and said she can't wait to start her holidays.
Aloft Beijing has a stylish unpretentiousness that endears the hotel to clients searching for a "fun stay".
Everyone has a favorite dining spot and it is usually a place where you can relax for a chat with friends or hold an important business meeting to close a deal.
To those who know Beijing well, Dashilar means authentic and old: Teahouses, Peking Opera theaters and time-honored stores, small and shabby restaurants in hutong selling baodu, chaogan and luzhu snacks.
My heart beats faster as my breath gets shorter. The scenery around me whizzes past into a blur and adds to the dizziness. I am nearly 4,000 meters above sea level and suffering from a mild case of altitude sickness. But I am also on a high riding the legendary Hequ steed, one of China's few indigenous horses, through the expansive alpine grasslands of Maqu county, deep in the Gannan Tibet autonomous prefecture of Gansu province.