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  • Mountains with heart
    Tea plantations flourish on the fertile soil of Guizhou's mountains. Photos by Feng Yongbin / China DailyA worker sifts through tea leaves in Meitan county, one of the major tea-producing areas in Guizhou province.A Bouyei woman serves local food to visitors in Wanggang village in Guiyang.Wicker bas...
  • Eco-toilet concept struggles for acceptance
    There are still 477 million people without access to proper sanitation in China, including 14 million who still practice open defecation, says a 2012 joint report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.The situation is especially prevalent where there is a lack of water. While NGOs try to promo...
  • On course for history
    Guan Tianlang in action at the 2011 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship at Lion Lake Country Club in Guangdong province in December 2011. By winning the title, Guan qualified for the 2012 Australian OpenA Guangdong golf club has provided prodigy Guan with a launch pad to greatness, Tang...
  • Society moves online in brave new world
    Students at a primary school in Jinan, Shandong province, learn the dance made popular by South Korean online video sensation Gangnam Style. A few years ago, if someone said Microsoft's popular MSN Messenger would shut down, that a smartphone could be used like a walkie-talkie or praised a 140-chara...
  • Safe travel over Spring Festival a priority
    Two migrant workers from Chongqing wait for a train home along with other passengers at a crowded railway station in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on TuesdayThe Ministry of Transport has pledged to ensure travelers will enjoy safe and convenient journeys during the coming Spring Festival travel pea...
  • Shanghai plagued by heavy pollution
    City's air quality index reaches 254, the highest reading in two monthsShanghai residents breathed the most polluted air they had seen in two months on Wednesday as weak cold air from the north brought pollutants to the Yangtze River Delta.But clean air is expected on Thursday thanks to another roun...
  • Beijing's bulwarks
    The red sandlewood and ebony miniature of Yongding Gate displays fine details and craftsmanship. A self-made billionaire is reconstructing the capital's ancient city walls - in miniature and in sandalwood. Deng Zhangyu reports.Those born before the 1950s remember Beijing's walls as the "city's neckl...
  • Being Gay in China
    In both Chinese history and literature, homosexuality was open and tolerated. Has social acceptance come full cycle as China increasingly engages the international community? Is there a place for same-sex relationships now? Pederasty, the erotic relationship between a male adult and an adolescent b...
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