• Just as important as a book
    As international toy companies expand in China, the value of recreation is getting more playFor Wang Ye, a 33-year-old full-time housewife in Beijing, it's difficult to understand how a simple toy truck can distract her 15-month-old son for hours at a time.Wang, who said she had more experience with...
  • Top 10 child stars in China
    Child stars are thrown into the limelight at a very early age and therefore quickly lose much of the playtime and fun enjoyed by their peers. Some of them are lucky enough to extend their success into adulthood, whereas others see their fame gradually fade into oblivion and have to bid adieu to the ...
  • China marks first road safety day
    China marked its first national day for road safety on Sunday with exhibitions, lectures and online discussions exhorting pedestrians and drivers to observe traffic signals, with failure to adhere to them blamed as a major cause of deaths on the country's roads.The day, scheduled by the State Counci...
  • Hangzhou subway welcomes its first guide dog
    Xu Liyong, who is blind, gets ready to get on a subway in the eastern city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, with the assistance of his guide dog, on Nov 27, 2012. Xu's dog is the first to ride the Hangzhou subway since the city allowed guide dogs on subway trains.
  • It's a dog's life in the armed police force
    As Hu Xiongbing talks about his job, Heizi, his large German shepherd, watches him intently, as if the dog understands every word.Theirs is an unbreakable bond that has existed for more than eight years, ever since the Guangdong Provincial Frontier Defense Corps of the Chinese People's Armed Police ...
  • Strength of Chinese culture lies in understanding of human heart
    I received a response to my "Online amenities create utopia of idiots, curb serious thinking" (November 12, Shanghai Daily), from a "paper book" loving gentleman who hates audio books and has difficulties "reading on a screen for a long time." His children also grew up with books and are to this day...
  • Heavy snowstorms hit NE China's Heilongjiang
    Working staff clean snow piled aside tracks at the Hegang Railway Station in Hegang, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Nov 13, 2012. Heavy snowstorms swept northeastern regions of Heilongjiang since last Sunday, forcing highways to close. Local authority of railway service initiated an emerge...
  • Children carve pumpkins to greet Halloween in China's Nanjing
    Today is Halloween!~ Children carve pumpkins to greet Halloween in China's Nanjing
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