When Xu Zhihong and his wife Zhou Xihua heard their twin son Xu Jian say his first word, they both wept.
Families or friends of those perished in the crashed Indonesian plane are in deep sorrow and shock on Monday night after they lost their beloved ones in such an air disaster that the nation has not seen in the last several years.
China's reform and opening up started 40 years ago. The move has helped countless private businesses thrive in the ensuing years, including many restaurants.
Humanitarian supplies are loaded onto a transport aircraft at an airport in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, before being transported to Kathmandu, Nepal, after an earthquake in the country in 2015.
The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in Chengde, Hebei province, is scarfed by morning fog after rain.In 1988, one of his Great Wall pictures won first prize at the 17th National Photography Art Exhibition. The honor won Zhou the support he needed from his family to follow his passion.
Susann Ozuk knelt down and peered at a historical photo reprinted on a display board. "See! That's my father back then," she called out, unable to restrain her excitement.
"People can come here and experience the plain living of old times," said Zhao Xiaomin, manager at the patriotism facility, which is on the southeastern foothill of the mountain.
She concluded that the key to promoting her hometown lamb is to rebrand products from the initial stage of production and reprocessing to increase the added value.Because of her work in quality control, Guo knew mass production is different from casual home cooking. "We need an accurate recipe to ensure consistency in flavor.
Liu Jinguo worked as a fire-spotter on the Lesser Khingan Mountains for 12 years before a bear attack ended that part of his working life.In spring and fall, when the risk of fire was high, he checked every 10 minutes. So far, only one fire has been spotted in the area Liu used to observe, in April 2010.
Robotic arms, machine tools and 3D printers -- the gear that is commonly seen in advanced factory plants -- have been equipped in classrooms in northwest China.
A small film called "The Reason I Live Here" has attracted the widespread attention of Chinese netizens.
The semi-annual film festival Asian Pop-Up Cinema showcased a Chinese work here on Wednesday depicting the trials and tribulations of a migrant family in modern China directly impacted by the country's massive transformations over the past four decades.
When Chou Sugo, a senior student at Waseda University in Tokyo, saw the Chinese Kunqu Opera for the first time in his life here, he was greatly impressed.
Practicing Tai Chi has brought Griffith not only health and longevity, but also romance.
Three sisters in rural southwest China diagnosed with brittle bone disease are defying disability stereotypes and overcoming pain and hardship.
In 1955, 22-year-old Wang Yanming left his hometown in Hebei province for Karamay, in the Gobi Desert, for a job as an oil worker.
"It seems like there are Chinese investors on most Hollywood films these days," motion picture producer James T.As soon as I read it, I knew I had to do everything in my power to make sure this film got made," Bruce said.
An oilfield in the Gobi Desert hardly conjures up visions of an ideal living environment, but the city of Karamay has created a pleasant life for its more than 400,000 residents.
At first, villagers thought Craig Anderson was strange. He had long hair, a foreign face, and collected garbage as his hobby. Over time, they became friends;
When growing up, like many boys, Stephen Perry, Chairman of Britain's 48 Group Club, had a father with a momentous impact on him.The core challenge that China faces is "the changing world order" particularly with a wave of rising protectionism unleashed by the United States, said Stephen. The U.S.
“The bridge makes the roads connected, then the connected roads become a bridge between people,” said 26-year-old Mok Chi Kuan, who is from Macao and is now living and working in Hong Kong with his wife.
Yu Daqin, hailing from a family in a village of Guizhou province, wore clothing made by her mother when she was young, but this meant the occasional shortage of new clothes. Now, with a clothing business earning her more than five million yuan ($721,390) each year, she has solved her wardrobe problems — and many others'.
Know thyself and you will know the universe, said the ancient Greeks. One way to do that now is DNA analysis.
The lives of members of the Lhopa ethnic group in the Tibet autonomous region have improved markedly in recent decades, thanks to the reform and opening-up policy that was launched 40 years ago.
An afforestation project to prevent the desert from expanding and to reduce the impacts of sand and dust storms on nearby residents was launched in Kekeya in 1986 and completed in 2015.
A documentary series soon to be aired on CCTV tells stories of China's legendary green trains.
The latest report released by Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said that the eldest person in the municipality was 111 years old, and the centenarian population increased to nearly 2,300 as of Sept.
Tony Tovar, a teacher from the US, has spent the past 18 years living in Pudong New Area, giving him a front-row seat to the area's transformation from farmland to financial hub.
Imagine breaking your back working on a farm from dusk to dawn but still struggling to put food on the table. Imagine living in such abject poverty that in non-harvest season the only way to feed your family is to beg for food and money.
At the height of harvest season in eastern China's Anhui Province, the rice fields around tiny villages transform into deep gold. Xiaogang is no ordinary village though, this place represents a turning point in China's modern history.