Zhan Youbing trains his camera on a neglected social group

At first he wanted to show his family back home his life in the cities but later he thought that mastering the art of photography could increase his sense of security and help him become more competitive in the labor market.

Tibetan Catholics

Here in Yanjing village in Mangkang County stands the only Catholic church in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Crossing the line

Occasionally, especially in winter, North Koreans dodge border guards, cross the river and barbed wire fences, break into Chinese homes and steal food, money and other necessities, before sneaking back ...

China continues alert for smog

China's national observatory on Sunday continued a yellow alert for lingering smog in some northern and eastern regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 21:31:21

Guangdong reports two more human H7N9 cases

Two more human cases of H7N9 avian flu were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, local health authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 20:20:17

China pledges anti-terror support for Pakistan

China reaffirmed support for Pakistan in its fight against terrorism on Sunday during Pakistani chief of army staff general Raheel Sharif's visit to Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 20:20:06

Intellectual property agencies profit from prisoners eager to reduce their terms

Former Chinese soccer chief Nan Yong recently had his prison sentence reduced by one year after a Beijing court said that he had behaved well and obtained four patents while locked up.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 19:48:01

Tibetan Catholics

Here in Yanjing village in Mangkang County stands the only Catholic church in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 19:38:02

Anti-graft 'revitalizes' Chinese football: watchdog

The Communist Party of China's disciplinary watchdog observed the anti-corruption campaign is responsible for the remarkable progress of the Chinese football team.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 19:35:11

China further lowers threshold to attract overseas talent

China has expanded its program to attract overseas talent by adding 55 introduction plans to the latest brain gain list.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 19:32:53

Figuratively Speaking

650– the number of people that the Shanghai Fire Bureau announced it would recruit, including 530 firefighters, and 90 firetruck drivers. The firefighters will earn an average salary of more than 5,600 yuan ($898.31), while the drivers’ will be more than 5,200 yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 18:28:02

Slanguage Corner

Manspreading 大爷式占座 (dàyéshìzhànzuò): The term refers to men who sit with their legs spread, especially on crowded metro trains, either because they want to be more comfortable or want to prevent others from sitting too close. It is considered a selfish act on public transportation.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 18:23:01

Football loss shows concept of teamwork needs an assist

Sadly for China, its football team lost to Australia in a quarter-final game at the Asian Cup last week. Around the nation crowds of fans urged their team on in front of screens in bars and teahouses and in homes.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 18:23:01

Word Matters

“Now some property management companies know about electric cars and are willing to provide charging stations for car owners. But the situation is more complicated in older compounds. They are already short on parking space and can hardly provide charging facilities.”
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 18:18:01

Aiming higher

Healthcare is one of the first things that a new arrival in Shanghai would probably look into. Private clinics and the VIP centers at select public hospitals draw the majority of the city’s expats.
Source: Global Times | 2015-1-25 18:13:01

Chinese mother prosecuted for selling her own baby

A woman from central China's Henan Province has been prosecuted for selling her own baby, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2015-1-25 15:24:52