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  • Lingnan puppet show held in Guangzhou

    2013-06-09 09:48

    Performers operate puppets during a Lingnan puppet show held by the Guangdong Provincial Puppet Art Theater at the Guangzhou Library to mark the 8th national Cultural Heritage Day.

  • Never too old to learn new tricks

    2013-06-07 11:12

    The huge number of retired Chinese enrolling at 'universities for the aged' is imposing immense pressure on the education system for the elderly.

  • China the forgotten ally in World War II

    2013-06-07 11:12

    Rana Mitter is determined to shed light on what is often seen in the West - although clearly not in China - as the forgotten war.

  • Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

    2013-06-07 11:12

    Extremism has always been Stephen Chow's game: a confusingly apocalyptic amalgam of gut-wrenching laughter, equally gut-wrenching violence, and feel-good storytelling. While his movies tend to fall loosely under the umbrella of the comedic genre, the growth in intensity of violence across his films has, in recent years, had viewers wincing more and more. While Chow doesn't ever show up on screen in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, the elements of his directorial handiwork are clear: the linguistic puns, foot-in-mouth jokes, potty humor and increasingly ironic and grandiose CGI action sequences are all there.

  • Big exam day kicks off

    2013-06-07 09:52

    The 2013 national entrance examination kicked off on Friday, with 9.12 million students.

  • One-third of US marriages start online

    2013-06-05 13:49

    More than one-third of US marriages begin with online dating, and those couples may be slightly happier than couples who meet in other ways, a US study said on Monday.

  • Police advise women to 'cover up'

    2013-06-05 08:00

    Beijing police and public transport authorities have published a guideline to prevent the sexual harassment of passengers on buses and subways, but experts doubt it will solve the problem at its root.

  • Last memories of college life

    2013-06-05 10:10

    Graduates all over the world celebrate their graduations.

  • Overseas student competition ends

    2013-06-05 09:31

    Performance at the awards ceremony of an overseas student competition in Qingdao, capital of East China's Shandong province, June 2, 2013.

  • Be my guest and call yourself stupid

    2013-06-04 14:18

    So you set out in life with the name your parents give you and make the most of it, since it's going to follow you around wherever you go.

  • More than a highland fling

    2013-06-04 10:52

    Most visitors from abroad are tourists to a mystical land, but one man came to marry his sweetheart who had been living and teaching here for more than two decades.

  • Former military base opens doors

    2013-06-03 08:16

    Wushitala township in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is only able to thrive because it is next to the Malan military base.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.