2012-12-07Jin Zhaojun sold pants at a State-owned shopping center in Beijing for a year before he took the national university entrance exam in 1977, when the country resumed university classes after the "cultural revolution" (1966-76).
2012-12-05Zhang Jiao became known as the "mountain queen" because of her determination to protect the flora and fauna in her kingdom - an afforested range of alpines in Beijing's Yanqing county.
2012-12-04One day 30 years ago, Lu Jiankang's busy schedule was interrupted by a student who came knocking on his office door to ask for a ticket to Japanese conductor Ozawa Seiji's concert.
2012-12-02More than 20 years ago, singer-songwriter Ai Jing rose to fame with the song, My 1997. It expresses her love for a man living in Hong Kong, and how she eagerly awaits the year 1997 and the return of Hong Kong to China, so she can visit him.
2012-12-01The newly rich in China are looking to the West for experience again. But this time, they want to learn how to spend money, rather than how to make it.
2012-11-29Chinese veteran rocker, Cui Jian, has been entertaining his fans for 26 years. Chen Nan catches up with him on his upcoming concert and plans.
2012-11-28He has helped UNICEF produce a five-minute public service sand-art cartoon for broadcast soon in more than 100 countries and regions. Li Jiahang tells Pu Zhendong how he became a sand artist.
2012-11-27OK, answer this question. The marines are assigning dorms to new recruits. If each available room is shared by three marines, 20 will have nowhere to sleep. If six share a room, two lucky marines can each have a room to themselves. If 10 share each room, how many rooms will be left unoccupied?
2012-11-19As time goes by, some things fade into history while other things pop up and thrive.
2012-11-19Modern technology is not only changing the way people work, it is changing the way people, from the highest earners to the lowest, live.
2012-11-16Choreographer Shen Wei did not expect his two shows at the National Center for the Performing Arts next week to have sold only 40 percent of the seats.
2012-11-14Liu Zhangxu could not believe his ears when he was told he could bring the book home from the library without paying any money.
2012-11-13Beijing's subway stations and tunnels are giving amateur vocalists platforms from which to sound out. Chen Nan tunes in.
2012-11-09Yung Ho Chang speaks with a heavy Beijing accent, the kind you only hear in hutong (traditional narrow streets) these days.
2012-11-03She is 54, but still makes heads turn with her tall, elegant looks, impeccable dress sense and business acumen.