Life in ancient town of Chengdu, SW China

A compound built in the Republic of China (1911-1949) is seen in Anren, an ancient town in Dayi county of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, May 23, 2013. Anren town was first built in ancient China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907). Most of its buildings were constructed in late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and early Republic […]

Great Wall in NW China needs more protection

According to a Chinese saying, “One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero.” If the opposite is true, there’s no questioning how Fu Kaishun stacks up. Fu, 66, a retired civil servant who is fascinated with the Great Wall, decided to walk the 100-kilometer stretch of the Great Wall located in […]

China’s nature reserves exceed global average

The size of nature reserves in China reached almost 15 percent of the country’s total land area by the end of 2012, exceeding the global average of 12 percent. Li Ganjie, vice-minister of environmental protection, announced the figure at a celebration of the 2013 International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday. The figure has grown […]