Beijing allows children of successful hukou applicants to take gaokao in capitalBeijing allows children of successful hukou applicants to take gaokao in capitalEleven years after coming to Beijing, 38-year-old Zhang Yang finally became a real Beijinger, thanks to the point-based household registration system, or hukou, which has granted permanent resident status to over 6,000 applicants who have a stable job and housing in the capital city.

Kicking the codeine habitKicking the codeine habitFor nearly seven years, Zhou Lihui's son would extort money from her and threaten to commit suicide whenever she did not accede to his de…

Bottoms up, BelgiumBottoms up, BelgiumOnce a software engineer, a multilingual bar owner has evolved into a cultural ambassador for his native land.

Fairy-tale adventureFairy-tale adventureHis magical stamps of Hans Christian Andersen stories transported him to Denmark for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies, where he explored…

Devoted doctorDevoted doctorMany medical personnel have left 'plague island' over the years in search of a better life. Chen Fanjing tells why he remains in Nanji. …

The smell of successThe smell of success Chen Xiangyang introduces human waste as fertilizer to local fruit growers. Photo: China Daily It was the most revolting experienc…

High hopesHigh hopesOlympic volleyball player Zhao Ruirui is developing a new career as a popular fantasy fiction novelist.