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Life's a whirl for top-flight acrobats

Chinese acrobats exist in a world unto themselves. Zhao Xu looks at the twists and turns in their lives.

Street children live in hole in a wall

Three homeless boys – one aged 8 and the others 17 – who come from different families in northeastern China's Shenyang city, have been living together like siblings in a hollowed-out section in a wall near the city's railway station for half a year.

The silent world of bomb disposal officers

Bomb disposal officers are in a dangerous profession, operating in a sort of silent battlefield where they have to make quick decisions.

A dutiful son desperately tries to kill mother

On Jan 18, 2014, Yang Jiu, a migrant worker, tried to kill his paralyzed mother and himself at a rented home in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Fortunately, both Yang and his mother were rescued.

Poisonous mine turns village into cancer community

Asia's largest realgar mine has been shut down, leaving behind massive arsenic contamination with ill and dying people in surrounding villages.


Snow blankets Harbin

Clear weather and blue sky brought many people outside to enjoy the snow.

About 10,000 people attend 5km Color Run in Australia

People take selfie during the 5km Color Run at Commonwealth Park in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 12, 2017. About 10,000 people attended the event on Sunday.

Creations of Taoray Wang presented in NYC

A model presents a creation of TAORAY WANG by Chinese designer Wang Tao during the New York Fashion Week in New York, the United States, on Feb. 11, 2017.

Blooming flowers bring promise of spring

A white-eye bird perches among blooming crabapple blossoms in Guiyang of Southwest China's Guizhou province on Feb 7, 2017.

Birds and blossoms herald early spring in Hangzhou

An orange-bellied leafbird perches among the booming cherry blossoms at Huagang Park in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 6, 2017.