Carry his own luggage and wait in line at the Great Wall? Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American ambassador to China, has won the public's heart with humble acts that are rarely seen among Chinese officials.
The 2011 Hurun Rich List identified 271 dollar billionaires in mainland China, up from 189 last year.
Back to school in China, as around the world, is rarely something that kids look forward to. Some schools in China are trying to shake up the first day by bringing in celebrities or ancient traditions.
China accused a Muslim separatist group that they say trained in Pakistan for a series of weekend attacks in Xinjiang. Locals counter that the violence is homegrown.
Recent South China Sea skirmishes between China and other Asian nations dominated US Admiral Mike Mullen's four-day visit to China.
An online video of Cai Hongping singing in her Hello Kitty apron at a chicken stand in China attracted 10 million hits within 10 days, a Chinese record for such a short span of time.
A propaganda film released in time for the anniversary of China's Communist Party isn't going down well with the public, despite rave reviews in the official media.
After more than 2-1/2 months of detention, prominent dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has been released because of his 'good attitude in confessing,' according to Chinese state media.