It aims to repeat its manufacturing success by grouping artistic professions the way it did its factories.
Survivors make do with plywood, donations, and stoicism. Some enjoy new homes.
Volunteerism stands strong one year later – and has even won support from local authorities normally wary of grass-roots movements.
Beijing marked warming ties with Taiwan by sending two pandas, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, to the Taipei Zoo.
Low-cost lodging is spreading – despite the bad economy – as China's new middle class embraces the open road and business travelers look for bargains.
Woeser has sued the government, investigated Tibet's March uprising, and flouted the official line about Tibet.
China tries to choreograph a happy ending to its troubled international tour.
Many of the unofficial groups lack know-how for training volunteers and keeping track of how donor money is spent.