As an old Chinese saying goes, Futile as drawing water with a sieve. In Hunan Province's Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, however, the work is feasible as someone makes bamboo baskets that can hold water. It is Hu Tingxian, inheritor of Xiangxi bamboo weaving.

2018-10-21 14:51 GMT+8

They can't see the music sheets, nor any of the instruments.

2018-10-15 19:01 GMT+8

Hawk, 50, is a car mechanic in Chengdu, capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province. Unlike most of his peers, he focuses on off-road rally cars.

2018-10-07 10:42 GMT+8

In 2016, 48-year-old Liu Yelin went viral. She seldom surfed the internet, and had no idea she was one of the hot topics, until a friend showed her the news.

2018-10-02 17:10 GMT+8

Listed as a World Cultural Heritage in 2008, tulou or earthen buildings are unique rural dwellings in the mountainous area in east China's Fujian Province. 

2018-09-30 18:40 GMT+8

Guo Hongsheng, 70, has lived with his descendants in northwest China's Xi'an City for over a decade.

2018-09-25 17:15 GMT+8

The seniors grow old as fast as the children grow up.

2018-09-23 11:27 GMT+8

Liu Hongwen, born in 1938, is a retired middle school teacher. Yet she is also a Weibo celebrity and a Gooner (nickname for a fan of Arsenal). Her ID is Grandma Liu the Gooner.

2018-09-19 21:48 GMT+8

Weicheng Town is under the administration of Guiyang City, capital of China's southwestern Guizhou Province. The area has nearly 30,000 residents, some of whom live in villages scattered around the mountains. 

2018-09-16 14:08 GMT+8

Ke Qingjiang is an 83-year-old man who has spent his entire life playing Nanyin music. He has sometimes forgotten to brush teeth, but never forgets to take part in Nanyin activities. He has mastered many Nanyin melodies, and is able to play all kinds of Nanyin instruments. Even at the age of 83, he never stops practicing Nanyin.

2018-09-11 15:34 GMT+8

Located in Jianshi County, Enshi Prefecture, Central China's Hubei Province, Dashahe village is named after the river that flows across it.

2018-09-09 13:30 GMT+8

In the 1970s, watching movies was one of the few sources of entertainment in China. The minute the simple screen was set up, people gathered around waiting for the film projectionist to turn on the two-hour magical journey of the motion pictures.

2018-09-04 16:05 GMT+8

Located in the south of Zhejiang Province's Wenzhou city, Pingyang County is the hometown of the amazing provincial intangible cultural heritage: the Pingyang puppet show.

2018-09-02 09:00 GMT+8

Mr. Xu Zhilin, with grey beard and hair but a muscular body, makes it hard to believe he is 63 years old.

2018-08-28 19:27 GMT+8

Stretching and touching are one of the basic forms of human's communication with the outside world.

2018-08-26 12:31 GMT+8

Situated in northern Fujian Province, the rugged and precipitous Wuyi Mountains is home of the Wuyi rock tea. 

2018-08-21 20:43 GMT+8

Before football, there was cuju.

2018-08-19 09:57 GMT+8

At the same time every day, 77-year-old Cao Xuemei sits in front of the camera with her husband Cui Xingli and they begin their live video streaming.

2018-08-17 18:00 GMT+8

Que Jianyu, 13, has already played with Rubik's cubes for seven years and holds six Guinness World Records.

2018-08-12 12:33 GMT+8

It’s a normal restaurant, except that you're both the customer and the cook; and you choose the amount you'd like to pay. A business like this seems a bit unbelievable.

2018-08-07 18:43 GMT+8

A heartwarming book The Sky of Flax was published in 2015.

2018-08-05 10:35 GMT+8

Dai Dali, 72 years old, often gets recognized in the streets of southwest China's Chengdu city.

2018-07-31 08:39 GMT+8

May 14, 2018. That’s the day that 69-year-old Xia Boyu finally stood on the peak of Mount Qomolangma, 8,844 meters above sea level. It has been 43 years since his first attempt.

2018-07-29 19:16 GMT+8

Renowned Chinese writer Jia Pingwa once wrote a short essay about the xun, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, called Sound of the Earth: The xun is made of clay, hence its sound comes from the Earth. Modern civilization has developed various new instruments that make magnificent sounds, yet no other instrument has the magical power like the xun does. When the goddess made human beings out of clay, she also made the xun. While both are endowed with seven apertures, men got a soul, and the xun got the charm.

2018-07-24 16:47 GMT+8