The 1.3 Billion

2017-07-19 15:50 GMT+8

Soybeans provide a major part of plant protein to human body, 81-year-old Gai Junyi said. “As an old saying goes: 'Vegetables and tofu, a healthy life for you.' Through all these years, soybean milk is never absent from his breakfast.

2017-10-16 18:52 GMT+8

What does going to the movies mean for most of us?

2017-10-15 10:22 GMT+8

Wang Chunsheng is a vaccination doctor at Xi’an county, China's central Hunan Province. His job is vaccinating children in the mountains.

2017-10-14 14:44 GMT+8

With the acceleration of China's urbanization process, huge waves of people are leaving rural areas for the city, creating a special group of people: the left-behind children.

2017-10-13 12:36 GMT+8

An endemic species in East Asia, the crested ibis was once widely spread throughout China, Japan, Russia and the Korean Peninsula. But after decades of environmental degradation, their habitats had been so badly damaged that it was estimated the seven crested ibises thought to exist in the wild in China in 1981 were the last of their kind anywhere in the world.

2017-10-12 20:13 GMT+8

China’s train network has hurtled from steam locomotives to high-speed lines that are the envy of the world in four short decades. Driver Xue Jun has been aboard for much of the journey

2017-10-11 17:56 GMT+8

In Changping District, Beijing, there is an inconspicuous deli. The owner is Yang Guoqing.

2017-10-10 19:11 GMT+8

Dou Liguo, 42, has worked as a courier for a decade, but after hard work and dedication, he is now the district manager of an express company in Beijing.

2017-10-09 16:36 GMT+8

Deep in a valley between the mountains stands a bridge that connects two gorges that for long had divided southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. 

2017-10-07 19:10 GMT+8

When Wang Fuchun steps inside a train carriage, he pays no mind to where his seat is, but instead directs his lens towards the faces that inhabit the train. 

2017-10-06 19:44 GMT+8

Legend has it, a plague broke out in ancient China long time ago. Chang’e, the Chinese goddess of the moon, sent the Jade Rabbit that lived on the moon to the mortal world to help cure the people. The Lord Rabbit has since been a traditional lucky mascot in Beijing – immortalized in a sculpture dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and in annual rituals during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

2017-10-03 11:45 GMT+8

There are two colors that symbolize Beijing. Red is the color of the brick palaces within the Forbidden City and grey is the color of various Siheyuans (courtyard houses) that lie deep inside the Hutongs of Beijing. Common Beijingers had a very different lifestyle compared to that of aristocrats who lived in palaces. However, long and winding Hutongs correctly portrays the life of the commoners that lived in “Old Beijing.”

2017-10-01 13:44 GMT+8

A thousand years of accumulated artistry makes Mogao Caves stand out from other historical sites. Here, the art tells a story and life is preserved in the paint.

2017-09-26 18:21 GMT+8

‍Many people in China may still remember the captivating performance of Thousand-hand Bodhisattva at the 2005 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, when 21 hearing-impaired dancers from China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) brought the grace and radiance of the Bodhisattva to life, casting purity and benevolence to the mundane world.

2017-09-24 14:25 GMT+8

‍Using very little water and thick ink, ancient Chinese painters illustrated the world around them using strong-ink, or dry-ink. Over 5,000 years later, the art form lives on with the help of artist Lin Lanzi.

2017-09-19 20:18 GMT+8

K‍nown as the Racing Driver in his Sixties, 63-year-old Liang Yuxiang once drove across Eurasia and the United States. 

2017-09-17 19:07 GMT+8

On first meeting Yang Shuaihong, few people notice that he is different.

2017-09-12 19:04 GMT+8

While the world's attention has turned to the Rohingya crisis on the Bangladesh border, another conflict has raged for decades. To escape Myanmar’s long-simmering civil war, more women are leaving home to marry Chinese men.

2017-09-10 18:43 GMT+8

China’s airspace has long been reserved for commercial flights and the military. But the situation is starting to change as the government aims to build 500 new airports for general aviation use by 2020, doubling the current number across the country. Stunt pilot Liu Yibing used to be a farmer, but now he wants to seize the opportunity and turn what was once farmland and fishponds into a flight club.

2017-07-06 20:51 GMT+8

By Zhang Dayu and Qi Jianqiang

2017-03-09 19:51 GMT+8

Legend has it that during China’s Ming-Qing dynastic transition, there lived an intelligent and innovative female kung fu master. Her name was Wu Mei Shi Tai, or Ng Mui (Five Plums Nun). She developed a new fighting system, the Wing Tsun, drawing inspiration from the movement of animals and birds – more specifically, the Snake and Crane styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, the most renowned of Chinese martial arts and the oldest of them all. 

2017-06-29 15:38 GMT+8

‍"I thought I was a social outcast.

2017-04-21 21:30 GMT+8


2017-03-20 12:13 GMT+8

CGTN interviewed two girls - one a plastic surgery veteran, and the other, a new hand who has recently had her first cosmetic operation. Follow our cameras to learn about their rationale for seeking beauty under the knife, and glimpse how far the cosmetic business has forged its way into Chinese culture.

2017-03-03 16:49 GMT+8

"I know we will have a wonderful life together,

2017-02-14 13:20 GMT+8