Journalist, Beijing
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Apr 20, 2010

China’s “robot dad” aims to show inventions to world

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Wu Yulu, a 49 year old farmer from the outskirts of Beijing, has become a household name in China for his homemade robots. Now, the creations that he calls his children are about to gain international renown.

Made from scrap materials including wire and screws, Wu has invented over 47 robots which can pour tea, offer smokers a light and paint pictures.

Dec 7, 2009
via Changing China

Seeing things in a new light (video)

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The residents of a Chinese community see the benefits of an innovative solar power project every day – and night.

Along the rolling hills of China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality, three hundred solar panels follow the sun’s daily voyage¬†across the sky.

Sep 10, 2009
via Photographers' Blog

Making a submarine with scrap

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Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli scoured second-hand markets for two years in search of spare parts for more than just a broken appliance. He’s built a home-made submarine he hopes will give him his big break. Read the full story here.

Aug 28, 2009
via Photographers' Blog

Tibetan mountain spirits

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Every summer the green hills of Rebkong are home to unique celebrations during which local Tibetans believe the mountain gods visit villagers -- and each other -- through human mediums.

Reuters photographer Christina Hu documents the celebrations in the multimedia presentation above. To read the full story click here.

Oct 22, 2008
via Photographers' Blog

Tibetan prayers: Audio slideshow

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A five day prayer meeting is temporarily held at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province. Monks blessed sweets, fruit and biscuits then distributed to the worshipers, who scrambled to get them.

Click here to view an audio slideshow.