Talk from the street

China Daily bureau chiefs across the nation go behind the headlines, using their insight and experience, local knowledge and observation to delve into stories and opinions that would otherwise be lost in the daily 24-hour news cycle.

Chongqing has reason to be proud, but not complacent

About a month ago I hosted Joseph, an Australian colleague, in my hometown Chongqing when he was doing a report about robots here. My hospitality, including showing him around the city and feeding him delicious local food, obviously touched him deeply.

Tan Yingzi 07-03

All aboard as freight trains revive Silk Road glory

It's a new cargo service created in response to China's new "Belt and Road Initiative" intended to revive the glories of the ancient Silk Road trade route by building a China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor and the Heilongjiang Land and Maritime Silk Road Economic Belt.

Tian Xuefei 07-03

Green gem fires up coal capital’s transformation

Standing on the top of Dragon-Back Hill, the highest point in Huaibei city, “the coal capital of China”, and looking to the northwest, a huge “emerald” emerges from Lieshan district.

Ma Chenguang 07-01