• Adventure advocate


    A Belgian adventurer came to China because he first heard about the country from a Chinese tugboat worker in Nigeria, and he has come a long way since, as Xu Lin finds out.

  • A life by the wall


    When, as a schoolboy, William Lindesay announced grand plans to explore the Great Wall, nobody took him too seriously. But Lindesay achieved his goal - and much more - by running the length of it, spending four years of his life on the iconic structure and becoming one of the world's foremost experts on its rich history.

  • A life by the wall


    Not even a Chinese knows the Great Wall of China as well as this British adventurer.

  • China dream in Africa


    Ratsizakaina Isaia Herimialy, a junior at a Confucius College in Madagascar, studies Chinese dance, April 17, 2013.

  • Tracing grandfather's footsteps


    Journalist Mark O'Neill thinks his destiny and connections with China started with his grandfather.

  • Casting call


    Jonathan Kos-Read isn't Chinese - but he's about as close as a foreigner gets. The 39-year-old American actor, who speaks with a perfect Beijing accent, is one of the most famous foreigners on TV and in movies.