Modern people are paying more attention to exercise and many celebrities are leading the trend, while in ancient China there were also many fitness lovers.
Beijing has a 2,000-year-history of willow tree planting. Locals felt a strong affection to these trees and named many hutongs and alleys in Beijing using the Chinese character for "willows".
Tea originated in China, yet over the years many countries have developed their own specially flavored versions.
Ancient Chinese often steamed and boiled food. Sautéing remarkably began to appear in the Wei, Jin and Southern and Northern dynasties(220-589).
The famous Chinese cardiologist Zhang Shu, 56, was the main official at this year's World Congress of Arrhythmias, which was held in Beijing from Sept 17-19.
Steam Pot Chicken first became popular in southern Yunnan Province during a visit to the region by Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799).
This enchanting delicacy made from world-renowned Jinhua Ham is a traditional dish in southeastern Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
In China, Longjing tea, made with leaves freshly picked before Qingming, or Tomb Sweeping Day, when the shoots are most tender, is a luxury for tea lovers. Cooked with luminescent river shrimps, it is an essential ingredient of the fragrant Hangzhou signature dish Longjing Shrimp.
Grouped in the same niche as Beijing’s popular roast duck, sliced boiled chicken enjoys a good reputation on the Shanghai Bund.
Perch usually live in coastal waters but in early spring they venture into freshwater estuary areas to forage for food and lay eggs.
The Chinese leek is the traditionally prized food during the second month of the lunar calendar, the time of early spring. Leeks sprout at this time of year, having been nourished by nutrients in the earth over the long winter, amid light rain.
Monks boil corn to distribute to tourists at the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, Oct 7, 2015.