The international language of watermelon knocking
The humble watermelon. The epitome of summer. But how do you know if it's perfectly ripe? Well, one theory is that if you knock hard on the outside, the sound you hear will help determine if it's ready to eat.
That theory lead to a huge online debate in China about what kind of people engaged in the art of 'watermelon knocking'?
The discussion, which thousands of people contribu..
Villagers suffer loss as rain damages watermelon
Villagers suffer loss as several hactares of watermelons were seriously damaged by heavy rain in Fugu county, Shaanxi province, on July 22, 2012. [Photo/CFP]
Villagers suffer loss as several hactares of watermelons were seriously damaged by heavy rain in Fugu county, Shaanxi provin..
Planting the seeds of success in countryside
Cooperatives are a good way to boost farmers' incomes, especially for women farmers, said NPC deputy Feng Leping on the sidelines of the ongoing NPC/CPPCC sessions.
Feng, one of the most successful farmers in China, can speak from her own experience.
The 50-year-old runs the largest watermelon cooperative in Beijing. Her products are sold to high-end customers, including those in Zhongnanha..
Watermelon harvest puts smile on farmer's faces
Farmers in Huang county, Henan province, reap a watermelon harvest on June 5, 2012. The watermelons grew on a 1-mu (0.06 hectares) plot of sandy wasteland. Experts estimate the output value of 1 mu of watermelons to be more than 4,000 yuan.