Standards rising for elderly healthcare

2015-05-07 07:42:49

China will explore the use of the Internet, cloud computing and big data to transform care for the aged and further boost the use of e-commerce among seniors, according to Zou Ming, vice-minister of civil affairs.

Sichuan to try quake insurance program

2015-05-07 07:43:20

Fu Mingquan, a resident of Longmen, Sichuan province, was glad to learn that earthquake insurance covering houses would be available on a trial basis in areas prone to quakes.

Siberian tiger cubs in NE China

2015-05-07 09:05:44

A total of 20 Siberian tiger cubs, one of the world's most endangered animals, were born in 2015 at the tiger park. China established the Siberian Tiger Park in 1986 with only eight Siberian tigers. Currently, there are more than 1,000 Siberian tigers at the park, all of which have undergone DNA tests to prevent "intermarriage" among them.

China lifts price control on most medicines

2015-05-06 09:46:21

China will lift price controls on most medicines starting from June 1, the country's economic planner said on Tuesday.

Satellites help detect secondary disasters

2015-05-06 07:53:01

A disaster relief group formed by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has spotted a number of serious secondary disasters in Nepal, which was hit by a devastating earthquake in late April.

Storm triggers air and road chaos in Guangzhou

2015-05-06 07:17:39

Road and air traffic came to a standstill in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, on Monday when the city was hit by its first severe rainstorm of the year.

Midwife shortage may grow crucial

2015-05-06 07:14:36

The midwifery students, who enrolled in 2011, will be the first group of students majoring in midwifery to receive bachelor's degrees at the university.

Smartphone mania drives families apart

2015-05-06 05:52:04

People should switch off their smartphones for an hour every day to prevent the use of mobile apps from eroding family ties and restricting direct communication between people.

Victory events 'serve as valuable reminder'

2015-05-06 07:20:03

Seven decades after the end of World War II, China and Russia have more "responsibility and capability" to jointly uphold the outcome of their victory with the international community, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday.

Ten photos you don't wanna miss - May 6

2015-05-06 07:34:07

A visitor poses for a photo with a Crayon Shin-chan model during an exhibition at Joy City in Beijing May 5, 2015.

40 websites closed for online blackmail, fraud

2015-05-05 19:42:59

A total of 40 Chinese websites were closed amid China's campaign to clean up illegal online practices, such as blackmail and deleting posts for profit.

19 top SOE managers held in probe

2015-05-05 08:17:50

Dozens of senior executives in State-owned enterprises have been investigated on corruption charges in the first round of an inspection this year.