Five local officials face charges of bribery

2015-03-03 20:15:37

Five local-level officials are being investigated or are awaiting trial over charges of graft, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement Tuesday.

2 men in underage-sex case sentenced for rape

2015-03-04 07:49:17

A court in Qionglai, Sichuan province, has sentenced two men in the city to five years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

China ready to celebrate traditional Lantern Festival

2015-03-04 09:23:21

Lantern Festival, also known as Yuan Xiao Festival in Chinese, falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month and marks the first full moon in a Chinese Lunar New Year. People celebrate this festival by making thousands of dazzlingly colorful lanterns, trying to solve the puzzles on the lanterns, eating yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and getting all their families united in the joyful atmosphere. This year the annual celebration comes on March 5.

China's wealthiest also have political power

2015-03-03 12:08:15

Half of China's top 10 wealthiest people are deputies to the country's top legislature and are members of China's top political advisory body.

Police in the capital break big gun case

2015-03-03 07:54:25

After receiving a tip from a navy officer, police in Beijing's Yanqing county detained five suspects and seized more than 20 guns before Spring Festival, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Circuit court begins hearing first appeals

2015-03-03 07:54:25

The First Circuit Court of the Supreme People's Court heard its first dispute on Monday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, a move designed to ease the burden on the country's top court.

Second cruise ship to set sail for Sansha

2015-03-03 07:54:25

Hainan province will launch another cruise ship route in Sansha in June to boost tourism in the South China Sea, Lu Zhiyuan, head of the provincial tourism department, said recently.

Owners and pets enjoy reunions

2015-03-03 06:50:20

While providing company for people choosing to leave their native homes to live and work in big cities, many pets are left behind at pet clinics while their owners return home over Chinese New Year for family reunions.

Legislative, advisory assemblies clean house

2015-03-02 08:05:34

31 newly elected deputies to the NPC and 13 new CPPCC deputies will fill vacancies before the annual two sessions begin on Tuesday and Thursday.

Reserves expanded to protect panda's habitats

2015-03-02 07:48:11

China will continue its efforts to protect giant pandas by expanding nature reserves and forbidding all kinds of construction and development in their habitats and surrounding areas.

Sport chiefs to press ahead with soccer reforms

2015-03-02 07:37:46

The top sport body has vowed to push forward reforms of the way soccer is run while promoting mass participation in the game as the country aims to become a major participant on the world stage.

Visitors enjoy cherry blossom in a park in SW China's Yunnan

2015-03-02 07:19:14

Visitors enjoy cherry blossom in a park in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 1, 2015. The cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom in Kunming.