Some NPC, CPCC members lack expertise

2015-02-06 11:28:08

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, will hold their annual meetings next month in Beijing , which are called "two sessions".

Shanghai women balk at having a second child

2015-02-06 11:28:08

More than 90 percent of women of childbearing age in Shanghai qualify to have a second child. But only 5 percent applied to do so, the city's family-planning authority announced last week.

Low pay sends judges packing

2015-02-06 11:28:08

Shanghai needs to raise the salary of judges to stop so many from quitting, said a member of the city's top political advisory body.

Rural areas insured

2015-02-06 16:01:31

Membership of the New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme, a health insurance program for rural residents, stayed above 95 percent in 2014, said Ma Xiaowei, deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission at the State Council's weekly policy briefing on Feb 6.

Serious illness coverage in more areas

2015-02-06 16:00:58

The insurance program covering serious illness covered 219 cities by the end of November, said Ma Xiaowei, deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, at the State Council’s weekly policy briefing on Feb 6.

9-year-old boy triggered S China fire that killed 17

2015-02-06 20:06:45

A warehouse fire that killed 17 people in south China's Guangdong Province was started by a 9-year-old boy playing with fire in the warehouse, local police department said on Friday.

Lunar New Year hits the Internet

2015-02-06 11:28:08

Apart from eating dumplings and watching dragon dances, China's Lunar New Year, known as the Spring Festival in China, can now be celebrated in yet another way - by sharing what you do.

China's view of social media dims: report

2015-02-06 11:28:08

An increasing number of Chinese Internet users are growing weary of the negative impact of social media.

WeChat hermit's post spreads to 1m people

2015-02-05 07:41:18

An artist and poet, who intrigued and delighted Internet users with a colorful account of the simple life he leads at a remote old farmyard on a mountainside, is having to ward off attention from his many new fans.

Electronic evidence allowed into courts

2015-02-05 07:41:18

The Supreme People's Court will allow mobile phone messages, e-mails, micro-blogging and online chat records to be used as evidence in civil lawsuits.

Women make it in a man's world

2015-02-05 07:41:18

Liu Hui spends more than 10 hours a day studying computer systems to analyze their programming and identify online security loopholes.

People line up for license plates in Shanghai

2015-02-05 14:29:11

Throngs of people people lined up outside the Shanghai International Auction House on Monday Feb 2, braving the cold and waiting for hours outside.