Chinese swarm for new 10-year US visas

2015-02-04 06:00:17

The number of Chinese citizens receiving the new extended United States B1 business and B2 tourist visas surged in December and January.

Report names top five universities in China

2015-02-04 13:36:14

Tsinghua University and Peking University, followed by Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Fudan University, are the top five universities in China, according to a Chinese university ranking released in Beijing on Tuesday.

GM research to be strengthened

2015-02-04 07:52:04

China's genetically modified food market cannot be dominated by foreign products, a senior rural affairs official said on Tuesday amid calls by authorities for intensified efforts to ease public fears over GM products.

Beijing to keep leaders' names out of place names

2015-02-04 14:49:14

A set of new rules for the naming of Beijing's places bans the use of leaders' name and requires "hutong", small lanes in North China, to be retained in the names of time-honored streets, reported Legal Daily on Tuesday.

Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Start of Spring

2015-02-03 16:13:59

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

Company offers chance to 'rest in space'

2015-02-04 15:38:06

A Beijing undertaker is offering China's first space burial service, with the cheapest package starting at 5,600 yuan ($896.4).

How officials 'stole' children from parents

2015-02-02 15:52:06

Zhang Huayong, who went missing 32 years ago, reunited with his parents, exposing a series of local scandals of officials forcibly taking away newborn babies from their biological parents and sending them to strangers.

Foreign students praise China's move to raise stipend

2015-02-02 15:11:04

International students who are studying on scholarships in different universities in China have praised the announcement by the Chinese government to raise their monthly grant.

Public service vehicles auctioned for 20m yuan

2015-02-02 14:11:37

The first batch of 300 public service vehicles cancelled by the central government were auctioned off by late afternoon on Sunday.

Wife of executed vendor opens online store

2015-02-02 08:21:16

The wife of a street vendor who was executed in 2013 for killing two chengguan, or urban patrol officers, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, has started a new life by moving to Beijing and opening an online store.

Media encouraged to contribute to China-India ties

2015-02-01 13:44:42

Media organizations in China and India are expected to forge a synergy in a bid to help advance relations between the two emerging economies, said a top Chinese information official at the Second India-China Media Forum in Beijing on February 1.

China's anti-graft watchdog updates inspection results

2015-02-01 15:28:57

China's anti-corruption watchdog published on Sunday a detailed diagram to explain the corrective measures taken by inspected governments and institutes after the second round of inspection.