Tired from a long day at work or play? These Chinese people are. Sleepiness strikes anytime, anywhere. It visits passengers on their way home, actors backstage or patients in a doctor's waiting room. Here are a selection of snapshots of China's sleepers, enjoying a moment of tranquility and peace.
Ling Jihua, 58, a senior Party official and national political adviser, is under investigation for "suspected serious disciplinary violations".
In a document publicized on Monday, the central government promised "great effort" to cultivate and appoint more officials from minority groups and to ensure they were given "full trust".
Major revisions for China's air pollution control laws began on Monday as the country plans harsher punishment for offenders.
China's top legislature started reading a draft national security law on Monday, which aims to be a "comprehensive, overall and fundamental piece of legislation" to safeguard state security.
A lavish villa owned by former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has been put up for sale for more than 6.95 million euros ($8.5 million).
After a group of surgeons' selfies taken next to a patient in Xi'an stirred heated debate, the city's health authorities slapped punishments on officials concerned.
Braving the chill, runners in their underwear take part in a 5-km competition to welcome the winter solstice festival, which fell on Dec 22, in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Dec 21, 2014.
A new bill to regulate overseas nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) was tabled for its first reading on Monday.
Peng Lulu, a 30-year-old university teacher of sexology, has created an online buzz across the country after becoming a nun at a Buddhist institute in Sichuan province.
China sold more than 9.56 million train tickets on Friday, a new high for daily sales, as people rushed to book tickets home before the Spring Festival.
When Li Xiangbo thinks back to his childhood, he remembers the winter solstice, or dongzhi, as being more important than his birthday.