2014 Yearender: Keeping their noses to the grindstone

2014-12-13 15:45:07

People have been working hard, some extremely so, during 2014. Life has not been easy but with the New Year just around the corner let's take a look at some hard working Chinese.May their stories inspire us to a better 2015.

New offices to boost the fight against corruption

2014-12-13 08:03:07

China's top disciplinary watchdog has announced a significant step in the campaign against corruption.

Memories of blood and terror - Revisiting Nanjing

2014-12-12 20:43:03

Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu province has a history spanning thousands of years that is stained by invasions and killings, but the Nanjing Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, eclipsed them all.

Three new FTZs to test market

2014-12-12 19:41:43

China is to launch three pilot free trade zones to test greater opening up, a government meeting decided on Friday.

China to tighten supervision on children custody

2014-12-12 17:51:23

Guidelines on child abuse by legal guardians are in the pipeline, the Civil Affairs Ministry said Friday.

Urumqi SWAT police trained in snow

2014-12-12 15:15:49

Members of a SWAT team take part in a training in snow in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Dec 11, 2014. The temperature dipped to minus 15 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The team is a rapid-response taskforce of Urumqi police to deal with terrorist attacks and violent crimes.

China, NZ strengthen food safety

2014-12-12 07:45:13

The New Zealand government is hoping for a stronger alignment of food safety approaches with China after a visit by officials from the China Food and Drug Administration.

Path to corruption: Economic official's journey

2014-12-11 17:14:10

A report published by China's top discipline watchdog disclosed Liu Tienan's roller-coaster-like path from the country's top economic planner to a prisoner.

Lion dances to new beat

2014-12-11 15:47:38

Lion dance, often seen in festive celebrations in many countries, is a traditional performance in Chinese culture with a history of more than 1,000 years.

No more running for authorized street artists in Shanghai

2014-12-11 14:36:51

The Wangs are among the eight street performers who obtained licenses, the first of their kind in China, issued in October by the Shanghai Performance Trade Association (SPTA).

China to mark Nanjing massacre

2014-12-11 14:29:33

A state memorial ceremony will be held in the East China city of Nanjing on Saturday for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Officials eye another tax hike for cigarettes

2014-12-11 07:53:45

Top health authority is pushing for a hike in the cigarette tax and retail prices to curb smoking in China, the world's largest tobacco producer and consumer.