Not so fast on China economic predictions: experts

2014-10-28 07:16:44

China's growth dynamics are not driven by the middle-income "trap", but rather that rapid growth is coupled with rapid deceleration, experts said.

Reductions considered for capital punishment

2014-10-28 06:13:07

China’s top legislature is considering reducing by nine the number of crimes subject to the death penalty through revising the Criminal Law.

China's economy in 'transition': expert

2014-10-27 11:27:16

China's economic deceleration in the third quarter signals "ongoing deterioration" in the country's growth, said an economist.

Shaolin monk makes a splash with water walk

2014-10-27 08:14:28

Shi Liliang, a Shaolin monk, displays his unique ability to walk on water on Sunday at a reservoir in Quanzhou city, South China's Fujian province. With just some thin wooden planks as support, he used his extraordinary balance and speed to walk 118 meters on the water, breaking his former record of 100 meters.

The road goes on for teacher Levine

2014-10-27 03:02:27

Mark Levine is often described in the media as a folk singer or writer, but the bushy-bearded Californian actually makes his living through teaching and describes himself as a teacher in all the roles.

Redesigned SAT test 'won't brainwash'

2014-10-27 02:56:49

The SAT, widely used for college admission in the United States, will not "indoctrinate" Chinese students with US ideology through its recent redesign, education specialists and students said.

Police step up efforts against smugglers

2014-10-27 01:31:23

Police in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region will crack down on illegal border crossings into Vietnam to halt smuggling of drugs and trafficking of wild animals.

Improving air quality seen as 'priority of priorities'

2014-10-27 00:40:08

The capital will also restrict cars based on an odd-and-even-number rule, almost halving the number of cars on the road during the APEC meetings.

Terrorists to face stricter border check

2014-10-27 00:23:15

China has intensified inspections and patrols in border regions to stop terrorism suspects who plan to join extreme Islamic forces, government sources said.

HK residents say no to blockades

2014-10-26 23:38:50

As the impasse on Hong Kong streets entered its fifth week, the majority in the city spoke up as thousands have signed a petition to support police action against the protests.

Ancient cliff paintings found in NW China valley

2014-10-26 21:28:49

Chinese archaeologists have discovered more than 40 rock paintings in northwestern Gansu Province that may shed light on nomadic lives thousands of years ago.

VP underlines steady employment

2014-10-26 21:12:35

Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai has urged efforts to promote steady growth in employment by improving supportive policies, stepping up vocational training and enhancing services.