Govts move to cut burden of social security payments

2016-03-31 07:41:16

In response to the central government's call to reduce the burden on businesses, 12 provinces and municipalities have cut social security payment requirements for employers and employees.

Demand for scarce fish soars

2016-03-31 07:41:16

A regulation in the pipeline that would ban fishing for knife fish in the Yangtze River has created an unprecedented surge of interest in Shanghai to eat what could be the last bite of the river delicacy, pushing the price up of the already expensive fish.

Goal of becoming a soccer powerhouse rests with youth

2016-03-31 07:41:16

While the dream of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup is alive, China has a long way to go to ensure international soccer success.

Crackdown nets 3,000 illegal immigrants, 142 smugglers

2016-03-31 07:40:36

A special operation launched in February to crack down on human trafficking has netted nearly 3,000 illegal immigrants, mostly from Southeast Asian countries.

Nations unite to fight border crime

2016-03-30 08:19:59

The China-ASEAN law enforcement college, which will be housed within the Yunnan Police Officer Academy, will be funded by the Ministry of Public Security.

City asks public to choose eco-burials

2016-03-30 08:19:59

Beijing will promote smaller tombs and ecologically friendly burials as it tries to persuade people to stop renting big tombs for the deceased, officials said.

WHO says list of free vaccines should be expanded

2016-03-30 03:18:13

The World Health Organization recommended on Tuesday that China include five additional vaccines in the country's most regulated vaccine program.

Get to know encoffiners: Preparing the dead for final journey

2016-03-30 11:45:40

Preparing the dead for final journey

Survey respondents call for ban on bear bile industry

2016-03-29 14:18:39

The survey, conducted by Beijing-based consultancy Horizonkey, was designed to gauge public opinion on the bear bile industry.

Cans of China's fresh air ready for sale

2016-03-29 18:50:55

About 300 cans of fresh air from south China's Hainan Province, a seaside tourism resort, were sold at the ongoing 2016 Hainan International Tourism Trade Expo.

Smaller tombs please, Beijing tells the public

2016-03-29 18:34:58

Beijing will promote smaller tombs and other eco-burials as it tries to persuade people to stop renting big tombs for the deceased, officials said.

Conjoined twins' operation bittersweet for family

2016-03-29 08:33:39

Zou Jichao and Zou Jifan, who were born joined with shared livers and abdomens, look at their mother in bed at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai before a surgical separation on Jan 12, 2016. The three-month=old twins were successfully separated.