Green cards decision to bear fruit for foreigners

2016-02-22 02:08:16

Permanent residents' permits, or green cards, have been notoriously difficult to obtain in China, and many people believe they are of little use.

Beijing to raise level for air pollution 'red alerts'

2016-02-22 09:54:55

Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, two months after smog triggered the city's first ever "red alerts".

Fake story sparks cyberspace reliability fears

2016-02-22 07:07:03

China's netizens have been urged to avoid damaging the credibility of cyberspace after a story that went viral over the Spring Festival holiday turned out to be fabricated.

Missing children found safe in nearby village

2016-02-19 12:09:52

Three children whose disappearance inspired a massive search were found safe in Changshan village on Friday morning, nearly 72 hours after they were last seen in Pujiang county, Zhejiang province.

Rich Chinese splurge on sportswear as luxury's lustre dims

2016-02-19 09:44:51

GPS sport watches, compression leggings and hydration packs are the new must-haves for wealthy Chinese, pumping up the multi-billion dollar sportswear industry.

Urgent remedy sought for pediatrician shortage

2016-02-19 09:36:03

The stressful, and sometimes dangerous, working conditions, scant salaries and low social status endured by children's doctors in China has resulted in a lack of qualified practitioners.

China starts safety check for school buses as new semester draws near

2016-02-19 09:25:03

Drivers check extinguishers on a school bus in Taicang, East China's Jiangsu province, Feb 18, 2016. Safety check for school buses were started in many places of the country as the new semester draws near. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ticket scalpers face crackdown at Beijing hospitals

2016-02-18 15:15:06

Hospitals are devoting more effort and taking greater measures to crack down on the reappearance of ticket scalpers on the first workday after the Spring Festival holiday on Feb 14.

Judicial DNA test in hot demand after policy change

2016-02-18 14:18:55

Demand for judicial DNA identification has mushroomed in Southwest China's Sichuan Province after China decided to register all of its citizens, including the "black" population, or those born illegally under the previous one-child policy.

Lanterns light up the night across China

2016-02-18 11:07:07

Colored lanterns are hung up on Feb 17, 2016, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, to greet the upcoming Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 22 this year.

Kazakh judge goes the extra mile to help ethnic villagers

2016-02-18 10:08:56

On the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey, Mauken Habdel viewed the files of legal cases at his desk in the office of the Qiakuertu village committee in Fuyun county, Altay prefecture, in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. As an upper-level cadre dispatched to this remote and underdeveloped village, he was on duty during the Spring Festival holiday.

One of the two dead sperm whales in East China salvaged

2016-02-17 10:38:51

One of the two dead sperm whales, found stranded on a beach near Rudong county, Nantong city in East China's Jiangsu province on Monday afternoon, was salvaged on Tuesday morning, according to Xinhua.