Yearender: Ten most talked-about newsmakers in 2015

2015-12-31 06:36:15

Some noticeable figures made the year 2015 truly special. From high-ranking officials to sports stars, from prize winners to environmentalist, let's trace their ups and downs, joys and sorrows.

8 trapped miners still alive 5 days after mine collapse

2015-12-30 12:09:00

Rescuers have found eight survivors five days after a mine collapse in east China's Shandong Province, rescuers confirmed on Wednesday.

Drones to monitor movement of PM2.5

2015-12-30 08:36:00

Researchers in Shanghai have developed a method to use unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor the concentration of PM2.5 at high attitudes in the Yangtze River Delta.

Freed death row inmate is compensated

2015-12-30 08:16:40

A man condemned to death three times for murder and who spent 11 years on death row before being cleared has been awarded $196,000 in compensation.

World's first high-speed train line circling an island opens in Hainan

2015-12-30 10:15:19

South China's island province Hainan opened a new stretch of track that completes the world's first high-speed train line circling an island.

New law to stamp out domestic violence

2015-12-28 07:58:50

Chinese policymakers approved the nation's first law against domestic violence, which "prohibits all forms of domestic violence".

Policymakers drop legal ban on surrogacy

2015-12-28 07:51:08

A proposed legal ban on the use of surrogate mothers has been scrapped after lawmakers raised objections over the effectiveness of such a move.

China adopts first counter-terrorism law in history

2015-12-28 07:35:43

China's top legislature on Sunday adopted the country's first counter-terrorism law in the latest attempt to address terrorism at home and help maintain world security.

Top 10 policy changes in China

2015-12-28 07:05:22

From the two-child policy to a unified pension system, from household permits for all to the delayed retirement age, all these policies will make a difference to the nation.

Middle class a growing, positive force in China

2015-12-25 15:01:45

China's emerging middle class has grown into a major force driving the society in a positive direction, according to a report.

Downturn adds to salary woes of migrant workers

2015-12-25 08:06:37

Cases of salary cuts or pay defaults involving migrant workers increased by 34 percent in the first three quarters, partly due to the ongoing economic downturn.

Shanghai's population growth subsides

2015-12-25 07:58:53

Measures to curb a rapid rise in Shanghai's population have been effective, and the city's population growth will plateau in the coming few years.