'Queen of Ivory' faces charge in Tanzania

2015-10-10 08:41:36

Yang Fenglan, a Chinese woman dubbed the Queen of Ivory, was charged with smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars in a court in Tanzania.

Program will make cities 'sponges' for rainwater

2015-10-10 08:41:31

China's sponge city program will enable 80 percent of its urban areas to collect and recycle rainwater in the near future as the country rolls out a total investment of 86.5 billion yuan ($13.6 billion) over the next three years.

Smoking may claim lives of 1 in 3 young Chinese men

2015-10-10 06:39:19

Without intervention and cessation, roughly one in three of all young men in China would end up dying from smoking-related diseases, a study says.

Veterans to receive better income, pensions package

2015-10-09 07:40:21

China will continue to improve the living standard of military personnel and veterans by further raising their income and reforming the pension system for retirees, experts said.

Century-old warship found on seabed

2015-10-09 07:40:21

Archaeologists announced that the sunken warship known as Dandong No 1 was tentatively identified on Thursday as the cruiser Zhiyuan of the Beiyang Fleet at Dandong, Liaoning province.

Tu calls discovery 'lifesaving' TCM gift

2015-10-09 08:45:27

Tu Youyou, China's first Nobel laureate for medicine, described her discovery of the anti-malaria treatment artemisinin as Western medicine inspired by long-established knowledge from traditional Chinese medicine.

Forbidden City widens its reach to the public to mark anniversary

2015-10-09 07:19:13

Four new areas of the Palace Museum, or the Forbidden City, are open to the public for the first time since the museum was founded 90 years ago.

Dancing to the beat after work

2015-10-09 10:54:35

Women dance on a street near a commodities market in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, Oct 8, 2015.

Robot monk with artificial intelligence makes debut

2015-10-08 10:20:47

A robot named "Xian'Er", is represented by its author Master Xianshu during the National Day Gala at Dragon Spring Temple in Beijing, Oct. 1, 2015.

Nursing homes, more Chinese old people's final choices

2015-10-08 13:26:56

Qian Liqun, former professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Peking University, chose to spend his remaining years with his wife in the nursing home after retirement.

Hit-and-run luxury car driver detained in Beijing

2015-10-08 10:33:21

Beijing police have detained a hit-and-run driver whose Lamborghini car knocked into eight vehicles and injured one person while speeding on a downtown street early Tuesday.

Park officials say glass cracks don't affect walkway's safety

2015-10-08 07:47:17

Thrill-seeking tourists in Jiaozuo, Henan province, got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottom walkway suspended 1,080 meters over a canyon, reports said.