Chinese city scraps franchise fees to break taxi monopoly

2015-09-16 07:32:26

The new policy will mean an average of $63 deduction in fees for taxi drivers, and the government would also refund nearly $1.6 million collected so far this year.

477 punished for 2011 electoral fraud

2015-09-16 09:11:38

Nearly 500 people in Sichuan province have been imprisoned or given administrative penalties for electoral fraud in 2011.

Woman sentenced to 78 months for smuggling ivory

2015-09-16 09:06:32

After sentencing a woman for smuggling ivory, a Beijing court warned residents returning to China to avoid carrying goods that are forbidden by law in to the country.

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei deal to promote landscape tourism in area

2015-09-15 08:21:32

Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province will jointly develop landscape tourism in their boundary areas, according to a cooperation agreement signed last week.

Drones help rein in mosquito breeding

2015-09-15 08:21:32

Aerial drones have become part of the prevention effort against dengue fever in Guangdong province, after the epidemic peaked last summer.

Turning waste into power cleans up village lifestyle

2015-09-15 08:21:32

Liu Huaiyu raises more than 200 pigs in her farmyard, which houses one of the largest piggeries in her village, and the prodigious amount of manure they generate every day never bothers her. It is a source of extra income for her family.

'Silver' tourists may become travel goldmine

2015-09-15 08:58:40

'Silver' tourists may become travel goldmine Senior travelers get a rough deal from travel agencies, who believe the low profits they generate aren't worth the efforts required to make them.

7,000 freshmen take military training

2015-09-15 09:33:59

Aerial view of about 7,000 freshmen during a military training session on the Nanhu Campus of Wuhan University of Technology in Wuhan city, Central China's Hubei province, Sep 14, 2015.

Public to have more say on pollution

2015-09-14 07:58:02

In its effort to clean up polluted urban rivers, China will give more weight to public opinion in determining which rivers are given a clean bill of health and removed from a listing of polluted waters.

Most netizens' privacy compromised

2015-09-14 07:58:02

Under a new cybersecurity law, Web operators are urged to provide safe products and services

Rising cancer rate drives prevention plan

2015-09-14 07:57:30

Commission seeks more registration, better education, smoking reduction

Herdsmen move animals to winter pastures in Xinjiang

2015-09-14 09:31:03

A herdsman heads to winter pastures in Hejing county of Bayingolin Mongolian autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Sept 3, 2015. As the summer comes to its end, more than 200 herdsman families here started to move their herds into winter pastures.