In pictures: Life near Tianjin blasts site

2015-08-17 10:33:03

A local resident wearing face mask passes through a cordoned off area after retrieving some basic necessities from his home near the warehouse explosions site on Aug 15, 2015.

Chemical defense soldiers monitor Tianjin blast site

2015-08-16 22:21:47

Chemical defense soldiers monitor elements on a metal container in the core area of the blast site in New Binhai Area, Tianjin, on Sunday.

Air, water monitored after Tianjin blasts

2015-08-14 13:14:55

The air and water quality in the blasts area in north China's Tianjin is being closely monitored, as on-site conditions are still unclear.

13 dead in Guizhou coal mine accident

2015-08-14 13:13:21

The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in Guizhou Province rose to 13 after authorities found bodies of three people previously reported missing.

Earliest site of coal fuel found in Xinjiang

2015-08-14 10:10:28

Photo taken on Aug 10, 2015 shows the excavation site of Jiren Taigoukou Ruins in Qialege'e village in Nilka county in Ili Valley, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Archaeologists here found the earliest site where coal was used as fuel by human beings. The discovery, which indicates human beings had been using coal as fuel 3,500 years ago, is 1,000 years earlier than previous finds.

Man kills woman in Sanlitun with sword

2015-08-14 08:06:06

A Chinese woman was killed on Thursday and her French husband wounded when they were attacked by a man with a sword in Sanlitun, a commercial district in downtown Beijing.

Flower decorations to greet military parade at Tiananmen Square

2015-08-13 10:36:46

Frames are set to prepare for the flower decorations at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Aug 12, 2015.

Emergencies fall, pipeline leaks climb

2015-08-13 07:52:08

China has seen a steady decline in environmental emergencies since 2011, even though they are still frequent, the national watchdog said on Wednesday.

False quake warning sent to cellphones

2015-08-13 07:52:08

Cellphone users with early-warning software for earthquakes were notified on Monday afternoon that a magnitude-6.0 quake had occurred in Beichuan, Sichuan province.

Injury risk increases without seat belts

2015-08-13 07:52:08

Chinese air travelers frequently ignore warnings to buckle their seat belts, even during takeoff and landing, and when turbulence is anticipated, aviation safety experts said.

Road over water to be truck-free zone

2015-08-12 07:44:31

A stretch of road 4.4 kilometers long and running above the Three Gorges Reservoir area opened on Sunday, with the management authority pledging strict restrictions on vehicles in a bid to prevent the water becoming polluted.

Aerial adventure

2015-08-12 07:54:17

Norwegian sky diver Bjoern Magne Bakke Bryn stands on wingsuit flyer Espen Fadnes during an extreme-sports stunt at Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, on Tuesday.