Wooden roller coaster debuts in E China

2015-07-03 09:54:55

A wooden roller coaster makes its debut in Wuhu city, East China’s Anhui province, July 1, 2015. The structure is 1060 meters long, 32 meters high at its highest point, and allows for speeds of up to 91 km/h. It claims to be the largest wooden roller coaster in East China.

'Rarest' South China floods leave 100 dead, cause $5.6b loss

2015-07-02 11:51:39

Rain-triggered floods and landslides battering 20 provinces and regions have caused economic loss of $5.6 billion and left at least 108 people dead.

Heavy-goods makers' exports up

2015-07-02 08:17:27

China's national initiative to revive the ancient intercontinental Silk Road trade routes is being welcomed by equipment manufacturers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Pandas meet the public for the first time in NE China

2015-07-02 09:04:58

A giant panda plays in a newly built hall in Siberian Tiger Park in Changchun city, Northeast China’s Jilin province, July 1, 2015. Two pandas from China Conservation and Research Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, one male aged 8 and the other female aged 7, are open to the public on Wednesday. The park signed a three-year contract with the center to get the pandas on loan and make an attempt at panda raising at a higher latitude in China's Northeast.

New month signals rule changes

2015-07-01 19:22:50

From July 1 several regulations have been introduced, including a ban on celebrities used as TV hosts; Taiwan residents no longer needing entry permits; tourists being entitled to tax refunds in Beijing and Shanghai and the standardization of infant formula packaging.

Chinese develop a taste for 'butter fruit'

2015-07-01 16:33:09

The surging popularity of avocado reflects the cosmopolitan tastes of China's growing middle class, who are ready to pay a little extra to sample new flavors.

Beijing police prepare for upcoming events

2015-07-01 10:52:30

Beijing police hold a grand ceremony to prepare police officers for security tasks related to two important upcoming events in Beijing, June 30, 2015.

Survey: Chinese becoming taller, heavier

2015-07-01 07:36:50

Chinese people are eating more, thanks to their deeper pockets, making them slightly taller but also a lot fatter, according to a National Health and Family Planning Commission report released on Tuesday.

Overseas tourists to get tax refunds on shopping

2015-07-01 07:12:58

Beijing and Shanghai will offer tax refunds on purchases made by overseas visitors at designated stores.

Chinese cities among fastest-growing tourist destinations

2015-06-30 19:55:11

Chengdu, Xi'an and Taipei witnessed significant growth in international tourist visits between 2009 and this year, and rank among the fastest-growing destinations worldwide.

Chinese waistlines stretching fast: official data

2015-06-30 19:20:47

More than 30 percent of Chinese adults were overweight in 2012, with the rate surging 32 percent from a decade ago, showed census data released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Health survey finds Chinese people have grown taller, stronger

2015-06-30 15:41:32

The average height and weight of adult men was 167.1 centimeters and 66.2 kilograms in 2012, and 155.8 centimeters and 57.3 kilograms for women, both improved over 2002.