Rescue under way
Rescuers work to pump water from a flooded mine in Yangquan, Shanxi province, on Tuesday. Six people are trapped underground after the coal mine was flooded at about 4 am while 12 people were conducting illegal mining operations, the local government said.
City subsidizes sea burials
The family members of any person with a Guangzhou household registration who dies after Jan 1 and is willing to be buried at sea will receive 1,000 yuan ($161) from the city's civil affairs bureau.
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Energy-saving engines promoted
China will step up efforts to develop energy-saving internal combustion engines and promote their use in coming years to reduce emissions, according to a guideline issued by the State Council.
Big pig heralds in year of the snake
Farmers in Shantou of South China's Guangdong province, on Sunday, compete to determine who has raised the biggest pig. It is a tradition for local pig raisers to hand out pig meat after the contest, giving wishes for a prosperous year.
SW China forest fire extinguished
The forest fire that broke out on Thursday afternoon along the border between the towns of Longpan and Lashi in Yulong Naxi autonomous county, Yunnan province, was extinguished at 11:30 am Saturday.
Science can be fun
No artificial radioactive nuclides had been detected in Northeast China as of 11 am on Thursday, according to the country's environmental watchdog. The Ministry of Environmental Protection sent several radiation monitoring detachments to monitor and evaluate the environment in Northeast China after a recent nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Monitoring results collected by 25 automatic monitoring stations in Northeast China's border areas showed that radiation was still normal at noon on Thursday, according to the statement.
Anime fans are having a field day in Shanghai, where the latest shopping mall displays are very close to their hearts. Shi Jing tells us more about this new trend.
Hui to visit Europe to talk agriculture
Hui will attend the 36th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome and an agricultural cooperation round-table meeting between China and six European countries.
A fuel truck collided with a truck carrying oranges on Thursday. The accident, on the Harbin-Zhaoxing Expressway in Heilongjiang province, injured two people. About 20 tons of gasoline was spilled.
Leaders call for combat readiness
Party chief Xi Jinping has called for "expanding and deepening" the military's combat preparedness in his tour of the Lanzhou Military Area Command.