Offensive odor origin found
Shanghai officials looking into complaints about an offensive odor said it likely emanated from a newly painted bridge.
A touching farewell
Liu Yan sees off her younger brother Liu Tao, a newly recruited soldier, at a farewell ceremony staged at a railway station in Chongqing on Tuesday. The first group of 595 soldiers newly recruited from the municipality left Chongqing for the Tibet autonomous region that day.
Ships patrol off Diaoyu Islands
Four inspection ships are patrolling waters off the Diaoyu Islands to supervise and record the illegal activities of Japanese vessels, the State Oceanic Administration said on Tuesday.
Ethnic music honored in US
US first lady Michelle Obama, hugs Wu Lianyun, 13, a member of China's Dong ethnic group, at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday as Wu accepts the International Spotlight Award for China's The 100 Dong Songs Program.
Most overseas students return
More than 72 percent of overseas Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since the late 1970s, according to a report by a government-backed agency.
A firefighter removes a 6-year-old girl from a fire at a waste-processing plant in Xiamen, Fujian province, on Sunday. The fire broke out at the plant at 7:45 pm. No casualties were reported.
Record bids for CCTV airtime
The annual advertising auction of China Central Television, a barometer of the country's economy, drew a record number of bids on Sunday despite the country's slowing economic growth.
A performer made up to look like a bronze statue holding tanghulu, a sweet snack, stands at Tianqiao Citizen Square in Beijing on Sunday. Folk arts performers gathered in the square to exhibit traditional arts and culture.
Chilly weather to come next week
A dramatic temperature drop is expected across most parts of China over the next nine days, the nation's Meteorological Administration said on Thursday. The cold air will also bring rain and gales.
Criminal suspects deported
Chinese police hand over six Thai telecommunications-fraud suspects to Thai police at Guangzhou airport on Thursday afternoon. Chinese and Thai police have successfully investigated several international cases in recent years.
Surveillance ship begins voyage
A 3,000-ton marine surveillance ship, Haijian 110, started its maiden voyage to patrol waters in the Yellow Sea and protect undersea cables, according to a statement published on the website of the State Oceanic Administration on Monday.
Workers cleared silt out of the Nanming River in Guiyang, Guizhou province, on Wednesday. The provincial government spends 4.28 billion yuan ($687 million) on the project. In the first five days, 10,000 cubic meters of silt was removed from 20 km of the riverbed.