China's two largest fresh water lakes are drying up amid a lingering drought that has plagued the Yangtze River, China's longest river, with the lowest levels of rainfall seen since 1961. Drought affects 35 m people
China's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, has been urged to disclose its accounts book, following a string of scandals which stirred comments that the operation of the former imperial home was still "forbidden to the public".
Employees and managers at a giant State-owned energy company in the capital have an unusual group of new co-workers - a team of local prosecutors who have joined the enterprise in a bid to stamp out job-related crimes.
A bus driver in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, recently called the police to stop a woman from declaring her affection to him.
China's investment in water conservancy projects from 2011 to 2020 is expected to reach 4 trillion yuan ($615 billion), almost four times as much as that spent during the past 10 years, a senior water official said Monday.