China to add 3 times on water conservancy spending

2011-05-23 23:25:32

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.

Govt sends teams to assist in drought relief

2011-05-23 21:32:38

The Chinese government on Monday sent special work teams to central Hunan and Hubei provinces to direct local drought relief work as the spring drought, the worst in the past 50 years, continued to plague the Yangtze River's downstream provinces.

Power shortage may be worse than the worst

2011-05-23 18:40:13

China witnessed the worst power shortage in decades in 2004, but the country's leading power distributor said Monday that this year might prove worse.

Parents track down son missing for 19 years

2011-05-23 09:03:08

A man recently tracked down his missing son, who had been gone for 19 years, and found he had been adopted by a couple in the United States.

Modest hero quiet about saving quake victims

2011-05-23 08:58:31

A foreign teacher working at Chengdu University of Science and Technology in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, saved eight quake victims three years ago, but his Chinese colleagues only recently found out about his heroics.

Online microresumes are a hit for job seekers

2011-05-21 14:52:38

"Microresumes" have become especially popular this May, as prospective university graduates are getting ready to enter the workforce. Graduate students are particularly likely to post their resumes on their microblogs.

Multiple factors blamed for bursting watermelons

2011-05-20 22:05:31

An expert with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) said Friday multiple factors have caused watermelons to burst in East China's Jiangsu province this month.

Three Gorges increases release to ease drought

2011-05-20 19:34:38

China's Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, began to increase its water release on Friday to ease severe drought plaguing downstream rice-growing areas.

Court upholds death penalty to student murderer

2011-05-20 18:04:36

A Chinese court on Friday rejected a death sentence appeal filed by a music student who stabbed a cafe waitress to death to cover up a hit-and-run accident.

Animal lovers buy 22 dogs to keep them from the pot

2011-05-19 10:38:18

Volunteers in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, bought 22 dogs with 1,450 yuan ($223) in a pet market in Xianyang, another city of the province, in order to prevent the animals from being killed for food.

28-year-old buys one of HK's most expensive homes

2011-05-19 10:31:47

A 28-year-old woman in Huizhou of Guangdong province bought one of the most expensive apartments in Hong Kong recently, saying the property was a gift from her husband.

Gang takes souvenir photo before casino heist

2011-05-19 10:29:09

Police in Taixing, Jiangsu province, recently caught seven gang members on their way to rob an underground casino.