No consensus in debate over income-tax threshold

2011-05-18 22:45:57

The public remains divided over the proper income-tax threshold after a proposed income-tax cut was publicized on April 25.

Investor elopes, sets online community abuzz

2011-05-18 20:04:00

Wang Gongquan, co-founder of CDH Investment, raised eyebrows in China after posting plans to elope with his mistress on his microblog late Monday night.

China's blockbuster shamed for smoking shots

2011-05-18 19:45:23

China's New Year blockbuster "Let the Bullets Fly" was given a shame award Wednesday for its excessive smoking scenes, a new move taken by anti-smoking groups to ridicule Chinese films that promote smoking.

Mother who took the life of sons gets support

2011-05-18 08:12:20

More than 1,000 people have signed a letter and submitted it to a local court calling for a lenient sentence for a mother accused of murdering her twin sons.

3 arrested over Shanghai steamed bun scandal

2011-05-17 22:46:53

Three managers of a steamed bun production factory in Shanghai were officially arrested Tuesday for producing and selling shoddy products.

Rewards offered for Palace Museum stolen relics

2011-05-17 22:26:58

Rewards are being offered for anyone who returns missing relics stolen from the Palace Museum on May 8 or provides tips on their whereabouts, Beijing Police announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Public debate on drunk driving penalties

2011-05-17 17:35:11

More than two weeks after the amended Criminal Law took effect, which stipulates that drunk driving is a criminal offense, the Chinese public and legal experts are still debating the amendments.

E China runs short of power as summer nears

2011-05-16 21:35:07

With the summer heat drawing near, East China's Zhejiang province is reportedly experiencing the worst power outages in seven years, which is disrupting people's lives and squeezing industrial production.

Critics decry Forbidden City's club

2011-05-16 08:08:06

After coming under criticism last week for having security too lax to prevent the theft of precious artworks, the Palace Museum found itself in the center of a controversy again over the weekend.

NBS offers explanation for misleading data

2011-05-13 09:33:18

China's top statistics agency, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), offered an explanation on Thursday for a residential housing figure that confused the public.

'Dog-a-day' killer hounded by netizens

2011-05-13 08:15:26

A man, who claimed he would kill a dog a day in protest at the activists who had stopped a truck en route to a slaughterhouse a month ago, has quit his job amid overwhelming criticism from netizens.

Forbidden City's stolen reputation

2011-05-13 07:17:27

Questions remain over how historic site fell victim to theft, Jiang Xueqing and Zhang Yuchen report in Beijing.