Rooting out one's family history online

2011-04-05 07:38:55

Han Kelai, 24, has long been curious about the roots of his family. He is interested in finding out about his origins, his ancestors' names and professions and their migration routes

Chinese cabinet warns over eviction of farmers

2011-04-04 08:13:47

Beijing warns local governments not to abuse the rural land-use reform by forcibly occupying farmers' land and demolishing their homes.

Rent in peace at China's cemeteries

2011-04-02 07:11:45

When the heavens send for the soul, the departure is for good. But as for the cinerary urns planted in urban cemeteries, the peace lasts no more than 20 years.

China: Dog stew pot found in ancient tomb

2011-03-31 16:52:31

Archeologists in the northwestern Shaanxi province confirmed Thursday, after weeks of lab work, that the bones they found in a bronze cooking vessel from a 2,400-year-old tomb belonged to a male dog under a year old.

Girls to learn sour side of relying on 'sugar daddies'

2011-03-30 07:42:17

Girls in South China's Guangdong province will get a crash course on how to resist the sweet talk of "sugar daddies" when schools start teaching them about self-respect.

Blogger Han Han appeals to Baidu CEO on copyright

2011-03-26 15:48:00

China's leading blogger Han Han made an emotional online appeal to Robin Li, CEO of to rectify copyright infringements on the largest Chinese search engine.

Micro blogs now No 3 online source of info

2011-03-26 07:30:39

Micro blogs, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, have become the third-largest information source of public opinion on the Internet in China, a media research report said.

Lottery winner hits $8.4 million jackpot

2011-03-24 15:23:30

A man from Zhuzhou, Hunan province has won 55.2 million yuan ($8.4 million) in the lottery.

96% of roads in China to be toll-free

2011-03-24 09:48:22

China's Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday that non-toll roads would account for more than 96 percent of the country's road mileage in the future.

East China city to build ping-pong hotel

2011-03-23 16:51:31

Chinese love ping-pong so much that an eastern city decides to build a giant hotel in its fashion. The racket-shaped architecture won't be alone. Stadiums looking like football, basketball and volleyball are also in the making. The overall price tag? 1.8 billion yuan.

Netizen in custody for spreading salt rumors

2011-03-22 07:49:15

A netizen surnamed Chen in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, was held in custody for 10 days and fined 500 yuan ($76) by local police on Sunday for spreading salt rumors online last Tuesday.