Plastic surgery live causes controversy

2011-03-22 07:31:13

A live broadcast of breast augmentation surgery in South China that appeared online over the weekend has caused some controversy around China.

China to control quality of raw materials

2011-03-19 11:28:17

China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) required manufacturers of dietary supplements to tighten the control of raw materials in a circular issued on Friday.

Urgent orders from Japan prioritized

2011-03-19 07:57:12

Food companies in East China's Zhejiang province have been gearing up to provide products to earthquake-hit Japan.

China detains 27 in tainted pork scandal

2011-03-18 17:50:38

Three animal husbandry heads in Henan Province have been suspended from duty after pigs tested positive for a chemical poisonous to humans, the provincial government said Friday.

Women's toilets to get facelift

2011-03-17 07:15:10

Women in the city won't feel cramped for space in restrooms for much longer as the authorities have decided to build larger women's toilets.

Official says soccer should have priority

2011-03-16 07:24:47

When the daughter of the first sports department head of China proposed to recruit a soccer team made up of soldiers, a top official with the paramilitary police also gave legislators a plan meant to place a greater priority on the sport in China.

Poorly made in China, in hundred thousands

2011-03-14 16:52:58

China's authorities retrieved 980 million yuan ($149 million) for cheated buyers last year as the country stepped up efforts to protect consumers' rights.

Why dairy buyers go out of the way to HK

2011-03-11 07:48:11

Mainland customers rushed to buy imported baby formula in HK. The store opened. A queue-jumper wanted to get more than the 3-tin quota. Then it got rowdy. But WHY the long stretch in the first place?

Stronger food safety regulations debated

2011-03-10 08:12:36

Lawmakers and experts have urged stronger punishments and improved law enforcement to ensure food safety, following tainted food scandals that have generated nationwide concern.

Villagers' future blowing in the wind

2011-03-10 08:03:52

Confiscation of farmland, insufficient compensation and a lack of employable skills have left millions of Chinese farmers living difficult lives, with many losing confidence in their future, said a national political adviser on Wednesday.

How much do CPPCC meetings cost? $9m

2011-03-10 07:47:40

China's top political advisory body has taken the lead in disclosing accounts of its spending amid growing calls from lawmakers and political advisers for detailed information about the country's expenditures.

Officials mulling changes to population policy

2011-03-10 07:38:38

High-ranking regional officials have confirmed for the first time that they are mulling over making changes to China's 30-yr-old family planning policy.