Politics

New leader at China's Chamber
  • China says will likely invite Western Allies to WWII parade

    China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it will likely invite military representatives from the Western Allies who fought with China during World War II to march in a parade in Beijing later this year to mark 70 years since the war's end.

  • China explores feasibility of skilled immigration

    China is actively exploring the feasibility of a new "skilled immigrant" policy as efforts to attract overseas talents continue.

  • Netherlands' PM to meet with Xi

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands said his country will actively respond to China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative to improve trade connections between Asia and Europe.

  • 'Zombie' websites to be reviewed

    Central authorities moved on Tuesday to address four major concerns of the public about official government websites: that a website is not responsive, or that information is not delivered in a timely manner, or is inaccurate or not useful.

  • Xi wants public trust in justice boosted

    President Xi Jinping stressed that public confidence in the judicial system should be the ultimate gauge of the effectiveness of reform.

Military

PLA to relax cellphone regulations

Science-Tech

Zhao Zhenling: China's youngest master watchmaker
  • Inventor builds homemade submarine

    A Chinese inventor is building his own submarine after he learned that China needed to import the machines from another country, reported Huashang Daily on Monday.

  • Inventor dreams of flight

    A middle-aged man in Northwest China's Gansu province dreams of becoming one of the Chinese Wright Brothers.

  • 'Fixing' Apple watch with a better battery

    A Chinese professor is working on a solution to the short battery life of the Apple watch, and he hopes to find investors for his potentially game-changing product in Shanghai.

High-speed rail revolution

In the six years since China opened its first high-speed rail line, total mileage of the network has equaled the sum of the rest of the world.

Tale of two cities

Tales from living nightmare of commuters' life in the 'city of beds'

China expressions 2014

Yuan Baocheng, Dongguan mayor and deputy to the National People's Congress, is besieged by journalists and bombarded with questions about the local anti-prostitution crackdown in Beijing on March 3, 2014.

2014 Yearender: Key words in the fight against corruption

By the end of November, nearly 40 provincial or higher level officials had been snared this year in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign.

PLA bribery probe to continue

Investigations into suspects who had connections with Xu Caihou will continue to the end, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

National security watchdog slashes number of duplicate IDs

The ministry will cancel all duplicate ID numbers by the end of 2016, realizing the goal of one ID number and one hukou for each citizen.

Games would help lower barriers

With Beijing bidding for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the concept of equality, inclusion and sharing - as well as the promotion of a barrier-free environment - is expected to benefit the livelihood of disabled people like Hou.

Baby havens 'under great pressure'

An organization that runs a safe haven for abandoned babies has had to scale back its operations because of financial constraints and a lack of workers.

Society

58,000 drawn to college
  • Games would help lower barriers

    With Beijing bidding for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the concept of equality, inclusion and sharing - as well as the promotion of a barrier-free environment - is expected to benefit the livelihood of disabled people like Hou.

  • Baby havens 'under great pressure'

    An organization that runs a safe haven for abandoned babies has had to scale back its operations because of financial constraints and a lack of workers.

  • Ministry slashes number of duplicate IDs

    The ministry will cancel all duplicate ID numbers by the end of 2016, realizing the goal of one ID number and one hukou for each citizen.

  • Authors trace history of Chinese art ownership

    Like other Chinese art enthusiasts, Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac followed the sale of Robert Ellsworth's huge Asian art collection at Christie's for Asian Art Week with much interest.

  • Curtain rises on industry's way forward

    China's ambitious plans to upgrade its manufacturing power in the next 10 years were unveiled at a meeting of the State Council on Wednesday.

HK/Macao/Taiwan

Macao will ease reliance on casinos

Cover Story

Red river keeps on rolling

One of China's best-loved waterways has had a makeover that's eradicated pollution caused by excessive, unregulated industrial activity and restored its natural beauty.

The shape of things to come