Government

Draft regulation allows children rescued from abduction to be adopted
  • Local officials in China under graft investigation

    Three officials, from Anhui province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, have been placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption, China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.

  • Xi calls for prudence on missile deployment

    President Xi Jinping urged the Republic of Korea to handle the possible deployment of an advanced US missile-defense system in a "prudent and proper" manner, as he met on Wednesday with ROK Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.

  • New internet chief named in reshuffle

    China's top internet regulator has been replaced amid a round of personnel reshuffles, according to an official statement released on Wednesday.

  • Xu Lin replaces Lu Wei as head of cyberspace authority

    Xu Lin replaced Lu Wei as the head of the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, according to an official statement on Wednesday.

  • New rules apply to all members of Party

    More than 87 million members of the Communist Party of China will face punishment if they are disloyal or corrupt, or if they fail to perform their duty, under a new rule passed at a top-level Party meeting on Tuesday.

Innovation

Jewel of idea aims to clear the air
  • Chinese botanists identify rare azalea species

    Chinese botanists have identified a species of azalea that is unique in the world, giving it a conservation value as high as the giant panda, Chengdu Economic Daily reported.

  • China expanding capacity of dark matter detector

    Chinese scientists are expanding the capacity of an underground facility designed to detect elusive dark matter particles. Scientists are still searching for evidence to conclusively prove the existence of dark matter, an invisible substance thought to account for over a quarter of the universe's mass and energy.

  • Researchers find birds' wings encased in amber

    Nearly 100 million years ago, two baby birds were trapped in the sticky sap of a tropical forest tree. Now, their wings, entombed in amber, are giving scientists fresh insights into the evolution of birds. The tiny specimens were found in the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar and described in the journal Nature Communications.

Beijing offers residency for skilled tech workers

Beijing will allow some skilled workers from home and abroad to obtain permanent residence by accumulating points based on skills, employment history and education credentials.

Biting off more than we can chew

Experts are calling for more measures to prevent wastage in restaurants and at the family dining table, as Xu Wei reports.

The golden creatures of Shennongjia

Home is where the heart is, which raises a burning question for Huang Yuanpeng: Who pulls his heartstrings hardest — his wife and 3-year-old son or those strange creatures in the forest he has decided to devote his life to?

O2O app helps upgrade recycling in China

A new O2O application has shown its potential to help build a circular economy with more recycling, but obstacles remain for the recycling industry to innovate.

Plan aims for 150,000 km of rail by 2020

China set forth new goals for a long-term, more comprehensive plan for the country's rail network, including 150,000 kilometers of rail lines by 2020.

China tackles poverty by resettling rural villagers

Chen Zeping and his wife have lived for decades in a rundown, brick-and-clay house in an impoverished village in mountainous Jinzhai county, eking out a living with odd jobs.

National code to ease earthquake damage

China is drafting national building standards that would avoid active earthquake faults, the China Earthquake Administration said on Wednesday.

Infant formula imports skyrocket since scandals

Imports of infant formula powder have more than tripled in the past five years after a series of food safety scandals involving domestically produced dairy products, according to China's top quality supervision authority.

Society

Going green a booming for Beijing restaurant

HK/Macao/Taiwan

HK bridge ready for pavement

Cover Story

1,000-year-old agricultural practice, China's solution to sustainable farming

More than a thousand years old practice of raising fish in rice paddies by Chinese farmers not only preserves environment, but also benefits local community, said Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO's Director-General.

The burning question of household waste in China