Government

First rapid response police unit 'fit', UN says

Innovation

China's first gene bank to open in Shenzhen

Son of China's richest man buys eight iPhone 7s for his dog

The iPhone 7 is probably the trendiest thing right now, and the son of China's richest man is making sure that his dog doesn't miss out.

Billion dollar divorce settlement marks China's most expensive divorce in history

Zhou Yahui, chairman of the online gaming company Kunlun, has agreed to a divorce settlement with his wife Li Qiong, the company announced on Tuesday. The $1.1 billion divorce agreement stands as the Chinese A-share market's most expensive divorce ever.

Lew outlines US' G20 agenda

At the upcoming G20 summit, US President Barack Obama will seek to ensure stronger growth, an environmentally sustainable future and a global economy that works for everyone, according to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

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.

China to make environmental management more efficient

Chinese central authorities will conduct a pilot program to adjust the management of local environmental agencies and evaluate officials based on their performance in environmental protection.

China ranks No 4 in global governance

The West remains the biggest contributor and participator in global governance, with some emerging economies narrowing the gap, according to a report on 189 states' participation in world affairs.

Bidding on contracts denied to those who spurn rulings

Bidders for business contracts who have defaulted on financial judgments against them will face future restrictions, under a court guideline issued on Thursday.

Airports around world work to improve Chinese services

Beijing Capital International Airport, the largest air hub in the country, is helping foreign airports translate signs and train their staffs to deliver services in Chinese to improve the travel experience for Chinese tourists.

Society

Veteran revisits battlefields, relives memories of war
  • NGOs call for equal education for children with disabilities

    A nonprofit educational project called Inclusive Education, which aims to create a more comprehensive and beneficial study environment for children with disabilities in the next two years, has been officially launched by Save the Children, along with UNESCO and other partners.

  • Great Wall preservation work draws flak

    The renovation of a 700-year-old stretch of the Great Wall in Suizhong county in southwest Liaoning province has triggered a public outcry and scrutiny over claims of poor workmanship.

  • 54 universities in nation rank among best

    Fifty-four universities from China have made the 13th edition of World University Rankings, with Peking University and Tsinghua University ranking 29th and 35th respectively.

  • China ranks No 4 in global governance

    The West remains the biggest contributor and participator in global governance, with some emerging economies narrowing the gap, according to a report on 189 states' participation in world affairs.

  • Construction boom fails to clear China's crowded cities

    Experts are calling on the government to urgently to formulate solutions to urban planning problems, as concerns rise about the lack of infrastructure construction and policy support given to new suburban districts and townships.

HK/Macao/Taiwan

Macao's twin panda cubs named 'Jianjian', 'Kangkang'
  • Taiwan jobless rate rises to 4.08 pct in August

    Taiwan's unemployment rate was 4.08 percent last month, up 0.06 percent from July, and 0.18 percent higher year on year.

  • Experts: Mainland's new Taiwan measures show responsibility

    The Chinese mainland's new measures to increase exchanges with counties in Taiwan, and remarks made by top political adviser Yu Zhengsheng, show a strong sense of responsibility, experts from across the Taiwan Straits said.

  • Cities, counties lauded for one-China support

    Visiting delegates from eight Taiwan cities and counties are appreciated for their efforts to uphold the 1992 Consensus promoting cross-Straits communication and boosting the peaceful development of relations with the Chinese mainland, China's top political adviser said in Beijing on Sunday.

Cover Story

Old tale inspires modern marriage market

Parents flock to site where legendary lovers are believed to have studied to find partners for their children.

Hobbies help cure addiction to the internet