China to speed up land supply for affordable housing projects

2011-07-21 13:03:04

China is to speed up land supply for its massive affordable housing projects, the State Council said in an executive meeting Wednesday.

Scorpions crawl in as residents sleep

2011-07-21 11:15:32

Residents at Shenzhen’s Huawu alley woke to a live nightmare of hundreds of potentially deadly scorpions creeping all over their walls, floors and mosquito nets at 2:30 am on Thursday, reported.

Congestion time 1 hour shorter in Beijing

2011-07-20 17:39:53

The average traffic congestion time in Beijing is one hour and five minutes shorter than last year, China National Radio reported Wednesday.

Wuhan to have direct flights to Tokyo, Paris

2011-07-20 17:30:47

Air China said it will launch direct flights from central China's Wuhan city to Japan's Tokyo in August and Air France may also start its Paris-Wuhan route in September.

Provinces report robust GDP growth in H1

2011-07-20 16:10:33

Of the 31 provinces on the Chinese mainland, 28 reported GDP growths of over 10 percent in the first half this year, the Shenzhen Evening News reported Wednesday.

Beijing sees 48% plummet in land transfer fees

2011-07-20 14:57:29

Land transfer fees in 130 Chinese cities totaled 752.4 billion yuan ($116.54 billion) in the first half of this year, down 5.5 percent year-on-year, the Beijing Times reported Wednesday, citing data from the China Index Academy.

CNOOC gets nod for Hainan LNG project

2011-07-20 14:11:28

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission issued a notice on July 18, 2011, saying that CNOOC's Hainan LNG project won final approval from the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Business Daily reported Tuesday.

COFCO owns 99% of Tully Sugar

2011-07-20 13:55:14

COFCO increased its share holdings in Australia sugar producer Tully Sugar from 61.25 percent to 99 percent, the Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.

Locally-grown soy continues to drop

2011-07-20 13:08:39

China’s soy bean plant area continues to fall, shrinking by 10 million mu (666,666 hectares) from 2010 and 20 million mu from 2009, the National Business Daily reported Wednesday, citing the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Father reaches out to son via micro blog

2011-07-20 11:05:21

The latest micro blog sensation is simple: the sentence, "Li Lingxiang in Xinjiang, have you seen this?" and an attached photo depicting an ordinary migrant worker with a brick and trowel in hand, reported on Wednesday.

Another Shanghai Metro platform door shattered

2011-07-19 16:53:21

A platform door at a Shanghai Metro subway station broke into pieces on its own, about 7:00 am Tuesday, reports.

Air China launches Chengdu-Kuerle flights

2011-07-19 16:46:41

Air China, the country's flag carrier, launched non-stop flights from Chengdu city to Xinjiang's Kuerle city on Tuesday, China National Radio's website ( reported.