The government of Wuwei county in East China's Anhui province paid 300,000 yuan for 43 cable factory CEOs to receive one-week of study at China's elite Tsinghua University in Beijing earlier this month, sparking a storm of controversy.
China's prestigious Peking University is planning to enforce screening all its students for "radical thoughts," raising concerns that a lack of free thinking will stifle students in a place famed for open discussions.
A man, who lives in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, began posting on his micro blog the daily results of his radiation level tests in Nanjing starting March 17, after he read about the radiation leakage at Fukushima in Japan.
A new mandatory rule announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) recently required all female players to wear standardized skirt or dress in top-ranking tournaments like the Grand Prix and super series in a bid to make the sport and players' appearance more attractive.
Deep in what locals call Gengbei Mountain in Beitou township, Quannan county in Ganzhou, dozens of people were busy at work on Feb 18 at a mining spot, which was ordered closed by the local government in 2009 due to its contamination of a river and the consequent protests by locals.
Three mining companies dominate the iron ore industry. But that monopoly may be broken within four years, and China's dependence on imports may decline to 42 percent, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday.