China in 10.4b yuan holiday giveaway to needy

2011-01-20 17:18:04

The Chinese State Council will give away 10.4 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) to help low-income families enjoy Spring Festival, the reported Wednesday.

China urged to improve air monitoring

2011-01-20 14:40:33

China's air quality monitoring is among the worst in the world after 20 inland cities failed a test of indicators used to inform the public on air safety.

Apple's Q1 income hits $2.6b in China

2011-01-20 14:12:22

Apple Inc's earnings in China quadrupled in the first fiscal quarter of 2011, hitting $2.6 billion, China Business News reported Thursday, citing the company's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

State-planned rare earth, iron mines announced

2011-01-20 14:10:05

Ministry of Land and Resources announced Wednesday 11 state-planned rare earth mines and two state-planned iron mines, where only state-approved companies will be able to explore, Beijing Times reported Thursday.

Online group purchase to balloon in 2011

2011-01-20 09:12:32

China's online group purchase market is expected to reach 16.5 billion yuan ($2.45 billion) in 2011, accounting for about one percent of all online retail sales, according to a recent industry report.

Library storm beggars belief

2011-01-19 17:43:08

A library has created a storm of controversy online for allowing beggars to use their facilities, the Zhejiang Youth Times reported.

Bribery main reason for billionaires in prison

2011-01-19 15:46:33

Bribery is the main reason for imprisoning China's billionaires, according to a newly released Hurun report.

Hu, Obama vow to deepen China-US ties

2011-01-19 13:52:41

President Hu Jintao and the United States President Barrack Obama agreed Tuesday to further advance their bilateral tie during a private dinner.

County officials: No filial piety, no promotion

2011-01-19 13:33:22

A North China county has decided that officials who didn't show due respect to their parents should not be promoted, in a renewed effort to enforce its governing by filial piety, after the idea was first brought up in 2008, reported Tuesday.

2 suspects detained for selling exam answers

2011-01-18 16:58:37

Two suspects involved in leaking answers to the 2011 Graduate Exam have been detained in Siping, Northeast China’s Jilin province on Jan 17, the Jinghua Times reported Tuesday.

Oil reserve to reach 85m tons by 2020

2011-01-18 16:47:06

China's strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) capacity is expected to reach 85 million tons, equaling 90 days of net imports by 2020, the China Economic Weekly reported Monday.

The Smurfs return to China

2011-01-18 16:16:29

The loveable, blue-skinned cartoon characters known as the Smurfs are making a huge comeback in China with a 3-D Hollywood movie which will be shown publicly in August of this year.