China to expand property tax to more cities

2012-05-10 16:08:41

The State Council has decided to expand property tax to more pilot cities this year, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday.

New guidelines considered on bank charges

2012-05-10 15:28:41

CBRC plans to set out official guidelines to define each of commercial banks' service item for which the public can be charged.

Paper names and shames 192 'freeloaders'

2012-05-10 15:15:38

A local newspaper dedicated two pages to naming and shaming 192 civil servants and public institutions' staff members who they claim are still being paid or whose posts are reserved without pay despite not working in their posts for some time, Beijing News reported Thursday.

Qiaqia in raw material purchasing scandal

2012-05-10 14:22:25

China's largest producer of roasted seeds and nuts, Qiaqia Food Co Ltd, has been accused of a subpar and corrupt procurement system by its raw material supplier.

Dress code out the window for gaokao prep

2012-05-10 11:25:47

The photo of students bare to waist preparing for exmas without published on Sina micro blog on Tuesday, was widely distributed and attracted many comments.

Cable car sex warning sparks controversy

2012-05-04 15:32:48

They say love knows no boundaries, but young lovers looking to reach new heights in their relationship would do best to avoid Yao Mountain scenic spot in Central China's Henan province.

Most Chinese satisfied with health service

2012-05-04 10:05:19

More than two-thirds of Chinese residents, both in urban and rural areas, are satisfied with their health service, with fewer than 10 percent being unsatisfied, the People's Daily reported on Friday, citing a survey.

Monkey's death not result of visitor feeding

2012-05-03 16:01:55

The Beijing Zoo said a golden monkey there suddenly died over the recent Labor Day holiday, while denying that the animal's death had anything to do with food visitors had fed it, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Thursday.

ICBC halts discounted mortgage loans

2012-05-03 16:01:27

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Shanghai outlets have stopped issuing mortgage loans with 15 percent discounts and have reverted to benchmark rates.

Formula needed to make scientists sexy

2012-05-03 15:36:51

Prestigious mathematician Lin Qun of Chinese Academy of Sciences believes the inaction of his fellow academics to popularize the subject has contributed to its decline.

Living the free life of Li

2012-05-03 10:41:36

Whilst most tourist attractions struggle for income, from May 1, Laojunshan scenic area in Henan province will allow all people surnamed Li to enter for free.

China gains 24b yuan via anti-tax-avoidance

2012-05-02 17:38:40

China's anti-tax-avoidance activities secured 23.9 billion yuan($3.79 billion)from multinational corporations in 2011.