Tall grass to help protect Three Gorges Dam

2012-04-24 16:09:43

Tall grass known as vetiver are being planted to protect the Three Gorges Dam at its water- fluctuation belt in Hubei province.

China clamps down on fake art

2012-04-24 15:40:49

A nationwide crackdown on fake Chinese calligraphy and paintings will be launched, according to China's national copyright watchdog on Monday.

Boys only class in Shanghai stirs debate

2012-04-24 15:38:30

A high school in Shanghai set up a boys only class, in order to better address the "boy crisis" in schools, sparking a heated debate.

Sex assault makes up 75% of crimes against girls

2012-04-24 14:50:10

Sexual assault on girls has become the most frequent crime in two major cities in South China's Guangdong province.

Drivers sue govt for toll charges

2012-04-24 11:24:56

Dissatisfied with the overcharges on toll roads and bridges in Zhuhai city, Guangdong province, two local residents are taking the provincial price control administration and communication department to court.

Top colleges to get more entrants from poor areas

2012-04-24 11:02:08

10,000 graduates from China's 680 impoverished counties of 21 provinces will receive preferential treatment to enter the country's top universities.

292 banned from driving for life in Beijing

2012-04-24 10:41:49

Four more drivers have joined a growing list of people in Beijing banned from driving for life due to the serious traffic violations, bringing the total number to 292.

'Seven of spades' turns himself in

2012-04-23 21:43:33

A suspected murderer who had been on the run for eight years was returned here last week after he surrendered himself to police in Yiwu, Zhejiang province.

Shanghai official sentenced to death for bribery

2012-04-23 21:25:03

Chen Meng, a former deputy district head in Shanghai, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on the charges of taking bribes by the Shanghai No 2 Intermediate People's Court on Monday.

PBOC tops central banks in total assets

2012-04-23 18:00:04

The PBOC's total assets have ballooned up 119 percent to $4.5 trillion in the past five years, making it the world’s biggest central bank in terms of total assets.

New rules to tackle water shortage in Beijing

2012-04-23 16:57:04

China's arid capital is short of 1.3 billion cubic meters of water this year, following successive droughts in the last 13 years.

Survey: half of Chinese only read 'a little'

2012-04-23 16:54:37

Only 1.2 percent of the Chinese people surveyed say they read a lot and 50.7 percent say they read a little according to the newly published National Reading Survey conducted in 2011.