County govt collects money by force in E China

2012-04-23 14:19:23

Staff at government units and institutions of Liangshan county were mandatorily asked by county authorities to buy a financial product.

IMF official warns of imbalance from low consumption

2012-04-21 03:47:59

A decline in China's current account surplus has been driven more by investment than consumption, the International Monetary Fund director for Asia and the Pacific said Friday, raising concerns over the risk of internal imbalance.

Promotion of young official stirs controversy

2012-04-20 18:13:31

An announcement that a 20-year-old woman is to be promoted as a deputy-director in Xiangtan city, Central China's Hunan province has triggered controversy online.

136 Chinese firms on Forbes Global 2000 list

2012-04-20 17:25:59

China has 136 firms listed in The Forbes Global 2000 this year, as the nation gained more ground amid the world’s biggest and most powerful public companies.

New quit-smoking plan gets support

2012-04-20 17:23:23

A plan to add a quit-smoking program to China's basic healthcare system sparked a hot debate. It now gets official and professional support from authorities.

Beijing puts 2.8 b yuan into traffic improvement

2012-04-12 20:47:52

Beijing plans to allocate 2.84 billion yuan ($450 million) this year to further improve the capital's notorious traffic, China News reported on Friday.

Mother poisons herself and 3 children

2012-04-01 16:53:56

A woman is in critical condition and her two daughters have suffered kidney failure after she poisoned herself and three children with pesticide.

Beijing rail ticket system paralyzed for an hour

2012-03-26 14:59:15

The railway ticket system in the capital was paralyzed for 67 minutes Sunday leaving passengers unable to buy or change tickets.

Ministry drags on tobacco control

2012-03-23 11:04:16

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has been accused of sluggish tobacco control by a deputy to the National People's Congress.

Qinghai flushes $4m on toilets

2012-03-22 10:48:44

Qinghai province in Northwest China is to invest 27 million yuan ($4.3 million) in building 80 public toilets alongside main roads and tourism routes this year, People’s Daily reported.

China’s Botox backlash is about to hit a wrinkle

2012-03-20 16:37:58

A boom in recent years in cosmetic injections like Botox and dermal fillers in China is about to suffer a backlash as beauty experts claim the side effects from the mass use of fake products will start to appear.

Local official goes missing after debt rumors

2012-03-13 16:54:08

The Chenzhou Agricultural Machinery Bureau published a missing persons notice in the Chenzhou Daily seeking its deputy chief Wang Changhong, who had been missing for months, according to Xinmin net.