Drones add new wrinkle for wildlife

2016-01-08 07:56:40

Recent news about an amateur photographer who frightened hundreds of wild swans wintering at Qinghai Lake by flying a drone equipped with a camera too close to the flock has created a feisty debate on the Internet, especially among bird-watchers and drone enthusiasts.

Drug-dealing moms avoid prison time

2016-01-08 07:56:40

Zhi Hui, 35, has become the unlikely poster child for women dealing drugs in Nanjing after she evaded prison five times on grounds that she was a mother.

Nanjing gets defensive about city wall after claims by Xi'an

2016-01-08 07:56:40

The Tourism Administration Bureau of Xi'an has apologized for suggesting that while its city wall has stood for more than 600 years, walls in Nanjing and Beijing had disappeared long ago.

Chinese hybrid rice taking trip overseas

2016-01-08 07:56:40

China's National Rice Research Institute is looking to tap into seed markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America as it promotes its hybrid rice varieties over the next five years.

Fake sex drugs create a big workload for prosecutors

2016-01-08 07:56:40

Sexual arousal drugs accounted for 90 percent of the cases addressed by prosecutors in Shanghai during a 10-month campaign last year against bogus medicines.

Boss uses WeChat trick to catch rule breakers

2016-01-08 07:56:40

Three employees of a private gas company in Chengdu, Sichuan province, were fined 500 yuan ($83) each on Monday, two hours after they rushed to open a digital hongbao - a red envelope containing money - issued by their boss on the company's WeChat social media group.

Netcoms executives deny porn allegation

2016-01-08 07:56:13

Four executives from a former online video service company pleaded not guilty to spreading pornography on the Internet when they stood trial in a Beijing court on Thursday.

18 million lights illuminate S China city

2016-01-08 08:14:34

A passage is illuminated with a light installation during a Light Festival held by a marketing company in Haikou, Hainan province, Jan 6, 2016.

Beijing gets ready for rush of births

2016-01-08 07:28:44

Beijing will have more than half a million extra births in the next few years because of the recently adopted national two-child policy.

Twenty missions prepare to lift off in 2016

2016-01-08 07:27:59

China will conduct more than 20 space missions this year, including a manned one and the maiden flights of two rockets, according to the nation's major space contractor.

City urged to promptly sound smog alerts

2016-01-08 07:07:09

The national environmental watchdog told the Beijing municipal government on Thursday that it could do better the next time it declared a smog alert.