Former soldier happy at end of difficult life

2016-01-06 08:20:36

Among the first passengers of the new high-speed railway between Chengdu and Chongqing was a man with a history as storied as the route: soldier, rail builder, reporter, war correspondent, poet, suspected spy.

Old mine rails transformed into destination for romance

2016-01-06 08:20:36

A 3-kilometer Tunnel of Love near Klevan, Ukraine, regarded as one of the most romantic spots in the world for lovers, carries a tale of how a sincere wish made by a couple walking beneath its heavy arches of leaves is likely to come true.

Guangzhou plans migrant integration

2016-01-06 08:20:36

Five communities have been chosen as pilot areas in a plan to integrate migrant workers with local residents in Guangzhou, Guandong province.

Relocation of wild African elephants to China hailed

2016-01-06 08:20:36

Relocating more wild African elephants from Zimbabwe to China in the near future will help protect the animals, as they will be in a better and safer environment, a high-ranking Zimbabwean official said.

Long court delays can bring payment

2016-01-06 08:20:36

People accused of crimes who suffer long delays in getting a final court judgment can receive State compensation for time spent in detention and their cases can be thrown out, under a new judicial interpretation that took effect on Jan 1.

Watchdog to avoid tainted agencies

2016-01-06 08:20:36

The national environmental watchdog has cut links to more than 70 agencies that provide environmental impact assessments, a move to rein in the corrupt trading of power and money.

Man proposes to his beloved with a $23,010 ghost castle

2016-01-06 08:45:08

Li Shun, born in the 1990s, spent three months and 150,000 yuan ($23,010) renovating an old warehouse into a ghost castle in order to propose to his beloved in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

Suspect arrested as death toll in bus inferno rises to 17

2016-01-06 08:18:55

Police arrested a suspected arsonist as the death toll from a bus fire in Northwest China on Tuesday rose to 17, with three more bodies found at the scene, an official said.

Poor sperm among challenges as older couples seek 2nd child

2016-01-06 07:26:49

60% of the couples who are newly eligible for a second baby are age 35 or older, and many of these are visiting fertility specialists for advice or assistance.

Over 12,000 receive TCM HIV/AIDS treatment in Yunnan

2016-01-05 22:33:29

Around 12,800 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in southwest China's Yunnan Province have benefited from a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) project over the past decade.

China scraps approvals for first, second children

2016-01-05 22:29:48

China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy.

Five minor planets named after top Chinese scientists

2016-01-05 20:34:55

Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists, including the country's first Nobel laureate scientist Tu Youyou.