Schools in poor areas getting help

2015-12-17 07:50:19

The central government has launched a national campaign to evaluate basic school conditions and oversee billions of yuan in renovation projects in an effort to improve education in areas with high poverty.

Tourists from Taiwan kick off car tour in Xiamen

2015-12-17 07:50:19

The government is encouraging Fujian province and Taiwan to strengthen exchanges further, after tourists from the island gained permission to drive their own cars when visiting the province, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday.

Fireworks sales to stop in smog alerts

2015-12-17 07:50:19

Sales of fireworks will be curtailed in Beijing during the coming Spring Festival holiday if air pollution alerts reach orange or red levels - the two highest - as part of the city's effort to minimize air pollution.

Marine courts told to do better as cases surge

2015-12-17 07:49:25

China's marine courts should improve their service and build up a reputation, as the number of marine disputes heard in the country has surged in recent years, according to the head of the top court.

Clean-energy projects get go-ahead

2015-12-17 07:49:25

Construction of two nuclear projects and one hydropower station has been approved by the government as China pushes ahead with clean energy development amid sluggish economic growth.

At least 7 killed in Fujian restaurant blast

2015-12-17 08:57:18

A blast in a restaurant in Longyan City of Fujian Province killed at least seven people on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Report: Layoffs may loom next year

2015-12-17 07:35:55

China's "invisible unemployment" will become more visible next year and the government should allow more unviable State-owned enterprises to go under.

Pandas prefer choosing their own sex partners, researchers find

2015-12-17 07:14:56

A study suggests that giant pandas paired with preferred partners have significantly higher copulation and birthrates.

17 trapped after coal mine explodes in NE China

2015-12-16 22:50:13

A coal mine explosion on Wednesday afternoon has trapped 17 people in Northeast China's Hegang City, Heilongjiang province, the local work safety authority said.

Ministry releases report on social insurance in English

2015-12-16 19:50:52

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Tuesday released the English-language edition of a report on China's social insurance development in 2014.

Guangdong begins work on major technology institute with Israel's help

2015-12-16 19:49:42

Authorities in Shantou, Guangdong province, launched the construction of a major technology institute on Wednesday, aiming to develop engineers and technicians to facilitate local economic development in the near future.

National watchdog releases names of uncivilized tourists

2015-12-16 19:45:00

The national tourism watchdog released its fourth batch of records of five "uncivilized" tourists on its website on Wednesday.