Beijing issues first red alert for heavy air pollution

2015-12-07 19:46:43

Beijing has upgraded its alert for air pollution from orange to red for the first time, the most serious level, on Monday afternoon.

Job fraud tops aviation criminal caseload at Beijing Shunyi court

2015-12-07 17:02:24

A large majority of aviation cases heard by Beijing's Shunyi district, home to Beijing Capital International Airport and hundreds of aviation companies, involved fraud by criminals who tricked people by pretending they could help them obtain jobs.

Sick panda rescued in China

2015-12-07 13:55:57

A panda suffering a cold and lung infections has been rescued from the wild, staff with the China Research and Conservation Center of the Giant Panda said on Monday.

Six officials arrested after central China karaoke fire

2015-12-07 11:06:56

Six officials have been arrested and 12 others disciplined after a karaoke bar fire killed 12 people and injured 28 others in central China's Henan Province, according to local authorities.

China launches first Myanmar-language newspaper

2015-12-07 08:09:49

China's first Myanmar-language newspaper has been launched in southwest China's Yunnan Province to serve the Myanmar people working in China.

Beijing sees slower decline of underground water level

2015-12-07 08:05:56

Beijing has seen slower decline of underground water level thanks to the south-to-north water diversion project, according to the municipal water authority.

Mt Qomolangma gets warmer: report

2015-12-07 07:45:02

Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest, is getting warmer in the past 50 years, according to a report released on Sunday.

Bye-bye blue: More smog settling in

2015-12-07 07:22:58

With a new round of smog likely to engulf Beijing and surrounding areas over the next three days, the city issued an orange alert.

Former tycoon dies at 44 in prison

2015-12-07 07:22:40

Xu Ming, former chairman of Dalian Shide Group and Dalian Shide Football Club, died at a prison in Hubei province on Friday, according to media reports.

China vows penalties for delayed launch of emergency plan amid smog alert

2015-12-06 20:36:44

Chinese Environment Minister Chen Jining vowed on Sunday to strictly punish agencies or personnel who fail to initiate emergency response plan in a timely manner as heavy smog is predicted to shroud northern China again.

Chinese organ donation on the rise

2015-12-06 20:43:26

Chinese organ donation has been on the rise after the country banned the use of prisoners' organs for transplant starting Jan. 1 this year, a top medical expert said Sunday.