Medical emergency plan aids thousands who cannot afford to pay

2016-02-23 16:42:50

About 370,000 people have benefited from a medical emergency relief program since its launch in 2013, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

'Weird' new buildings banned in Chinese cities

2016-02-23 16:09:30

Cities will not be allowed to build more "oversized, xenocentric, weird" buildings devoid of cultural tradition in the future, according to a new directive from the central government.

Amazing Latern Festival celebrations across China

2016-02-23 10:34:32

From Taiwan to Beijing, Lantern Festival lights up China

Marriage of 16-year-olds sparks debate on social media

2016-02-23 14:31:55

Photos of two 16-year-olds in a wedding gown and suit at what seems to be a wedding have triggered heated discussion on Chinese social media.

29 nabbed in drug ring bust

2016-02-23 14:19:08

Police announced Tuesday they had arrested 29 suspects involved in a drug-dealing ring covering three provincial-level regions in South China.

Hubei policeman jumps on flaming bomb to save others

2016-02-23 11:42:23

Wu Jun, a special duty member in Hubei, has no regrets about the choice he made on Feb 10 when he jumped on a flaming bomb to stop it from harming others while getting severely injured himself.

Migrant couple straddles life in city, countryside

2016-02-23 11:11:03

Two days before Monday's Lantern Festival, migrant workers Zhu Yingqin and her husband Cui Liangjun were already busy packing their luggage into their car, ready to return to their city jobs, even though they prefer rural life.

Test on rats shows air pollution increases risk of obesity

2016-02-23 10:22:38

A new study shows laboratory rats that breathed Beijing's highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardiorespiratory and metabolic dysfunctions.

Snow draws millions to Xinjiang

2016-02-23 08:04:26

A few years ago, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, which draws hordes of tourists in summer and autumn, typically turned quiet when the long winter arrived.

Larger protection zone will be set up to prevent glacier damage by tourists

2016-02-23 08:04:26

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will ban tourists from entering a 22,000 square kilometer glacier protection zone in the Tianshan Mountains.

Many workers looking to change jobs in new year

2016-02-23 08:04:26

The weeks after the Spring Festival holiday were expected to see a job-hopping frenzy among white-collar workers.

Domestic duty-free boost on the way

2016-02-23 08:03:54

China is to open 19 duty-free shops for domestic consumers, a move aimed at catering to the increasingly sophisticated demand among these shoppers for overseas products.