When he received the ownership certificate for his new home, Wang Lin took a long, deep breath of relief; the six-month struggle to sell his old apartment and buy a new one had finally come to an end.
A villager prepares sweet potato vermicelli in Xinjie township, Guanyang county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 26, 2016.
Many of Beijing's upwardly mobile suburban residents are taking advantage of cuts in interest rates and down payment requirements to move closer to the city's downtown area. Hu Yongqi reports.
The city of Beijing will cut the level of PM2.5 in the air by 5 percent this year, and will allocate more funds for projects to reduce emissions, an environmental official said.
All smelly and polluted rivers and waterways in Beijing will be cleaned up with the help of recycled water in three years, local authorities said on Tuesday.
More than 2,000 events, including concerts, film screenings, parades and exhibitions, are set to be held in more than 140 countries across the world to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 8.
As Christmas is to Westerners, Chinese New Year - the first day of the first lunar month - is regarded as the most important festival in China.
Foreign family members of Chinese citizens will be eligible for a two-year residency permit in Beijing based on a family visit visa.
Sea ice traps boats as cold wave sweeps across East China
A new law in Anhui province aims to prevent adult children from relying on their unwilling parents for endless financial support.
Hainan province outlined its economic and social development goals for 2016, including GDP growth of nearly 8 percent and poverty alleviation for 180,000 rural residents.
Foreign family members of Chinese citizens are eligible for two-year residence permits in Beijing via a family visit visa.