Xi urges production safety after 'blood lessons'

2016-01-06 22:25:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for measures to stem the frequent occurrence of accidents arising from production safety risks in the country.

Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty

2016-01-06 22:13:24

Together with her fellow villagers, Deng Yingxiang used hammers and shovels to cut through a mountain, carving a path from her isolated village to the outside world.

Chinese herbal teas prolong the life of rats in new study

2016-01-06 19:59:18

Drinking Chinese herbal tea for the long term can help prolong the life of animals and improve their physical health, according to a new study.

China conducts successful test flights at newly-built airfield in South China Sea

2016-01-06 19:29:32

China successfully carried out test fights of two civilian aircraft on a newly-built airfield in the Nansha Islands of the South China Sea.

11 trapped in northwest China coal mine cave-in

2016-01-06 17:54:07

Eleven people were trapped underground following a coal mine cave-in in northwest China's Shaanxi province on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Fifty-eight bodies found in Shenzhen landslide

2016-01-06 17:53:50

Workers have now recovered 58 bodies from the Shenzhen landslide, 18 days after the accident, said local authorities.

Waste not, want not

2016-01-06 08:20:36

Compared with many of his middle-aged peers, who are conventional and wary of new developments, Wang Yuanyuan is an exception.

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.

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.

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.

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.