China to increase elderly bed numbers

2016-01-25 19:43:07

China plans to increase geriatric nursing beds to 35-40 per 1,000 patients by the end of 2020, up from 30:1,000 in 2015.

Tibet faces decisive poverty battle: official

2016-01-25 17:54:43

Tibet has a huge task ahead to reduce by 690,000 the number of people living below the poverty line by 2020, regional poverty relief officials said ahead of the annual meeting of the Tibetan Regional People's Congress, the local legislature.

'Frozen' becomes buzzword in extreme cold

2016-01-25 16:14:45

As the mercury fell the word 'frozen' became a hot topic on Chinese social media and some mobile phones reportedly stopped working.

Spring Festival is approaching; When are you getting married?

2016-01-25 15:49:17

Spring Festival is a time for family reunions, where older relatives will be pressuring Chinese young people to get married soon.

Beijing needs detailed rules to fight smog

2016-01-25 15:12:31

Greater clarity about smog alerts and more enforcement is needed to combat smog in Beijing, and to that end, municipal political advisers are making suggestions about fighting smog in their proposal during the city's local two sessions.

Freezing weather disrupts holiday journey home

2016-01-25 10:01:06

The worst cold snap in years disrupted travel plans of some Chinese as millions embarked on journeys home on Sunday, the first day of the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush.

Policy puts focus on genuine artistic students

2016-01-25 07:47:14

The change in the preferential policy for students with talent in arts will help universities select those with better artistic capabilities, a teacher and a recruiting official said.

More older pregnant women expected

2016-01-25 07:47:14

Hospitals and health authorities across China are bracing for an expected surge in older pregnant women this year, after the country adopted a second-child policy.

Police unravel market where babies are bought, sold as commodities

2016-01-25 07:47:14

The rescue of 15 infants from a child-trafficking gang by 78 police officers has drawn attention to poverty and lack of legal awareness in the country's poorest regions.

Bitter cold sweeps across HK, Shanghai and Guangzhou

2016-01-25 07:47:14

As extreme cold weather brings the lowest temperatures recorded in decades in the south, northeastern parts see temperatures rise.

Guangzhou sees first snow in 67 years

2016-01-25 07:45:13

The cold weather affecting many areas of China brought the first snowfall to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, in 67 years on Sunday, the city's meteorological bureau said.

Smoother, faster ride home for Spring Festival

2016-01-25 07:58:51

As the Spring Festival travel rush begins, hundreds of millions find that their journeys for holiday homecomings have become smoother and faster.