"It is as though a descendant of Jesus Christ has just walked out on stage", a colleague of mine whispered loudly and all too irreverently in my ear.
Chinese scientists have contributed to a new breakthrough in the fight against the Ebola virus after the deadly outbreak in West Africa in March 2014.
Major tourism destinations are expected to see nearly six million visits by Chinese tourists, possibly the highest number on record.
The government should introduce more kinds of lotteries and ease the buying process to take advantage of the growing demand, says industry.
A court in Beijing on Thursday sentenced two men to one month in detention for cheating on graduate school entrance exams after China made it a criminal offense last year.
The death toll has risen to 10 in an explosion at a fireworks plant in Central China's Henan province.
Chinese people are almost twice as optimistic about the world as those from other countries, according to a recent survey.
China's newly issued Lunar New Year monkey stamps are becoming a surprise hit for disappointed investors amid unstable gloomy markets.
The number of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospitals in China has increased by 500 in five years, a rise of 15.5 percent, a TCM official said on Thursday.
China is on a drive to register all its citizens, including those born illegally under the one-child policy, so they qualify for the "hukou" papers that allow access to social welfare.
China will push forward water conservation projects over the next five years to boost investment and stabilize growth, the water resources minister told Xinhua.
An explosion rocked a fireworks plant in central China's Henan Province at about 11 a.m. Thursday. Casualties are not immediately known.