484m covered by pension system

2013-02-28 07:35:20

The pension system covered 484 million people as of 2012, according to figures revealed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Wednesday.

Survivor saved

2013-02-28 07:35:20

A survivor of a traffic accident involving more than 40 vehicles is removed from a vehicle on Wednesday.

Faster services to cover most users

2013-02-27 07:16:22

More than 70% of China's Internet users will enjoy access to broadband Internet in 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday.

Flour power

2013-02-27 07:16:22

Young Tibetans throw zanba - roasted highland barley flour - on Monday to wish for a bumper harvest in Gyangze county, Xigaze prefecture, in the Tibet autonomous region. Gyangze, in southern Tibet, has long been regarded as a grain production area.

Most Chinese think CPI will rise: poll

2013-02-26 08:05:18

People are feeling the pinch from rising prices, and a majority believe prices will rise this year, a poll shows.

Xi emphasizes rule of law

2013-02-25 07:54:59

Xi called for scientific legislation, strict law enforcement, judicial justice and for everyone in the country to abide by the law, while presiding over a seminar of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Saturday.

The starting point

2013-02-25 07:54:59

A teacher paints a red spot on a pupil's forehead during a ceremony on Saturday marking the start of a new school semester in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province.

'House sister' inquiry opened

2013-02-22 07:12:59

An investigation into allegations that a woman known as "house sister" owned multiple properties with forged identities is under way, Governor of Shaanxi province Lou Qinjian said on Thursday.

Double trouble

2013-02-22 07:12:59

Twins from Weifang, Shandong province, run late for the preliminary exam for the performance major at the Beijing Film Academy on Thursday. More than 4,500 candidates are in contention for the 75 vacancies at the academy.

Doctors' pay reviewed

2013-02-21 07:24:49

The health and reform office under the State Council released a guideline on Wednesday on the new system that forbids hospitals from linking doctors' incomes with their patients' medicine and medical exam expenses.

Finishing touches

2013-02-21 07:24:49

Applicants to Shandong University of Art and Design attend a sketching exam in Jinan, Shandong province, on Wednesday, the first day of exams for art major candidates in the province this year. More than 100,000 students will take the exams.

Nation to introduce carbon tax: official

2013-02-20 07:14:10

China will proactively introduce a set of new taxation policies designed to preserve the environment, including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, according to an official with the Ministry of Finance.