Lessons in defense

2012-12-20 08:03:44

Students and a teacher try to stop a man with a cleaver from entering their classroom during a drill at the Gongye Beilu No 2 Primary School in Jinan, Shandong province, on Tuesday.

Defense minister meets Polish guest

2012-12-19 08:07:41

State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met with visiting Polish Navy Commander Tomasz Mathea on Tuesday, and both expressed the desire to promote closer military cooperation.

2 rescued from smashed minibus

2012-12-19 08:07:41

Rescuers assist the injured driver of a minibus after a traffic accident in Xiangshan county, Zhejiang province, on Monday.

Project for clear water

2012-12-18 07:56:16

Workers clean silt from the Nanming River in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on Sunday.

State media improve reporting

2012-12-18 07:56:16

State media have improved reporting style to reject bureaucracy and formalism. The trend has been highlighted by changes in recent reports on top leaders' activities.

Reduced to rubble

2012-12-17 07:48:31

Emergency workers dig through the rubble in a desperate search for survivors in a six-floor residential building in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, that collapsed on Sunday.

Probe completes asteroid flyby

2012-12-17 07:48:31

China's space probe Chang'e-2 has successfully completed a maneuver in which it flew by the asteroid Toutatis, about 7 million km from Earth.

Safe and sound

2012-12-13 08:22:09

Farmer Liu Qiyuan (top) looks out from inside one of seven survival pods that he has dubbed "Noah's Ark", in the village of Qiantun, Xianghe county, Hebei province, on Tuesday. Inspired by the apocalyptic movie 2012, Liu hopes that his creations consisting of a fiberglass shell around a steel frame will be adopted for use in the event of tsunamis and earthquakes.

Crackdown on illegal press IDs

2012-12-12 08:28:29

A two-month campaign to confiscate the press cards of people who are not working as journalists will begin on Jan 15, the General Administration of Press and Publication said on Tuesday.

Sifting through the rubble

2012-12-12 08:28:29

Rescuers search for people buried beneath the rubble of a clothing factory in Shanghai's Minhang district on Monday. The factory collapsed that afternoon and three people were killed.

13 dead in bus accident

2012-12-10 07:53:30

Thirteen people were killed, eight injured and two are missing after a tourist bus plunged into a ravine in north Taiwan's Hsinchu county on Sunday afternoon, local reports said.

Ice on the way

2012-12-10 07:53:30

Workers drag a big chunk of ice out of the Songhua River on Saturday in preparation for the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The river ice is about 35 centimeters thick. The festival is expected to open to the public later this month.