A grave situation

2012-12-07 08:08:44

A tombstone sits on top of a grave mound in the middle of a construction site in a village in Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, on Thursday.

Express delivery speeds drug trade

2012-12-07 08:08:44

Express delivery has become a major channel for drug traders to transport drugs, according to Shanghai Customs officials.

Measures to lift border economy

2012-12-06 08:08:34

Authorities have formulated 10 measures to shore up the development of cross-border economic cooperation zones in a bid to lift China's opening-up in border areas, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Set to collect the prize

2012-12-06 08:08:34

Mo Yan, China's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, bids farewell to journalists at Beijing Capital International Airport on Wednesday. The writer was leaving for Stockholm, where he will give a speech on Friday ahead of the awards ceremony on Monday.

4 injured when plane crashes

2012-12-05 08:17:17

A military jet crashed into a house near an airport in Shantou Tuesday, damaging the house and injuring four people, the Defense Ministry's news office said.

100-car accident

2012-12-05 08:17:17

Emergency workers rescue a victim trapped in a truck on the Beijing-Kunming Highway on Monday. A chain-reaction crash involving more than 100 vehicles killed one person and injured six on the road, which was shrouded by fog, in Sichuan province.

Birth permit now easier process

2012-12-04 07:58:50

The top family planning authority on Monday issued a notice simplifying the procedure of granting birth permits to parents-to-be, particularly for the migrant population.

Specially fertilized tea

2012-12-04 07:58:50

A girl and her father in panda costumes perform tea art in a tea garden in Ya'an, Sichuan province, on Sunday. The tea plants in the garden have been fertilized with panda excrement collected by An Yanshi, a former calligraphy teacher who has launched the pricey organic green tea.

Making inroads to a place where time stands still

2012-11-28 02:12:19

As dusk fell in Xiongdang village, Li Songying's relatives and friends gathered around a fire pit fenced with bricks to protect the small, wooden house.

Jet launch inspires 'Carrier-Style' online craze

2012-11-27 15:53:15

Chinese Internet users have been tirelessly imitating auspicious hand signals by crew members of the country's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, in celebration of a crucial breakthrough in marching toward a deep-sea navy.

Ministry to improve weather response

2012-11-23 08:14:11

The Ministry of Transport pledged on Thursday to improve its response to bad weather, ministry spokesman He Jianzhong told a news conference.

Frosty frontier

2012-11-23 08:14:11

Frontier soldiers brave a snowstorm and temperatures as low as -20 C as they patrol the western part of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on horseback on Wednesday.