1 billion yuan for outstanding grads

2012-11-14 08:14:07

China has allocated one billion yuan ($160 million) from its central budget to award 45,000 outstanding graduate students for the 2012-13 academic year, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

Bye-bye, baby

2012-11-14 08:14:07

A mother gives her child a goodbye kiss as the squad of 558 Chinese troops assigned to a United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Liberia prepares to depart on a chartered plane in Tianjin on Tuesday. The squad is expected to be overseas for eight months.

Solar-power pilot projects planned

2012-11-13 08:05:40

China is planning to launch new pilot projects before the end of the year to promote domestic use of photovoltaic power generation.

Aviation exhibition ready to take off

2012-11-13 08:05:40

A J-10 pilot prepares a fighter for the ninth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on Monday in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. The event, which opens on Tuesday and showcases fighters and aircraft from various countries, has attracted a great deal of media attention.

Power usage to double by 2020

2012-11-12 07:58:01

China's total power consumption is estimated to double by 2020, said Liu Zhenya, general manager of the State Grid Corporation of China on Saturday.

Medical security for elderly grows

2012-11-09 08:02:35

The past decade saw medical insurance cover for the elderly expand considerably and the group's ability to tackle health risks also grow, an official dealing with affairs for seniors, was quoted as saying by Health News on Thursday.

Migrant payouts reach 100b yuan

2012-11-08 07:56:23

People who relocate due to reservoir work received nearly 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in subsidies between January and October, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.

Head over heels

2012-11-08 07:56:23

A female police officer practices how to apprehend a suspect during a drill at the square in front of the railway station in Shangqiu, Henan province, on Wednesday.

Online exhibition of achievements

2012-11-07 07:51:48

An online version of an ongoing exhibition on China's progress held at the Beijing Exhibition Center was launched on Tuesday.

Security checked ahead of congress

2012-11-06 08:15:16

China's top security chief on Monday stressed the efforts being taken to ensure stability in Beijing ahead of the opening of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Artistic impressions

2012-11-06 08:15:16

Judges assess paintings by candidates taking an arts college enrollment examination at the Jiangsu Institute of Education in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Sunday.

Coal stockpiles up amid slowdown

2012-11-05 08:11:19

Chinese coal producers' stockpiles are surging as economic worries home and abroad dampen market demand, government data showed on Sunday.