China, US shut down porn website alliance

2011-08-25 12:59:11

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security and US police jointly shut down the world's biggest Chinese-language pornographic website alliance, the Sunshine Entertainment Alliance, China News Service reported Thursday.

Old fishing village cashes in on handicraft market

2011-08-24 11:26:08

At the conjunction of Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River, 50 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, there lies Tibet's only fishing village - Junpa.

Potala Palace, 6 days before Shoten Festival

2011-08-24 11:11:10

The following photos, taken on Aug 23, 2011, show Lhasa's landmark Potala Palace, six days from the Shoten Festival - one of the most important Tibetan festivals.

Happy old resident in downtown Lhasa

2011-08-23 10:42:25

Perpa, a 68-year-old retiree, lives in a four-story compound building only 500 meters east of the well-known Jokhang Palace in Lhasa. The entrance to the compound is hidden among fancy decorated shops selling Tibetan artworks and souvenirs.

Descendants of official upset at use of his image

2011-08-19 14:06:42

The descendants of a senior official in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) are contending that the coffee chain Starbucks has abused his image and are asking the company to show more respect.

Migrants live in cemetery to avoid high housing costs

2011-08-19 14:06:42

Some migrant workers from Anhui and Henan provinces have been living in a cemetery because they could not afford to rent an apartment in Taizhou city, Zhejiang province.

Man returns to crime scene every year to repent

2011-08-19 07:56:34

A man who took part in the gang rape and killing of a woman and then fled for 10 years now returns every year to the scene of his crime on the date he commited it.

Beggar helps the poor by selling moon cakes

2011-08-19 07:56:34

A beggar in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, collects money to support poor students by selling the moon cakes he receives from generous people.

Engineer who felt neglected kills girlfriend

2011-08-19 07:56:34

An engineer in Beijing killed his girlfriend because he believed she was not paying enough attention to him.

Women fight after dogs begin to mate

2011-08-19 06:15:27

Two women in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, got into a row after their pet dogs began mating on the street.

Netizens buzz about outside elevator

2011-08-18 10:21:33

Pictures of a former farm house with a "sightseeing" elevator in Hangzhou have caused a buzz online after they were posted by a netizen on Sina micro blog.

Only 30% of Chinese back after study abroad

2011-08-17 17:19:28

Only about 30 percent of Chinese students have come back to their motherland after studying abroad, from 1978 to 2009.