Premier Li vows AIDS battle

2015-12-01 11:15:17

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has promised more initiatives to prevent and treat AIDS in order to limit its spread.

Violators of dust-control regulation add to air pollution

2015-12-01 10:58:22

Inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection have named and shamed violators of dust-control regulations in Beijing, as hazardous smog shrouds the capital.

Government to reduce burden of paperwork

2015-12-01 08:18:50

When seeking a variety of government services, residents will no longer be required to produce extraneous documents to prove certain obvious facts or to call for redundant identification.

China takes big step in electricity system reform

2015-11-30 13:54:49

China released documents on Monday on electricity sector reforms covering everything from pricing to setting up a national electricity futures market.

Top court official: Judges should take new view of green cases

2015-11-30 07:35:32

Judges must change the way they handle environmental disputes, modernize their skill sets and stop favoring businesses over damaged ecology.

China pledges resolute measures to root out poverty by 2020

2015-11-29 13:15:12

China's top leadership on Saturday pledged resolute measures to help the remaining 70 million poor people shake off poverty and enjoy essential social services by 2020.

China meets pollution reduction targets ahead of schedule: Minister

2015-11-29 12:43:26

China has achieved the pollution reduction targets for major pollutants outlined in its 12th Five-Year Plan, six months ahead of schedule, said Chen Jining, minister of environmental protection.

Approval to be required to scale high mountains

2015-11-28 08:15:20

Climbers will have to seek approval for scaling mountains more than 3,500 meters above sea level in Sichuan province, according to a new regulation on mountaineering that will take effect on Jan 1.

Three regions to coordinate checks

2015-11-28 08:14:53

The heavily polluted cluster of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei kicked off its joint supervision on Friday with regular meetings and frequent inspections, a mechanism expected to reduce the region's smog, especially from vehicle exhaust.

Ex-environment official charged with corruption

2015-11-28 08:14:53

The former deputy head of the provincial environmental watchdog in Hebei has been charged with taking bribes along with another 10 officials, amid a tide of senior officials in environment authorities being accused of corruption since 2014.

Eliminating poverty a tough challenge for govt

2015-11-28 08:51:34

The central government opened a meeting on Friday morning to discuss how it can lift 70 million people out of poverty by the end of 2020.

More power will go to lower levels under reform

2015-11-28 07:35:19

China's top military authority, the Central Military Commission, will greatly reduce its departments and personnel and give more power to lower-level authorities.