Belt and Road could boost visitor numbers
The Belt and Road Initiative will bring many opportunities for China's struggling inbound tourism sector, according to experts.
Police crack 79 illegal private banks
Guangdong police cracked 83 cases involving transactions through secret private banks between April and December, seven times more than all of 2014.
After 17-year search, wife finds last suspects in murder
A long nightmare is finally over for a 59-year-old woman who spent 17 years hunting down the villagers accused of killing her husband during a surprise attack.
Inspections to tighten for imported plants, animals
China's gatekeepers will intensify inspections and quarantines of animals and plants for import and export this year to cope with increasing challenges of biological safety brought by increasing international exchanges.
Paintings on habitat walls appeal to zoo visitors
As two rare red-crowned cranes feed in their den, a knot of sparrows flies in to share the food. Visitors take photos or stand quietly, observing the birds.
One-way traffic prompts tourism revamp
China is trying to build itself into an international destination for foreigners by introducing a favorable visa policy and offering tax refunds, Su Zhou reports.
Capital to wipe out coal use by 2020
Coal-fired heating stoves will be replaced with those powered by electricity or gas in 400 villages this year, says Environmental Protection Bureau.
Sinopec offers free refuelling service for migrant workers
Sinopec's subsidiary in Guangdong province will offer free refuelling services for migrant workers going home by motorcycle or minibus during the upcoming annual travel rush.
Thieves sentenced to life in prison for tapping oil pipe
Three men were sentenced to life in prison for theft of refined oil worth 470 million yuan ($71 million), the largest case of theft in terms of value since 1949.
Hong Kong star cut from TV show over controversial comments
Wong Hei was edited out of a show on national television after he shared controversial comments about a former Chinese leader on Facebook.
Terrorism prevention to intensify, Xinjiang chairman reports
Xinjiang will continue to intensify its campaign against terrorism in 2016, aiming to stop terrorist activities at the planning stage.
Compensation promised for Ningxia bus arson victims' families
The families of 17 victims who died in a suspected arson attack on a bus in northwest China will each get 750,000 yuan (about 114,000 U.S.dollars) compensation from the bus company, the local government announced on Monday.