Athe national economic slowdown led to a slump in coal demand and prices since 2012, the coal industry has been experiencing a long winter and Chen's coal mine is facing the threat of shutting down.
10 winter swimming enthusiasts laugh and smile during a cold tolerance challenge at a ski resort in Changsha, central China's Hunan province, Jan 19, 2016
The permanent population of China's capital of Beijing was 21.7 million by the end of 2015, close to the whole of Australia, despite it being the slowest growth in years, according to official data.
Defined as people between 16 to 60, the working-age population fell by a record 4.87 million to 911 million, sharper than 2014's fall of 3.71 million.
China's vast southern regions are expected to experience cold weather until Saturday, but the weather will not likely disrupt transportation.
Police in Sichuan province have cracked a major crime ring and arrested 78 suspected infant-traffickers, authorities said on Tuesday.
State security organs and public security departments have busted an illegal group which attempted to endanger China's national security in the name of defending human rights.
China attracted some 3 million foreign experts during the five-year period from 2011 to 2015, an official said in Beijing on Tuesday.
Chinese police have seized 53 suspects for telecom fraud involving more than 10 million yuan ($1.6 million dollars), police from Northwest China's Shaanxi province said Tuesday at a press conference.
Vehicles across China emitted over 45 million tonnes of pollutants in 2014, a dip of 0.5 percent from a year earlier, according to an annual report on vehicle pollution.
Tibet autonomous region in southwest China will spend 238.8 billion yuan (about $37 billion) to build roads in order to improve transportation by 2020.