People take photos of frozen waterfalls in N China
People take photos of a frozen waterfall in Tianheshan Scenic spot in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 12, 2016.
Two plans merge into one health insurance program
Medical insurance programs for China's rural residents and urban unemployed will be merged into a single basic health insurance plan to improve equality and efficiency, according to a notice issued on Tuesday by the State Council, or China's cabinet.
Report: Youth still have easy access to tobacco
Despite laws and regulations, young students in Beijing still have easy access to tobacco products and are regularly exposed to tobacco advertising, particularly at retail stores, according to a new report.
Beijing opens paths for international students
International students will have more opportunities for internships, to take part-time jobs and even to start their own businesses in certain regions of Beijing, under a series of new policies released on Tuesday.
Expats take advantage of loosened visa policy
The Shanghai municipal government has handed out significantly more permanent residence permits to expats since loosening its visa policies in July.
Top court acts to protect lawyers' safety nationwide
Chinese courts have been ordered to introduce measures to ensure the safety of lawyers during trials and punish those who threaten or beat attorneys, according to an official at the country's top court.
Overcapacity may lead to 3m layoffs
Layoffs in industries plagued by overcapacity are expected to reach 3 million in the next one or two years, according to a Chinese investment bank.
Landing white-collar jobs gets even tougher
The white-collar job market deteriorated at the end of last year despite a slight recovery in the first half of the year, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Shanghai Disney Resort to open on June 16
Shanghai Disney Resort will officially open and welcome its first guests on June 16, the Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced.
Scholarships aim to develop leaders
Reflecting on the inaugural class of 111 students selected for the Schwarzman Scholars master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Stephen Schwarzman said his goal for the program is to do more than develop a new generation of scholars.
Internet helping Guizhou lift millions out of poverty
Beijing endured unusually rainy, smoggy, cloudy 2015
Beijing experienced an unusually high number of rainy, smoggy and cloudy days in 2015, the municipal weather bureau said on Tuesday.