Air quality improves in 2015 despite smog: minister
China's air quality improved in 2015, despite the frequent winter smog covering the country's north and east, Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said on Monday.
China seeks public opinion on draft charity law
China's top legislature has released a revised draft charity law on its website to solicit public opinion.
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.
After money, middle class rediscover community life
Gu Liping Xiang Zheng was shocked when she peeped through the curtains and saw the theater packed to the rafters.
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.
Maternity leave increasing to encourage 2nd children
Mothers in Beijing, Shanghai and Shandong province are expected to have more days off work after giving birth under the new national policy encouraging couples to have a second child.
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.
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.
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.
Museum designs calico monkey mascots in Jiangsu
Monkey mascots on display in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 11, 2016.
Capital to wipe out coal use by 2020
It is declared that boosting efforts to cut air pollution in northern China, especially winter smog from the burning of coal, is a mission for this year.