Winter Olympic co-host city vows to improve air quality

2016-01-20 17:04:22

Zhangjiakou is drafting plans to improve air quality as it prepares to co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics with Beijing, the Zhangjiakou government said on Wednesday.

Traffic jams cost average Beijinger $1,126 annually

2016-01-20 16:44:20

Survey reveals white-collar Beijingers lost an average of 7,972 yuan to traffic jams last year, the highest in China.

33 million left-over men lead to marriage conundrum

2016-01-20 15:21:59

Men in Chinese mainland outnumbered women by 33.66 million in a country of more than 1.37 billion by the end of 2015.

Railway police nab 40,315 fugitives in 2015

2016-01-20 15:11:17

The railway police in 2015 apprehended 40,315 criminals who were attempting to use the railway to avoid capture, an increase of 13.2 percent from the previous year, the police said Wednesday.

China to introduce real-name registration for migrant workers

2016-01-20 13:59:18

Government is set to introduce a real-name registration system for migrant workers to better protect their rights in cases of pay defaults.

China issues blue alert for snow storms

2016-01-20 13:40:30

Schools have been suspended and emergency workers are on standby as provinces brace for a week-long cold wave.

Blast in firework factory leaves four missing, four injured

2016-01-20 11:20:43

Three people were confirmed dead and another one remains missing after blasts swept a fireworks plant in east China's Jiangxi Province early on Wednesday, according to local authorities.

China issues blue alert for snow storms

2016-01-20 11:07:38

China's weather observatory announced a blue alert Wednesday morning for snow storms that will sweep south China in the coming days.

Braving the bitter cold for better health

2016-01-20 10:24:19

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

Beijing sees slower population growth

2016-01-20 10:04:57

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.

Working-age population sees biggest drop in modern history

2016-01-20 07:55:47

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.

Biting storms to chill southern regions

2016-01-20 07:33:10

Shanghai and other southern cities are expected to experience biting cold until Saturday, but no transportation disruption is expected.