Wastewater treatment plants fined $3.3 million

2015-04-23 08:31:35

Hebei province has fined six wastewater treatment plants nearly 20.48 million yuan ($3.3 million) for discharging excessive pollutants.

Translated files boost nation's influence

2015-04-23 08:31:35

The official translation bureau is making more central government documents available in other languages to meet the increasing demand from people and organizations around the world who want to know more about the country.

Global efforts sought on food safety issues

2015-04-23 08:31:35

China is working with other countries to tackle food safety risks as the issue is a global problem and no nation is immune, a senior official from the China Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday.

Days of severe air pollution rise in region

2015-04-23 07:06:27

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region saw more days of severe air pollution in March than the monthly national average and worsening conditions since February.

Museum launches contest to copy ancient art

2015-04-22 21:45:49

A competition to copy murals created during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) began at the Shaanxi History Museum on Wednesday.

New policies encourage entrepreneurship, boost employment

2015-04-22 20:14:16

China has unveiled new measures to encourage people to start their own business in its latest effort to boost employment through entrepreneurship.

Organ donations show steady increase

2015-04-22 20:13:50

Nearly 4,000 people have donated organs after their death helping 10,000 recipients, a Chinese health official said on Wednesday.

China to promote free breast cancer screenings

2015-04-22 20:13:39

Chinese health authorities will launch a campaign this year to raise awareness about breast and cervical cancer and a national program of free screenings for the diseases, they said at a meeting on Wednesday.

Rural-urban income gap narrows

2015-04-22 16:57:12

The income gap between rural and urban China has narrowed in the past five years, says a report by the Rural Development Institute released on Wednesday.

Warehouse sealed after rice quality questioned

2015-04-22 07:34:28

Grain authorities have sealed 25,000 metric tons of rice at a State warehouse in Liaoning province after an embezzlement scandal was revealed by CCTV.

PLA teams win over hearts

2015-04-22 07:41:08

In September, when the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital was virtually deserted after the death of an Ebola patient, Li Jin and his colleagues transformed the hospital into a special unit for treating patients with the potentially deadly disease.

Central govt says HK universal suffrage package 'legal' and 'practical'

2015-04-22 13:37:58

The constitutional reform package for Hong Kong's election is "legal, feasible, rational and practical", China's State Council Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office said on Wednesday.