Some NPC, CPCC members lack expertise

2015-02-06 11:28:08

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, will hold their annual meetings next month in Beijing , which are called "two sessions".

Shanghai women balk at having a second child

2015-02-06 11:28:08

More than 90 percent of women of childbearing age in Shanghai qualify to have a second child. But only 5 percent applied to do so, the city's family-planning authority announced last week.

Low pay sends judges packing

2015-02-06 11:28:08

Shanghai needs to raise the salary of judges to stop so many from quitting, said a member of the city's top political advisory body.

Lunar New Year hits the Internet

2015-02-06 11:28:08

Apart from eating dumplings and watching dragon dances, China's Lunar New Year, known as the Spring Festival in China, can now be celebrated in yet another way - by sharing what you do.

China's view of social media dims: report

2015-02-06 11:28:08

An increasing number of Chinese Internet users are growing weary of the negative impact of social media.

Heart and sole

2015-02-06 07:53:26

William Wong Wai was just 25 when he set up Goddess International Ltd.

Electronic evidence allowed into courts

2015-02-05 07:41:18

The Supreme People's Court will allow mobile phone messages, e-mails, micro-blogging and online chat records to be used as evidence in civil lawsuits.

Crimes against women on the rise

2015-02-05 07:41:18

The public and experts are calling for more protection for women after a report showed that they were victims in an increasing percentage of crimes.

Top scientist defends criticism of award

2015-02-05 07:41:18

One of China's top scientists responded to criticism of an award-winning project, saying that the adoption of open source codes was "legal and reasonable".

Study: PM2.5 kills like smoking

2015-02-05 07:40:52

Premature deaths related to PM2.5 pollution in 31 major Chinese cities reached 257,000 in 2013, making it a major killer equivalent to smoking, according to a yearlong study released on Wednesday.

Company offers chance to 'rest in space'

2015-02-04 15:38:06

A Beijing undertaker is offering China's first space burial service, with the cheapest package starting at 5,600 yuan ($896.4).

Live: 15 dead in Taiwan jet crash

2015-02-04 12:37:55

The death toll has risen to 15 after a TransAsia plane carrying 53 passengers and five crew members crashed in a Taipei river on Wednesday.