Human H5N6 avian flu case reported in South China

2014-12-24 09:30:53

A human H5N6 avian flu case has been confirmed in the southern Guangdong province, Chinese health authorities said on Tuesday.

Human rights progress hailed 

2014-12-24 07:51:42

China has been working effectively toward goals set by the National Human Rights Action Plan (2012-15), with most quantitative targets at least half fulfilled in the past two years, a senior official said on Tuesday.

High-speed rail design norms unveiled

2014-12-23 10:37:18

China's National Railway Administration has officially unveiled the country's first design specification standards for high-speed rail links.

Country gets tough over smog

2014-12-23 08:07:16

China's top legislature will review the first amendment to the Law on Air Pollution Prevention and Control since 2000.

2014 captured in words

2014-12-23 07:44:22

The 2014 Words of the Year in China are "law" and "anti-corruption" while the Words of the Year worldwide are "lost" and "Malaysia Airlines".

Mandatory GM food labeling a step closer

2014-12-23 06:58:12

Chinese lawmakers began to consider a proposed revision to the country's Food Safety Law, including mandatory labeling of all goods containing genetically modified organisms.

Ling Jihua probed for disciplinary violations

2014-12-23 03:16:56

Ling Jihua, 58, a senior Party official and national political adviser, is under investigation for "suspected serious disciplinary violations".

China vows to foster minority officials

2014-12-22 20:55:56

In a document publicized on Monday, the central government promised "great effort" to cultivate and appoint more officials from minority groups and to ensure they were given "full trust".

Chinese legislature revising law to tackle smog

2014-12-22 19:35:40

Major revisions for China's air pollution control laws began on Monday as the country plans harsher punishment for offenders.

China mulls national security law

2014-12-22 16:29:43

China's top legislature started reading a draft national security law on Monday, which aims to be a "comprehensive, overall and fundamental piece of legislation" to safeguard state security.

Bo Xilai's luxury French villa for sale at $8m

2014-12-22 16:01:41

A lavish villa owned by former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has been put up for sale for more than 6.95 million euros ($8.5 million).

Surgeons taking selfies backfire

2014-12-22 14:28:44

After a group of surgeons' selfies taken next to a patient in Xi'an stirred heated debate, the city's health authorities slapped punishments on officials concerned.