Using the present to preserve the past

2014-12-02 08:18:48

Enthusiastic amateurs are using modern tools, such as social networks and digital publishing, to help save endangered cultural sites and forgotten art forms.

Invasive plants threaten environment, health, report says

2014-12-02 08:05:31

More than 500 alien species of plants have been introduced to China, threatening people's health and the environment, a study said.

Historic church moved back to its original site

2014-12-02 07:53:24

A church in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, is being moved back to its original site six years after it was relocated to make way for a tunnel project.

Rural tinkerer dives in with both feet

2014-12-02 07:49:05

In the village where he was born, a Chinese chicken breeder emerged from a lake of green to tell of his life beneath the waves in a homemade orange submarine.

Top police officer in Xinjiang probed

2014-12-02 07:38:53

Prosecutors launched an investigation into a top police officer in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region for suspected abuse of power and graft, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Monday.

Spot corruption, send a text

2014-12-02 07:37:23

The public is being encouraged to send inspectors text messages to report corruption among civil servants.

Expansion of pollution monitoring on the way

2014-12-02 07:11:32

China intends to create a monitoring system to oversee all types of pollutants in all areas and demand more effective action from protection teams.

China launches crackdown on road violations

2014-12-02 06:46:08

The Ministry of Public Security will kick off a nationwide campaign on Tuesday to deter road traffic violations following an accident that killed 11 kindergarten children.

Tolerance ends, Hong Kong chief vows

2014-12-02 05:16:29

Police will take resolute action against illegal road blockades outside the Hong Kong government's head offices, Leung Chun-ying warned.

Live online suicide raises concern in China

2014-12-01 22:21:39

A teenager in southwest China's Sichuan province committed suicide while broadcasting live on his microblog, Chinese Twitter-like service.

HIV infects increasing number of seniors

2014-12-01 17:05:40

A growing number of the elderly have contracted HIV/AIDS in recent years, according to a new report focused on southwest China's Yunnan province, one of the most seriously hit areas in the country.

Cooling of "civil servant fever" draws positive response

2014-12-01 16:45:34

Chinese Internet users seemed pleased with the cooling off of "civil servant fever" as fewer people took the national civil service examination on Sunday.