Blast hits warehouse in Tianjin, no casualties reported

2015-10-13 06:15:39

A blast hit a warehouse in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday night, with no casualties reported so far, local authorities said.

Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China: Study

2015-10-13 05:38:44

One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco unless a substantial proportion of them succeed in quitting smoking, researchers said on Friday.

Air pollution dominates complaints to environmental ministry

2015-10-12 17:38:37

The Ministry of Environmental Protection received 696 public tip-offs about pollution in the first half of the year, more than 75 percent of them about air pollution, it said on Monday.

WHO calls for stricter curbs on tobacco promotion in China

2015-10-12 15:43:04

The annual number of deaths in China caused by tobacco will rise to 2 million in 2030 and 3 million in 2050, according to a research by medical journal The Lancet.

Pilot risks own life to save others after plane's engine fails

2015-10-12 10:19:01

An Air Force pilot put his own life on the line after his plane carrying at least two tons of fuel and 200 rounds of ammunitions spun out of control.

China to establish Nanjing Massacre database

2015-10-12 07:35:32

China will set up a special database and upgrade the protection of documents regarding the Nanjing Massacre after files relating to the atrocities were listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

12th Five-Year Plan on track to meet socio-economic goals: scholar

2015-10-10 13:52:20

China's 12th Five-Year Plan ( 2011-2015) has been on the track to meet the majority of social and economic development goals, an academic at a Cambodian university said.

Suspect of fishing boat murder caught in E China

2015-10-10 13:08:42

The suspect in the murder of five fishing boat crew in Zhoushan City in East China's Zhejiang province was arrested on Friday evening, local police announced.

10 trapped in coal mine gas blast in E China

2015-10-10 11:24:08

At least 10 miners were trapped after a gas blast occurred at a coal mine Friday night in Shangrao county, East China's Jiangxi province.

'Queen of Ivory' faces charge in Tanzania

2015-10-10 08:41:36

Yang Fenglan, a Chinese woman dubbed the Queen of Ivory, was charged with smuggling ivory worth millions of dollars in a court in Tanzania.

Program will make cities 'sponges' for rainwater

2015-10-10 08:41:31

China's sponge city program will enable 80 percent of its urban areas to collect and recycle rainwater in the near future as the country rolls out a total investment of 86.5 billion yuan ($13.6 billion) over the next three years.