Death toll rises to 434 as river search widens

2015-06-09 07:29:48

The death toll from the Chinese cruise ship Eastern Star, which capsized on the Yangtze River on June 1, rose to 434 on Monday afternoon. Eight people are still missing.

China blasts Japan's move on agenda at G7 summit

2015-06-09 07:29:48

Beijing said "no other country has the right to interfere" in the South China Sea, responding to Japan's stated intention to put discussion of the issue on the G7 summit's agenda.

Life's turning point for Chinese youth

2015-06-09 07:29:48

This week, about 9.4 million high school students will heave a collective sigh of relief. They would have just completed the national college entrance examination, or gaokao.

Top military official embarks on trip to US

2015-06-09 07:29:48

Senior military official Fan Changlong left Beijing for the United States on Monday, the highest-level visit by a Chinese military leader to the country since China's leadership transition in 2012.

China ensures citizens' right to impartial trial

2015-06-08 11:36:59

China is making greater efforts to ensure citizens' right to impartial trial to promote judicial fairness, justice and human rights, a white paper on China's human rights said on Monday.

Gaokao gives students overseas opportunities

2015-06-08 07:46:02

All of the 9.42 million Chinese students who took the gaokao, or national college entrance exam, on Sunday, know that the results will decide which domestic university they can attend.

Cheating incidents mar exams

2015-06-08 07:46:02

Students in Jiangxi province taking the ongoing national college entrance exam should expect a stricter check on their identities on Monday after authorities captured two people taking Sunday's tests for other students.

Senior travel booms in China

2015-06-08 11:11:43

Travel agencies and packages catering to elderly Chinese say business is booming, amid overall growth in the country's travel industry.

Timeline: Ship carrying 458 people sinks in Yangtze River

2015-06-08 08:17:16

Cruise ship Eastern Star capsizes in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in Hubei province. Four hundred fifty-six people were aboard-405 tourists, 46 crew members and five tour guides.

Death toll jumps to 396
as hopes of finding any
survivor in cruise fade

2015-06-06 19:21:48

The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River has climbed to 396 while another 46 people remain missing.

Students prepare to take national college entrance exams

2015-06-06 07:45:26

Students carrying books leave for home at Wanzhi Education School, a school special for second-time applicants for college, in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, June 4, 2015.

China, Japan reopen finance talks after delay over sour relations

2015-06-06 16:51:34

The Fifth China-Japan Finance Dialogue was held in Beijing on Saturday after about two years of delay due to sour relations.