China / China Scene

Shoppers becoming smarter

[2013-03-06 00:27]

Chinese shoppers have become far smarter than their Western counterparts at checking product information online before taking the plunge, according to a new report from the global consulting firm Accenture.

60% of modern 'Lei Fengs' have higher education

[2013-03-05 14:52]

Over 60 percent of modern "Lei Fengs" in Beijing have higher degrees, Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday.

Activities honor Lei Feng spirit

[2013-03-05 02:52]

Residents will be taking part in a range of activities this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of chairman Mao Zedong's call to learn from Lei Feng.

Jiang Zemin's sister calls for green solutions

[2013-03-04 11:24]

Jiang Zehui, the sister of China's former president Jiang Zemin and a member of the 2013 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference which began on March 3, has proposed a number of green measures to help protect the environment.

Heavy tax to dampen speculation

[2013-03-02 02:45]

The State Council, or China's cabinet, on Friday ordered that a 20 percent individual income tax be levied on capital gains by home sellers.

China's billionaires on rise

[2013-03-01 00:50]

China has had more billionaires created by its stock markets this year than in the United States - 212 compared with 211 - a new survey revealed.

Returning overseas students on the rise

[2013-02-28 23:55]

China has seen a surge in the number of students returning to the country after studying overseas, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday.

Vocational grads see more jobs than college grads

[2013-02-28 13:40]

Vocational school graduates are seeing employment rates topping 95%, higher than for college graduates, according to a report published by the Ministry of Education on Feb 27.

Grassroots get a bigger say in top legislature

[2013-02-28 00:41]

The National People's Congress is connecting with the grassroots as more migrant workers, women and rural deputies join the top legislative body, experts said.

More funding urged for school security

[2013-02-28 00:36]

Schools say they are struggling to find enough money to improve their security measures, including the hiring of guards, following a series of brutal and even deadly attacks on children by intruders.

Public letter calls for gay marriage legislation

[2013-02-27 16:07]

A letter urging for the legalization of same-sex marriage has been sent to deputies of the National People's Congress, Southern Metropolis reported Wednesday.

School bus fatality drops in 2012

[2013-02-27 14:24]

The death toll from school bus accidents in 2012 dropped 50.2 percent from 2011, statistics by the Ministry of Education showed on Tuesday, Beijing News reported.