China / China Scene

Driving school fees go up in Beijing, Shanghai

[2013-01-10 21:28]

Driving school fees in Shanghai and Beijing went up with the release of the newly revised driver’s license test, which took effect on Jan 1.

Grassroots officials vulnerable to 'public image crises'

[2013-01-09 00:48]

Village heads, county-level officials and law enforcement officers are among the officials most vulnerable to a "public image crisis", an expert said.
Tougher rules for dereliction of duty

Motorists told he has 131 unpaid fines

[2013-01-08 20:37]

A motorist in Southwest China is demanding an apology from authorities after he was hit with years worth of traffic fines in one day.

Men to wives: Earn more, but still less than I do

[2013-01-08 01:15]

A growing number of men expect their wives to earn more money, but not more than they do, a survey has found.

Fewer satisfied with their lives in 2012

[2013-01-08 00:18]

Fewer people were satisfied with their quality of life in 2012 amid rising living costs and changing social values, according to a report compiled by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Govt vows reform of laojiao system

[2013-01-08 00:17]

China pledged on Monday to reform its laojiao system, or controversial re-education-through-labor system, the first sign of long-awaited progress.

Crackdown urged on illegal black cabs in Beijing

[2013-01-07 23:14]

Legal experts have urged Beijing police to crack down on the illegal trade in secondhand cars and rogue repair shops, to cut the number of illegal black taxis, operating in the capital.

Academy president sentenced to death for rapes

[2013-01-07 20:25]

The president of a painting academy was sentenced to death by a court in East China’s Anhui province on Sunday for raping 23 females, including five underage girls.

Police officers who set honey trap jailed

[2013-01-07 19:53]

Four police officers in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province in Northwest China, have been sentenced to prison after they were caught running a racket where they would use prostitutes as a honey trap to unlawfully fine the prostitutes’ clients and keep the money.

Medical career losing appeal as top option

[2013-01-05 03:02]

High pressure, low incomes and increasingly tense relationships with patients have sent medical workers' career satisfaction to a new low, research has found.

Lining up for a lifetime of love

[2013-01-05 00:45]

Jan 4 saw more than 12,000 weddings in Beijing, 7,300 in Shanghai, 3,000 marriage reservations in Chongqing, and Wuhan in Hubei province had 3,500 couples booking slots to get married.

Kids forgo fake iPhones for cheap bogus virtual tags

[2013-01-03 00:53]

Inputting "iPhone client server tag" brings up more than 120 results on, one of China's biggest online shopping platforms. More than 100 online stores provide the service for 1 yuan a day, and about 20 stores offer packages that cost 5 yuan per month.