China / China Scene

Wuhan bans eating in subways

[2012-09-27 21:24]

Passengers in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, will be banned from eating in subways, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Japanese firms absent from animation copyright fair

[2012-09-27 21:22]

Japanese companies are absent from the fourth session of the China International Animation Copyright Fair in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

Broken glass attacker jailed for 3 years

[2012-09-27 19:44]

A 19-year-old college student who cut his girlfriend's face using a piece of broken glass following their break up, was sentenced to three years imprisonment and a four year suspended sentence last week.

Historic buildings protected under draft law

[2012-09-27 16:23]

Historical buildings in Guangdong province will be protected from demolition under draft legislation that will impose fines of up to 500,000 yuan ($79,000).

7 injured in S China chemical plant blast

[2012-09-27 14:47]

Two workers were killed and another seven injured on Thursday in a chemical plant explosion in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, police said.

Corruption ring smashed in Guangdong

[2012-09-26 21:45]

Guangzhou police have smashed a ring of 13 village officials who are accused of corruption, bribery and involvement with gangsters. The money involved in this case is reportedly more than 100 million yuan ($15.9 million).

Court upholds death sentence in professor's homicide

[2012-09-26 19:48]

The Higher People's Court of Guangdong Province on Sept 25 upheld the death sentence of the principal criminal in the robbery and slaying of a college professor six years ago.

Saving homes of China's scientific greats

[2012-09-26 17:11]

A run-down housing complex that once housed some of China's greatest scientific minds could be saved from demolition after lobbying from the public and experts,Beijing Morning Post reported.

Demand surges for agricultural machinery

[2012-09-25 22:01]

Governments at all levels are providing machinery purchase subsidies to farmers to boost agricultural mechanization, experts from the China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association said.

Court rejects daughter's inheritance claim

[2012-09-25 22:00]

A court in Yunnan province has rejected a woman's claim over 4 million yuan ($634,100) left by her deceased father, a former Buddhist monk and abbot of Lingzhao Temple.

35 workers poisoned in Dongguan

[2012-09-25 19:41]

Thirty-five workers have been diagnosed with occupational N-hexane poisoning in the Pearl River Delta city of Dongguan, Guangdong province.

Unusual mix of bikinis and Chinese opera gear

[2012-09-25 13:13]

Photos of a bikini competition in which women wore traditional Chinese opera headgear have stirred wide debate online.