China / China Scene

Chongqing hospitals plan to cut drug prices

[2012-07-26 17:09]

Public hospitals in nine districts and counties in Chongqing plan to adopt reforms meant to reduce drug prices and change how hospitals make money.

Writer sues Google over book downloading

[2012-07-26 17:07]

A Chinese writer has filed a lawsuit against Google Inc, alleging that the company has allowed people to download her book without her permission, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.

Plane returns to airport after smoke reported

[2012-07-25 22:07]

A China Southern Airlines returned to a Zhejiang province airport Wednesday afternoon after passengers and crew members noticed smoke on board.

Alert issued on Nanshan Bywise baby milk powde

[2012-07-25 21:37]

The country's top quality supervision agency has banned the sale of infant milk powder produced by a company in Central China's Hunan province.

Beauty contest winners receive praise, skepticism

[2012-07-25 19:39]

While skepticism about beauty pageants lingers in the country following a bribery scandal at a recent Miss International Chongqing contest, Shanghai residents are reacting to the emergence of three women as winners in the Miss Universe Shanghai 2012 beauty pageant.

License plate shows up in 500 traffic offenses

[2012-07-25 19:23]

Police have associated a sport utility vehicle bearing a license plate marked "Shaan E00000" with 500 traffic offenses over the span of six months and have found that more than 10 vehicles have been using plates carrying the same designation.

Hearing begins for man accused of killing

[2012-07-25 18:51]

The Harbin Intermediate People's Court began on Wednesday to hear evidence in the case of a 17-year-old who is accused of stabbing an intern to death and injuring three doctors at The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University on March 23.

Surging grain imports could discourage farmers

[2012-07-25 18:35]

China's grain imports grew substantially in the first half of this year and its reliance on overseas markets hit a new high, raising concern about food security and that farmers may reduce the area they plant.

Counterfeiters charged

[2012-07-24 22:01]

Four workers in a "ghost-money" factory in Huilai county of Guangdong province, suspected of making fake banknotes, have been charged with counterfeiting offences by the local court two months after police discovered the factory.

Sluggish demands eased ports' business

[2012-07-24 20:23]

Sluggish overseas markets and weak domestic demand slowed the growth rate of ports across China in the first half of the year.

New guidelines issued for Guangdong lenders

[2012-07-24 20:18]

The Guangdong branch of the China Banking Regulatory Commission has issued a series of new guidelines aimed at helping small and micro-sized enterprises in the province through the economic slowdown.

Guangzhou to rise personal payment for medical insurance

[2012-07-24 20:10]

The government of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, is planning to increase the personal payment for medical insurance of urban residents by 50 percent to 108 percent to meet a shortfall in the fund.