China / China Scene

Quake volunteer sentenced for fraud

[2013-11-19 17:36]

A volunteer who became famous nationwide for his service after the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake has been sentenced to three years with a reprieve of three years for fraud.

Courts work with Taobao to auction seized assets

[2013-11-19 17:14]

Local governments are studying the feasibility of and prioritizing the selling of confiscated goods on electronic auctions via the country’s largest e-commerce platform.

Teenage Chinese rumormonger expelled from school

[2013-11-18 21:00]

A schoolboy once arrested for spreading rumors online was expelled from school in northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday, though the government has launched an ensuing investigation.

Nature's call calls clean toilets

[2013-11-18 20:38]

Although it might be bad for your health, many in China would rather hold on to nature's call than use a public toilet, as so many are, frankly, disgusting.

Cleaners show students the value of food

[2013-11-18 16:53]

Cleaners at a university have come up with an innovative way to show students the value of food.

Police seal mouths of suspects to prevent collusion

[2013-11-18 16:36]

Police in Huizhou, Guangdong province, taped the mouths of suspects during interrogation to avoid collusion, because they could not understand the suspects' dialect.

Laojiao site to change role after abolishment

[2013-11-17 18:26]

Institutions for reeducation through labor are seeking new roles after the decision to abolish them.

Lightening marriage over in a flash 

[2013-10-29 15:46]

A woman who married a man she had known for 14 days has had their two-day partnership annulled by the court after the man skipped town.

Dictation contest creates nostalgia for Chinese

[2013-10-18 15:01]

A national dictation contest in China has brought out strong nostalgia for traditional Chinese culture in the country now dominated by computers and mobile phones.

Juice maker denies rotten fruit accusation

[2013-09-24 16:00]

Huiyuan group, a leading Beijing-based juice brand in China, denied reports that rotten fruit is being used in its production line in a statement on its website Monday, saying it was untrue.

China's State Council releases info on WeChat

[2013-09-18 19:59]

China's cabinet, the State Council, has begun to release government information on Wechat via a public account.

7 mental health patients abandoned by hospital

[2013-09-12 11:31]

Seven female mental health patients, thought to have been abandoned by their mental hospital at a bus station for more than 25 hours, returned to the hospital in South China on Wednesday afternoon, Nanfang Metropolis Daily reported.