China / China Scene

Rockers to promote paying for tunes

[2012-06-14 21:14]

The huge numbers of pirated CDs and high levels of illegal downloading are forcing Chinese musicians to find alternative ways to make a living.

Gansu official sentenced to life imprisonment

[2012-06-14 20:42]

Zhang Guohua, former deputy director of the land and resources department of Gansu province, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for taking 4.28 million yuan ($672,000) in bribes.

Tmall to subsidize users to boost sales

[2012-06-14 19:48], the biggest business-to-consumer website in China, will spend 40 million yuan ($6.3 million) for consumer promotion from June 15 to 18 to fend off competition from rivals that are also pouring out money to lure users.

Producers urged to improve food safety

[2012-06-14 19:46]

Chinese infant milk powder producers will have to join a quality control system this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on June 14.

Departures close at aging airport

[2012-06-13 21:45]

One of China's oldest airports, Kunming Wujiaba International, will cease operations at the end of this month, in favor of the new Kunming Changshui International Airport, 21 km east of the city.

66 towns lose 'impoverished' label in Guizhou

[2012-06-13 21:25]

Three counties and 66 towns have been removed from the national list of impoverished counties and towns, Chen Min'er, deputy Party chief of Guizhou province, announced on Wednesday.

Official suspended for dangerous driving

[2012-06-13 21:06]

An official suspected of dangerous driving has been suspended from work and is under investigation after a video of the accident provoked public anger, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

Six scientists get Tan Kah Kee award

[2012-06-13 21:04]

A science prize for young scientists named after the late overseas Chinese leader Tan Kah Kee was awarded on June 13.

Luoyang apologizes over pollution

[2012-06-13 21:01]

The government of Luoyang city in Central China's Henan province on June 12 apologized to the public over the city's high pollution levels.

Group wedding for student couples

[2012-06-13 21:00]

Ge Shirong, president of China University of Mining and Technology, hosted a group wedding ceremony for 14 student couples on the campus in Jiangsu province on Tuesday.

Improving air quality demands own efforts

[2012-06-13 18:09]

Improving air quality should not rely on foreign embassies but China's own efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said.

Rat trading trial concludes in Shanghai

[2012-06-12 21:29]

The trial over a major rat trading scandal ended in Shanghai on Tuesday, with the sentence for Li Xuli, a former private equity star, to be announced later, Shanghai-based, under the Shanghai Securities News, reported.