China / China Scene

Wealthy men to select wives through competition

[2012-06-01 14:40]

More than 300 women in Chengdu signed up to compete to become a billionaire's bride in an event organized by Chinese Entrepreneurs Club for Singles.

Schools, hospitals more earthquake resistant

[2012-05-30 16:43]

Schools and hospital buildings in Beijing will have to raise their ability to withstand earthquakes after the seismic intensity scale to be raised from 8 to 8.5.

Fugitive who thrived on the run goes on trial

[2012-05-30 08:11]

A fugitive of Zhejiang province who became an award-winning official at a local Party school in Jiangsu province while on the run stood trial on Monday.

Two fly rule for Beijing restrooms

[2012-05-23 10:59]

Public restrooms in will soon be cleaner after a new rule says Beijing conveniences should have no more than two flies, reports Beijing Evening News.

Bizarre twists of school punishment photo

[2012-05-22 13:47]

An image of a group of school children being forced to kneel before a flag as a form of punishment has sparked a wave of interest online.

Beijingers could drink seawater within 3 years

[2012-05-22 13:05]

The shortage of drinking water has long been a threat to the development and future of country's capital, but a recent report suggests turning seawater into fresh water could turn the tide to an old problem in Beijing.

Famous cellist fired for symphony of abuse

[2012-05-22 10:57]

A Russian cellist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra has been fired for abusing a female passenger on a high-speed train.

Mother reclaims wasteland to plant safer vegetables

[2012-05-18 10:43]

A retired mother reclaimed an area of wasteland to plant vegetables in order to provide safe greens for her pregnant daughter in East China’s Shandong province, Qilu Evening News reported Friday.

Girl, 11, hit by two cars

[2012-05-17 14:24]

Authorities are looking into an accident in which a police car hit a girl moments after she was injured in a hit-and-run incident in Central China's Henan province.

School officials dismissed after book burning

[2012-05-17 13:48]

Headmasters at a high school in Jingshan county, Central China's Hubei province, were removed from their posts following a book burning to protest extra fees by senior high students on April 5, the Wuhan Morning Post reported Thursday.

Forum addresses disaster lessons

[2012-05-14 13:38]

The Hanwang Forum was held in Beijing and Deyang, Sichuan province, from May 9 to 13 with the theme of global disaster prevention, relief and sustainable development.

Stray dog that bit 30 captured

[2012-05-14 13:15]

A stray dog that bit 30 residents in Beijing over the weekend has been sent to the municipal agricultural administration for further tests after it was captured, a police officer said on Monday.