China / China Scene

Cow photo faked to prove anti-poverty drive

[2012-04-24 16:13]

Poor villagers were forced to borrow cows to fake a photo call to prove a new anti-poverty policy was working amid allegations of financial impropriety, Southern Rural newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Four men move a mountain for their offspring

[2012-04-24 16:11]

Four men have finally carved a five kilometer stretch out of the remote mountainous area.

Tall grass to help protect Three Gorges Dam

[2012-04-24 16:09]

Tall grass known as vetiver are being planted to protect the Three Gorges Dam at its water- fluctuation belt in Hubei province.

Sex assault 75% of all crimes against girls

[2012-04-24 14:50]

Sexual assault on girls has become the most frequent crime in two major cities in South China's Guangdong province.

$143,000 compensation agreed for woman's death

[2012-04-23 21:49]

The family of the woman who died after falling into a hot water pool in Beijing will get 900,000 yuan in compensation from responsible departments.

'Seven of spades' turns himself in

[2012-04-23 21:43]

A suspected murderer who had been on the run for eight years was returned here last week after he surrendered himself to police in Yiwu, Zhejiang province.

Shanghai official sentenced to death for bribery

[2012-04-23 21:25]

Chen Meng, a former deputy district head in Shanghai, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on the charges of taking bribes by the Shanghai No 2 Intermediate People's Court on Monday.

New quit-smoking plan gets support

[2012-04-20 17:23]

A plan to add a quit-smoking program to China's basic healthcare system sparked a hot debate. It now gets official and professional support from authorities.

Construction workers get bulletproof gear

[2012-04-20 12:44]

Fifteen sets of bulletproof vests and helmets were purchased on Wednesday for workers at the Yide Road construction site in Guangzhou.

Seat scramble results in fight

[2012-04-20 11:12]

A riot occurred at the Shandong Normal University in East China's Shandong province after students from different institutes had a conflict over seats in a classroom, reported on Thursday.

China tests 575 kilometers per hour train

[2012-04-19 16:48]

A record speed was achieved by a high-speed test train made by China's largest train maker, Beijing News reported Thursday.

'Hope school' to be sold to pay off debts

[2012-04-19 09:59]

A Hope Primary School in Yushu village, Harbin City, in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, will be sold to repay building debts incurred during its construction, reports.