China / China Scene

One in six Chinese suffers from heart disease

[2012-04-12 15:46]

The number of people suffering from heart disease has topped 230 million, causing nearly three million deaths per year.

No safe way to school for rural children

[2012-04-12 14:48]

A ropeway over Xuandongzi Canyon is the only easy access to school for the children of Hongde village, Shuicheng county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province.

Fading ink pens used in fraud

[2012-04-11 17:06]

Pens with ink that fades away after a few days have become hot items on the market place, Guangzhou Daily reported Monday.

3 parties responsible for woman burnt to death

[2012-04-11 15:26]

After a preliminary investigation into the death of a 27 year-old Beijing woman who suffered fatal burns after falling onto leaking underground heating pipes, the government of Beijing's Xicheng district is holding three parties responsible.

Web celebrities banned from TV shows

[2012-04-11 15:06]

Web celebrities and people known to be involved in scandals are not allowed to be guests on TV shows, according to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.

Shenzhen relaxes household registration rules

[2012-04-11 14:23]

University graduates will face no restrictions in obtaining household registration in Shenzhen following a new ruling to attract talent to the city.

Box turns deadly for 9-year-old girls

[2012-04-10 14:30]

Two girls died after being trapped in a box while playing hide-and-seek on April 2 in Longchang county, Sichuan province.

Man gets $63,500 mobile bill in one month

[2012-04-10 14:17]

A man who racked up 400,000 yuan ($63,500) in mobile phone charges in one month has won compensation from the seller.

First Chinese book on Titanic disaster

[2012-04-10 11:12]

The story of the Titanic shipwreck has been found in a textbook for primary school students 100 years ago, the Shenyang-based Liaoshen Evening News reported Monday.

Husband divorces wife over breast enhancement

[2012-04-06 16:12]

A woman who used a breast enhancement gel has been divorced by her husband after he blamed the steroid injections for causing their daughter's cerebral palsy.

Beijing to get 3 more children's hospitals

[2012-04-06 16:00]

Three more hospitals for children will be built in Beijing city to solve the shortage of pediatric medical services in the capital.

Girl, 9, locked in cage with wolves by dad

[2012-04-05 17:33]

A father who put his 9-year-old daughter into a cage with two wolves as part of a bizarre stage show claims it was to build her courage.