China / China Scene

First private jet store opens in China

[2012-03-19 16:32]

China's first private jet service, spares and sales store opened in Zhuhai, Guangdong province last week and has already sold 14 planes since opening.

60% failed physical at top university

[2012-03-19 15:58]

More than 60 percent of Tsinghua University candidates failed to pass basic physical fitness tests.

Colleges to focus on academic integrity

[2012-03-16 17:35]

Institutions of higher learning will set up academic integrity records for teachers starting this year, and teachers will be punished for misconduct, Beijing Evening News reported Thursday.

China top growth market for global CEOs

[2012-03-15 20:10]

About 30 percent of global CEOs rank China as their top growth market this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report on Thursday.

Longest-serving volunteer still ready to help

[2012-03-15 19:42]

Li Changhe, 75, is listed as the elderly volunteer with the longest record of service by the World Record Association, a Hong Kong-based institution that records non-sporting and folk records, according to the Qilu Evening News.

Internet media enjoys support

[2012-03-15 17:18]

More than 70 percent of people support the role of new or Internet-based media, according to a recent survey of 310 Shanghai-area residents.

Shenzhen hands over 15,327 smuggled relics

[2012-03-15 17:16]

Customs agents in Shenzhen turned over 15,327 cultural relics to Guangdong province's culture department on Wednesday. It was the third time that Shenzhen Customs has handed over a large haul of smuggled relics to the department since 2001.

Complaints about car quality on the rise

[2012-03-15 17:14]

Complaints about the quality of automobiles increased by more than 20 percent last year, China's top quality watchdog said on Thursday.

Parents may be called to help manage schools

[2012-03-14 15:46]

The Ministry of Education published a guidance paper to advocate setting up parents boards in schools and kindergartens.

Thief returns stolen items

[2012-03-14 15:40]

A female college student had her bag robbed, but everything that was stolen, including graduation certificates and her mobile phone, except cash, were sent back by the thief.

Man sentenced for stabbing mother

[2012-03-12 18:55]

A Shanghai court upheld a three-and-a-half year jail sentence on Monday for a man who caused a stir last year by stabbing his mother at a Shanghai airport.

Tax cuts for small firms urged

[2012-03-12 18:54]

Small companies should be given tax breaks in order to expand their business, said Li Jinzhu, vice-governor of Shaanxi province, on Monday.