China / China Scene

China may raise tobacco price to curb consumption

[2012-03-12 11:20]

China is studying the possibility of increasing prices and tax hikes to curb tobacco consumption, a senior official with the country's tobacco use regulator said.

Quake warning possible for high-speed trains

[2012-03-09 20:53]

The Ministry of Railways and China Earthquake Administration have signed a strategic agreement on cooperation in developing a high-speed train earthquake warning system, an earthquake authority official said on Thursday.

Woman spends 4m yuan on cosmetic surgeries

[2012-03-09 13:38]

A twentysomething woman has spent more than 4 million yuan ($635,000) on over 200 plastic surgeries.

Laws needed to protect places of worship

[2012-03-09 11:27]

Places of worship for religious groups and people should be protected by legislation, a CPPCC national committee member said.

Japan must apologize to restore ties: Official

[2012-03-08 16:04]

A senior Nanjing official says ties with the Japanese city of Nagoya will not resume until an apology is issued for the denial of the 1937 massacre.

Raising income tops public concerns in 2012

[2012-03-08 13:47]

Improving income tops the public concerns list in 2012, with narrowing the wealth gap coming in second, a survey shows.

Police issue life-saving tips on Women's Day

[2012-03-08 11:53]

How would you protect yourself if faced with a robber? A police bureau has corrected 14 tips issued online to help females in danger.

Controversial law clause removed

[2012-03-08 11:42]

A controversial clause that would allow the arrest of people and the surveillance of homes without informing related families has been deleted.

Affordable housing no burden for local govts

[2012-03-07 20:42]

Local governments should view affordable-housing projects as their long-term assets that can create revenue rather than financial burden, said a leading economist who is a member of the country's top advisory body.

Tax exemptions proposed for daily necessities

[2012-03-07 19:53]

A political adviser has proposed that daily necessities should be exempt from value-added tax (VAT) to cope with the rising of prices.

Steelmaker invests in pig farm

[2012-03-07 19:33]

One of China's steelmakers is diversifying into unrelated sectors, including wine production, vegetable planting, and even raising pigs.

Set rules for rural housing market

[2012-03-07 17:18]

The government should improve policies for real estate development in small cities and towns, according to Zhu Yilong, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee.