China / China Scene

Ice on the rocks as 80% from 'illegal' factories

[2013-07-31 13:33]

As much as 80 percent of the edible ice cubes in Beijing's shops and restaurants come from "illegal" factories, National Business Daily reported.

Birthday gifts banned for Hunan officials

[2013-07-30 15:28]

The anti-graft agency in Hunan province has barred officials from accepting gifts or money on their birthday.

Bee reserve stings planned tiger reserve

[2013-07-29 20:54]

Plans for a Siberian tiger reserve in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province have hit a snag, as the reserve could pose a threat to the booming local bee-keeping industry, local forestry authorities said.

Bribery increases medicine prices by 20%: expert

[2013-07-29 18:54]

Twenty percent of the cost of a typical Chinese medication is spent on bribery related to medicine purchases and sales, an industry expert was quoted.

More clean energy buses to curb smog in Beijing

[2013-07-29 11:25]

Beijing is replacing a high proportion of diesel buses, which contribute higher emission of PM2.5 with airborne particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter, with new clean energy buses, Beijing News reported.

C China officials get personality tests

[2013-07-26 10:42]

The government of Zhongxiang in Hubei province has launched a character test for more than 600 Party member officials, People's Daily reported.

Sansha's sanitation workers expect successors

[2013-07-22 20:23]

As a member of the earliest generation of people to live on Yongxing Island, Pan Haiwu and his colleagues hope that their careers can be passed on to their kids.

War of words over Chinese reading habits

[2013-07-19 15:49]

An article that criticizes Chinese people for their lack of a reading habit and warns of spiritual emptiness was echoed by many, but some said the accusation is premature and groundless.

Chinese reporter returns home to sell kabobs

[2013-07-18 20:05]

A Chinese investigative reporter has announced he will return home to Central China's Henan province and pick up his previous career of selling kabobs.

Beijing issues rules for leased houses

[2013-07-18 19:23]

The Beijing government published a notification on house leasing on Thursday which put restrictions on the number of people who can live in leased houses.

China's tallest building to be finished by 2015

[2013-07-18 10:04]

Shanghai Center, China's tallest building, will be capped soon with a spire, which will bring the dragon-shaped building to a height of 632 meters.

Some young singles go years without being kissed

[2013-07-17 21:48]

Single people in Guangdong province reported going 30 months on average without kisses, a survey said on Wednesday.