China / China Scene

Online booking doesn’t help migrant workers

[2012-01-05 11:00]

For migrant workers not familiar with the Internet, booking online has only made it harder to get tickets.

Online train ticket booking system bugged

[2011-12-30 16:07]

Hundreds of people failed to get their train tickets through the newly launched online train ticketing service after paying the money.

C China bureau accused of hiring discrimination

[2011-12-30 14:55]

A lawsuit was filed in a local court in Changsha city, capital of Central China’s Hunan province, over discrimination against color blindness during recruitment for provincial civil servants, Beijing News reported Friday.

Network of 250,000 surveillance cameras in Wuhan

[2011-12-29 12:50]

A network of 250,000 surveillance cameras officially went into use on Dec 29 after a video surveillance system passed the final check in Wuhan city, capital of Central China's Hubei province, Hubei Daily reported Thursday.

ID required for morning after pill

[2011-12-28 12:26]

A second city in East China's Fujian province will require those buying emergency contraceptive pills to show identification, Xiamen Daily reported.

Some women still face discrimination at work

[2011-12-27 10:54]

An unplanned pregnancy brought a 32-year-old woman surnamed Liu more worries than joy, as she felt anxious about whether she can return to work at the same position after giving birth and enjoy the same treatment as before.

When tech meets whim, water gets life

[2011-12-24 19:19]

A micro blog account on a water fountain has attracted more than 30,000 followers within 48 hours of its birth.

Automaker VW plans fat year-end bonuses

[2011-12-22 10:18]

AutomakerFAW-Volkswagen has become the target of envy as news spread online of the company’s plans to give out fat year-end bonuses.

17-year-old 'master' advertises for maidservant

[2011-12-20 16:50]

A man who advertized for a maidservant for a 17-year-old on his micro blog claims he has already interviewed 30 girls for the position, Changjiang Daily reported on Tuesday.

Couple has 8 babies using IVF

[2011-12-19 16:32]

A wealthy Chinese couple has become parents to eight children using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and two surrogate mothers, Guangzhou Daily reported.

Device to prevent line jumping at rail station

[2011-12-17 16:13]

A total of 125 automatic line-up devices have been put into use at Beijing West Railway Station to prevent people from cutting in line and protect passengers’ privacy, Legal Evening News reported on Friday.

'English only' town planned in Beijing

[2011-12-15 17:36]

A tourist town that allows people to speak only English will be built in Miyun county, northeast Beijing, the Beijing News reported.