China / China Scene

Science song with easy lyrics becomes a hit

[2011-10-19 11:37]

A chemistry-themed song, whose lyrics are written by the president of Peking University, one of China's top universities, has sparked wide debate on the Internet due to its colloquial lyrics and use of many special words popular on the Internet, the Yangtze Evening Post and New Express Daily reported Wednesday.

Shaolin Temple refutes rumors on 'CEO abbot'

[2011-10-17 15:00]

The Temple claims rumors about its abbot's personal life are a smear campaign because he refused to allow the Temple to be listed on the stock market.

Former royal dwellings in Beijing serve locals

[2011-10-14 16:31]

You hear chanting coming from an ancient mansion with gray walls, gray roof and imperial gate in traditional China red in central Beijing.

Million volunteers to boost civility in Beijing

[2011-10-14 12:09]

Over 1 million volunteers will take to the streets and communities to gently stop uncivilized behavior such as spitting and illegal parking in Beijing.

Killer struck so that he would get death penalty

[2011-10-14 07:54]

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to death, suspended for two years, for the murder of an elderly woman - a crime he says he committed because he wanted to die.

Migrant workers find jobs as thieves in the big city

[2011-10-14 07:54]

More than 100 people from a village in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have been imprisoned for robbery.

Vengeful villager stones elderly enemy to death

[2011-10-14 07:54]

An 86-year-old man in Kazuo county, Liaoning province, killed his neighbor over something that happened 61 years ago because he said he wanted to get revenge before his death.

3 medics arrested over illegal kidney transplants

[2011-10-13 17:58]

Police have detained three medical workers for illegally conducting kidney transplants, news website reported Thursday.

Great Wall crumbling due to illegal mining

[2011-10-13 11:59]

Parts of China's famous Great Wall are being damaged due to illegal mining for minerals, reported Tuesday.

Parents 'forced' to pay for new school

[2011-10-11 17:41]

A Parent claims more than 100 rural school pupils' parents in Juancheng, Shandong are being "forced" to donate money for the construction of a new school.

Untying the knots of history

[2011-10-11 09:12]

Yan Xiuzhen has her hair trimmed and curled almost every month at a hair salon in Beijing, an action that would have attracted censure during the "cultural revolution" (1966-1976).

The dream of every girl

[2011-10-11 09:09]

Drab clothes have given way to ruffles and sequins, feathers and lace, for today's Chinese brides.