China / China Scene

Girl, 4, has toes cut off to ease foot problems

[2011-09-13 08:27]

A 4-year-old girl who has congenital "giant toe" syndrome has to wear shoes large enough to fit an adult man.

Tea-grower pins hopes on panda feces

[2011-09-13 08:27]

A college teacher in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, says he wants to grow tea using panda excrement as fertilizer and then sell the leaves for 219,865 yuan ($34,500) per 500 g.

Siesta time in N China

[2011-09-09 14:10]

A man appears sound asleep on the side of the road as a bus drives by, in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, Sept 7, 2011.

Chicken farm success story

[2011-09-09 13:15]

Zhu Yun, who became famous for being fired from her job at the local tax office in Guizhou province, is now famous for her success in raising chickens in Huahongping village of Weining county, Southwest China's Guizhou province.

More police dogs to go on street patrols

[2011-09-09 10:52]

By the end of 2011, police dogs will be taken on street patrols in Beijing, in addition to motor vehicle, motorcycle and foot patrols, reports.

'Mom' of 100 babies triggers controversy

[2011-09-09 06:16]

Yuan Lihai, a 46-year-old woman who has adopted more than 100 abandoned babies over the past 25 years, has aroused the public’s curiosity about what kind of person she is, the Henan Business Daily reported Thursday.

Conoco to set up fund for Bohai oil spill

[2011-09-07 18:49]

US Energy Company ConocoPhillips plans to establish a fund in order to cover its responsibilities for an oil spill incident in Northeast China's Bohai bay lasting for more than two months since June.Lawyer: Oil firm should face criminal charges for leaks Conoco ordered to stop drilling

Wen warns of forced demolition of villages

[2011-09-07 14:44]

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao stressed the importance of preservation of ancient villages and warned of adverse consequences of the forced demolition of farmers' houses while attending a symposium in Beijing on Tuesday.

When Teachers Day meets Mid-Autumn Festival

[2011-09-07 12:42]

As Teachers Day is drawing near, some people issue the good news on the Internet: This year's Teachers Day falls on a weekend, and it happens to be during the Mid-Autumn holiday, so no need to worry about giving gifts!

China to approve domestic violence law

[2011-09-07 11:57]

China's anti-domestic violence law will be written into legislation after years of campaigning, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday, citing sources at the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF).

'No Gifts on Teacher's Day, Please!'

[2011-09-06 19:37]

As Teacher's Day (Sept 10) approaches, a recent article on titled "On Gifts on Teacher's Day from the Perspective of a Teacher" has drawn great attention. The author, Ms. Chen, a primary school teacher in Dachang District of Nanjing, appealed to parents to stop sending gifts on Teacher's Day.

Cow memorial video churns online

[2011-09-06 17:23]

An online memorial video made by a farmer to protest the death of a herd of dairy cows he says died due to a land dispute has become an internet sensation, Dahe Daily reported on Tuesday.