China / China Scene

Migrants live in cemetery to avoid high housing costs

[2011-08-19 14:06]

Some migrant workers from Anhui and Henan provinces have been living in a cemetery because they could not afford to rent an apartment in Taizhou city, Zhejiang province.

Man returns to crime scene every year to repent

[2011-08-19 07:56]

A man who took part in the gang rape and killing of a woman and then fled for 10 years now returns every year to the scene of his crime on the date he committed it.

Beggar helps the poor by selling moon cakes

[2011-08-19 07:56]

A beggar in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, collects money to support poor students by selling the moon cakes he receives from generous people.

Engineer who felt neglected kills girlfriend

[2011-08-19 07:56]

An engineer in Beijing killed his girlfriend because he believed she was not paying enough attention to him.

Women fight after dogs begin to mate

[2011-08-19 06:15]

Two women in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, got into a row after their pet dogs began mating on the street.

Netizens buzz about outside elevator

[2011-08-18 10:21]

Pictures of a former farm house with a "sightseeing" elevator in Hangzhou have caused a buzz online after they were posted by a netizen on Sina micro blog.

Nursing home ties elderly to beds

[2011-08-17 08:13]

Workers at a nursing home in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, tied elderly residents in their charge to their beds in the idea that doing so would enable them to better care for them.

Police seize illegal health products

[2011-08-17 08:13]

Police in the Weiyang district of Xi'an, Shaanxi, cracked down on an illegal factory that made health products using chicken feed and veterinary medicine.

Mentally ill man vanishes for 11 years

[2011-08-17 08:13]

A mentally ill man who left home for 11 years after failing the national college exam was eventually found and returned home.

Only 30% of Chinese back after study abroad

[2011-08-17 17:19]

Only about 30 percent of Chinese students have come back to their motherland after studying abroad, from 1978 to 2009.

The Huo Yuanjia Catalyst

[2011-08-16 11:31]

The Chinese nation, since opening up in 1978, has since embarked on a relentless charm offensive and four years ago, it hit me.

China to root out illegal pyramid sellers

[2011-08-15 11:19]

Guangxi local authorities are cracking down on pyramid selling, arresting key players as the country as a whole vows to eradicate such network marketing, reported on Monday.