China / China Scene

Rare frogs saved from smugglers in S China

[2013-06-29 20:04]

A total of 5,326 smuggled rare frogs have been seized in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, local customs authorities said Saturday.

Former university chief expelled from NPC

[2013-06-29 17:50]

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress announced Saturday that Zhou Wenbin, former president of Nanchang University, has been expelled from the national legislature.

Number of torture cases falls

[2013-06-27 21:46]

The number of criminal cases involving torture for forced confession decreased by 87 percent last year compared to the previous year, Beijing News reported on Thursday.

China's civil servants top 7 million

[2013-06-27 20:15]

There were 7.089 million civil servants in China by the end of 2012, the State Administration of Civil Service revealed Thursday.

Sound reasons for a trademark

[2013-06-26 16:34]

Sound may be registered as a trademark in China, a draft amendment has proposed.

Beijing procuratorate opens micro blog

[2013-06-26 16:15]

Beijing No 2 People’s Procuratorate opened a micro blog account targeting drug abuse on Wednesday, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Online warning after spate of drowning

[2013-06-24 14:18]

Police in China have taken to social networking to warn of the dangers of swimming outdoors after at least 15 youngsters died during the weekend from drowning.

Famed English teacher's ex demands money

[2013-06-21 20:22]

The former wife of a famous Chinese English teacher has asked him to give her the money he owes her according to the conditions of their divorce.

China to hike retail fuel prices

[2013-06-21 19:49]

China will hike the per-tonne retail prices of gasoline and diesel by 100 yuan ($16.18) and 95 yuan, respectively, starting from Saturday.

Beijing begins crackdown on motorcycle riders

[2013-06-21 11:35]

People who drive motorcycles without a license may face detention in Beijing.

Six stand trial over officials' sex video scandal

[2013-06-20 21:56]

Six people stood trial in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality Thursday for allegedly blackmailing government officials with secretly recorded sex videos.

GM influx a dilemma for consumers, farmers

[2013-06-19 21:35]

GM remains controversial over doubts as to its safety. As it flows into China, the country is having to face up to such questions.