China / China Scene

Post-80s find naked wedding as way out

[2011-08-06 14:51]

Parents of twenty-somethings never expected that one day they would have to foot a bill of over 300,000 yuan ($44,000) to get a daughter-in-law or son-in-law, since getting married for them was just a $1300 business during the 1980s.

Hotpot hospitality good lesson for city officials

[2011-08-05 16:04]

A 28-member team of officials visited a hotpot restaurant in Nanjing city in East China’s Jiangsu province on Tuesday not for the delicious Chinese food, but to learn how to serve people better, the reported Friday.

A travelling journal

[2011-08-05 09:36]

Rafting had always fascinated me since I had seen on the television screens but that day I made it in real I could not believe my eyes that I had done what I had cherished since long ago.

Graduating student juggles baby and books

[2011-08-04 16:34]

A university student accidentally fell pregnant when she was a junior in 2010, but with the support of both her and her husband’s families and due to her own respect for life, she decided to have the child while continuing her studies.

City heels to protest and rolls over dog ban

[2011-08-04 15:11]

A southern Chinese city that was planning to ban pet dogs has culled the idea after sparking protests from animals lovers, Xinhuanet reported Thursday.

Construction halted over shoddy materials

[2011-08-04 13:17]

The construction of affordable housing in Hainan province has been suspended after safety inspectors discovered they were to be built using substandard material.

Chinese shops ordered to write signs in Japanese

[2011-08-03 17:50]

Shop owners in Northeast China's Fangzheng county have been ordered to use Chinese-Japanese bilingual store signs or they will not be granted a business license, Nanfang Daily reported.

A never ending love story

[2011-08-03 09:08]

Since my first visit to China in the spring of 1993 I almost fell instantly in love with China. Since then I visited China on many occasions for private or academic proposes.

City's new terminal drenched after rains

[2011-08-02 15:02]

A rainstorm that hit Changsha, Hunan, has brought into doubt the construction quality of the city's newly-opened airport terminal as photos of flooded floors appeared online.

Student sends teacher SMS threat for higher grade

[2011-08-01 18:14]

A teacher in a key university has contacted police after receiving threatening text messages from a student demanding higher grades, China Youth Daily reported Monday.

How China changed my life

[2011-08-01 12:11]

It was 2005 and I was planning a fun and scary summer in Beijing. What happened that summer can only be described as the best and most strange phase in my life.

Jet fuel price to be adjusted every month

[2011-08-01 11:46]

China will adjust the price of jet fuel every month to better reflect movements in global oil prices, the country’s top economic planner National Development and Reform Commission announced on Monday.