China / China Scene

Girl hospitalized after student suicide pact

[2011-07-12 10:29]

Eight students from the Middle School attached to China Conservatory made a suicide pact after being advised by the school to quit after they failed to pass more than one third of all final tests last semester. Comment: Exam-based education

80% airline blankets are not washed

[2011-07-11 17:08]

An investigation by the Beijing Times has revealed that about 80 percent of non-disposable blankets that are used on one of China’s biggest airlines are reused without any disinfection measures.

Beijing pedals new bike rental scheme

[2011-07-11 11:22]

Beijing is planning to pilot government-sponsored bike rentals in a renewed effort to ease the city's gridlocked traffic after private firms retreat from the market due to huge losses.

Students' summer pilgrimage to top universities

[2011-07-11 09:30]

Tens of thousands of students from all over China are swamping leading universities in the capital city during the summer vacation, some in organized groups for a summer camp and some accompanied by their parents, with travel costs differing depending on the situation.

US-Hawaii-China connection explored

[2011-07-11 09:27]

I have been taking philosophy classes since the 1960's, which ultimately led me to get a BA in Religious Studies/Philosophy and a MA in China-US Relations at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH), where I first met Dr. Hsueh'li Cheng.

Elevator malfunction traps 2 women for 3 hours

[2011-07-08 15:36]

A woman and her mother were trapped in an elevator that went out of control for nearly three hours before they were rescued, in southwest Chongqing on Wednesday, the Chongqing Evening News reported Friday.

Flight backtracks after hitting flock of pigeons

[2011-07-08 12:39]

A flock of pigeons forced a Nanjing-bound flight to return to its departure point in Urumqi, and all passengers were taken to Nanjing on another plane, reported on Friday.

From Beijing to Tibet

[2011-07-08 10:15]

I visited China for the first time in the summer of 2010. As an overseas born Chinese I had heard innumerable stories and nostalgia of the old China from my grandparents as well as tales from family and friends who had visited China in recent years.

'Uncle Flatbread' is China's latest Internet star

[2011-07-07 21:00]

A photo of a good-looking flatbread maker has created a frenzy on China’s twitter-ike Weibo service, catapulting the figure, a 22-year-old Xinjiang native, to overnight fame.

Drunken driving cases down amid harsh penalties

[2011-07-07 11:10]

Deaths caused by drunken driving and driving under the influence both dropped more than 30 percent since harsher punishments on drunk drivers took effect on May 1, the Beijing Times reported Thursday.

Li Na repays prize money to her hometown

[2011-07-06 22:56]

China's new sports idol Li Na, famous for her generosity of off-court wit, is also generous with her prize money as she donated 500,000 yuan to the Wuhan rest home in her hometown.

CCTV host slams Lu Liping’s gay slur

[2011-07-06 15:29]

In an uncharacteristically bold move, a host on CCTV news has called for tolerance and respect towards homosexuality following the recent online slurs by award-winning actress Lv Liping.