China / China Scene

200 tons of toxic herbs in the market

[2011-06-09 11:55]

An estimated 200 tons of herbal chrysanthemums containing a banned toxic chemical has entered the market, reported Thursday.

Prison visits part of anti-corruption campaign

[2011-06-09 10:45]

More than 120 officials from Hannan district in Wuhan, Hubei province, visited a prison as part of a campaign to prevent corruption, the local Changjiang Daily reported Thursday.

Drug maker invests more in ads, less in cleaning

[2011-06-08 17:10]

Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd.(HPGC) has denied it polluted the environment with hydrogen sulfide claiming the emissions met safety standards.

Going home

[2011-06-08 09:15]

Nervousness and fear filled my first few days in China. I arrived at the Pudong airport, in Shanghai, in the middle of the night, after an almost twenty hour sleepless flight.

China's skyscraper league by cities

[2011-06-07 17:22]

Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen are the China’s three most competitive cities if taking the number of skyscrapers a city boasts as measurement, the Shanghai based Dongfang Daily reported today.

Students lash out at dummies to vent emotions

[2011-06-07 16:56]

In order to help its students improve their mental capacity to deal with stress, Hongtang High School in Ningbo city, in East China’s Zhejiang province, has introduced a psychological venting room.

Small manufacturers shudder at rising costs

[2011-06-03 10:20]

In this wealthy eastern Chinese city known for its shrewd merchants, the owner of a factory that makes spectacles faces a difficult task: closing his money-losing business and dismissing his workers.

9.33 million students sit the Gaokao

[2011-06-07 16:07]

For 9.33 million high school students, June 7 is a big day - the start of China’s annual College Entrance Examination (CEE), known as Gaokao in Chinese. However, the number CEE examinees, as released by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday, shows a third-year drop since 2008, reported today.

Speed skating team gets a real beating

[2011-06-07 15:08]

China's top short track speed skaters were beaten and kicked in an attack following a training session in Yunnan of Southwest China.

Micro blog rescues desperate melon farmer

[2011-06-07 11:39]

In what appears to be totally out of desperation from sluggish sales, Chinese watermelon farmer Fu Youlian posted his first ever micro blog from China's twitter-like micro blogging service site

Indoor smoking ban ignored

[2011-06-07 11:31]

New rules banning indoor smoking are being ignored by smokers and some businesses, according to a report by Beijing Morning Post.

What teaches you most about China

[2011-06-06 12:22]

What teaches you more about China: learning the language or making friends with Chinese people?