China to add 3 times on water conservancy spending

2011-05-23 23:25:32

China's investment in water conservancy projects from 2011 to 2020 is expected to reach 4 trillion yuan ($615 billion), almost four times as much as that spent during the past 10 years, a senior water official said Monday.

Govt sends teams to assist in drought relief

2011-05-23 21:32:38

The Chinese government on Monday sent special work teams to central Hunan and Hubei provinces to direct local drought relief work as the spring drought, the worst in the past 50 years, continued to plague the Yangtze River's downstream provinces.

Power shortage may be worse than the worst

2011-05-23 18:40:13

China witnessed the worst power shortage in decades in 2004, but the country's leading power distributor said Monday that this year might prove worse.

Animal lovers buy 22 dogs to keep them from the pot

2011-05-19 10:38:18

Volunteers in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, bought 22 dogs with 1,450 yuan ($223) in a pet market in Xianyang, another city of the province, in order to prevent the animals from being killed for food.

28-year-old buys one of HK's most expensive homes

2011-05-19 10:31:47

A 28-year-old woman in Huizhou of Guangdong province bought one of the most expensive apartments in Hong Kong recently, saying the property was a gift from her husband.

Gang takes souvenir photo before casino heist

2011-05-19 10:29:09

Police in Taixing, Jiangsu province, recently caught seven gang members on their way to rob an underground casino.

No consensus in debate over income-tax threshold

2011-05-18 22:45:57

The public remains divided over the proper income-tax threshold after a proposed income-tax cut was publicized on April 25.

Investor elopes, sets online community abuzz

2011-05-18 20:04:00

Wang Gongquan, co-founder of CDH Investment, raised eyebrows in China after posting plans to elope with his mistress on his microblog late Monday night.

China's blockbuster shamed for smoking shots

2011-05-18 19:45:23

China's New Year blockbuster "Let the Bullets Fly" was given a shame award Wednesday for its excessive smoking scenes, a new move taken by anti-smoking groups to ridicule Chinese films that promote smoking.

Rewards offered for Palace Museum stolen relics

2011-05-17 22:26:58

Rewards are being offered for anyone who returns missing relics stolen from the Palace Museum on May 8 or provides tips on their whereabouts, Beijing Police announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Hainan's duty-free shop questioned over management

2011-05-18 15:33:22

No more than one month after its opening, Hainan's duty-free shop, which opens to domestic tourists, has already attracted a dedicated crowd of shoppers, as well as a flurry of criticism directed at the shop's management.

Mother who took the life of sons gets support

2011-05-18 08:12:20

More than 1,000 people have signed a letter and submitted it to a local court calling for a lenient sentence for a mother accused of murdering her twin sons.