Netizen in custody for spreading salt rumors

2011-03-22 07:49:15

A netizen surnamed Chen in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, was held in custody for 10 days and fined 500 yuan ($76) by local police on Sunday for spreading salt rumors online last Tuesday.

Plastic surgery live causes controversy

2011-03-22 07:31:13

A live broadcast of breast augmentation surgery in South China that appeared online over the weekend has caused some controversy around China.

Ministry of Commerce assures ample salt supply

2011-03-18 13:01:46

Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Friday joined other government departments to halt the panic buying of salt prompted by radiation fears over Japan's crippled nuclear power plant. Radiation fears prompt buying of salt

Women's toilets to get facelift

2011-03-17 07:15:10

Women in the city won't feel cramped for space in restrooms for much longer as the authorities have decided to build larger women's toilets.

Official says soccer should have priority

2011-03-16 07:24:47

When the daughter of the first sports department head of China proposed to recruit a soccer team made up of soldiers, a top official with the paramilitary police also gave legislators a plan meant to place a greater priority on the sport in China.

Poorly made in China, in hundred thousands

2011-03-14 16:52:58

China's authorities retrieved 980 million yuan ($149 million) for cheated buyers last year as the country stepped up efforts to protect consumers' rights.

Why dairy buyers go out of the way to HK

2011-03-11 07:48:11

Mainland customers rushed to buy imported baby formula in HK. The store opened. A queue-jumper wanted to get more than the 3-tin quota. Then it got rowdy. But WHY the long stretch in the first place?

Lei Feng and role models in change

2011-03-10 14:02:06

Lei Feng is more than a name in China. He is a cultural icon that survives the bygone age and acquires new interpretations nowadays that mirror the evolution of Chinese zeitgeist.

Stronger food safety regulations debated

2011-03-10 08:12:36

Lawmakers and experts have urged stronger punishments and improved law enforcement to ensure food safety, following tainted food scandals that have generated nationwide concern.

Villagers' future blowing in the wind

2011-03-10 08:03:52

Confiscation of farmland, insufficient compensation and a lack of employable skills have left millions of Chinese farmers living difficult lives, with many losing confidence in their future, said a national political adviser on Wednesday.

How much do CPPCC meetings cost? $9m

2011-03-10 07:47:40

China's top political advisory body has taken the lead in disclosing accounts of its spending amid growing calls from lawmakers and political advisers for detailed information about the country's expenditures.