University denies privacy breach

2011-03-09 07:57:23

Students at Fuzhou University have recently received a nosy questionnaire on their romantic relationships. "Are you dating anyone now? Where is he/she from?"

Netizens support extending holiday

2011-03-09 07:46:38

The public has responded with vigorous support for an NPC deputy's proposal to extend the Spring Festival holiday from three days to 10.

Govt to put brakes on official car use

2011-03-09 07:35:21

The central government will require an additional three years of use for official vehicles for ministers and governors to reduce the costs of purchasing new cars.
Public supervision a cure for corruption

Food security threat grows as farmers plow lonely furrow

2011-03-09 07:34:27

Beijing exempted all agricultural taxes in 2006 and invested heavily in agriculture and rural areas. But Li Laihao still deals with the cost increases that have squeezed his profit margins, even at a time when food prices skyrocketed.

Labor crunch 'structural problem'

2011-03-09 07:23:01

China's labor shortage is expected to spread to central and western regions, from eastern coastal areas, amid a rising demand for workers, the human resources minister said.

Education reform aimed at benefiting migrants

2011-03-08 08:25:43

The children of migrant families will no longer have to go back home to take the national exams needed to give them entrance to a university if a proposed policy for Beijing and Shanghai comes into force, according to the Ministry of Education.

Union proposes rules to protect female workers

2011-03-08 08:20:39

The country's top trade union organization on Monday called for better protection for female employees, who often are employed in unhealthy environments and lack basic protections.

When home is a battleground

2011-03-08 07:42:14

Legislators are walking a tightrope to protect, but not overprotect, women in marital property rights. Overprotection in legislation could lead to gender inequality and even to opportunism by women who want to marry rich men, several divorce lawyers said.

China extends organ donation trial

2011-03-07 09:03:05

Almost one year into its trial run, China's first voluntary organ donation system has facilitated only 40-odd organ transplant surgeries in 11 pilot regions on the mainland.

Official: Tour agencies should pay deposits

2011-03-07 08:08:47

A leader in the Hong Kong tourism industry has proposed that travel agencies pay deposit fees that will be set aside to compensate tourists harmed by abuses such as forced shopping, which subjects travelers to high-pressure sales techniques.

Inflation putting heat on govt

2011-03-07 07:45:39

Inflation in China was recorded at 4.9 percent that month, indicating a general rise in prices measured against a standard level of purchasing power.

High-speed rail stays on track

2011-03-07 07:37:44

China's newly-appointed railway minister, Sheng Guangzu has said the country will continue to develop its high-speed rail network as planned even after its former minister was ousted.