Officials plugged into online slang

2011-01-28 07:09:05

The hottest cyber words of last year have crept into government and Party leaders' speeches, making the coming Spring Festival more "geilivable".

A tale of 2 cities for property tax reform

2011-01-28 07:07:56

Shanghai and Chongqing will launch the first-ever property tax for second-home buyers, part of a series of government measures to curb soaring prices and real-estate speculation. Poll

More trains for festival travel peak

2011-01-28 06:58:28

China's railway stations are increasing the heating and adding trains for the peak flow of passengers, as millions of travelers boarded trains in frigid weather to go home for the Spring Festival celebrations.

New Year luxury on the menu for a price

2011-01-27 08:07:24

Li Qiming, a senior police official's son accused of killing a young woman while driving drunk confessed in court that he caused the woman's death, in a case that fueled public outrage after reports he invoked his father's name - Li Gang to evade responsibility.

Arable land to find protection in special zones

2011-01-27 07:36:15

The national land watchdog is requiring local authorities to establish permanent arable land protection zones with a total area of 104 million hectares to protect China's shrinking arable land and guarantee food security, authorities said.

Lottery green light for 17,600 people

2011-01-27 07:22:17

Beijing's first car license plate lottery took place on Jan 26 under new rules to tackle chronic traffic gridlock and air pollution. Win or lose, entrants happy New rules alter the game for car hire companies LicenSide effects seen fro dealers

Chinese bloggers blast away in chat with officials

2011-01-22 10:30:30

From the response to China's promotional video played in New York's Times Square just days ago, to the aircraft carriers the United States recently sent to the western Pacific, Chinese bloggers have many questions to ask the US, where President Hu Jintao is paying a state visit.

China, US sign new agreement on pandas

2011-01-21 07:56:31

Officials from China and the United States signed a new agreement to support panda breeding, research and conservation efforts by the two countries, an exciting news for numerous American fans of the cute animals, Jan 20, 2011.

14.3m sqm of illegal buildings demolished in 2010

2011-01-21 06:50:44

China's Ministry of Land and Resources announced Thursday illegal buildings totaling 14.31 million square meters in floor space were demolished in an effort to crackdown on illegal use of land by local governments and enterprises.

Transport system braces for 2.85b holiday trips

2011-01-20 08:15:18

About 2.85 billion passenger trips by airplane, train, ferry and highway will be made during this year's cross-country rush. The figure is an 11.6-percent year-on-year increase over 2010.

Murdered protester's son takes fight to Web

2011-01-13 08:27:49

Meng Jianwei believed his father might still be alive, selling bean curd and decorating the house for his son's wedding, had there been a national law to resolve forced demolition disputes.

Life in jail for man who evaded toll fees

2011-01-13 08:07:58

A man who used fake military documents to evade 3.68 million yuan ($557,000) in highway toll fees in a Central China city has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud.