A high-profile publicity official in Southwest China's Yunnan province said he will strive to prevent government cars from being used for private purposes.
Buying, let alone carrying around, a secondhand purse may be unpopular in China, but the nation's obsession with luxury goods is driving its young nouveaux riche into bargain basements looking for brand-name bags on the cheap.
During China's Lunar New Year holiday, high-end stores in Europe were jammed with Chinese snapping up items at lower prices than back home.
Eight people died Friday afternoon when two automobiles collided on a highway in the eastern province of Jiangxi, local traffic police said.
Across China 6,597 fires broke out from February 9 to the moon of February 15, leaving 36 people dead and 11 injured, the fire department of the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Friday.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered immediate assistance for people living in Russia's Ural Mountains after a meteor exploded over the region on Friday, injuring at least 520.
Wenzhou, an entrepreneurial hub in Zhejiang province, plans to attract more successful businessmen to invest in local projects.
The country's demand for the precious metal is expected to outstrip supply by at least 550 metric tons by 2015, statistics released by several gold councils showed.
China's retail sales surged to record highs over the week-long Spring Festival, as tourist attractions also reported strong visitor numbers.
About 400 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky in central Russia on Friday sending fireballs crashing to Earth, smashing windows and setting off car alarms.
A total of 7.48 million local residents and tourists have visited parks and scenic spots in Beijing during this year's Spring Festival holiday, which began on February 10.
The EU's executive called in Europe's law enforcers on Wednesday and urged that DNA food testing be done in all member states amid a widening scandal over horsemeat-tainted processed food.