Lack of investment channels for investors means fewer choices for seeking wealth.
China's shipping industry is experiencing that sinking feeling as economies in US and Europe contract.
A school principal and a local government employee have been arrested on suspicion of molesting children in Hainan province.
A truck laden with equipment for oil rigs bounced along a dried riverbed dotted with huge red wind- and rain-scarred rocks for hours until the ruins of a town suddenly emerged from the barren land.
More people are using social media to tackle corrupt officials.
Sichuan has the third-largest number of NGOs, after Beijing and Shanghai. Wenchuan quake was a catalyst in their foundation.
Young people quitting their jobs very shortly after starting - within three months or even three days - is a relatively new phenomenon.
Jaywalking offenses are expected to decline in Beijing with introduction of fines.
Petition on unsolved crime causes unease on the Internet
Protectors work hard to save migratory birds at the wetland.
A number of incidents at colleges have highlighted the problem of campus violence and students' psychological problems.
Property prices rise, despite new curbs on the housing market.