Farm workforce withers as young people leave

2012-02-29 08:20:45

Lure of city lights draws youth away as parents remain to work the land.

Dam proposal opens the floodgates of debate

2012-02-28 08:16:21

Project to block China's largest freshwater lake sparks controversy.

Path to stardom starts with an exam

2012-02-27 08:31:18

Applicants take the first step of an arduous trek.

Many blind to the risks of contact lenses

2012-02-22 08:43:46

Substandard products of cosmetic contact lenses can pose a serious threat to customers' sight.

Borrowers face costly payback

2012-02-14 07:56:36

Death sentence for ex-tycoon Wu Ying fuels debate over private lending in China.

Music world unites in tribute to Whitney

2012-02-13 10:20:47

Musicians, producers and fans on Sunday paid tribute to US soul diva Whitney Houston, hailing her as an inspirational figure.

No coffee mourning over expensive drinks

2012-02-09 10:37:11

Prices on par with US fail to deter Chinese customers who want a taste of 'the good life' in Starbucks.

Clear need to answer questions after pollution

2012-02-07 09:54:29

Concerns remain following leakage of cadmium into Longjiang River in Guangxi.

Mental healthcare emerges from the shadows

2012-02-03 09:44:19

One in 13 people in China has a mental problem, and one in 100 is a severe case.

War of words set for showdown

2012-02-01 08:59:34

A fight between Titans of the written word has broken out as legal battle launched.

Converting food waste is not a rubbish idea

2012-01-30 09:30:08

Leftovers can be easily transformed into fertilizer, animal feed and energy.

Enter the Dragon

2012-01-26 09:53:32

It is the symbol of the nation and of potent and auspicious powers.