China's investment in water conservancy projects from 2011 to 2020 is expected to reach 4 trillion yuan ($615 billion), almost four times as much as that spent during the past 10 years, a senior water official said Monday.
The Chinese government on Monday sent special work teams to central Hunan and Hubei provinces to direct local drought relief work as the spring drought, the worst in the past 50 years, continued to plague the Yangtze River's downstream provinces.
Volunteers in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, bought 22 dogs with 1,450 yuan ($223) in a pet market in Xianyang, another city of the province, in order to prevent the animals from being killed for food.
China's New Year blockbuster "Let the Bullets Fly" was given a shame award Wednesday for its excessive smoking scenes, a new move taken by anti-smoking groups to ridicule Chinese films that promote smoking.
Rewards are being offered for anyone who returns missing relics stolen from the Palace Museum on May 8 or provides tips on their whereabouts, Beijing Police announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
No more than one month after its opening, Hainan's duty-free shop, which opens to domestic tourists, has already attracted a dedicated crowd of shoppers, as well as a flurry of criticism directed at the shop's management.