PetroChina Q2 profit falls below estimates

2011-08-27 10:04:11

PetroChina Co, Asia's biggest company by market value, urged the Chinese government to allow oil companies to earn "reasonable" margins after second-quarter profit missed estimates because of controls on fuel prices.

COSCO reports H1 loss of $432 million

2011-08-27 09:33:18

China COSCO (Ocean Shipping Group Co) Holdings Company reported a loss of 271 billion yuan ($432 million) for the first half of 2011

Scandal spate deprives charities of donations

2011-08-27 09:08:16

Charities have received less money from donations in recent months following a spate of scandals that have damaged their credibility.

Patient dies when surgical team flees

2011-08-27 09:46:50

Six medical staff members who fled during a fire, leaving a patient who was undergoing surgery to suffocate in thick smoke, have been suspended and placed under investigation, the hospital said.

Province orders cab fare hike after drivers' strike

2011-08-27 09:46:17

Zhejiang province authorities are responding to a cab drivers' strike earlier this month by ordering many cities and counties to raise the fares that can be charged for cab rides.

China steps up diplomacy

2011-08-27 09:51:53

The special conference on Development and People's Access on Sept 4 will offer a chance for Asian leaders to increase their understanding of China.

Sculpture marks hands of an angel

2011-08-27 07:53:03

HANGZHOU - One woman's life-saving act will be commemorated with a statue in the city of Hangzhou.

More oil seepage at Bohai Bay

2011-08-27 08:54:40

More oil has been detected near the two leaking oil platforms in Northeast China's Bohai Bay, authorities said.

Rule to keep sane out of hospital

2011-08-27 09:11:15

Shenzhen doctors will see their licenses suspended and face fines of up to 50,000 yuan if they are found guilty of sending someone who isn't mentally ill into a mental hospital for treatment.

Top legislature interprets HK law

2011-08-27 08:18:58

Sovereign countries cannot be sued in Hong Kong courts, China's top legislature ruled on Friday.

Beijing insists book not for sex education

2011-08-26 08:06:23

Beijing's education authority has denied reports that Growing Steps is the city's first sex education textbook for primary and middle school students.

Hu says China confident in Europe

2011-08-26 06:59:32

Hu Jintao said China remains confident in the European economy and urged Europe to take measures to protect China's massive investments.