China to cut tax on luxury goods

2011-06-20 13:38:03

China will soon slash import duties on opulent items to encourage wealthy local shoppers to buy more pricey cosmetics, watches and liquor.

Ministry leads way with microblog

2011-06-20 08:24:15

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, anyone who is interested in diplomacy can now get involved by the minitry's microblog on

Cities rein in home prices

2011-06-20 08:23:04

More Chinese cities have seen month-on-month declines in the prices of both new and secondhand homes.Developers seek minimum profits

Dairy firms blamed for poor milk

2011-06-20 07:50:17

China's dairy industry has the lowest quality standards in the world,said industry experts.

Power shortage hits offices, mall

2011-06-20 07:44:43

Shanghai's shopping malls and office buildings are being urged to close on extremely hot days to save power for residents' use in the midst of a shortage of supply.

Millions hit by flood havoc in China

2011-06-20 07:25:04

The floods cut off roads, breached dikes, inundated villages and caused mudslides.

Better protection for students in schools

2011-06-19 09:41:50

More security guards are to be trained and more high-tech facilities will be used in schools in Fujian to better protect students.

Beijing, Shanghai top China's well-being index

2011-06-19 09:07:12

Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin topped the charts of a well-being index that in review of the overall development of people's livelihood.

Measures in place for flood relief

2011-06-19 07:36:13

Two days after flood waters broke in central Zhejiang, the government is busy preparing for yet another hit as more rain is forecast.

China's most luxury house no longer up for sale

2011-06-18 07:41:11

China's most expensive luxury apartment is no longer up for sale, the apartment's developer said on Friday, following high media exposure and a government investigation concerning a possible case of profiteering.

Russia beginning to look eastward more for trade

2011-06-18 07:34:57

St Petersburg / Beijing -One of the chief symbols of the Russian state has long been a double-headed eagle, with one head representing the East and the other the West.

Hu meets Putin to resolve contentions over gas supply

2011-06-18 07:34:57

MOSCOW - President Hu Jintao met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday, seeking an agreement in a price dispute over Russian gas supplies.