China will soon slash import duties on opulent items to encourage wealthy local shoppers to buy more pricey cosmetics, watches and liquor.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, anyone who is interested in diplomacy can now get involved by the minitry's microblog on Sina.com.
China's dairy industry has the lowest quality standards in the world,said industry experts.
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.
The floods cut off roads, breached dikes, inundated villages and caused mudslides.
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 and Tianjin topped the charts of a well-being index that in review of the overall development of people's livelihood.
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 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.
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.
MOSCOW - President Hu Jintao met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday, seeking an agreement in a price dispute over Russian gas supplies.