16,000 relocated in flood-hit C China

2011-06-06 15:50:36

About 16,000 people were swiftly relocated during a recent rainstorm in the city of Loudi in central China's Hunan Province.

Increase in interest rates likely

2011-06-06 08:40:54

The People's Bank of China is likely to increase the interest rates banks must pay on deposits and the amount of money banks are required to hold in reserve.

Rain eases central China drought; causes floods

2011-06-06 07:14:14

Torrential rain has greatly eased the severe drought in central China, it also caused flooding in some regions as well.

NPC delegation leaves for European visit

2011-06-05 10:23:19

A delegation of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, left Beijing on Sunday for an official goodwill visit to Ukraine, Ireland and Poland.

China may stop raising interest rates soon

2011-06-05 09:50:48

China's recent interest rate hikes may soon come to an end, but another rate increase is still possible before the end of this month, according to Lian Ping, chief economist for the Bank of Communications.

$285 m invested to agricultural sector

2011-06-05 09:47:46

China invested 1.84 billion yuan ($284.54 million) over the first five months of this year to support agricultural projects, said a statement from the Ministry of Finance.

Vice President Xi arrives in Havana for visit

2011-06-05 09:43:10

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping arrived in Havana Saturday evening, kicking off his official visit to Cuba.

Royal roll call

2011-06-05 08:57:19

Panlong - or dragon - rolls, once served on royal tables of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) under the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), form a traditional dish in Central China's Hubei province.

The right stuffing

2011-06-05 08:56:03

The most popular food for the Dragon Boat Festival are traditional zongzi dumplings made from layers of sticky rice and different fillings wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.

The origins of Dragon Boat Festival

2011-06-05 08:53:06

Among different versions about the origins,the most widely believed concerns a tragic tale of Qu Yuan, an official during antient Chian's Warring States Period (475-221 BC).
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Rescue teams grow to meet the demand

2011-06-05 08:33:05

Rescue teams are on the rise along with the growing number of mountaineering accidents and outdoor sports injuries in China.

Southern Africa and China work at expanding trade relations

2011-06-05 08:29:32

China is willing to expand imports from southern African nations and encourage Chinese companies to invest in the region, Vice-Premier Wang Qishan said on Saturday.