Taiwan drink ban hits mainland restaurants

2011-06-03 07:05:29

The Chinese mainland has banned its restaurants from selling or using beverages, food products and food additives from 10 producers in Taiwan that are suspected to have been tainted with a cancer-causing plastic additive.

Factory owner detained amid additive scare

2011-06-03 06:50:58

Police in south China have detained the owner of a food processing factory suspected of mixing an industrial chemical used with food additives. Taiwan drink ban hits mainland restaurants

Pupils' free lunch clouded over safety

2011-06-02 08:54:50

Concerns over food safety and other factors threaten the grassroots campaign.
Rural schools get free meals

5.3 tons of heroin seized during 2010

2011-06-02 08:22:35

Chinese law enforcement authorities rounded up 101,000 suspects during 89,000 drug investigations in 2010, an 11 percent increase on the number from a year earlier.

Demand for plastic bags remains strong

2011-06-02 08:12:56

The decision to outlaw the free distribution of plastic bags at shops and supermarkets in an attempt to protect the environment is still a hot topic three years after the ban came into effect.

China to increase energy imports

2011-06-02 08:00:12

China will tackle an impending power shortfall by increasing energy imports, said the country's top economic planner, on Wednesday.

Manufacturing slows amid credit squeeze

2011-06-02 07:27:13

The purchasing managers' index has hit a nine-month low in May, sparking fears that ongoing monetary tightening measures may slow economic growth.

Young adults recall childhood memories

2011-06-01 20:00:46

A group of young adults recently celebrated Children's Day in much the same fashion as the children for whom the day is intended.

More appeal seen in retired life

2011-06-01 07:24:18

The Chinese are more optimistic about their prospects after retirement than people from Western countries, a report said.

Govt vows to help more AIDS kids

2011-06-01 07:06:22

The disease had orphaned between 20,000 and 27,000 children by the end of 2010,studies suggest.

Proposed tax change draws record response

2011-06-01 07:05:14

A draft amendment to raise the personal income tax threshold from 2,000 yuan ($306) to 3,000 yuan has drawn a record response.

China to cut energy intensity by 20%

2011-06-01 06:30:15

A renewable energy law spurs the development of hydro-electric and solar power.