Road accident kills 7, injures 23

2011-05-31 11:08:02

Seven people died and 23 others were injured, including six in critical condition, after a bus overturned inside an expressway tunnel in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, local traffic police said Tuesday.

Industry faces rising power cost

2011-05-31 07:21:59

Electricity prices for industrial use will be raised on Wednesday in 15 regions to combat power shortages.

Drought fuels food price increases

2011-05-31 07:08:02

The impacts of China's worst drought in 50 years have been served up on dining tables as the price of rice and vegetables from drought-hit provinces have skyrocketed.Special: Severe drought in Central China

Social security to cover expats

2011-05-31 06:59:10

China plans to include all foreign workers in its social security system starting from July, a senior social security official said on Monday.

Gas hampers efforts to rescue 12 miners

2011-05-31 06:30:59

Rescuers said Monday night that the high density of gas has hampered rescue efforts after 12 miners were trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province Sunday morning.

China's cabinet appoints senior officials

2011-05-30 10:31:38

The State Council, or China's cabinet, announced Monday the appointment of two high-level officials.

Man arrested for shooting stray cat eight times

2011-05-30 08:55:48

On May 13, police in Hong Kong arrested a city resident who shot a stray cat with a M16 air gun.

China's medical care system leaps forward

2011-05-30 08:53:56

The system has so far covered 1.26 billion residents, or 90 percent of the total population.

Free rein for dreams

2011-05-30 07:55:47

There will be lots for kids to do on International Children's Day. Liu Yujie and Wu Wencong report.

Growing threat to wetlands survival

2011-05-30 07:55:47

About 30 percent of those remaining wetlands are artificial. Even many so-called natural wetlands are really man-made.

FM: Vietnam's oil exploration 'violates consensus'

2011-05-30 07:54:40

The Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed opposition to Vietnam's offshore exploration of oil and gas in China's jurisdictional area of the South China Sea, saying the activity had violated the consensus reached by the two nations.

Scientists welcome Wen's words

2011-05-30 07:52:19

Premier makes it clear researchers must be able to push existing limits