235 orders for homegrown C919 passenger plane

2012-03-05 22:54:35

China's homegrown C919 large passenger plane has so far received 235 orders from both home and abroad, the plane's chief designer said Monday.

China's parliament starts annual session

2012-03-05 09:51:59

The 11th National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament, opened its fifth annual session Monday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Hu urges enhancement of social security

2012-03-05 07:44:56

President Hu Jintao vowed on Sunday to continuously enhance social security and improve people's well-being.

Defense spending sees lower growth

2012-03-05 07:06:25

China's draft defense budget for 2012 is $106.4 billion, up 11.2 percent year-on-year.

Leaders join panel discussions of political advisors

2012-03-05 07:49:58

President Hu Jintao said Sunday that China must further ensure and improve people's well-being and  promote the reform of the medical care system.

Human rights added to draft law

2012-03-05 07:50:31

A draft amendment to the criminal procedural law has included the principle of protecting human rights.

Sacred mountain to get massive facelift

2012-03-05 07:31:29

North China's Shanxi province plans to inject 1.8 billion yuan ($286 million) to boost tourism in the Wutai Mountain area.

Workforce limit may affect prices, wages

2012-03-05 08:03:52

China's working population is expected to stop growing next year, leading to labor shortages and higher inflation in the long term.

Take shark fin off official menus

2012-03-05 07:58:44

A National People's Congress deputy has called on the central government to take shark fin off the menu at official banquets.

China still targeting heavy-metal polluters

2012-03-04 09:06:16

China's environmental watchdog will continue to crack down on heavy-metal pollution.

Wukan elects its new committee

2012-03-04 08:43:14

Thousands of people in a village in South China's Guangdong province went to polls on Saturday to elect a new village committee.

Memorial proposed for crash victims

2012-03-04 08:15:33

China should establish a memorial for the victims of the tragic high-speed train crash that happened last July to keep their memories alive.