Plants concerned about return of migrant workers

2012-02-01 07:27:50

Companies are having to introduce better pay incentives as increasing number of employees are failing to return to work after Spring Festival.

Concerns grow over safety of food imports

2012-02-01 07:25:55

Growing numbers of Chinese people opting for imported food have been concerned about the safety of the products as they soar in popularity.

China defends Arctic research

2012-02-01 06:54:09

A Japanese media report said the country is "casting menacing eyes on" the Arctic.

25 Chinese nationals abducted in Egypt's Sinai

2012-02-01 06:33:04

Twenty-five Chinese nationals working for a cement factory in Egypt were held Tuesday by some local people in the northern Sinai town of Arish.

War of words set for showdown

2012-02-01 08:59:34

A fight between Titans of the written word has broken out as legal battle launched.

Rriver pollution won't cut water supplies

2012-02-01 01:07:47

The cadmium pollution in a South China river is under control, a local environmental protection official said.

City bans schools palm-reading assessment

2012-02-01 04:35:00

Education authorities in a North China city on Tuesday banned such tests that could allegedly tell a child's intelligence.

20 Chinese workers held in Egypt

2012-01-31 22:11:23

About 20 Chinese nationals working for a concrete factory in Egypt were held by some local people in Arish in northern Sinai, a Chinese embassy official said.

More younger migrant workers hope to settle in cities

2012-01-31 10:04:16

Different from their parents, who after working in cities would return home to rural China with their savings, the new generation of migrant workers often prefer to settle down in the bustling hubs where they work.

Tibetan children get free heart treatment

2012-01-31 09:42:24

A medical team from the Beijing offered free congenital heart disease screening for more than 4,600 children from poor families in Tibet.

7 detained over S China river pollution

2012-01-31 09:39:35

7 people have been detained on suspicion of industrial waste discharges.

Man saves boy from high drop

2012-01-31 09:36:29

A man caught a teenager that dropped from a fifth floor in Handian township in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Friday.