Companies are having to introduce better pay incentives as increasing number of employees are failing to return to work after Spring Festival.
Growing numbers of Chinese people opting for imported food have been concerned about the safety of the products as they soar in popularity.
A Japanese media report said the country is "casting menacing eyes on" the Arctic.
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.
A fight between Titans of the written word has broken out as legal battle launched.
The cadmium pollution in a South China river is under control, a local environmental protection official said.
Education authorities in a North China city on Tuesday banned such tests that could allegedly tell a child's intelligence.
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.
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.
A medical team from the Beijing offered free congenital heart disease screening for more than 4,600 children from poor families in Tibet.
7 people have been detained on suspicion of industrial waste discharges.
A man caught a teenager that dropped from a fifth floor in Handian township in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Friday.