Wen: Government debt safe, controllable

2012-01-31 09:15:54

China's government debt is at an "overall safe and controllable" level, said Premier Wen Jiabao, who pledged that funding for key projects would be ensured and steps would be taken to gradually digest the risks.

Shanghai to become yuan center

2012-01-31 09:12:09

In 2010, Shanghai's financial markets registered a trading volume of 386.2 trillion yuan.

Cold shower on tropical visit

2012-01-31 07:49:38

Visitors chased the warm sunshine to Hainan province, the tropical resort island during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, but many came back in a bad mood after being overcharged and swindled.

Japan to name Diaoyu islets invalid

2012-01-30 21:17:26

Japan would give names to 39 islands, including some surrounding islets of the Diaoyu Islands.

'River pigs' rarer than pandas

2012-01-30 09:07:38

Fishermen, scientists and green campaigners have joined forces to prevent the rare Yangtze finless porpoise from disappearing from Dongting Lake in Central China.

Pollutant neutralizer runs low

2012-01-31 08:23:52

A shortage of aluminum chloride, which neutralizes cadmium, is hampering the fight to clean a pollutant from a South China river.

Chinese workers held by rebels in Sudan

2012-01-30 07:12:34

Foreign Ministry demands quick response to locate, rescue victims.Sudan condemns attack Chinese firm: Emergency response launched

Sino-US trade tensions may increase

2012-01-30 09:38:52

Trade tensions between China and the US may be exacerbated by the global financial outlook.

Call to adjust interest rates

2012-01-30 09:24:49

Cheng Siwei has proposed the authorities adjust interest rates to prevent inflation.

China's railways see 31.3m trips during holiday

2012-01-30 09:14:41

China's railways carried 31.3 million passengers during the week-long Spring Festival holiday from Jan 22 to 28, the Ministry of Railways said.

Adults under strain as hongbao grow fatter

2012-01-30 08:08:43

For Chinese children, the arrival of Spring Festival brings with it cash-filled red envelopes, but the practice is putting strain on the wallets of adults.

Anger at demolition of renowned architects' home

2012-01-30 08:02:42

The latest demolition of a traditional Chinese courtyard home in the capital has triggered a huge public outcry, as it once belonged to two architects famed for protecting the country's ancient buildings.