A spellbinding course for Potter putterers

2012-01-06 09:19:21

An elective course at Sun Yat-sen University became famous at the beginning of the new year. It was not about magic, but has Harry Potter in its name.

A nation on the move during holiday

2012-01-06 08:07:08

Authorities said ensuring safety is the main task during the Spring Festival travel period.

Bear paw smugglers face law's claws

2012-01-06 07:50:05

A recent case involving as many as 117 bear paws smuggled from a neighboring country had been cracked in Hunchun, Northeast China's Jilin province.

Survey discovers women reluctant to date poor men

2012-01-06 07:45:20

The idea that "love is unconditional" was proved wrong in a recent online survey on Chinese attitudes toward love and marriage.

Media encouraged to make China heard

2012-01-06 07:35:06

Media organizations are encouraged to improve their ability to make China's voice better heard in the international community, according to a national meeting ended on Thursday in Beijing.

Food safety campaign slashes dairy numbers

2012-01-06 07:14:54

The "tough battle" to clean up the food sector saw the closure of more than 40 percent of the mainland's dairies.

China seize $844.5 in fake goods in 2011

2012-01-06 07:00:01

China's quality supervision departments investigated and seized counterfeit goods valued at 5.33 billion yuan ($844.5 million) through law enforcement last year.

Girl, panda share more than just a name

2012-01-06 01:21:06

Seven-year-old Tian Tian Brunton went to Edinburgh Zoo to meet her namesake and found out they have a lot in common.

A year of achievement tempered by accidents

2012-01-05 08:49:16

These are a handful of the stories China Daily brought to you last year.

Law urged for animal welfare

2012-01-05 07:23:25

Activists are seeking the prompt introduction of legislation to protect animals.

Ministry predicts new surge in ODI

2012-01-05 07:18:25

OID for 2011-15 is expected to register double-digit annual growth to reach $560 billion.

Campaign to fend off invasion by alien species

2012-01-04 07:30:55

Alien species are attacking crops and causing billions of dollars worth of damage to the economy even though detection rates have increased fourfold since 2002.