Spokesperson system to get more open

2011-12-17 07:36:21

China will accelerate efforts to improve the spokesperson system and be more open to the world next year when the country's ruling Party holds its 18th national congress.

Project rallies for China-US friendship

2011-12-17 09:01:55

The initiative was launched to support the US president's "100,000 Strong Initiative" boosting the number of young Americans studying in China and improve ties.

Fast-track school bus right of way

2011-12-17 07:56:31

School buses will not have to wait for a draft law to be ratified that proposes giving them the right of way in traffic before they are given the privilege.

Bombing suspect held in robbery plot

2011-12-17 07:51:00

A man suspected of causing an explosion near a State-owned bank in Central China this month was arrested on Friday, local police said.

China sets goal for urban unemployment

2011-12-17 07:27:21

China aims to keep the unemployment rate among registered city dwellers under 5% from 2011 to 2015, according to a statement released on Friday.

Doctor takes emergency practice online

2011-12-16 08:09:58

"Who's next?" asked a middle-aged woman wearing a blue gown as nurses trailed behind her.

VP calls for a boost to domestic consumption

2011-12-16 08:08:57

Foreign direct investment fell almost 10 percent last month from a year earlier, the first drop in 28 months.

New character took control in 2011

2011-12-16 07:08:55

The Chinese character kong, a word that generally means control, has been selected as the 2011 character of the year in China.

Industries top cause of pollution

2011-12-16 06:58:27

Industries produce more than 65% of air pollutants and seriously impair people's health, says a report released by a Beijing-based environmental group.

Direct flight boosts Tibet's tourism

2011-12-16 07:20:27

A new non-stop flight between Beijing and Lhasa, which is expected to boost tourism in the Tibet autonomous region, went into operation on Thursday.

Economists call for slow monetary loosening

2011-12-15 09:26:07

Chinese economists have urged a gradual loosening of monetary policy to avoid a faster-than-expected cooling of the economy next year.

China vows economic growth amid global woe

2011-12-15 07:58:50

The annual three-day Central Economic Work Conference laid out an economic blueprint for 2012 and agreed to "make progress while maintaining stability".