Jobs scarce as record numbers graduate

2013-05-23 10:05:02

Competition in the job market is expected to intensify this year as the number of fresh college graduates in China hits a record high this summer.

Taobao offers free hospital appointments

2013-05-23 09:36:36

Taobao, China's largest online retail site, has joined the fight against scalpers at hospitals by adding a free online appointment service.Caustic composer

A soldier's life

2013-05-23 05:36:33

It was late April and we were staying at a remote mountain village in Yunnan province with a small group of young soldiers.

Action men

2013-05-23 05:36:33

When he puts on his armor, Iron Man has all the power. In reality, there is a group of high-performing humans in camouflage uniform who, minus Tony Stark's caprice and quips, have the tasks and physique of a superhero.

'Countryside judge' offers helping hand during legal disputes

2013-05-22 16:46:15

Over the past 30 years, the 56-year-old judicial mediator in Xuanfeng town, Luxi county, Jiangxi province, has mediated about 3,700 civil dispute cases, settling 99 percent of them successfully, he says.

Endangered lists enjoy healthy rises in numbers

2013-05-22 11:13:18

The population of China's endangered animals, including giant pandas and Siberian tigers, is on the rise thanks to billions of yuan in investment.

University doors open for its security guards

2013-05-22 10:49:01

Gan Xiangwei used to stand guard at one of China's most prestigious university, but has now realized his dreams teaching primary school children in Beijing.

Science students calculate formulas for love

2013-05-21 14:10:57

Writing rosy poetry should be second nature to liberal arts students, but now Chinese science and engineering students have their own literature.

First-tier cities barely livable, report says

2013-05-21 14:10:57

Most first-tier cities in China are barely suitable for living due to their poor ecological environment, despite rapid economic development and preferential regulations for investment, said a newly released report by a top Chinese think tank on Sunday.

Voyage to Mars has its skeptics

2013-05-21 09:47:06

The Dutch businessman behind a planned one-way trip to Mars, which has received a flood of applicants from China, has dismissed accusations that the project is a scam.

City guide (May 21-July 24)

2013-05-20 15:30:09

Culture events in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong from May 21 to July 24.

Canadians surge past Finns in friendly hockey

2013-05-20 15:22:40

More than 700 people gathered last weekend to celebrate community, friendship and ice hockey at the second annual Hockey Night in Beijing.