• Wu Guanzheng calls for protection of people's interests

    Wu Guanzheng calls for protection of people's interests

    Members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) should improve their working styles to protect peoples legal interests, said a senior CPC official in Tianjin on Saturday.Wu Guanzheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Cen…
  • Document of HK crash victims in Egypt set

    Document of HK crash victims in Egypt set

    Death certificates for the 14 Egyptian coach crash victims have been issued and insurance companies will arrange to transport the deceased back to Hong Kong as soon as possible, Principal Assistant Secretary for Security Linda So says.Nine survivors, ac…
  • China confirms tenth human H5N1 infection

    China confirms tenth human H5N1 infection

    BEIJING, Jan. 24 -- Chinas Ministry of Health yesterday announced one more human case of bird flu, bringing the tally up to 10 cases.The infected person is a 29-year-old woman surnamed Cao from Jinhua Town of Chengdu, Southwest Chinas Sichuan Province, …
  • Chinese millionaires taste life in ivory tower

    Chinese millionaires taste life in ivory tower

    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- Its a typical day in the life of a Chinese college student: wake up early in the morning, wolf down a bland meal in a busy cafeteria, struggle to stay awake through boring lectures,and study hard all day, only to curl up on an uncomf…
  • Festive TV shows losing appeal to audience

    Festive TV shows losing appeal to audience

    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- Sitting through China Central Televisions (CCTV) Spring Festival shows following the traditional family reunion feast was once a custom for millions of Chinese people.In recent years, however, as more and more people, especially the …
  • Animals enjoy snow fun

    Animals enjoy snow fun

    A pair of brown bears stage a snow-filed "fight" at Hefei Safari Park, Central Chinas Anhui Province on January 21, 2006. Wild animals get refreshed as heavy snow hits the zoo, which brings about a white scenery. [newsphoto]A Squirrel Monkey s…
  • Punishment announced for corrupt officials

    Punishment announced for corrupt officials

    The Communist Party of Chinas (CPC) top watchdog announced severe punishments yesterday for a number of officials involved in scandals of buying public and Party posts through bribery.The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Organization…
  • Superstars, supergirls to grace Festival Party

    Superstars, supergirls to grace Festival Party

    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- Chinas most famous figures from 2005 will come together for a Spring Festival party tonight, produced by Hunan Provinces satellite television station, the Hong Kong-based Dakungpao has reported.The top 10 contestants from Supergirls,…
  • Contigency plan issued for accidental calamities

    Contigency plan issued for accidental calamities

    BEIJING, Jan 22 (Xinhuanet) -- The State Council, Chinas central government, has issued a general plan on emergency response for accidental calamities.Nine kinds of accidental calamities, listed on the plan, involve production safety, railway transporta…
  • Telecoms sector receives 3G boost

    Telecoms sector receives 3G boost

    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- TD-SCDMA, a home-grown standard for third generation (3G) mobile communications, is already mature and ready for manufacturers to move ahead with production, the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) said in a statement.The Chinese …
  • President Hu to visit US in April, says report

    President Hu to visit US in April, says report

    President Hu Jintao is set to visit the United States in April, Hong Kong-based Wenweipo reported yesterday, citing diplomatic sources.Both sides have reached a preliminary agreement on Hus April visit to Washington, while negotiations on the exact date…
  • Pakistan PM: CIA attack reports 'bizarre'

    Pakistan PM: CIA attack reports 'bizarre'

    No evidence that top al Qaeda leaders were at target, he saysWASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Sunday ridiculed as "bizarre" a U.S. report that senior al Qaeda leaders were killed in a CIA attack on a home along the …
  • Yangtze River early warning system saves thousands of lives

    Yangtze River early warning system saves thousands of lives

    WUHAN, Jan. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The natural disaster early warning system has saved thousands of lives and prevented huge economic losses in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, according to the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee on Wednesday.By t…
  • 500-year old paddies unearthed in Chongqing

    500-year old paddies unearthed in Chongqing

    CHONGQING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Two cans of ancient paddies dating back to the imperial Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were unearthed at a construction site in southwest Chinas Chongqing Municipality.The 500-year-old paddies were discovered from a group of …
  • China, Italy sign pact on anti-smuggling of cultural relics

    China, Italy sign pact on anti-smuggling of cultural relics

    BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese and Italian cultural officials signed an agreement here Friday in order to strengthen cooperation in control of the theft and smuggling of cultural relics.At the signing ceremony, Shan Jixiang, director of the Sta…
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